Chiropractic adjustments are done by the chiropractor. Adjustments correct spinal subluxations and dysfunction. Adjustments are to improve spinal alignment and motion. The adjustment done by a chiropractor should relieve any pressure or pain felt by the patient. Adjustments have also been known to reduce headaches, jaw pain, carpal tunnel, and sciatica. Adjustments take on average 15 minutes with the chiropractor.
Neuromuscular reeducation is a therapeutic technique. This procedure improves posture, coordination and balance. This method uses relaxation, massage of pressure points and movement therapy to achieve rehabilitation. There is evidence to show neuromuscular reeducation improves or restores long-term physical function.
Massage therapy is a technique that manipulates the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Massage therapists use their hands, fingers, forearms, and elbows to relax the soft tissues. Massage therapy is used to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, therefore decreasing pain. Massage therapy is also used to decrease stress in the body. Massage therapy is also known to improve patients sleep. There are two options offered in our office, either a 30 minute massage or a full hour massage.
Acupuncture is a safe natural therapy used to heal illness and improve well-being. Tiny hair-like needles are inserted into specific points in the body, where they are gently stimulated to trigger the body’s natural healing response. Acupuncture is used to control pain and regulate internal dysfunction and disorders. Acupuncture is used to treat back pain, headaches, migranes and sports injuries. It is also helpful in treating insomnia, anxiety, digestive problems, weight control, cramps, and infertility. Acupuncture takes approximately an hour in our office.
Diet and Exercise
The chiropractor can discuss diet and exercise habits with the patient. A daily log is sometimes requested by the doctor. Proper nutrition and physical fitness are major factors in a patient’s wellness. Diet and exercise make a stronger heart and a healthier body. The chiropractor will lead you in the right direction to achieve a better well-being.