During an adjustment, the joints in the area move, which helps to stimulate blood flow and healing to the area. Our brain is affected as well, allowing the body to re-establish communication between the brain and body to have both healthy and functioning body systems. Immediate relief is usually felt due to this process. It is important that all of our joints are moving properly to maintain overall wellness.
Gentle Chiropractic Care
There are multiple ways to provide motion to a joint that isn't moving properly, such as with an activator or a drop piece. These are two gentle forms that provide movement without hearing the "cracking and popping" noises. To best fit your needs, we provide a range of chiropractic adjustments to fit different comfort levels.
Soft Tissue/Trigger Point Therapy
Did you know that radiating pain can be caused by tight muscles? Dr. Hope spends a few minutes with every patient relieving muscle knots, also known as trigger or tender points, to ease discomfort and promote healing every session. This can help increase range of motion, reduce inflammation, and decrease spasms and cramping in the area.
Hot and Cold Therapy
Helps to relax muscle spasms, decrease myospindle stress, and increase blood and lymph flow to the area.
Reduces blood flow to an irritated and swollen area.
A form of traditional Chinese Medicine, suction is produced in the cup, creating limited circulation in the area. When pressure is released, blood flow rushes back, which causes an increase in healing. This therapy can aid in reducing pain, releasing toxins from the body, and reducing stretch marks and scars.
This therapy has been proven to reduce pain, re-educate muscle, strengthen muscle, reduce muscle spasms, and increase range of motion. It works to increase blood supply to the area to help with healing, reducing inflammation, and supporting tissue health.
Did you know there are often simple exercises that can be done both at the office and at home which can help reduce your pain and discomfort from your everyday tasks? Come in and describe to me what you’ve been experiencing so we together can find some exercises that both work for you and your schedule!
Flexion distraction is a form of treatment primarily used on patients experiencing low back pain. This treatment helps reduce pain by decreasing the pressure on the vertebral discs, widens the area for the spinal canal to lay within, and returns motion to the joints within the spine. This type of treatment has been shown useful for those suffering with chronic low back pain, spinal stenosis, lumbar disc herniation, leg pain, knee pain, pregnancy pain of the low back, and as an alternative therapy for those who have been told they need back surgery. The goal with this therapy is to have 50% reduction in symptoms within 30 days.
Why Take Supplements?
Several help in reducing inflammation in the body. Signs and symptoms of inflammation:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Abdominal pain
- Mucus production
The majority of us have more inflammation than we’re aware of. Inflammation puts our immune system in a defensive state which can eventually lead to chronic systemic inflammation. Healthy tissues, cells, and organs can be harmed during this process and can lead to DNA damage.