More Than Just an Adjustment

Factually speaking, spinal
manipulation or “adjustments”
improve movement of the spine, and
reduce muscle spasm. There is one
consideration...what if the origin of
pain is from toxins within the
muscles?  What if muscle spasm
secondary to stress or arthritis in the
joints are the causative agents of
the spinal fixation?  In these
scenarios, an adjustment is not
always sufficient to correct the
problem.  This is why we use
massage to loosen tight, sore
muscles prior to administering any
form of spinal manipulation.   In
addition to relaxing the patient and
the muscles, massage increases
blood flow to the muscles thereby
enhancing the removal of lactic acid
and other toxins.  Massage
Common conditions helped:
  • Neck Pain                                
  • Low Back Pain  
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome       
  • Hip Pain/hip bursitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain/rotator cuff injuries
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Disk Bulges
  • Disk Herniations
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Jaw pain/TMJ
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer's elbow
  • Knee/ankle/foot pain
increases lymphatic drainage, thereby reducing pressure in sinuses, enhancing
immune function, and also creates a feeling of overall well-being.  In addition,
there is the benefit of a caring, healing touch from one person to another.
Perhaps this is why intuitively humans enjoy massage!  Our common sense
approach to spinal and health care frequently results in shorter treatment
duration, longer lasting and more comfortable adjustments.  We also have the
ability to obtain positive outcomes for patients with chronic, difficult problems that
have not responded to prior physical therapy or even prior Chiropractic care.  
This specialty form of Chiropractic also helps with headaches, sciatica,
degenerative disk syndromes, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder
problems, and many, many more conditions.   Perhaps this is why so many
existing patients have referred new patients to our office for our exceptional
care.  After all, helping others is what we enjoy doing most.

What about the noise?

Spinal adjustments often result in an audible "pop" or "snap" when gentle
pressure is applied in order to restore proper spinal movement.  This sound is
nothing more than a release of suction between two smooth surfaces of the
joints, similar to how a suction cup makes a snapping sound when it is pulled
from a smooth surface.  The release of friction inside the joint often produces a
pleasant senstation afterwards, due to the release of natural pain killers called