A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.
If your spine is not aligned correctly, you may have more problems than just pain. When your spine is not lined up the way that it should be, it can affect everything that you do. You might have digestive and weight issues, along with many other problems that don’t really seem to be connected at all!
After a thorough examination we will be able to determine where your problem lies and discuss how we can help you feel better. Even after just a few treatments, you will be amazed at how much better you feel! You will be able to move around better, have better circulation, and start to heal. Chiropractic care can really make a world of difference to you!
Below are the services offered that may be discussed with your during your treatment:
Diversified Manual Spinal Manipulation (Adjustment)
Diversified adjusting is the classic chiropractic technique and was developed and refined to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to a specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function and correction of the subluxation. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpation and hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper adjustment with makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given. Diversified technique is the most prominently used method of chiropractic adjustment in this clinic. (If you are a patient that doesn’t like to be manually adjusted please see below – Activator Method Technique)
Extremity Manual Manipulation (shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, etc)
In addition to spinal adjustments, diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating auto accidents and sports injuries. You can adjust every joint in your body but some of the most common areas to adjust are, ear canals, jaws, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, clavicles, ribs, hips, knees, ankles, feet, toes. Ailments that can effectively be treated using an extremity adjustment would include:
- TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders)
- Ear Infections
- Clavicle and Rib issues
- Tennis Elbow
- Carpel Tunnel
- Plantar fasciitis
- Jammed fingers & toes
Activator Method Technique
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a diagnostic and treatment system used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches. It is also very useful in the treatment of pediatric and geriatric patients along with patients who don’t respond well to manual adjustment techniques.
The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the diversified manipulation.
There are two theoretical advantages of an instrument-assisted treatment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance facilitates the treatment’s effectiveness. The second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.
Flexion & Distraction
Cox Flexion-Distraction is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure that works with the body’s natural design to aid it in healing. A special, Flexion-Distraction table is used to apply the distraction adjustment. This procedure consists of ‘tractioning” (stretching) of the spine and then flexing. It relieves stress in the pelvic and sacral area and assists with muscle relaxation and proper disc space. This treatment is effective with patients who suffer from facet syndrome, spondylothesis, sprain/strain, scoliosis, transitional vertebra, sacroiliac subluxations and stenosis.
This therapy is used to treat both chronic and acute pain conditions as well as to promote tissue healing and lymphatic drainage to decrease inflammation. This treatment is administered by either the doctor or the chiropractic assistant and is done in 15-minute increments. It assists with myofascial pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), scar tissue pain / wound healing, phantom limb pain and sprain/strains.
Rehabilitation & Corrective Exercises
These patient-specific exercises can make almost any pain that you are experiencing go away and stay away!. These exercises will strengthen and correct the irregularities of your body which may be causing you pain. Most of these exercises are able to be performed in the comfort of your own home. Dr. Warner will assign patients, based upon their diagnosis and condition, exercises