Founded in 1895 by DD Palmer, the word ‘chiropractic’ comes from Greek, meaning “treatment by hand.” Performed by highly skilled professionals, it focuses on the source of your pain or other health concerns, not merely the symptoms. Chiropractic students must complete a four-year doctorate program at an accredited college following their undergraduate studies.
Chiropractors specialize in the function of the body’s joints, muscles, and nerves and the relationship between the three. The stress of daily living, injuries and/or accidents can cause restriction in areas of the spine that may contribute to pain and dysfunction both locally and elsewhere in the body.
Chiropractors know how to precisely treat the affected joints to restore normal function, thus minimizing stress on the adjacent structures. Removing stress on the nerves and surrounding tissues allows the healing process to begin by addressing and correcting the source of the pain, rather than just the symptoms associated with it. Improving joint function will enable a person to heal faster and return to the activities that make them happy.
Diversified technique is the most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors. Like many chiropractic techniques, Diversified is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most common chiropractic adjustment technique and its objective is to restore proper movement to the joints that may be contributing to both pain and functional limitation.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release Therapy (or MRT) is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that surrounds most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Both the muscle and its fascia must function properly to allow for normal movement and muscle function. There are many factors that can contribute to altered muscle function. The most common include overuse, trauma, inactivity, and poor posture. MRT is often used in combination with diversified manipulation to restore the natural relationship between the muscles and joints of the target area.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-Level Laser Therapy is a safe, effective and painless modality used to promote healing and decrease pain and inflammation in the targeted tissues. This type of laser is known as a “cold laser” and works on a cellular level by enhancing cell regeneration. Low-level laser therapy has been studied extensively and is proven to be effective for both acute and chronic conditions.
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