Chiropractic Care: Services Overview

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If you need chiropractic treatment, we’ve got you covered. We can offer patients a comprehensive selection of different services and treatment techniques that will help them get back on their feet as soon as possible.




Chiropractic Techniques



We are delighted to be able to offer treatment using a wide range of tried and tested chiropractic techniques. These include the following:





Manual Adjustments



Manual adjustments are the most well-known of all of the different chiropractic techniques. As their name suggests, they occur when your chiropractor uses their hands (and often thumbs, fingers, forearms, and sometimes even elbows) to address any areas of misalignment in the spine and bring the vertebra back into their optimal positions. Doing this reduces pain and inflammation, improves mobility, and enhances the overall function of the body.





Diversified



The Diversified technique is one of the most commonly practiced chiropractic treatment methods. It involves your chiropractor manually placing pressure through the affected vertebral segment in order to restore spinal alignment, repair joint dysfunction, and enhance proper movement. It can be used to treat a wide range of issues, from musculoskeletal disorders and migraines to pregnancy-related issues.





Activator Method



The Activator Method is a chiropractic technique that uses a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical instrument to apply quick, low force impulse at specific points. There are several benefits to using this instrument. The first is the speed at which it works, which is so fast that it prevents the body from resisting the treatment. Secondly, it is a controlled force that is localized and doesn’t put the joint in any compromised positions. The Activator Method is used to treat various types of neck pain, back pain, and headaches.





SOT



SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technic – a comprehensive chiropractic technique that focuses on the relationship between the head, pelvis, and spine and is designed to optimize this for full-body health. During SOT treatment, special wedges are positioned directly under the pelvis to help correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system.





Cox Technic Flexion Distraction



This type of chiropractic technique is a type of non-surgical spinal decompression. It is performed on a special table that combines manual manipulation with motorized traction. It is used to reduce pressure in the spine that is typically associated with disc herniation, and which causes painful and debilitating symptoms. It is also effective at treating other conditions including facet syndrome, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and more.





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Interferential Current Therapy



Interferential Current Therapy (ICT) is a deeper type of electrical stimulation that is a highly effective form of pain relief therapy. Electrodes are placed onto the skin so that an electric current can be delivered directly to the target area, providing a therapeutic effect. Inferential Current Therapy can be used to treat a range of issues including muscle spasms, muscle disorders, inflammation, injured joints, and more.





Ultrasound



Ultrasound is most often thought of purely as a diagnostic tool. However, it is also used by chiropractors thanks to the therapeutic effects that ultrasound technology can have on the body. In chiropractic, ultrasound is used to stimulate blood flow to areas of injury. This increased circulation delivers new blood and nutrients to the area, counteracting inflammation, increasing tissue relaxation, breaking down scar tissue, and accelerating the rate at which the body can heal itself.





Cold Laser



Also known as low-intensity laser therapy, cold laser therapy is a popular and effective technique for increasing the rate at which patients can heal following illness or injury. It’s known as a cold laser because the low levels of light aren’t strong enough to heat up the body tissues. However, they can penetrate the skin and increase intracellular metabolism to reduce healing time. Cold laser therapy is used to relieve pain and stiffness for many patients, including those with frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and more.





Spinal Traction



Often referred to as spinal decompression therapy, spinal traction involves gently controlled stretching of the spine in order to allow herniated discs to slip back into place and reduce pressure on nerves and other spinal structures. This is done using a special traction table to a similar motorized device. The number of sessions of spinal traction that are needed can vary between patients. However, it is a very effective technique for eliminating back pain and accelerating the rate at which spinal issues heal.





Chiropractic Care After A Car Accident



Many people who have been involved in auto accidents suffer from non-visible injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system. However, the initial flood of adrenaline that usually accompanies being involved in an accident can mask the symptoms of these injuries meaning that it’s not always obvious that you have been hurt. For this reason, most medical experts will recommend that anyone involved in an auto accident is assessed by a chiropractor within 48 hours. Chiropractors are specially trained in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of problems affecting the musculoskeletal system, including those sustained as a result of an injury, such as whiplash. With prompt treatment, your chiropractor can help prevent you from experiencing ongoing effects and help your body to heal more quickly.





Individualized Home Workout Programs



Rehabilitation forms an important part of any chiropractic treatment program. While our chiropractic team will work with you during your appointments, you can support their efforts by completing specific exercises in between your visits. These could involve stretching exercises, strength training, balance training, and more. Your chiropractor will create an individualized home workout program for you to complete and talk this through with you after your first appointment. Please note that this may be subject to alteration depending on how your body responds to treatment.





If you would like to learn more about any of the chiropractic services that we have listed here or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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