Though there is no such thing as a "safe" sport, highly competitive sports, such as football, weightlifting, gymnastics, and wrestling, pose particularly higher risks of injuries, especially among children. We see and treat a wide variety of sports injuries related to the spine as well as the extremities.
Contrary to popular belief, chiropractors do work on joints other than the back or neck. Any joint in the body can lose its proper alignment or motion. The shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, ankles, TMJ, and even the small joints in the hands and feet can be treated with chiropractic manipulation. Stretching and strengthening exercises along with treatment modalities like electric stimulation and ultrasound are also used to treat the various extremity injuries that we often encounter in our office.
The "chiropractic adjustment" is the hallmark of the chiropractic practice. There are many techniques that make up the scope of chiropractic, but the goal of each technique remains the same: to restore normal position or motion of two continuous spinal segments of the spine. Chiropractic philosophy teaches that a musculoskeletal system that is working optimally will ultimately lead to a better functioning nervous system.
We offer the following techniques in our office: Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, Flexion/Distraction, and an Impulse IQ Adjusting Instrument.
We carry a variety of high quality supplements in our office from some of the most reputable nutritional companies around.
Whether you are looking for maintenance products for overall health and well being or specific nutritional support for a particular condition or disease, we can help you in your quest to improve your health.
Stretching and strengthening exercises are an important aspect of recovering from various musculoskeletal complaints as well as an important part of any wellness program.
Most patients are given simple stretches and exercises in our office that they can do at home to help improve their conditions.
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
We offer both cervical and lumbar decompression therapy in our office for the treatment of back and neck pain, including herniated or bulging discs.
We specifically use what is called a KDT or Kennedy Decompression Unit in our office.
Decompression therapy can often be one of the most effective treatments for disc disorders of the spine and allows many people the opportuntiy to avoid the more invasive procedures such as epidural steroid injections or back or neck surgery for their pain.
Ultrasound therapy creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
Ultrasound is effective for many complaints such as back pain, neck pain, sprain/strains, and plantar fasciitis to name a few.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling, improve circulation, reduce muscle spasm, and speed up the healing process.
Chiropractors utilize plain film x-ray images to identify pathology such fractures, dislocations, and arthritis as well as looking at the biomechanical aspects of the spine such as curvatures and spinal alignment.
We have a contemporary digital x-ray system on site for our patients convenience and needs.