Chiropractic is a drug free, holistic approach to health care. Chiropractic care improves the way the body works and heals through alignment and stimulation of the nervous system. A chiropractic adjustment is a short, quick thrust through a joint to help restore alignment or loss of motion. Adjustments stimulate the nervous system through stretching joint capsules causing a signal to be sent from the nerves innervating the joint to the brain, thus re-establishing the brain body connection. The nervous system is our wireing from our brain, through our spinal cord to all aspect of our body- eyes, skin, organs, joints and muscles. By improving biomechanics, the body is able to function at a more optimal state.
Chiropractic adjustments help:
- Realign the joints
- Restore range of motion
- Decrease localized and referred pain.
- Restore Balance or Proprioception
Imbalance and pain can arise from:
- Poor Posture and Improper Biomechanics
- Inadequate Nutrition
There are many different chiropractic techniques. Dr. Vermillion and Dr. Bloom use several different methods to best suit their patients. Each patient and their condition is evaluated to determine which techniques will best suit them.
- Manual Adjusting: just the doctors hands are used to restore joint motion. A quick, shallow thrust is put through the joint in a controlled manner. Sometimes a pop is heard.
- Drop Table: a table with segments which drop down is used. The doctor uses her hands along with the force of the table dropping to realign the joint.
- Arthrostim: this is a tool which gives short, graded impulses of energy. The more force the doctor uses on the tool the stronger the impulses become. This tool can be used to realign joints or to release tight muscles.
- Flexion/Distraction Therapy: this table is used to separate the vertebrae and create gentle traction. This is a relieving therapy for patients with sciatica or disk herniations.
- Graston: this technique is used for soft tissue mobilization. Stainless steel tools are used to decrease muscle tension, adhesions and scar tissue.
- Kinesio Tape: this is a elastic tape which is similar to human skin for stretching and support. This tape is used to help support muscles and tendons, encourage lymphatic drainage and increase circulation which assists the body with healing.