We offer a variety of other services to assist you in reaching your health goals!
Sometimes the body requires additional help to get over a healing hurdle and speed up the recovery process. In addition to personalized chiropractic care for the entire family, all ages and stages of life, we utilize a variety of modalities to assist in providing the best care possible, to deliver you the best long term results.
This therapy is designed for the non-surgical correction of herniated and degenerated discs. Bad discs can cause severe pain, including pain down the leg or arm. Spinal Decompression slowly and gently separates the vertebra, and then it holds them separated. This separation creates a negative suction, which is designed to suck the discs back into place. The negative suction also draws in the surrounding blood and nutrients to help heal and repair the damaged disc.
Every day, gravity and your own body weight exert pressure on the discs between your vertebrae. This is especially true when you have excessive, or are lacking curvature in your spine or when there is degeneration or arthritis present. Intersegmental traction creates a wave-like motion, which opens and closes the spaces between your vertebrae, pumping fluid back into your discs and rehydrating them. This process is called imbibition, which reverses degeneration by adding height back into degenerated discs. This process also relieves pressure on the nerves and spinal cord.
The purpose of electrotherapy is to reduce swelling, relieve muscle spasms, sedate local nerves, and increase circulation in the area, which promotes healing. Although there are many physiological reasons for using electrotherapies, our main reasons are pain control and to assist in muscle re-training.
HEAT AND ICE
Although there are about a dozen physiological reasons, the primary reason we use heat is to increase blood supply and circulation in the area, which promotes healing. However, for patients with a more recent injury where there is inflammation present, heat can cause the inflammation and pain to worsen. For these patients we use ice to help the inflammation. Once the inflammation is gone, then we will switch to heat.
These exercises are designed to strengthen, retrain and reeducate the muscles surrounding your spine. Strengthening the muscles that stabilize your spine will usually help prevent your problems from reoccurring. Once the doctor corrects the alignment of your spine, strengthening the muscles surrounding the spine will hold the alignment in place and allow for a long-term solution.
Multi-million dollar athletes stretch because it improves their performance and decreases the likelihood of injury. We add stretching to patient treatment plans because it improves our results. Stretching the spinal muscles and leg muscles stabilize your spine will usually make you more limber and flexible, improve your coordination, and make your joints healthier by increasing blood circulation and joint lubrication.
MASSAGE THERAPY/ MANUAL THERAPY
Most patients won’t know the difference between massage therapy and manual therapy. The difference is in the intent of the therapy. Massage therapy is done to increase the circulation and promote relaxation. Manual therapy is done to increase pain-free range of motion and facilitate the patients return to functional activities. Manual therapy is usually performed in shorter periods, usually about 10 minutes.
We offer on-site digital x-rays for your convenience. X-rays allow us to see and understand what we are dealing with on a deeper level. We utilize x-rays to determine the state of your current structure, including positioning and any degenerative processes that have begun to occur. This allows us to develop the best course of care for each individual patient. If x-rays are taken, Dr. Aleisha will review them with you individually, where she will be able to answer any and all questions you may have. To see is to know, and we want you to know and understand the reasoning for your body's current state and symptomatology.