Services We Provide:
Spinal Adjustments: Spinal Adjustments are performed by Doctors of Chiropractic. First, your Doctor will feel your spine to identify joints that are painful, misaligned or are not moving freely. Once the dysfunctional joint is found your doctor will use his hands to perform an adjustment to correct the problem. During the adjustment you may hear some popping and clicking, the noise is simply gas releasing from the joint being moved.
Extremity Adjustments: Adjustments can also be performed on areas other than the spine. Upper Extremity (Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists), Lower Extremity (Hips, Knees, Ankles), and your TMJ (Jaw) are common joints that benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Much like the spine, your Doctor will assess joints for pain, misalignment, and restricted motion. Once a dysfunctional joint has been identified your doctor will use his hands to perform an adjustment to correct the problem.
Manual Muscle Work: Along with the adjustment your Doctor will take the time to work on tight muscles that are playing a part in your discomfort. By identifying and working on the correct areas of muscle dysfunction your Doctor is able to break muscle spasm, increase circulation, and decrease pain.
Neurological Testing: Neurological testing consists of a series of questions and tests your Doctor will perform to look for dysfunction with your nervous system. Your muscle strength, reflexes, and sensation will be tested to ensure your nervous system is functioning optimally.
Orthopedic Testing: Orthopedic testing evaluates joints through a series of movements and stresses. Findings of pain, restricted movement, and instability help your doctor determine exactly where your problem is and what is causing it.
Ultrasound: Depending on your injury your Doctor may use ultrasound therapy to help speed the healing process. Ultrasound increases circulation to an injured area bringing with it blood and nutrients needed to repair damaged tissue. In addition, ultrasound is known to reduce pain and act as an anti-inflammatory.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS): EMS is a therapy applied to an area of soft tissue injury. EMS works to block pain and reduce inflammation through a special form of electrical current. EMS is a very safe, widely used therapy for musculoskeletal injuries.
Individualized Exercise Programs: Exercise programs tailored to your specific case are used to stretch and strengthen certain muscle groups creating muscle balance and stabilization of the injured joint. After an injury fibrotic scar tissue sets in and changes the elasticity and strength of damaged soft tissue. Specific strengthening and stretching exercises helps to restore appropriate tone to the injured area.