Chiropractic Adjustments

Manual Manipulation of the spine and extremities

What is an adjustment?

Adjustments are a specific manual chiropractic treatment used to correct spinal alignment or joint problems to improve motion. A patient’s symptoms, pain and discomfort may be relieved by moving specific joints to reduce pressure and irritation.

What does an Adjustment do?

  • restore alignment
  • improve mobility
  • relieve your pain
  • reduce stiffness and enhance performance

Is an adjustment painful?

Most patients report a sense of well-being after an adjustment. However, in some instances mild soreness or stiffness may be felt, similar to the feeling you experience after exercising. This discomfort typically resolves within 12 to 24 hours.

Different Treatments

1) Graston Technique: The most common soft tissue mobilization technique I use in my Sports Medicine Practice is the Graston technique. Graston is the original instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy. This technique is recognized and used by leading universities and healthcare institutions, professional sports teams and in some of America’s large companies. I decided while still in school to become certified in the Graston Technique, because it is extremely effective in treating sports injuries. Graston can be used in the treatment of acute or chronic conditions such as: Cervical Sprain/Strain, Lumbar Sprain/Strain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Lateral Epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain), Achilles Tendinitis, Fibromyalgia, Scar tissue, Shin Splints and Trigger Points throughout the body. (Graston Technique FAQs)

Graston Techniques Video

2) Sports Medicine: Here are ten things you should know about Certified Sports Chiropractors.

  • Possess specific knowledge of sports injuries and physical fitness
  • Are trained in the function of the body during movement, from high-level
    athletics to everyday activities
  • Can help optimize performance enhancement by applying an advanced
    understanding of musculoskeletal function and athletic training
  • Offer individualized care that extends beyond spinal manipulation to include
    direct treatment of muscles, joints and connective tissues
  • Focus on total body wellness and reaching optimal function, not just pain reduction
  • Are up to date on the latest sports research, trends and techniques
  • Integrate well with other healthcare providers to optimize medical care
  • Are highly passionate of physical fitness and is a skilled sports practitioner
  • Will help you achieve your peak performance with a the depth of knowledge
    found only with our specific training
  • We comprise the top tier of the Chiropractic profession

3) Decompression: What is Decompression/Traction Therapy? Decompression/Traction is a therapeutic intervention in the treatment of neck and low back pain. Spinal Decompression Treatment is non-invasive/non-surgical treatment of the aforementioned conditions (not limited to) by providing gentle intermittent decompression of the disc through the use of a decompression table. This gentle pulling at a maximum weight for 45 seconds and minimum weight for 15 seconds for 12 minutes has been shown to be the most effective treatment process. What is Decompression actually doing to my spine? The distraction forces on the spine elongate inter-disc segments, creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae. The formed vacuum pulls the disc back into shape over the progression of the Decompression Therapy overall protocol, creating a more healthy and mobile spine.

4) Kinesio Tape: Kinesio tape (sometimes called K-Tape) is used in therapy to relax overused muscles and in rehabilitation to help activate underused muscles. The tape’s adhesive properties have a lifting effect on the skin, which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors. The elastic properties can also be utilized in a mechanical fashion to limit or encourage a specific motion at a joint. Over the last couple of years the utilization of K-tape has been seen more and more in the Olympics and by professional athletes. I use this particular technique often in my practice and truly believe in its benefits for athletes.

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