Chiropractic Care & Treatment

All functions in the body are controlled by your central nervous system.

Chiropractic treatment can fix these problems.

Why Chiropractic Treatment?

When you have low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, stress, asthma, allergies, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, menstrual cramping, muscle pain, injuries, etc.What do you usually do? Is it Advil, Allieve, Tylenol, Ibuprophen or prescription pain killers that you reach for? Most of us usually pop the pill for a temporary relief, until the next time. And most of the time, there usually is a next time. Right? But wouldn’t it be great to actually find out what’s causing the problem to begin with, and then fix that?

Symptoms are the result of having an underlying problem. By masking the symptoms with pills, this allows the problem to continue and get worse in the long run. Let’s not ignore that pills have side effects too, damaging other parts of our bodies.

Let’s talk about an Adjustment or Spinal Manipulation:

How Chiropractors treat the body is with a spinal adjustment. The purpose of an adjustment is to remove nerve interference, and stop or slow the progression of spinal degeneration/osteoarthritis in its tracks. We apply a gentle, precise, thrust in a specific direction to the dysfunctional area of the spine. Chiropractors are extremely educated and skilled in this process. This adjustment can be performed in many different ways, some with the hands and some with instruments.

You can hear a popping sound like the sound of popping your knuckles. This is a normal sound which really is gas inside the joints escaping outward through the fluid and tissues which is caused by the slight shifting of spinal segments. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, and gentle approach to correcting problems with spinal nerve interference. It works! There is no other treatment like chiropractic.

We’d love to have you as a new patient, please contact our office and set up your appointment.

Chiropractic Treatment can include:

Spinal Adjustments- Chiropractic Techniques.

Our concern is your comfort. Not everyone prefers the same technique or approach. We understand this and welcome feedback and can offer a variety of alternative methods such as :

  • Gonstead
  • Diversified
  • Activator(low force)
  • Cox Flexion-Distraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Thompson Drop Table

Electric Muscle Stimulation

Muscle simulators can sound intimidating to new and even seasoned visitors to a chiropractic office, but the reality of this therapy is much less frightening.

When dealing with acute, subacute and chronic pain, electrical stimulation is not the first solution that comes to mind for many sufferers. Instead, it is very common for people to ignore reoccurring back, neck, and joint discomfort for years and temporarily alleviate symptoms with pain killers without seeing a chiropractor.

Electric muscle stimulation mimics the body’s nervous system by sending safe, low frequency electrical pulses to the affected area, causing the muscle to contract and increasing temperature and blood circulation. The same natural process of the body to repair injuries works with EMS to relieve other common nervous system disorders, including constant headaches, numbness of limbs, and back pain.

Ultrasound

ultrasound is a very common technique that applies high-frequency sound waves to the patient’s skin using a round-headed probe with ultrasound gel to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of the waves. It uses sound waves in the frequency of 1-3 MHz that are created by the vibration of crystals in the probe that in turn causes vibration of the local tissues and leads to a deep heating locally, even though no sensation is felt by the patient normally.In addition to heating the tissues, therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to produce an increase in local blood flow, aid in the break down of scar tissue, reduce chronic inflammation, promote healing and cause a relaxation in soft tissues. Also, ultrasound has been shown to produce cavitational effects, whereby the vibrations stimulate cell membranes and assist in the healing process. Other beneficial effects you can expect include improvement of pain, swelling and increased range of motion.Some of the most common conditions treated with ultrasound include:

  • Tendinitis/tendonitis. The Philadelphia Panel guidelines recommend the use of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of calcific tendonitis in the shoulder.
  • Joint swelling (chronic)
  • Muscle spasm and trigger points
  • Scar healing
  • Shoulder pain. Studies have shown that ultrasound can help with several shoulder conditions including calcific tendonitis or tendinosis.
  • Low back pain.
  • Fibromyalgia. Treatments consisting principally of ultrasound have been shown to be helpful in improving pain intensity, complaints of non-restorative sleep and impact on functional activities in patients with fibromyalgia.
  • Arthritis. For example, when coupled with isokinetic exercises, ultrasound can increase the functional improvement in patients with knee arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Knee pain.
  • Foot pain and plantar fascitis.

Massage Therapy

  • Deep tissue
  • Therapeutic
  • Medical
  • Pregnancy
  • Craniosacral
  • Internal jaw / TMJ

Depending on the area of involvement or injury our massage therapist can help get you back to normal again and feeling great. If pain has resulted as a consequence of an accident, surgery or repetitive strain, our registered massage therapist can physically stretch muscles, inhibit muscle spasm, increase the range of motion and help break down any scar tissue that may be present. In addition to the benefits to the muscular system, massage therapy also causes an increase in blood circulation and an increase in lymphatic fluid circulation, thereby providing you with several benefits. Since the lymphatic system is essential to our immune system, massage can increase the effectiveness of this system by increasing the distribution of lymphatic fluid. By increasing blood circulation, our massage therapists will help bring down any swelling that is present, speed up the healing process, lower heart rate and blood pressure and enhance our overall health.

Lastly, and perhaps most important to you, massage therapy can often help us with our psychological well being by reducing stress, which in turn will reduce or eliminate the production of stress hormones and chemicals that can be harmful to your body. Massage therapy can help slow a busy, overworked mind and center a person

Accidents

You may have had an accident, but you ‘feel fine’. Each jolt and trauma – major and minor – is recorded in the spinal joints. Days, months, or even years later it can produce a symptom. It’s very important to receive chiropractic treatment immediately. Call our office at 919-872-1050 to set up an appointment.

Stress

Stress is one of the most common causes of disease. Stress is an attack on your body of mental or physical means. For instance – job, work, marriage, or finance related stress, junk food, alcohol, prescription medications, sugar and caffeine overuse all take a toll on your body. They show up as mild symptoms, which get ignored until it’s too late.

Work & Routine

Your job could also be taxing your spine. Sitting at a bad workstation for years, constantly reaching for the mouse can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain and headaches. Bad lifting techniques create low and mid back pain. Continual driving creates neck and low back pain.

Children

Children can have spinal problems too, just look at all the falls they take, not to mention those backpacks weighing more that the actual child. Children are now more frequently seen for more problems developed by wearing weighty backpacks than ever before. Really look at your child’s posture. Do they have trouble sitting up straight? Is one shoulder higher than the other? There is no such thing as growing pains, otherwise everyone would have them. We all grow!

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