Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
The cornerstone of chiropractic health treatment is spinal manipulation, often called the "adjustment". It may involve either gentle pressure, or a quick thrust to restore normal motion to joints that have become restricted or "locked". While manipulation may be performed by other physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic have the most extensive experience and education in manipulation, performing 94% of the spinal manipulations in the United States. Numerous scientific studies have proven the efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness and high levels of patient satisfaction of spinal manipulation. As a result, it is one of only two treatment protocols given the highest recommendation for the treatment of low back pain by the Agency for Health Care and Policy Research (AHCPR), an arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The Cox Technique is designed to be a safe, nearly-painless alternative to back surgery, and is commonly used in patients who are still suffering from back pain after extensive surgery, or are in the rehabilitation phase and want to improve their recovery results. The technique is designed to realign the spine by applying pressure in key areas of the back; Dr. Moyer effectively decompresses the discs by applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine, and a series of repetitive movements and thrusts to reduce pressure.
The Leander technique incorporates motorized tables where the patient lies face down. It helps decompress lower back joints and discs.
A hand held adjusting instrument that is manually adjusted to provide a dynamic thrust.
When most people think of acupuncture they think of needles. However, acupuncture is a principle based on the philosophy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) of balancing the energy systems of the body. This is done by working with the meridian systems of the body. A meridian is a tube-like channel of electromagnetic energy that flows through the body. It has been said by some that these channels are anatomically 2-3 mm below the surface of the skin. There are 14 main meridians in TCM, 12 of which are paired with a right and left side while the other 2 are in the midline of the body. These meridians are named after major organs in the body (large intestine, liver, heart, kidney, spleen, etc.) and begin or end on either the fingertips or toe tips and the face or chest. The meridian systems are evaluated to determine which meridians are out of balance and stimulate certain points to bring the meridians into balance.
Traction/decompression- force acting on a longitudinal axis to draw structures apart and increase mobility.
Electric stimulation- interferential current or muscle stimulation to reduce pain and reduce muscle spasm.
Ultrasound -acoustic vibration above those detectable by the human ear to reduce muscle spasms and increase circulation.
Cold Laser- pain control and increase healing, increases intercellular activity.
Soft tissue massage/vibratory massage- to increase blood flow and reduce muscle spasm.
Therapeutic Exercise - to restore motion and function.
Stimulates neurological system, increase mobility, reduce pain, improve circulation, speed recovery and burn calories.