Chiropractic is a safe holistic approach to treating dysfunction within the body. Correcting misalignment and restoring function to the spine and the joints without the use of drugs. By improving posture and joint misalignment this allows the body to heal and move the way it was designed to do without the pain that often creeps up over time.
Your visit will begin with a thorough case history, an orthopedic and neurological exam, and x-rays if needed. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and nervous system interference. Therapeutic services and an adjustment are included in the first visit.
Your second visit we will review your exam findings and any images taken. Therapeutic services and an adjustment will occur as indicated for this visit as well.
X-rays are performed on most patients who enter the office especially those who have experienced trauma. X-rays allow the doctor see what the bony structures have been affected. Many times x-rays are taken of the entire affected area and the surrounding structures, to minimize the chance of further injury.
A Chiropractic Adjustment is a very safe, specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility. Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your spine or other joints. These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance.
At Sylvia Chiropractic Center, we always work to stay on top of the best natural steps toward healing, and we believe electrical muscle stimulation is the key to healing many of the injuries that we deal with daily. Great for spasms and acute and chronic pain, and actually releasing endorphins which are used as natural pain relievers.
Intersegmental traction table or roller table is often used in chiropractic care. This table helps in gently re-establishing the normal motion ranges of the spine. Intersegmental traction table help to relax the muscles and reduce the muscle spasms. By gently putting the spinal column in motion while simultaneously stretching muscles and ligaments that also support spinal health great motion is achieved
Spinal decompression therapy was developed to alleviate the pressure on the spine. Many times chronic back and neck pain is due to pressure on the disc and nerves between the vertebrae. When a disk is compressed it moves out of it's normal space into exiting nerve space aggravating sensitive nerve. When the nerves become stressed or irritated, a person experiences pain and pressure. Decompression gently stretches the spine to release some of this pressure.
After patients are out of most of their pain we begin the therapeutic exercises. Wobble Chairs are used to bring motion into the lumbar or low back. Extension chairs are used to recreate the cervical posture. We also have posture pumps to recreate the natural curve to the spine.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture website defines the art of acupuncture as “a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.”
Acupuncture helps with a wide variety of health and wellness issues ranging from headaches, pain, stress, infertility, to allergies and many more. Each session takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Acupuncture needles are much thinner than regular needles used to give shots, or draw blood. They are about 25 to 50 times thinner, with some being no thicker than a human hair – they are so thin that several acupuncture needles can fit inside the opening of a regular hollow needle tip
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Infrared heat lamps are used to reduce joint stiffness, improve blood flow, reduces pain and muscles spasm.