Posts Categorized:Chiropractic

Medical Massage Therapy Medical Massage Therapy by definition is a massage that is performed after an evaluation by a Licensed Physician who can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.  The Massage Therapy can then be performed by the Physician or by a Licensed Massage Therapist under their direction.  The most common place to…

What I need to know about getting an adjustment If it is you first time getting an adjustment we will describe everything you need to know about getting an adjustment in this blog.  First Chiropractic Care is growing as people are becoming aware of the benefits and safety of this option versus what the medical…

Spinal Decompression Spinal decompression therapy is an excellent nonsurgical option for the treatment nerve impingement.  A study in 1998 showed a 71% success rate on the 778 participants in the study. Nerve impingement related to a disc herniation or degenerative stenosis can safely be treated with this therapy.  Nerve impingements related to muscular causes will…

Types of Headaches The 4 most common types of headaches people can suffer from are Tension, Migraine, Sinus, and Cluster Headaches.  The National Headaches Foundation has a list of 29 different types of headaches.  In our practice we do see some of the other types of headaches they list such as TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Post-Traumatic…

Many Chiropractic offices offer home care as part of their service or are exclusively mobile based.  The benefit of home visits you will never be stuck in a waiting room.  You will never have to drive in rush hour traffic rushing to be on time.  The doctor will not be in and out of the…

How Many Times a Week Should I See a Chiropractor? How Many Times a Week Should I See a Chiropractor is a question that varies depending on the office you go to. On average studies show that common neck or low back issues take 2-4 weeks of care at a 3x per week schedule with…

Getting a chiropractic adjustment by a well trained Chiropractor should not hurt. People are usually more surprised by the pop sound after an adjustment.  During a Chiropractic Adjustment you are put in different positions which allow the Chiropractor to perform the adjustment correctly.  An adjustment is performed to the spine to restore motion back to…

Science based medicine? The Chiropractic profession in its early development had very little science based medicine theories backing up initial philosophy.  Early Chiropractic pioneers didn’t have a consensus of what physiologic or anatomic affect spinal manipulation corrected.  In time rapid changes have occurred within the profession as schools became larger. As the profession grew funding…

Activator Methods The Chiropractic Activator tool is used by Chiropractors to deliver a precise manipulation to the spine.  This hand-held tool is squeezed by the Physician while a rubber end is placed on the area of the spine  to be adjusted. When fully squeezed the Chiropractic Activator tool releases and performs a high velocity push…

Can neck adjustments cause a stroke? This topic is brought up in the media over and over again. People have been scared by anti-chiropractic groups saying a neck adjustment can cause a stroke. A RAND study puts risk of Chiropractic Adjustment adverse reaction including but limited to neck adjustments causing a stroke at 6.39 per…

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