Our primary goal with patients is to get them feeling better and functioning better, as soon as possible. Treatment plans and methods vary between patients based on their current condition, as well as any underlying complicating factors such as previous traumas, disc conditions, and activities of daily living.
With a thorough examination, and possible x-rays, we are able to assess the patient and create an individual plan of care. We utilize specific and gentle spinal adjustments to relieve pressure off of nerves. Over-adjusting the spine can make it difficult for the condition to stabilize, which is why having a friend or family member "adjust" or "pop" your back can be more damaging to the joints and soft tissues.
Along with specific adjustments to the spine we typically utilize additional therapies to speed up the healing process.
Electric acupuncture is a non-invasive, non-painful, and proven treatment used to decrease pain and inflammation. We treat specific acupuncture points, typically in the ears, to target certain areas of the body.
Intersegmental traction stretches and decompresses the vertebra to get better blood flow to the discs. Traction also exercises the muscles and ligaments along the spine and stimulates important acupuncture points along the spine.
Infratonic or Electro-therapy is used for more acute conditions to help relieve pain and decrease inflammation and spasms.