An adjustment is used to treat dysfunction in a joint or motion segment in which alignment, movement and integrity and/or physiological function are altered. the way a chiropractor treats neck and back pain. a common method The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to introduce motion in a fixated spinal joint. Adjustments can be performed hands on by manual manipulation of the spine or by an activator (a hand-held instrument that introduces motion into the joint). The drop table permits effective administration of passive spine traction as well as decompression of the intervertebral discs.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Intersegmental traction is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
Electrical stimulation or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is a technique used to assist in decreasing pain and reducing inflammation surrounding an injured joint. Electrical stimulation helps to lessen muscle spasms associated with spinal dysfunction making it a great complimentary treatment to the chiropractic manipulation.
Cupping is a practice used in traditional medicine in several parts of the world, including China and the Middle East. It involves creating suction on the skin using a glass, ceramic, bamboo, or plastic cup. Negative pressure is created in the cup either by applying a flame to the cup to remove oxygen before placing it on the skin or by attaching a suction device to the cup after it is placed on the skin. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair.