Chiropractic care is the most widely used conservative therapy in the world! Over 8 million adults and 2 million children use chiropractic care each year. Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the skeletal system and the surrounding nervous system Whenever there is stress on the spine or other joints, it can directly affect the nervous system, and with enough irritation patients can start to produce symptoms such as pain, numbness, decreased range of motion and muscle weakness. The main treatment method used is the chiropractic adjustment. This technique varies chiropractor to chiropractor, however, the main goal of the adjustment is to restore proper joint range of motion, alleviate nervous tissue irritation, and restore proper joint bio mechanics to eliminate compensation. The most common causes of spinal irritation and joint compensation are previous injuries, poor posture, subtle micro traumas that accumulate and family history. All of these reasons must be taken into consideration for the treatments to be effective. As chiropractors it is important to look at the entire body and evaluate from a physical, chemical and emotional viewpoint to fully understand why each patient is experiencing their symptoms!
- Diversified Technique
- Flexion - Distraction
- Activator (instrument assisted adjustments)
- Thompson Drop
- Manual mobilization
- Soft tissue stretching / release