The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) involves having the patient lie in a prone position and comparing the functional leg lengths. Often one leg will seem to be shorter than the other. The chiropractor then carries out a series of muscle tests such as having the patient move their arms in a certain position in order to activate the muscles attached to specific vertebrae. If the leg lengths are not the same, that is taken as a sign that the problem is located at that vertebra. The chiropractor treats problems found in this way moving progressively along the spine in the direction from the feet towards the head.
This is a specific chiropractic method and is a variation of the Diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The object of the drop is to distract (open) the joint during the adjustment. The drop pieces assists the thrust, while minimizing the force required for the adjustment.
This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/ adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic schools. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment).
The Myovision Muscle scan is a Surface Electromyograph (S-EMG), which measures the electrical potential (essentially, the firing and relaxation signal, measured in microvolts) in a muscle. A muscle in spasm, for example, might have a high evoked potential; a muscle that is relaxed, a low potential. We will use a muscle scan like this to provide objective proof of injury, or perhaps to track recovery. So we will do these scans both for new patients and also in serious injury cases, like Motor Vehicle Accidents and Workers Compensation.
Electrical stimulation may be used to contract muscles that are weak or not functioning well. E-Stim may also be used to help decrease pain or spasm.
EMS has received an increasing amount of attention in the last few years for many reasons: it can be utilized as a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; it could be used as a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients; it could be utilized as a testing tool for evaluating the neural and muscular functions; it could be used as a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. The impulses mimic the action potential that comes from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The use of EMS has been cited by sports scientists as a complementary technique for sports training, and published research is available on the results obtained. In the United States, EMS devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Great for relieving pressure on the cervical discs as well as helping to restore an optimal cervical curvature.
Cervical traction devices treat different types and causes of neck pain, tension, and tightness. Cervical traction helps to relax the muscles, which can significantly relieve pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility. It’s also used to treat and flatten bulging or herniated disks. It can alleviate pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It’s also used to treat neck injuries, pinched nerves, and cervical spondylosis.
Cervical traction devices work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles to relieve pressure and pain. Force or tension is used to stretch or pull the head away from the neck. Creating space between the vertebrae relieves compression and allows the muscles to relax. This lengthens or stretches the muscles and joints around the neck.
These improvements may lead to improved mobility, range of motion, and alignment. This will allow you to go about your daily activities with greater ease.
As a general guideline, an X-ray is indicated if it is likely to inform the type of treatment recommended for the patient. In any of the above cases, an X-ray would likely provide critical information that will direct treatment protocols and/or referral options for the patient.
If the patient has sustained a significant traumatic injury, as a bone may be broken or a joint may be dislocated. If an infection may be causing the patient’s pain. If any type of joint disease is suspected, such as arthritis causing joint pain.If the patient is over age 50 and has experienced any type of trauma. For most patients over 65 years of age. Anyone who has been diagnosed with or who may be at risk for osteoporosis.
The X-ray may be important to identify or rule out a possible vertebral fracture from osteoporosis.
Any suspected spinal instability.
If the patient has had long-standing pain that has not responded to or resolved with previous health care treatment.
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The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today’s dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars. Popular supplements include vitamins D and E; minerals like calcium and iron; herbs such as echinacea and garlic; and specialty products like glucosamine, probiotics, and fish oils.
Supplements can be used to help a vast array of situations – stop by and talk to us about it.
These are some of the more common issues we face in chiropractic medicine. We are happy to discuss any situation with you and help figure out what we could do to best increase your quality of life.
These are some of the more common methodologies that are applied to relieve the issues we commonly see listed on this page. Don't hesitate to ask for details on the methods we use in house.
These are some of the more common remedies we prescribe in chiropractic medicine. We offer a wide range of services to treat an assortment of conditions - we are here to help.
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