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Chiropractic Care

chiropractic adjusting tableChiropractic is the science, art and philosophy that uses the inherent recuperative powers of the body and deals with the relationship between your spinal column and nervous system, and the role of that relationship in restoring and maintaining your health.

The master controlling system of the body is your brain and spinal cord. Messages travel from the brain down the spinal cord through 31 pairs of nerve roots, to thousands of nerves that communicate and coordinate every organ, tissue and cell of your body, and every cell, tissue and organ communicate back up to the brain.

Anything that interferes with that process causes dysfunction, leading to dis-ease (think of the word disease, which means lack of ease), and then eventually leading to symptoms.

Addressing Stress

Nerve stress is responsible for many conditions people are experiencing. Chiropractors effectively address stresses of the body, whether chemical (e.g. toxins), emotional (e.g. anxiety), or physical (e.g. trauma), because those three stresses are the root of all health problems. How is stress addressed? Through the chiropractic adjustment.

Types of Care

We offer relief care to temporarily fix the symptom (i.e. pain), corrective care to address the cause of your body’s dysfunction, and maintenance care for those seeking to take a proactive approach to their health.

Our Techniques

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

Diversified

After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»

Thompson

Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers consistent, low-force thrust. read more»

Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a technique that originated in the 1930s, where patients are placed in “twilight” sedation so that the spine can be adjusted and the soft tissue stretched when the patient is in a more relaxed state… read more»

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and reducing pressure on facet joints of the spine. read more»

Impulse

This handheld instrument delivers a carefully measured and directed thrust that is many times faster than hand, so less force is needed. read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is an Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle force applied to the subluxated vertebrae in a specific direction with a specific amount of energy, force or amplitude. The adjustment gets that vertebrae mechanically corrected, realigned and moving properly, so that it doesn’t put pressure on the nerves and allows proper communication between the brain and body, and the body and the brain.

What’s the difference between conventional medicine and chiropractic?

The practice of medicine is treating the symptoms or effects that the patient is experiencing. In contrast, chiropractic is the treatment of the cause or interference that is causing the symptoms that the patient is experiencing. So chiropractic actually treats the patient.

Does it hurt to get adjusted?

Not at all. Nothing we do in our office will ever hurt or harm you. Chiropractic is safe and effective. Some patients don’t like to get chiropractic adjustments by hand. They prefer an instrument. Others prefer adjustments by hand. Both manual and instrument-assisted adjustments are highly effective. Our goal is to tailor each care plan to the patient’s needs and preferences.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Once you fill out the forms, you’ll meet with one of our doctors, who will listen to your particular needs, and then perform an evaluation and examination consisting of certain orthopedic testing, neurological testing, and palpation to determine how the vertebrae are moving. If there’s any muscle tension or spasms, we may recommend other diagnostic tools, such as X-rays.

Are patients adjusted on the first visit?

In many cases, patients will be adjusted on the first visit, and in some cases they won’t. It all depends on what the doctor determines at that time what’s best for the patient.

Do you offer other therapies?

Yes, we provide electric muscle stimulation, hydrotherapy, and intersegmental traction (a therapy that opens up all the joint spaces of the lower back). We often provide these therapies before the chiropractic adjustment to help the patient relax.

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