Addressing the Root of the Problem
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. Chiropractors diagnose and treat health problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of the body. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
The most common procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic are known as “spinal manipulation,” or “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore mobility to joints that have become restricted in their normal movement patterns. This typically occurs due to a muscular injury, improper (prolonged) posture, or repetitive stress, to name a few. Manipulations of affected joints restores mobility, ultimately relieving pain triggers and muscle spasms, allowing the body to heal.
RockTape: A type of kinesiology tape that when applied correctly can change how your body interprets pain. It has a microscopic lifting effect that decompresses swelling, improves blood flow, helps bring dormant muscle back to life and calms down the overactive muscles.
COMPEX®: A type of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) that can complement voluntary physical activity through muscle work, relaxation, rehabilitation and pain relief.
MRT: Myofacial Release Therapy targets the fascia of the body, the elastic connective tissue that supports, protects and wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. MRT targets skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted (hypertonic) muscles and stimulating the stretch reflex within the muscles and tendons.