Chiropractic adjustments are performed on the joints of the spine and extremities. When our bodies experience pain due to bad postural habits and/or overuse motions due to work or activity, the joints and associated musculature will react by getting stiff, which is a precursor for pain. A chiropractor is trained to locate these joints of stiffness and apply a chiropractic adjustment to relieve the pressure and tension built-up within the joint—resulting in decreased pain and increased satisfaction.
If you have experienced a car accident, sports injury or are suffering from ailments such as back pain, neck pain or recurring headaches, then a visit to the chiropractor is the first step in addressing the problem and preventing any further injuries from occurring.
A chiropractic evaluation can determine how many treatments may be necessary, as well as targeting the specific areas that require the most focused attention. Plans can be altered during the course of treatment—as the chiropractor sees fit—based on the patient’s progress. Incorporating massage therapy techniques in addition to regular chiropractic adjustments and possible administration of therapeutic rehab will further help to ease soreness and pain in the body.
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine form of therapy originating in ancient China that treats patients by utilizing thin, solid needles that have are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of chi through channels known as meridians.
Active Release Technique (ART)
Active Release Technique can help with pain that is the result of muscular repetitive overuse, which leads to many cases of back pain, shin splints, shoulder pain, neck issues, knee pain, and tennis elbow. ART is also helpful for those suffering from headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and many other conditions.
Our practitioners explain how the science of chiropractic and ART work, and give you a full evaluation to see if chiropractic and ART is right for you. If it is a good fit, we can develop a plan of care that is specific to your pain symptoms and help outline your health goals.
Therapeutic rehabilitation is a highly effective form of care that bridges the gap from injury to normal function. It is utilized to identify inefficient biomechanical motions in joints that are present due to pain. After an assessment is conducted, our practitioners will recommend the proper exercises and stretches to correct the biomechanical breakdowns that are detected. These exercises help your body stay in balance and will help to maintain individual wellness. In addition, most if not all of the exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home. Paper format exercise sheets are available for all patients.
Massage therapy serves as a natural conservative treatment approach that decreases musculoskeletal tension and relieves muscle pain. Our office provides a wide variety of massage techniques that are designed to cater to the patient’s condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Herbs and Nutrition
Therapies, including herbal medicine and nutritional supplements are used to support and stimulate our natural healing power and must be in “the gentlest, least invasive, most efficient manner possible”. Chinese Medicine uses natural substances to treat the whole patient and recognizes that the patient’s mental, emotional, and physical states must all be treated for a lasting effect.
Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years and are based, in part, on working with the energetics and substance of the plants and herbs, helping the body balance accordingly. This balanced medicine has always included keeping ingredients as close to their original nature as possible. In the mid and late 1800s, the standard United States medical schools taught herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional medicine along with surgery and other types of medicines. Gradually, the pharmaceutical industry isolated components of medicinal herbs to create more potent, but potentially more toxic drugs.
Chinese herbs today differ significantly from Western pharmaceuticals in that pharmaceuticals can be synthetic or taken from a part of an herb or plant, thereby increasing its toxicity without the other properties in the whole plant to create balance. Chinese Herbal Medicine is specifically formulated for an individual to ensure balance and effectiveness.