Feel like you’ve been hibernating and woke up in pain? Suffering from winter stiffness? Or have you been suffering from chronic pain and haven’t had a chance to do anything about it yet? If you’ve been staying inside all winter and not doing anything about your pain management issues, it’s time for the season of renewal. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time of year to come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness to receive chiropractic adjustment.
Total Chiropractic Can Ease Your Pain
At Total Chiropractic, we can help you find relief from back and neck pain. We can help you through adjustment and other chiropractic techniques and we also offer other services such as injury or whiplash treatment, spinal decompression or trigger point therapy. We’ll help you achieve optimal health by working with you on issues such as diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. Chiropractic adjustment is an important part of what we do and we want to tell you why spring is a great time to get adjusted.
What is Chiropractic Adjustment?
According to the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drugless form of health care. Over one million adjustments are given each day. In his book, “Taking Control” which is available at our office in Medford, our doctor, Todd Goldman, DC also quotes ICA saying that adjustment “is characterized by a specific thrust to the vertebra utilizing parts of the vertebra and contiguous structure as levers to directionally correct articular malposition.”
There are several reasons why you would seek chiropractic adjustment including:
- Back, shoulder arm, leg and neck pain and stiffness
- Injuries from car accidents and sports injuries
- Nerve disorders
- Bursitis and tendonitis
What to Expect from Your Adjustment
Every doctor has different methods and techniques when it comes to chiropractic manipulation and adjustment. Among the techniques Dr. Goldman commonly uses are impulse activator methods, which involve using an activator tool. It’s plugged into a wall and delivers an impulse force to the targeted area. The Blair Upper Cervical Technique is a system of analyzing the spinal column’s upper vertebrae. When these vertebrae misalign they can interfere with messages sent to the brain.
The Cox Flexion-Distraction involves applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine through a series of rapid movements. The Directional Non-Force Technique is a method that uses a body challenge and leg check to find subluxations, which are interferences to the nervous system due to a misalignment or abnormal motion of vertebrae.
Diversified adjustment involves a high velocity, low amplitude thrust. The Thompson Drop-Table Technique uses a table with cushions that drop an inch or two when a thrust is delivered to your spine. The Toggle Recoil Technique uses a sudden shallow thrust followed by a quick recoil of the doctor’s hand.
Sometimes manipulation is done under anesthesia in order to break up fibers adhesions and scar tissue around the spine and surrounding tissue.
Total Chiropractic Can Deliver Relief
The result of spinal manipulation is to decrease muscle tension, stress and musculoskeletal pain. It will also increase movement pain tolerance and muscle strength. Why not change your life this spring? Contact Total Chiro today.