We Specialize In:
Auto/ WC Injury Evaluation & Treatment
In addition to basic adjustments, we can provide additional assistance If you find yourself in a personal injury accident. Even if you’re currently under treatment with another provider, there are many additional services our practice offers. Keep in mind your pain might resolve from the accident, but scar tissue and muscle knots can linger. If not taken care of properly, it can lead to early onset degenerative changes.
Pre/ Post Natal & Pediatrics
Whether you’re a mom experiencing low back pain during your second trimester or a parent with a child that is getting headaches, we have you covered! Keeping joints mobile during pregnancy tremendously helps the birthing process considering how much the pelvis is moving. In addition, Chiropractic care for children is possibly even more important than for adults. Their spines and joints are growing and keeping them loose helps ensure they mature properly.
Our Sports Medicine approach to Chiropractic is a bit different than Chiropractors of old. Traditionally, only the adjustment was performed on a standard office visit. Despite working great, it almost always led to gaps in injury management. We know that there are other factors such as muscles, ligaments & tendons that play, which is why addressing everything is needed to completely resolve an ailment. Additionally, our doctors have specific adjustments that are for extremities and not limited to just the spine!
We all know our joints wear down as we get older. This is unfortunately inevitable. What is important is treatment specific to age related ailments. Did you know its exceedingly rare to herniate a disc when you’re older? This is because they start to calcify. Bulging and degenerative changes are far more common and require more home therapies to properly manage. Heard of spinal stenosis? This again is only for the older folks and requires more vein / blow flow management through the spine to help with symptoms.
Shockwave / Radial Pressure Therapy
Looking to break up any trigger point or scar tissue? This therapy is a definite go to as there is no deeper therapy our office offers. Think of an air compressor tied to a massage gun. Don’t worry, it can be turned down or up to tolerance. The benefits are worth the moderate discomfort though. Works wonders of tension headaches, low back pain, carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis!
Graston Technique / IASTM
Similar to “gua sha” or “coining,” this technique uses a stainless-steel tool to work out fascia I & muscle adhesions located just below the skin. The more redness or petechiae (small red dots) comes out, the more the practitioner knows they are working on the right area!
This term is also used by neurosurgeons involving surgery, but not what we are referring to. Our traction tables in each Chiropractic room are designed to stretch the lower spine gently while the Doctor performs different therapies. As you know back spasms always accompany a low back injury. This can also be a protective mechanism to guard from further injury. One of the best ways to heal is to loosen things up, but also brace if needed while spasms are occurring.
Additional Therapies Offered
In addition to the above-mentioned therapies, our doctors draw from additional therapies such as Therapeutic Ultrasound, EMS, Rapid Release Therapy, Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), Cold Laser, Kinesiology Taping, Theragun and more to help promote the healing process.
What Is Chiropractic?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Why Do I Need A Chiropractor / Adjustment?
Many of the ailments we suffer from can be helped with mobilizing a fixed joint. For example, if turning your neck left or right creates pain or is limited in motion, an adjustment to the joint can free up the spine and restore proper motion. It really happens that fast. Please visit our conditions treated section of the website as this will offer more insight into why an adjustment may be the best option for your ailment.
Are There Any Risks?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
How Often Do I Need To Go To One?
This all depends on what ailment you come in with. An auto accident injury will require more visits then something as simple as tennis elbow. Treatment is provided on the first visit and a good idea of the care plan can be provided at that time.
Why Is There A Popping Sound When A Joint Is Adjusted?
Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
Does My Insurance Cover It?
Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at more than 60 major veteran’s medical facilities.
Do I Need A Referral From A MD?
A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your employer’s human resources department—or the insurance plan directly—to find out if there are any referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC.
What Type Of Training Do Chiropractors Have?
Doctors of chiropractic are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the healthcare professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education, an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.