Services Provided

SPINAL MANIPULATION (Adjustments): By gently moving the spine and joints to their end range of motion and then quickly but gently thrusting, I can move or mobilize the involved area providing increased range of motion and reducing pain. The "popping" or "cracking" sound is the rapid movement of synovial fluid and gases resulting in joint relaxation and lubrication. The bones are actually separating not rubbing during an adjustment.

FLEXION-DISTRACTION/SPINAL DECOMPRESSION:
This has become one of the most widely used approaches to treat disc injuries with or without nerve pain into the leg (sciatica). Treatment involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts (decompresses) or stretches the spine to islolate and treat the area of disc involvement. The use of traction or distraction of the disc combined with isolation and a gentle pumping action has been shown to increase disc height, reducing both back and nerve pain. This treatment is combined with physiotherapy and home exercises to help return the patient more quickly to full, pain-free activity. Many patients have avoided painful injections and surgery using this technique.

ULTRASOUND: By using high frequency sound waves the deep tissues are heated and micro-massaged. This is the same technology used in Sonograms. Ultrasound can improve blood flow, reduce swelling and relax muscles.

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION: I use several types of electrical stimulation. Some are designed for pain relief and reduction of inflammation. Another type called "Russian Stimulation" can actually strengthen weakened muscles to rehabilitate injuries without using exercises that might aggravate the area. "High Volt" and "High Volt-Ultrasound" combination therapy is used for severe pain and muscle spasm.

LASER THERAPY: This exciting new treatment option works on damaged tissues to stimulate cellular healing. I have had great success on numerous conditions including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ (Jaw Pain), Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain), Knee pain, Shoulder pain and numerous other problems that may not respond to other forms of treatment. There is no pain, heat or side-effects. I usually recommend 5-6 sessions however in some cases there is remarkable improvement after the first session.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY: Many conditions involving the neck and back are associated with tight muscles which may eventually become chronic knots or "trigger points". These are areas that are typically painful to the touch and may cause radiation of pain into the midback, arms, legs, hips, buttocks and head. By using specific manual techniques along with specialized therapies, I can break up these trigger points. Patients frequently experience amazing improvement in their pain and significant increase in flexibility and movement.

COMBINATION THERAPY: By using ultrasound combined with a special form of electrical stimulation we can break up deep muscle knots called "Trigger Points" which can cause severe pain, spasm and referred pain into the arms or legs. If you ever experienced a severe muscle spasm in your neck or back this is the treatment for you.

INTERSEGMENTAL TRACTION: Many of our patients love this particular therapy. A series of rollers knead, massage and stretch the spine and muscles providing both relaxation and improved spinal flexibility.

REHABILITATION: After we have reduced your pain and restored mobility it is time to strengthen and stabilize the injured areas. In some cases pain relief is adequate but in many chronic situations long-term treatment in the form of home and office exercise is needed to prevent recurrence.

MASSAGE THERAPY: We have a licensed massage therapist on staff. Combining massage with chiropractic treatment works very well. However, many people prefer to come in only for massages - they may already have a chiropractor, or they may have no interest in chiropractic treatment. See our massage therapy page for more information.