Adjust Your Health
Need pain relief from an accident? Or maybe you are experiencing neck, back, or sciatica pain from sitting in an office chair all day?
JOSE R. – CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Diversified Adjusting Technique
This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table usually resulting in the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment. As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body such as headaches, sciatica, pain associated with the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee pain, as well as plantar fasciitis.
Sigma Ultralign Adjustments
The analysis function of The SIGMA AdjustingSystem™ isolates and identifies vertebral segments that have a resistance and frequency response that is different from the expected norm for similar vertebral segments in a similar individual. Each area of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) is analyzed separately, and the results are displayed graphically. After the analytical phase, the doctor selects the segment or segments for adjustment, and the SIGMA Adjusting System™ will apply low-force, resonance percussive impulses to the selected spinal segments.
Webster Technique for Prenatal
The Webster Technique is a specific pelvic adjustment for pregnant women to help balance pelvic muscles and ligaments and potentially improve birth outcome. At no time does the chiropractor attempt to change the position of the fetus as is done in the medical procedure, external cephalic version, but has been known to help the fetus move on its own if in the breech position.
Muscle tension is a significant contributing factor to pain and reduced mobility. Injury or even just the stresses and strains of daily life can lead to muscle tension and minor aches and pains and can be a barrier to treatment. The Rapid Release device vibrates at four times the speed of traditional devices and can transmit high amounts of energy that quickly unlock muscle tension.
Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat?
A: Doctor of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause pain and dysfunction in areas outside the region of injury. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Chiropractic treatment is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic care has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic care, however, are very small.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
A: Yes! Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
Q: Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
A: Adjusting a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal if any, discomfort involved.