Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. The philosophy of chiropractic is based on the premise that the nervous system controls all aspects of the human body. When the nervous system has interference placed on it suboptimal health will occur. The most common cause of interference to the nervous system is when a vertebra in the spine becomes misaligned, joints become fixated, and soft tissue changes occur, resulting in abnormal nerve flow. This process is called a subluxation. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to examine the spine, detect subluxations, and to correct these subluxations through the use of spinal adjusting. Spinal adjusting is a gentle, hands on technique that applies a controlled force into the misaligned joints to restore the joints normal motion and alignment, and to restore the normal nerve flow thus allowing the body to heal itself.
It is difficult for the average American to maintain a healthy diet. Today’s fast paced lifestyle compromises our eating habits as we replace quality for quickness. Today’s modern farming and food processing methods lead to deficiencies in the level of essential nutrients our body receives.
It is important that we know what we are putting into our bodies in order to maintain strength, vitality, proper immune function, and overall good health.
We will discuss your nutritional needs with you and set up a nutritional program that best serves your needs. We carry only professional grade quality nutritional products from top companies such as:
Orthotics are not just for the feet. Orthotics support the pelvis, back, knees, hips, and ankles by providing a balanced foundation for the body. Improper foot alignment maybe the cause of a patients back pain, hip pain, or knee pain. Orthotics make the chiropractic adjustment more effective and can improve the patient’s quality of life. A recent study found that 77% of new patients to chiropractic had moderate to severe pronation and would benefit from custom orthotics. Proper foot alignment and support from custom orthotics are very important for most patients.
A large component of our practice is wellness care. By maintaining proper spinal alignment, normal nerve function, optimal nutrition, and an appropriate exercise program, patients can experience a long healthy life. An individualized treatment plan is established for each patient with the goal to obtain and maintain optimal health.
Rehabilitation is a component of most treatment plans at our office. Patients who have suffered an injury, who have chronic pain, and who have difficulty regaining their desired health, benefit from a rehab program. We utilize gym balls, Thera Bands, Boza Balls, hand weights, and an array of exercises/stretches to customize a rehab program for our patients. A personalized rehab program allows each patient to obtain optimal health and reach their goals.
We utilize Erchonia Cold Laser Therapy at our office. The laser emits a beam of photons at a specific wavelength and various frequencies that can penetrate deeply into the tissues to the cellular level. The laser has two major effects on the body; to increase cellular regeneration and to increase cellular communication.
The research on laser therapy shows it can accelerate the body’s natural defenses and repair abilities when it is injured. Laser therapy helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, promote tissue repair, improve range of motion of joints, and provide faster and better quality of healing to the area of injury.
Laser Therapy may be helpful for:
We utilize physiotherapy modalities at our office to aid the chiropractic adjustments. Modulates such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and intersegmental traction can be helpful in decreasing pain, reducing inflammation, and improving soft tissue healing.