Chiropractic:

chiropracticadjustments-e1426952359695We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques.  Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. We uses a wide variety of techniques to fit the different needs of each individual patient.
The techniques used are Diversified, Toggle, Activator, SOT, Thompson, Chiropractic Biophysics. Go to our chiropractic info section for more information.

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Massage Therapy:

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Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body.  Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on soft tissues (the muscles, tendons and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. 

Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves.  Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system in removing the elimination of waste through the body.

Benefits of Massage

Helps relieve stress and aids in relaxation

Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness

Reduces muscle spasms

Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

Improves circulation of the blood and lymph fluids

Helps relieve tension related headaches and effects of eye-strain

Strengthens the immune system

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Electrical Stimulation

electricstimElectrical Stimulation therapy is a pain management technique that uses mild electrical currents to stimulate nerves and muscles. Some electrical therapy techniques may alleviate pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals along the nerves. Others may work by promoting the release of endorphins. Electrical stimulation therapy is used for 15 minutes at a time.

 

 

Benefits of electrical stimulation:


Pain relief

Increased function, mobility and range of motion

Ease of use and administration

Possible decreased dependence on medications

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Neuromuscular Re-education

NMR emphasizes the role of the brain, spine, and nerves in muscular pain.  One of the goals of this therapy is to relieve tender congested spots in the muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body.

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Therapeutic Exercises

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We do exercises and stretches that counteract imbalances that exist in the musculature that may contribute to the patient’s condition.

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Cervical Traction

Cervical traction is used to correct postural problems that are common to our modern society.  If your head sticks out too far forward in relation to your body or you have a hump at the base of your shoulders – this is a fantastic therapy for you.

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Neurological and Vascular Testing

vasculartestIf a person has pain, numbness, tingling, temperature changes, or discoloration in their arms or legs, it is important to determine the cause.  Neurological testing helps us to identify the area a nerve is pinched so that we can recommend the appropriate treatment.Vascular testing shows us if the problem is coming from a vein or artery so that we can recommend treatment or refer the patient out to the proper specialist.

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Digital X-Rays

xray140We use x-ray to determine the state of a person’s spine.  X-rays show us if there are any broken bones, if osteoporosis is present, if a person has degeneration in the discs or facet joints, if subluxation is present and if so, how long it has been there, amongst other things. X-rays help us to determine a patients care plan because it shows the severity of subluxation and the degree to which the spine has distorted or changed as a result of subluxation.

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Soft tissue therapy

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Soft tissue therapy is designed to help people who have tension or have sustained an injury to specific muscle, tendons, ligaments or soft tissue areas.  Injuries that respond well to soft tissue therapy include whiplash and repetitive use syndromes, like carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and pulled muscles. This therapy is generally focused on the problem area as opposed to working on the entire body.

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Spinal Decompression

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LiteCure Laser For Life

lasercureCLICK HERE for more information.

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Arthrostim Adjuster

The ArthroStim® instrument allows the doctor tremendous control over all adjustment variables.

adjustIt has an appearance similar to a drill, and is held in a similar manner. What it does is produce a speedy thrust and recoil motion, similar to the way a chiropractor uses their hands to adjust the vertebrae in your back. The benefit of the instrument is that it performs this high-velocity, low-amplitude motion 12 times per second, and is targeted to a very small area. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms.

As opposed to traditional chiropractic adjustment techniques, use of the Arthrostim® does not cause the same popping and cracking noises in the joint that can make some people feel uneasy. It is a gentle, mechanical method of easing the joints back into alignment that is basically an extension of the chiropractor’s hands. Dr. Bailey can exert just the right amount of pressure needed by adjusting the force of the thrust up or down from merely a few ounces all the way up to 40 pounds, and it works on a wide range of body areas, not only on the spine.

Several studies have shown that instrument adjusting is just as effective as traditional chiropractic techniques for easing pain and increasing range of motion in patients who have sought chiropractic care. Its speed, gentleness and accuracy are also recommended for populations that may have trouble with the use of traditional chiropractic techniques, such as children and the elderly.

The Arthrostim’s® movement stimulates the patient’s special sensory nerve receptors, called proprioceptors, which are responsible for detecting the proper motion and alignment of the body’s muscles and joints, signaling that all is well; however, at the same time it avoids stimulating the nociceptors, the sensory nerve receptors responsible for sending pain signals to the central nervous system.

The use of instrument adjusting, such as with the Athrostim®, allows for less post-treatment muscle soreness. If this seems like a form of treatment you may be interested in, consult with us and ask if it may be possible to incorporate Athrostim® adjusting into your treatment regime.

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