What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic treatment is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. It emphasizes manual techniques including spinal adjustment and other joint adjustments.
IN SIMPLER TERMS
It is a healthy, natural, non-surgical form of treating the body’s disorders, preventing future possible disorders and promoting general good health.
Joint Pain (Back, Neck, Wrist, Etc.)
Advancements in technology have filled our lives with devices that promote multi-tasking, enhance communication, help us get more accomplished and be more organized, however the benefits from the use of these devices come at a cost. What cost?
The average adult now spends more time: sitting at a desk, sitting in traffic, bending their neck to support a cell phone and typing on a computer than ever before. Each of these mentioned can create added stress and fatigue to a body and when added to the normal daily activities in the life of a body, it can cause the body to become, over time, misaligned, compromise the nervous system and cause pain.
When the nervous system is compromised due to spinal misalignments, then our bodies are not able to adapt to the environment and function at their optimum.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) approximately 29% of adults currently suffer from back pain, women are twice as likely to experience back pain than men, and about 80% of adults will experience back pain at least once in their lives.
With the ever-growing possibility of misalignment from daily life or accident, it becomes a wise choice for each of us to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle complimented with a proper diet, exercise program, nutritional supplements, work-to-rest time balance and informed decision making with relation to medical care and preventive care.
Automobile Accidents & Other Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 2.4 million people are injured per year in auto related accidents.
Although that seems like a large number, advancements of automobile safety technology have helped to decrease the number of automobile accident related injuries. However the expanded use of texting and cell phone usage while operating a vehicle act as counterproductive measures in reducing the total number of automobile accident related injuries.
Additionally accidents of all types occur daily and can leave the injured in pain.
When an injury from an automobile accident, or other types of accidents occur, rest assured that we stand ready to implement non-surgical treatment to restore your health once more.
Laser Technology & X-ray
Our office offers a full range of advanced technology used in the diagnosis and treatment of pain related cases. Low Level Erchonia Cold Laser Technology is used to emit visible coherent light to the affected area to initiate increased micro circulation and enhanced tissue generation. The overall effects are: decreased pain and inflammation along with increased range of motion. Think of it as a calculator that subtracts pain.
X-rays are taken to be able to see inside certain objects, like our bodies. We use X-rays to be able to see the skeletal portions of the body in order to appropriately diagnose the health care concern and create a treatment plan for health recovery. Our X-rays are taken internally within our office.
Proper nutrition for the human body is second to none! Our bodies not only need, but crave the nutrition necessary to properly fuel them. In today’s fast paced society often we do not eat the proper foods and thus we lack the nutrition necessary for our bodies. Because of this, science has designed supplements to supply the vitamin intake our bodies need. Proper supplements not only aide in the healing power of the body, they also assist in the health maintenance of the body.
We are proud to be a Shaklee Distributor, offering superior vitamins that dissolve correctly within the human body, as compared to some that just pass through the body, to properly supply the vitamins and nutrients required.
Why have we chosen to partner with Shaklee vitamins? Here is why:
- Their products are in harmony with nature.
- They disintegrate in adequate time for absorption and absorption is proven.
- The excellence of the Shaklee Corporation is widely recognized.
- Shaklee’s more than 60 research studies over the past 10 years have been accepted for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Shaklee – Start the foundation for your longer, healthier life.
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We are equally proud to be a Nutri-West Distributor. They have been manufacturing and distributing nutritional supplemental products since 1982. From the commencement, Nutri-West strives to provide ever-more-effective supplements developed by its research panel of more than 20 eminent doctors. And realizing that patient compliance is a key to patient health, the company continues to offer only high-potency, all-natural products that are easy to carry, easy to take, and in general easy to make a part of one’s regular quest for health.
Nutri-West… if you care enough about your health.
Animal Care (VOM)
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technology that exist between veterinary medicine and chiropractic care. It promotes healing by reducing subluxations and reestablishing the neuronal pathways of communication in your animal’s nervous system.
VOM is the simplest, safest and most effective healing method in veterinary care to date. It locates all the neuronal subluxations present in your animal and reduces them. The adjustment technique provides the exact amount of force needed to reduce the subluxation without inducing a lot of motion that could potentially injure your animal.
Your four-footed friends is accurately adjusted – every time – in any position, attitude or mood.
This is not Animal Chiropractic! VOM technology and method draws from both Veterinary Medicine and Animal Chiropractic – it is a hybrid profession that incorporates the benefits of both fields, yet is more effective than either field by itself.
VOM is formally recognized in Washington State, and by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Maine Veterinary Medical Association and the German Shepherd Clubs of America.
Dr. South adjusts primarily dogs, cats and horses. To do this he makes house and stable calls with the permission of the veterinarian that supervises the animal’s health. Dogs and cats may also be seen in the office with an appointment. Dr. South works with quite a few Doctors of Veterinary Medicine in the area. Dr. South contacts your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine prior to adjusting the animal to be sure that they are in agreement and if there are any concerns that need to be considered.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.