We utilize several chiropractic techniques. These include:
Cox Flexion Distraction
We also provide extremity adjustments and treatments as well as soft tissue manipulation, rehabilitation, and dry needling therapy.
Chiropractic involves the examination and treatment of the human frame.
Throughout life, our bodies are subject to wear and tear. This may be caused by repetitive activities - anything from hard manual labor to clerical work. It can also be caused by prolonged activities - sitting most of the day or standing most of the day. This wear and tear affects all parts of the frame including the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and discs. When activities or postures put too much stress on these structures, they can become misaligned and cause pain and inflammation.
Misalignment (or Subluxation as it is called in chiropractic) causes some muscles to work too hard, where others may not work hard enough. The body's weight is distributed unevenly, causing extra pressure on the joints of the body - especially in the spine. Some joints may be unable to fully move, where others may move too much. These factors build on each other and eventually result in the most common presentation in our office - pain and inflammation.
We regularly see patients with pain in the hips, the low back, the mid back, the upper back, the neck, the head, the shoulders, the arms, the legs, the hands, and the feet (basically the entire body). Chiropractors perform detective work to find the root cause of the problem. Over the course of a treatment plan, most of our patients see their pain go away - while at the same time experiencing better range of motion, muscle relaxation, better sleep, and better quality of life.
The first visit involves a consultation with the patient where a thorough medical history is taken. After the consultation, a physical exam is performed. Orthopedic and neurological tests are done to try to determine the cause of the problem and if the patient is a candidate for chiropractic care. Following the exam, x-rays are usually taken to further evaluate the patient's problems and aid in determining the appropriate treatment and care.
We may use several treatments, but the most typical treatment is called an adjustment. Adjustments may be performed with the hands or through the use of instruments or tables. They are used to correct the common structural misalignments that accompany pain. In addition to adjustments, we use some physical therapy modalities such as electronic muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, heat and cold therapies, as well as dry needling. Dry needling involves the use of small acupuncture-style needles to help alleviate very tight muscles. Stretches and exercises may also be given to further reduce misalignments.
Chiropractic treatments typically involve several visits over a short time frame that are extended out as the patient gets better . During these visits, patients are continually monitored for changes in symptoms. Chiropractic is covered by most major insurances. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United. We work with personal injury cases and V.A. referrals. We also accept Medicare.