Services / Therapies
Chiropractic Manipulation (Adjustment)
A technique that applies gentle, yet firm, pressure to a bone. They employ a high velocity, low amplitude thrust. The goal is to restore the bone to it’s natural, or original, position. This will alleviate pain.
Decompression therapy is intended to create “negative” pressure on the spine, so that the vertebrae are elongated, pressure is taken off the roots of the nerve, and a disk herniation may be pulled back into place. The underlying mechanism of action is based on the fact that herniated and degenerated disks cause pain by applying pressure on spinal nerves. Decompression therapy is generally performed using a specially designed computerized mechanical table that separates in the middle. A patient is strapped in a prone (lying on their abdomen or back) position to the lower part of the table using a pelvic harness, and holds handgrips at the top of the table. The table is then mechanically separated in the middle and distractive force is applied to relieve pressure on the spine that may be causing pain. The amount of distractive force is tailored for each patient and usually lasts about 60 seconds. The full therapy lasts about 12 to 15 minutes. Depending on the device utilized, static, intermittent, or cycled distractive force may be applied.
A pain management technique that applies electrical stimulation to affected nerves and muscles to encourage the body to release pain-killing chemicals, such as opiates and endorphins, and blocks pain signals from being transmitted to the brain.
A gentle and soothing therapy used to reduce muscle tension and soreness as well as increasing blood supply to the spine. This occurs while lying on what feel like a waterbed and having jets shoot the water up and back down the spine.
Is used to improve circulation, range of motion, and reduce fixations. This treatment involves a patient lying on their back while “rollers” move up and down the spine. For each patient it can be focused on different areas and uses a different amount of pressure.
Rehab works on all areas of the body (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle).
Stretching- it starts with sessions of stretching exercises. Stretching should be done in slow smooth motions and should never be painful. It is recommended to warm up muscles with light exercise before beginning stretches.
Strengthening- it is followed by three sessions of strengthening exercises. It is used to gain strength, learn to increase force, and increase time and reps. Resistance/Synergy- it is ended with three to six sessions of resistance/synergy exercises. This will reduce pain, restore movement and function, and help to prevent future injury.
*We also use exercise balls and foam rolls for core stabilization.
The type of massage done in a chiropractic office does differ from that of a spa massage. It is used to massage tissue to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress.
This treatment is performed for several reasons. Ultrasound is known for reducing pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms as well as facilitating the healing of tissue. A gel is place on affected are while the wand sends small electrical pulses into the body.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
** We also sell bio-freeze, lumbar pillows, cervical pillows, rehab packages, and several other items in our office **