Chiropractic Treatments and Terms

Chiropractic treatment for spinal pain may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, disc decompression, and specific spinal exercises.

Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to examine your spine to detect if a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (also called a subluxation) is present and is affecting spinal nerves leading to pain and loss of movement and function. Numbness and weakness are examples of diminished nerve function. A sublixation is a misaligned vertebra (spinal bone) producing pressure and irritation of nerves, discs and joint tissues (cartilage, ligaments and muscles).

Spinal misalignments that are detected on X-ray and by physical examination are connected by spinal adjustments.

An adjustment is a procedure to change the alignment of the spinal vertebrae (bones) to correct structural dysfunction of the joint and muscles that are associated with neurological alterations to restore or improve function.

Gentle, precise adjustments of spinal misalignments with the Activator adjusting instrument reduces nerve pressure and increases joint mobility relieving pain and increasing spinal range of motion.

Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique is a gentle low force type of Chiropractic care. It has been used for over 40 years to treat a wide range of health problems without drugs or surgery.

The Activator is a hand-held instrument which is used to deliver a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient to correct structural dysfunction of the joint to relieve nerve pressure and improve mobility.

Treatment of disc bulges and degeneration may include physical therapy and disc decompression using the Vivatek treatment system.

The Vivatek is a computer controlled physical therapy system designed to provide Non-Invasive Disc Rehabilitation (N.D.R)

This treatment combines physical therapy modalities and intersegmental traction to aid the body in the healing of disc injuries.

Specific spinal exercises and stretches may also be recommended to strengthen spinal muscles which support the spinal column and to maintain flexibility.

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