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Spinal cords are protected by tunnels of vertebrae — small bones in the back that interlock. Loss of normal motion or displacement of these bones can cause irritation or impairment of the nervous system, resulting in vertebral subluxation. The condition can result from many origins, including repetitive overuse, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, falls from childhood, and even emotional stress and tension. It is a chiropractor's job to facilitate the correction of vertebral subluxation and try to improve your spinal health.
The use of chiropractic therapy within a preventative health care routine, including scheduling appointments at regular intervals, keeps bodies in a positive structural state. Hydration is essential for this process; the recommended daily allowance of fluids is 64 ounces. Other essential practices include
- Maintain flexibility with routine stretching.
- Build strength and endurance with exercise.
- Achieve proper sleep, as it is an anti-inflammatory aid that stimulates overall body healing and relieves stress.
- Eat a high-quality diet with balanced meals featuring high-protein, high-fiber, low-glycemic-index, and low-carb foods.
Better Life Chiropractic specializes in manual adjustments and activator methods.
Massage Can Help
Sitting for long lengths of time at workstations or riding in daily commutes can take a huge toll on the body. Repetitive movements required for certain occupations can result in chronic muscle tension, pain, and dysfunction. It is the goal of stretching and therapeutic massage to help you regain proper alignment of your spine and maintain it. Therapeutic massage can dissolve tension with every session, and if it's regularly received, it helps to keep tension at bay.
Combining Treatments for Better Results
Therapeutic massage is a time-honored remedy that has proven to be effective in combination with chiropractic care. Both types of care are based on the body's innate healing power and are holistic in nature. It is the belief of our chiropractors that if joints are moving properly and are in correct alignment to relaxed muscles, there should be no inflammation or pain in that area.
Rapid Release Therapy
Rapid release technology (RRT) targets painful adhesions using resonance (the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object.) RRT has determined the optimum frequency for maximum effectiveness. It releases the toughest adhesions, muscles, joints, and even chronic pain.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with different tissues of the body. Cold laser can help stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality applied directly to the skin using a round wand or probe. Gel is used as a conduit as well as used to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of ultrasonic waves. The waves are caused by the vibration of crystals within the head of the wand or probe. Ultrasound is used for deep heat, tissue relaxation, local blood flow, decreasing inflammation, and helping to break down scar tissue.
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Electric stim (EMS) works by mimicking the natural way which the body exercises the muscles. Electrodes are attached to the skin that delivers impulses that make the muscles contract. EMS helps strengthen the muscles by reducing muscle spasms, decreasing inflammation, increasing range of motion, and alleviating pain. It is used in treating conditions like sprains, arthritis, back pain, scoliosis, and sciatica.
Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine. It is used to treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.
Cervical traction is designed to provide safe and effective stretching of the neck. Cervical traction can help alleviate pain, reduce nerve compression, improve spinal function, help with posture correction, and increase range of motion.
Medical Supplies and Supplements
We carry a wide variety of homeopathic remedies and supplements. We are a designated distributor for Foot Levelers and Standard Process.
Nutritional supplements and chiropractic care both compliment the whole body as one cohesive unit. Dr. Naugle is trained in nutrition and is able to provide you with high-quality natural food supplements. It has been our experience that supplements combined with improving dietary intake can improve general health and promote quicker healing.
Dr. Naugle offers several different supplements to fit a variety of needs or nutritional wants, such as the Five Part Nutritional Wellness Protocol. Many physical and emotional ailments can be treated through nutritional supplementation. Ask us about your options.