CHIROPRACTIC CARE

backacheChiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to care for neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to: back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

Top reasons why I use Impulse IQ Adjusting at Truecare. Just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering chiropractic adjustments.

7. A Mechanical Advantage for a more efficient chiropractic adjustments. Newton’s Second Law is force = mass x acceleration. Impulse adjusting takes advantage of high acceleration with substantially smaller mass. Impulse IQ is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments and 100x faster than manual chiropractic adjustments. The GENTLE thrust is faster than the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment.

6. SAFETY – There are instances where manual adjustments are not advised – for example an elderly patient with osteoporosis. Low force instrument adjusting can be delivered in a prone neutral position.

5. EVIDENCE BASED CARE – A number of studies have investigated instrument adjusting for its effectiveness and found it to be as effective in reducing pain and improving function in pain patients as manual adjusting techniques.

4. INCREASE the number of patients we can provide care for. The low force settings makes adjustments easier for elderly and children by providing quick and effective methods. The Impulse IQ Adjusting System is safe and effective for our patients of all age.

3. PROVIDE MORE SERVICES to our patients – we can care for a broader range of conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, extremities, anterior rib pain, TMJ dysfunction, shoulder problems and the list goes on.

2 We are constantly innovating and adding technology to our practice.

1. EASIER ON OUR PATIENTS – because of the extreme speed and lower forces generated with instrument adjusting, the adjustments are easier on our patients. This means LESS SIDE EFFECTS, such as muscle soreness and increased pain during the treatment and afterwards. WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE? Adjustments with the Impulse IQ Adjusting System feel like a light tapping sensation on the area being treated. In most cases the treatment is painless and after the adjustment many patients feel relief of pain and improved mobility. Others report a sense of well-being or soothing calm feeling. Of course, results vary from case to case and chronic conditions, inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may benefit from our treatment with the Impulse IQ Adjusting System: Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Disc Problems, Hip, Knee or Foot Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Numbness, Shoulder, Arm or Wrist Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ, Fatigue, Muscle Spasms or Soreness – and much more.

Elastic therapeutic taping (Kinesio Taping®) made its first prominent appearance at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. With help from a heat activated acrylic adhesive, Kinesio Tape® is applied to the skin to create a mechanical lifting effect. This opens the narrow space between the skin and muscle tissue, which aides in the body’s natural healing mechanisms. It targets the body’s natural receptors and maintains effects on these receptors following treatments.

Uses for Kinesio Taping® include muscular, mechanical, muscle fascial, ligament and tendon correcting, and the beneficial effects it has on the body are numerous. Kinesio Taping® can provide an increased blood flow to an injured region, increase nutrient absorption, decrease swelling, provide better control over muscle contractions, and decrease pain, which can lead to faster healing.

Anodyne® Therapy is a method for treating patients with poor circulation and chronic pain. The use of infrared light therapy has been shown to temporarily increase blood flow and trigger the local release of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide plays a direct role in pain relief as well as the stimulation of the endothelial lining of both arterial and venous blood vessels, resulting in vasodilation. Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization therapy effectively breaks down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique uses instrumentation to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The therapy separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers; increases skin temperature; facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern; alters spinal reflux activity; increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area; increases cellular activity in the region; and increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity.
Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy [LLLT] is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which has been used successfully around the world for over 25 years to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies.

How does laser light heal? Low level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune response in our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects and has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.

What are the effect of LLLT?

  • Biostimulation/tissue regeneration
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic

LLLT increases metabolism at the cellular level, causing accelerated ATP production; protein synthesis and DNA and RNA formation. At the tissue level, circulation increases during and after the administration of LLLT; new blood and lymphatic vessels are formed; and collagen synthesis is enhanced.

The biochemical model attributes pain relief to a host of factors, including elevated endorphins and acetylcholine; nerve blockade; decreased synthesis of bradykinin; decreased release of histamine; and increased microcirculation to correct ischemia and acidosis.

Are there risks associated with LLLT? There is no destruction of tissue and relatively little risk associated with low power lasers. The following safety measures should be followed:

Do not stare into the beam or shine it into an eyeDo not knowingly shine the laser beam over a cancerous tumorDo no shine the laser beam onto the unclosed fontanelles of babies and children.

Applications of LLLT; according to published Medical Reports, many acute and chronic conditions may be improved or eliminated with laser use; including:

Acupuncture points
Arthralgia/Arthritis
Back pain
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondromalacia Patellae
Fibromyalgia
Heel Spurs/Plantar Fascitis
Migraine Headaches
Neck Pain/Whiplash
Nerve Root Pain
Post-Operative Pain
Repetitive Stress
Injuries
TMJ Pain/Dysfunction
Tendonitis
Tennis Elbow
Neuralgia
Trigger Points
Sprains/Strains
Swelling
Wound Healing
Acne, Skin disorders, Scars
Herpes
Prostatitis
Sinusitis
Sports Injuries