The Chiropractic Adjustment
The chiropractic office of Dr. Mary Cleaves-Duncan utilizes chiropractic services to tailor the health care needs of each patient in accordance with their specific complaints. Therefore the office utilizes several techniques based on patient need. Some of the chiropractic services and techniques which may be used are:
- Diversified - A widely used and familiar in chiropractic technique which utilizes a hands on approach to help restore the proper mobility and alignment of joint dysfunction. Found to be beneficial for the correction of generalized musculoskeletal complaints.
- Activator - Founded on the principals of clinical research the Activator technique is the only instrument adjusting method in the field of Chiropractic. It is a highly effective technique for the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, sciatica, disc disorders, pediatric adjusting, geriatric adjusting, spinal arthritis, and extremity complaints.
- Cox Flexion-Distraction - A decompression spinal manipulation. A gentle treatment especially designed for the healing of lower back pain. Cox-Flexion Distraction has been proven to reduce Intradisc pressure. It is a slow, specific, and smooth technique. Found to be beneficial for Disc Disorders, Scoliosis, & Degenerative Arthritis.
- Myofascial Release - A hands on technique used to relax muscle spasms, improve circulation and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. Beneficial for overuse injuries, musculoskeletal trauma disorders, muscle tension, chronic musculoskeletal disorders, disc injuries, sciatic, scoliosis, low back pain, extremity complaints, and the list goes on.
- SOT and Exercise - Used to stretch & strengthen the supporting musculature, improve endurance and flexibility & increase range of motion. Specific to spinal region and extremity.
The following physiotherapy services are available at our office and they are utilized to promote healing:
- Ultrasound - A physical therapy tool used to reduce inflammation, promote healing and sedate pain.
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation - Interferential Therapy - A physical therapy modality used to reduce muscle spasms, reduce swelling and reduce pain.
- Cryotherapy - The application of ice for the reduction of inflammation. Often beneficial for acute injuries and acute musculoskeletal conditions.
- Moist Heat - The application of moist heat for the relaxation of muscle spasms. Often beneficial for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
- Intermittent Traction - A physical therapy modality which utilizes a gentle monitor mechanical pulling force along the long axis of the spine. Specific and often beneficial for disc disorders to the neck and lower back.
- Cervical Traction and Lumbar Traction - Spinal Decompression