If you have never seen a chiropractor before, the thought of getting your spine adjusted can be a scary thought. The manipulation of the spine seems daunting, but when done by a professional can be a safe alleviation of pain.
An adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae of the spine. Sometimes these spinal cord protectors move out of alignment and cause discomfort and pain. The job of a chiropractor is to find those irregularities, or subluxations, and coerce them back into place through various chiropractic techniques.
An adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra with careful management by the chiropractor. This will cause a sound that signals the release of oxygen within the joint, alleviating the pressure and discomfort. Most clients describe a feeling of relief after an adjustment.
Once you have experience a chiropractic adjustment, it doesn’t seem so scary. If you or someone you know is having trouble with their spine or joints, make an appointment with us today!
Being a sensitive part of what makes up our body, our nerves need to be taken care of. Nerves are the pain receptors of our body and can easily be irritated, damaged, or compressed. Neuralgia is the term associated with a damaged nerve causing a severe burning or stabbing pain somewhere in the body. The causes for such pain are aging, disease, and infection.
If the pressure on the nerve is caused by a misalignment in the spine, the use of chiropractic care can benefit someone who is suffering from neuralgia.
Chiropractic cannot cure severe cases of neuralgia caused by disease or infection, but if the neuralgia is caused by a misalignment in the spine, chiropractic care can benefit the client.
Are you suffering from nerve pain and need relief? Our team at Wellness plus will do our best to provide you with phenomenal chiropractic care, so make an appointment today!
Thank You and Happy New Year
While we are sad to see the 2018 year go, we are excited to move into 2019. This past year has brought us many wonderful opportunities to grow our business and meet all of our wonderful clients who have come to us for their chiropractic care. We love taking care of your chiropractic needs and care plan!
As we transition into the new year, we encourage you to continue your chiropractic care plan after the busy rush of the holiday season. In the meantime, follow us on our social media to stay updated on the business!
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We have appreciated working with all of you this year, and look forward to the new faces 2019 brings! Happy New Year from all of us at Wellness Plus!
Lower Back Pain: Chiropractic Treatment
Pain in the lower back can cause aches and pains throughout the entire body. When alignment of the spine is off, the nerves in the body can end up pinched. Core Chiropractic treatment is best suitable for this kind of pain in the lower back.
Spinal manipulation is made of high-velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to the problem vertebrae in order to improve function within the area. The best time to start chiropractic treatment of lower back pain is during early signs. Chiropractic is best used alongside other treatments for the spine.
Mobilization of the spine is more of a low-velocity manipulation where there is focus on muscles and joints as well. This technique has a goal to increase the range of motion within the problem areas.
When combating lower back pain, consider the chiropractic work of Wellness Plus! Our professionals will handle you with care and provide you with the best treatment around!
Being a part of the most researched chiropractic techniques, we thought it was best to touch on the Activator Method and tell you a few things about it!
Its efficiency is supported through research, unlike any other instrument adjusting technique! With research to back it, and clinical trials to support it, the Activator Method has proven its importance within the Chiropractic field. In the hands of an experienced and trained Chiropractor, this tool can assist the client in achieving and maintaining healthy alignment of the spine.
The handheld device is used to deliver a small amount of pressure to a joint or vertebra in the intention of aligning it correctly. Seeing as the force is sent quickly, the muscles have less time to tense, therefore allowing the Activator to freely manipulate the intended joint or vertebra. This tool can be used alongside manual manipulation of the spine in order to provide the client with the best treatment specific to them.
Next time you come into Wellness Plus, ask us about Activators and if they will be a part of your care plan! We look forward to seeing you!
How Stretching Benefits your Chiropractic Care
The spine is held in place by the surrounding muscles and ligaments. It is important, as we age, to keep muscles as flexible as possible since they have a tendency to tighten over the years.
The tightening of muscles cause the body to no longer maintain symmetry. This can be seen in the raise of one side of the body. When stretching is used alongside chiropractic, the muscles within the body, specifically surrounding the spine, relax and begin to align with the adjustments made by the chiropractor.
Stretching alongside chiropractic care can also improve the range of motion within the body as well as flexibility. When you are more flexible, you are less likely to be injured as long as you continue to listen to your body and understand your limits.
Muscles are where we hold our stress, so if you are adding stretching into your routine, you are combatting your stress effectively!
We focus on your overall wellness here at Wellness Plus. Our objective is to help you live a healthy life alongside your chiropractic appointments. If you are looking for a reliable chiropractor, schedule your appointment today!
Chiropractic and Yoga
Chiropractic can benefit patients in many ways, but what can be used along with chiropractic to better the healing process? One of the most popular answers is yoga. So how exactly does yoga help with the chiropractic process? Here is what you need to know;
Within the United States, multiple studies have been conducted, one of which the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health proved a reduction in the pain patients were feeling in their lower back, as well as depression, after practicing yoga along side chiropractic for six months.
The important thing to remember when applying yoga alongside chiropractic is that you as the patient need to be open with your chiropractor about what positions of yoga you are practicing as well as the frequency. Just like a standard care plan, your medical professional needs to know the activities you are participating in to provide you the best level of care.
At Wellness Plus, we want you to be a part of the best care possible. That is why if you are experiencing any pain, make an appointment today so we can start your care plan as soon as possible.
At Wellness Plus, we are amazed at how wonderfully complicated the body is. Today we want to take a moment and explain, in a general sense, how your body works and how Chiropractic can help!
Your entire body is made up of multiple systems, and each system has a job they must maintain in order for you to be healthy. These systems include: Digestive, Reproductive, Circulatory, Endocrine, Integumentary, Lymphatic, Muscular, Nervous, Excretory, Respiratory, and Skeletal.
But how do all the systems in the body communicate with one another? Through nerves! Part of the nervous system, nerves are the most important communicators within your body. That is why it is so important to take care of your nerves and make sure they can send signals throughout your body appropriately.
How do we make sure they can communicate effectively without disruption? Through Chiropractic! Chiropractic focuses on the overall wellness of the body. By focusing on the spinal cord, the spine, and the correct alignment of each, chiropractic assists in the proper flow of communication from your brain through your nerves to systems throughout your body.
If you want more information or have specific questions feel free to call our office or come in! I wanna plus we want to work with you to understand how we can help your body be at optimal health.
X-Rays are an essential to the chiropractic care process. When you make your first appointment with Wellness Plus, you will be asked to have X-Rays taken. These will provide an inside look at problems that you may be facing.
X-Rays are electromagnetic waves that travel through the body to project an internal image on corresponding slides. This is why those who are pregnant or may be pregnant should not have X-Rays taken. When a client has their X-Rays, a chiropractor can use them to pinpoint the trouble areas within the body.
These medical technologies have provided insight into alignment of the spine for years, and are essential to the chiropractic process. If you believe chiropractic will benefit you or someone you know, make an appointment with Wellness Plus today and have your initial appointment with X-Rays today!
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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