The Natural Chiropractic Adjustment – How We Help
Spinal and Extremity Adjustments
Receiving Spinal and Extremity Adjustments are a natural approach to solving the issue of malfunctions in the body. A Chiropractic adjustment can help place your spinal vertebra in the right positions to allow the body to heal itself naturally. This natural and drugless approach can reduce stress on the body and improve function.
Subluxation is a term used in the chiropractic field to describe what happens when one of the vertebrae in your spine moves out of position. When this happens, the misaligned vertebrae creates pressure and stress on the spinal nerves, blood vessels, and surrounding muscles. This pressure and stress can cause an imbalance in the body’s normal processes as the nerves in the spinal column extend to the entire body and its organs. As time goes on and the uncorrected subluxation settles, the damage to the nerve gets progressively worse and different stages of subluxation degeneration set in. Chiropractors are specialists in correcting subluxation and other misalignments. A chiropractor can restore the misaligned vertebrae to the proper position in the spinal column. They do this manually by using the chiropractic procedure known as a spinal adjustment.
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses soundwaves to penetrate trigger point areas that have acute or chronic pain. The sound waves will create a micro-trauma at varying depths of tissue that will trigger the healing process. This treatment has proven to be incredible, and has given so many of our patients relief and most importantly, hope.
Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure off other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot. Orthotics can be prescribed by your chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well-being via a biomechanical standpoint.
Ice and Heat Therapy
The application of ice is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. This therapy is well known to help numb painful areas as well as provide a cooling relief to affected soft tissues. The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area and reduce inflammation.
The application of heat to treat symptoms of acute or chronic pain, arthritis, muscle spasm, back pain, tendonitis, and other kinds of joint and muscle pain widens blood vessels and increases blood flow to the skin. It relaxes superficial muscles, decreases muscle spasms and reduces stiffness of joints.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction therapy that has been proven to help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine in slow increments over a designated period of time (10-15 minutes). This stretching process changes the position of the spine in a way that it removes pressure off the spinal discs as well as nerves. This removal of pressure off the nerves and discs helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids back into the discs so they can heal. This therapy can also be beneficial for wrists, elbows, hips, and knees.
Class IV Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that is used to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as promotes healing in a wide range of chronic and acute clinical conditions. Laser therapy helps reduce the recovery time from an injury, promotes tissue regeneration, decreases scar tissue, and accelerates wound healing.