Spinal manipulations, or “adjustments”, are a principal part of chiropractic care. Our doctors administer specific adjustments that use high velocity and low amplitude, with controlled force and direction to specific joints. Proper alignment is crucial to a healthy, healing joint. Adjustments are an effective way to alleviate immediate aches and pains while also relieving symptoms. Not only do they help alleviate the pains you are experiencing, they are essential for preventing other problems in the future.
Soft tissue-based techniques can help to treat problems with muscles, tendons, fascia and nerves that have been overused. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength and pain. Signs of a soft tissue injury can start with the feeling of tingling, numbness and weakness in different areas in your body. Our doctors perform a wide variety of soft tissue techniques, including but not limited to: Graston, IASTM, Active release technique, Muscle ID and Cupping.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy. The process involves placing cups on the skin to create suction which in turn may facilitate healing with blood flow by increasing blood circulation to the area. Cupping may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. Our doctors use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.
Dry needling is also called trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling. It is done by our certified chiropractors to treat myofascial pain. The word “myofascial” is made up of the roots “myo” (which refers to muscle) and “fascia” (which refers to the tissue that connects muscle). Muscles sometimes develop knotted areas called trigger points. These trigger points are highly sensitive and can be painful when touched. They are also often the cause of referred pain (or pain that affects another part of the body). Clinicians push thin solid needles through the skin into trigger points. The needles are used to stimulate the tissue, not to inject medication.
Acupuncture is based on a theory of body functioning that involves the flow of energy — known as qi (pronounced ‘chee’) — through 12 pathways called “meridians”. According to the theories of Chinese medicine, disease results from an imbalance or disruption in the flow of energy. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific locations on the skin by inserting very thin needles into points along the body’s meridians to alter the flow of energy. Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and heals the body from within.
Our doctors use Footmaxx technology to make custom orthotics. Orthotics help support proper biomechanics of the body while supporting the arch of your foot. Our custom orthotics absorb 90% of the shock that the body experiences throughout the day. Orthotics can help to improve your posture and reduce knee and back pain. As well as some other common conditions that orthotics can help: Bunions, Low Back Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Sciatica, Diabetes and Arthritis.
Addressing nutritional concerns can help to reduce the amount of inflammation in the body. Our goal is to minimize the amount of inflammation and dangerous toxins that a patient is exposed to on a daily basis. These recommendations can help to reduce inflammation, toxins and aid the body in balancing hormone levels and overcome resistance to weight loss.
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