Chiropractic Physicians, or Chiropractors, use hands on spinal manipulations called adjustments, as well as other techniques including exercises, traction, whole body vibration and other therapies to improve the alignment of the spine. The idea being that proper alignment of the bodys bone, joint, and muscle structure, especially the spine, will reduce stress on the nervous system and allow the body to heal itself without the need for painful surgery and the often harmful side effects of pain medication. Manipulation can be used to regain mobility in joints that have become restricted from injuries triggered by a traumatic event like falling, an auto accident or even from the repetitive stress caused by sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Chiropractic care is commonly used as a pain relief alternative for back, neck, muscle and nerve pain and often can help prevent surgery and the overuse of pain medication. Chiropractic is also frequently used for overall physical wellness and prevention and can work well in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Naturopathic Medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) are trained in traditional medical primary care and naturopathic specialty care for patients of all ages. In addition to the basic medical sciences and conventional medicine diagnostics, a Naturopathic Physicians education includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical (herbal) medicine, homeopathy, pharmacology, minor surgery and physical medicine, . It is the Naturopathic Physicians role to identify the root cause of your condition and remove barriers to good health by helping create a healing internal and external environment.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective non-surgical treatment that alleviates back pain along with other problems connected with spinal disc injuries such as arm and leg pain along with numbness and tingling.Bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, squeezed nerves, sciatica, and arm or leg pain is frequently caused by abnormal stress and pressure on your discs.
Poor posture, bad body mechanics, repetitive stress and acute injuries misalign your spine and posture and cause your vertebrae to compress and stress your discs which then applies pressure and irritation to your joints and nerves. Compressed discs result in two major problems: a bulge or herniation of the disc that often presses on the nerve leading to pain and/or numbness and tingling.
The issue is frequently perpetuated since the compressed disc limits the flow of nutrients to itself and thus stopping the healing process. Conventional remedies include injections, pain medication and surgical procedures that are often ineffective and always have side effects. Spine Decompression therapy is an alternate that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration due to the evidence of its effectiveness.
Spinal Decompression is non-invasive and offers gentle decompression of the disc by using a computerized traction table. The patient is safely and securely stabilized on the table so that as it moves it applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). Then a distraction force is applied in between periods of relaxation which gently pumps the spine and disc developing a small vacuum action within the disc causing it to return to the proper and healthier shape. Similar to a repetitive stress injury, the decompression works in very minute increments. But over time that accumulates and allows the disc to remodel, heal and obtain the correct flow of nutrients needed to protect against inflammation, arthritis and future injuries.
Auto accidents are an everyday occurrence in the city of Seattle and throughout the country. Although the modern automobile is well engineered to prevent fatalities from such auto accidents the human body still absorbs an incredible amount of stress from the rapid acceleration and deceleration usually resulting in whiplash.
Seatbelts are very effective at keeping the majority of the body secure during an accident but since your head and neck are not securely fastened they are the most commonly damaged areas even in minor, low speed collisions. During impact the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs within and around the spine are sprained and the bony alignment can instantaneously be misaligned, or buckled, causing pain, numbness and tingling from disc injuries and ultimately irritation to the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
The key to recovering quickly from an auto accident is taking action soon after the incident. Waiting only compounds the problem and results in chronic neck, head and back pain. So if you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, please take action right away and seek professional help.
At Stability Health Center we have been extremely successful in getting our patients back to their normal routines through utilizing the Chiropractic BioPhysics technique a highly advanced, effective and result-oriented path towards optimal health without the need for costly medication and painful surgery. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation auto accident consultation.
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Spinal rehabilitation, or spinal correction, is an individualized protocol that is prescribed for a patient following a thorough physical and x-ray examination by thephysician. The goal of spinal rehabilitation in our office is to help patients correct the source of their pain and physical stress, thus allowing their body to function at a higher, more optimal level.The first step in the process is thoroughly examining each patient through digital postural and x-ray analysis, and hands onorthopedic and neurological tests todetermining a precise course of action to target the areas of concern.
The second step is to address and eliminate the patients immediate pain, making them more comfortable and therefore more capable of going through the spinal remodeling process. Managing pain involves one of our chiropractic physicians utilizing a variety of proven techniques such as adjustments, muscle work, stretching, stabilization exercises,ice and nutritional support to help reduce inflammation. Once the patients pain and discomfort subsides, corrective exercises are introduced to help strengthen the spine and create new muscle memory patterns for stabilization andcorrection of the patients posture.
Next in the rehab process is spinal remodeling using mechanical traction equipment, which is sometimes employed at the same time as exercises or shortly thereafter. Traction is most effectively done in the office with our specialized equipment and while under the doctors direct supervision, but it can also be prescribed for at home participation with safe and effective spinal traction orthotics. Finally, as treatment nears completion, our team will perform additional x-rays and posture assessments for comparative reasons, ensuring the course of treatment has produced positive results.
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