Chiropractic Techniques

This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table or block.

Spinal Decompression Technique

This technique for your spine provides support for your body. It consists of bones called vertebrae, ligaments and spinal discs that keep a flexible. Your spinal column provides a nerve pathway that runs down the middle these bones and ligaments in disks.

Spine injuries or degeneration (wear and tear) to your spine can cause pain. You might feel pain from compression in your spine that puts pressure on your spinal cord or nerves. Spinal decompression seeks to relieve pressure to ease the pain.

Some common reasons you might seek spinal decompression treatments include:

  • Bulging disks: when a cushion between the vertebrae bulges out.
  • Degenerative disks: when the cushion between the vertebrae starts wearing out.
  • Herniated disc: pinched nerves, causing numbness, pain or tingling.
  • Sciatica and spinal stenosis: narrowing spaces in your spine due to bone spurs or bulging or herniated disks.

Activator Method Chiropractic Technique

The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. This technique can be used on infants and children and seniors who may have osteoporosis (loss of calcium in the bone)

Toggle Recoil is a chiropractic technique popular with patients who prefer or need a more gentle approach. The practitioner places their hands lightly on the area of joint restriction and then perform an extremely fast, though very light thrust, quickly removing their hands from the contact point.

Physical Therapy

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses.  The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated. This relaxes muscles thus decreasing pain in that area.

Galvanic and Ultrasound Therapy in combination is the use of sound electrical waves to treat medical problems, especially musculoskeletal problems like inflammation from injuries (sprains, tendinitis, bursitis).    .

Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial release (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) trigger point therapy.