Since 80% of our new patients have never seen a chiropractor before, time is taken to explain each procedure before an adjustment is made. After a throurough history is taken, the new patient is given an extensive neuromusculoskeletal (nerves, muscles, bones) examination. Patient input is very helpful during the examination to help find the underlying cause of the problem. Notes are carefully taken throughout the entire exam.
Spinal vertebrae move with normal motions but sometimes, whether by trauma or simple asymmetric activity, a vertebrae can move beyound its normal range of motion. When that happens, the nerves from the spinal cord can get "pinched" and cause a great deal of pain. A chiropractic adjustment helps to restore a normal position and motion to the vertebrae. When perfroming an adjustment, a precisely directed pressure is applied to a specific joint that is "locked up" or not moving properly. There are several way s or techniques available to effect a change, but generally a light, quick thrust is used. The movement may cause a "popping" sound. That's simply a vertebrae moving from one point to another and the lubricating fluid quickly fillin the void created by the move.
We have treated patients of all ages - from little babies (3 weeks) to centennials. Any number of techniques can be used depending on the patient and their condition. Some of the techniques that we use include: Gonstead, diversified, Palmer, activator and applied kinesiology. Occasionally ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, or hot/cold therapy is used when contracted muscles interfere with normal movement.
We do not utilize long term treatment programs unless absolutely necessary. Our philosophy is to find the problem, fix the problem, and then leave it alone. There are no "pre-planned" treatment series that a patient must follow. Nor are there any "required" meetings, workshops, or lectures that a new patient must attend. Every condition is considered individually. Treatments may take only a few minutes or longer depending on the severity and/or chronicity of the condition.
In addition to Chiropractic Therapy, our office offers the following services:
Services & Techniques
Also known as therapeutic ultrasound, this is a method of stimulating the skin's surface and the tissues below the surface with very high frequency sound waves. The sound is at a frequency so high that it can't be heard by the human ear. It has been used as a therapeutic device since the 1940's. It is helpful in reducing inflammation, so almost any condition that ends in - itis can be relieved. Some of those conditions include: Arthrities, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciities, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Ultrasound helps relieve impingement syndrome, metatarsalgia, facet irritation, and softens scar tissue as well.
The Asyra system is a Computerized Electro Dermal Screening (CEDS) device. The Asyra Pro is the 10th generation of screening devices since Dr. Rhinholt Voll began his research in electrodermal testing over 50 years ago. Commonly called EAV or Electro Accupuncture by Voll, the system measures the body's response to signal outputs from the Asyra and records and analyses any changes in elecrical resistance of the skin. The Asyra immediately displays a pictue of helath status and how to improve it.
Over 20,000 items are in the master database to be used for testing. The commonly used tests are: Comprehensive analysis, Enviromental and Food Sensitivities, Emotional Stressors, Hormonal Profile, Toxic Stressors, Acupunture and Dental Panels, Nutrient Definciencies, Systems Panels, Exercise Evalutation, and many more.
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique - This revolutionary system is a natural, painless, drugless, and non-invasive method which can be used safely on individuals of any age, regardless of the individual's health. Allergies and their symptoms can be permanently eliminated through NAET. After a brief test to determine which allergies or sensitivities need to be addressed, they are placed in a specific order. The patient is treated by stimulating acupuncture control points with pressure (no needles). The patient rests for 20 minutes and then connects to a computer for 3 minutes to finalize the treatment. This therapy has been highly successful in eliminating allergies for over 15 years.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Also known as cold laser therapy, this utilizes low-energy and electromagnetic radiation that has beneficial effects on both the intracellular and intercellular processes. The infrafred laser radiation penetrates 4-5 inches deep and has strong stimulating effects on blood circulation, membranes and intracellular metabolism. Some of the benefits include: Pain relief, improved blood circulation, reduced swelling, cell growth and cell metabolism, stimulates enzyme and collagen synthesis, provides antioxidant effect, immune system stimulation, promotes tissue regeneration, endorphin release, anti-inflammatory and cellular healing. It's known to relieve pain from: Carpal tunnel, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia and back pain. Low level lasers have also been used to treat: Wrinkles, varicose veins, cellulite, acne, psoriasis, fungus, eczema, burns, scars, stretch marks, smoking cessation and weight loss.
Thought Field Therapy
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a cutting-edge treatment you can use to conquer emotional distress including phobias, anxiety, stress, compulsions, anger, guilt, panic attacks, addictions, certain fears, shame, rage, mild depression, and obsession. TFT is based on the time honored principles of both contemporary clinical psychology and Chinese medicine. TFT is a drug-free method of literally tapping into the body's energy and clearing blockages, without using acupunture needles, drugs, or any other invasve means. TFT can provide emotional renewal quickly and safely with no side effects and without having to go through years of therapy. The developer of TFT, Roger Callahan, Ph.D., a renowned Psychotherapist, has stated that he can do more in five minutes with TFT than he can in five years of psychotherapy.