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Chiropractic Care

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use a manual approach to provide diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for issues relating to the spine, pelvis, extremities, nervous system, muscles and joints. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, your chiropractor will develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment plan which may include chiropractic adjustments of joints, soft tissue treatment of muscle including Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.®) & Graston Technique, therapeutic modalities (Laser) and lifestyle advice.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment Like?

 

Chiropractic adjustments are manual adjustments to the joints and nervous system of the body (spine and extremities) in order to reduce pain and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs and comfort of each patient. Adjustment of a joint may result in a release of a gas bubble between the joints that makes a popping sound- it's exactly the same as when you "crack" your knuckles. It is not painful.

Who is Chiropractic good for?

 

Chiropractors treat people of all ages by varying technique and force required to ensure safe and effective care for each individual. Chiropractic care has been shown to be helpful in the following:

  • Sport,Work or Accident Related Injuries

  • Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • Tingling in Arms and Legs

  • Hip and Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Foot Pain

  • Wrist/ Elbow Pain

  • Numbness

What is Active Release Technique? (ART)

ART is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Soft tissue conditions all have one important thing in common: muscle overuse or repetitive strain.

  ART can treat a number of symptoms of repetitive strain, including:

  • Headaches

  • Back pain

  • Shin splints

  • Tennis elbow and
    golfers elbow (tendonitis)

  • Knee problems

  • Achilles tendonosis

  • Carpal tunnel
    syndrome

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sciatica

  • Plantar fasciitis

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate abnormal tissues, which are then treated by combining precisely directed tension with specific patient movements. It is common to feel a duplication of your pain symptoms during the treatment (a good indication that the problem has been identified). A condition may require two to ten visits before full functionality is restored. Chiropractic adjustments are frequently carried out in conjunction with ART to increase treatment effectiveness.

About Repetitive Use and Soft Tissue Injuries

 

Injuries to soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, fascia and nerves) can result in tissue inflammation and swelling. The body responds to this inflammation with scar tissue in an attempt to stabilize the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues restricting motion, reducing circulation, inhibiting nerve function, causing ongoing friction and pressure, and usually results in the production of more cross fibers and adhesions. As scar tissue builds up:

  • muscles become shorter and weaker reducing power and coordination

  • tension on tendons causes tendonitis

  • nerves can become trapped

 

Along with pain you will have muscles that feel tight and that alter joint mechanics. With trapped nerves, you may also feel tingling, numbness, shooting pains, burning sensations, weakness, muscle atrophy and circulatory changes. Click here for more information on Active Release Technique®

Laser Therapy

Stonebridge Chiropractic is now providing patients with Theralase 1000, also known as light and laser therapy. Theralase laser is unmatched in the industry. It penetrates further, heals faster, and relieves your pain and suffering within minutes of treatment. It’s treatments are safe, painless and a highly effective method of using the body’s own natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration.


How Laser Therapy does it work?

  1. By accelerating healing. Laser energy is delivered to injured cells, which absorb the light and convert it into chemical energy, which is used to accelerate tissue repair.
     

  2. By reducing inflammation. Inflammation process is initiated to immobilize the injured area and prevent further damage to your body. Theralase increases the production of Nitric Oxide by over 700%. This process not only reduces inflammation but brings much needed oxygen and other metabolites to the injured tissue aiding in their natural healing.
     

  3. By decreasing pain. The transmission of pain is primarily due to an expulsion of sodium ions and an influx of potassium ions into the nerve cell across the cellular membrane, altering the electrical potential difference of the nerve cell. Theralase effectively removes the pain signal at the source by rebalancing the sodium potassium pathway.


By incorporating light therapy into our chiropractic treatments, patients will experience improved results for a number of common conditions such as:

  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

  • Rotator cuff tears

  • Knee pain/Ligament injuries

  • Migraines

  • Tendinitis/Sprains

  • Low Back Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Neck Pain

  • Wounds

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Hip Bursitis

  • Lumbar/Cervical Arthrosis

  • Sinusitis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Psoriasis

  • Lymphedema

For more information about Theralase, please visit their website.

Graston

 

Graston Technique® is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that effectively breaks down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. It is common to be tender or bruised after a Graston treatment.