Chiropractic AdjustmentThe most common procedure performed is a “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” This procedure can be manual as well as nonforce adjusting. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility, and stimulate the Nervous System, by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, stimulates the Nervous System, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, improving communication to the Nervous System, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic care can treat such conditions as: Low Back Pain, Sciatica / Leg Pain, Disc Bulge, Herniation or Rupture, Neck Pain & Stiffness, Numbness or Pain Down the Arm, Headaches, Migraine Headaches and Cluster Headaches, Chiropractic Care After Back Surgery, Degenerative Arthritis/Disc Degeneration, Mid Back, Shoulder and Chest Pain, Scoliosis, Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ Syndrome/Dysfunction, Whiplash, Sports Injuries, Dizziness.
Pain Relieving TENS Unit
T.E.N.S. is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. With the development of modern medicine doctors and scientists have perfected the use of electric pulses to treat and eliminate pain. TENS units use electro frequency at about 80 to 90 MegaHertz. According to doctors and medical professionals the TENS device is the most highly effective treatments for pain relief. A TENS unit is a device that transmits small square electrical pulses to the electrodes, which transmit this electrical pulse to the underlying nerves. The fundamental components of a TENS unit are the electrodes, a highly advanced computer chip, and an electrical battery source. The small amount of electricity is transmitted through the computer component then to the electrodes, which transmits the electrical waveform to the underlying nerves. The user can personalize the pulse frequency, which is the strength of the electrical current given to the electrode. The strength of electric current is measured in megahertz. The user can also adjust how long each pulse width is. This pulsation effect gives a cycle of higher and lower electric wavelengths. This measurement between the wavelengths is measured in time by microseconds. The strength of the pulse and the width on duration of that pulse are the two main adjustments found on TENS units. Two more features that you can get on a TENS unit are settings for a burst mode and a modulation mode. A burst mode changes the time and duration of the pulse and makes a series of seven quick pulses followed by a rest.
Low-Tech Physical Rehabilitation
Low tech physical rehabilitation combines postural exercises and low tech rehabilitation equipment, such as a wobble board, dynadisc, or swiss ball. The purpose of physical rehabilitation is to strengthen weak muscle groups to help balance your body and improve overall function. Physical rehabilitation may also include stretching specific areas that may be constricted and reducing your range of motion. Treatment is always based on the needs and goals of the patient. Dr. Davis strongly believes that rehabilitative exercises should be performed at home in addition to in the office setting which drives his passion to use a lot of low-tech rehabilitation with a majority of his patients. He understand that Very few of his patients have the ability or desire to spend $12,000 on a machine to do whole body vibration, but all of hispatients have a space on their floor at their home where they can perform stretches and strengthening exercises. Back stretches can Prevent Pain by helping to loosen the back muscles and prevent tears and other injuries. Stretching also helps to lengthen the muscles and reduce the amount of pressure placed on the spine. Good stretching exercises can improve poor posture and relieve chronic back pain. Increases Flexibility and range of motion around the joints. Improves Circulation since as you stretch, you relieve tension in the muscles. This allows more oxygen to flow to the muscles and improves circulation. Reduces Stress Level. Improves Focus and Concentration. Makes Breathing Easier.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
E.M.S. stands for (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) which is predominately used to prevent, or reduce, muscle atrophy. Atrophy is the weakening and loss of muscle tone, which is usually experienced after surgeries or injuries. EMS has been proven to be an effective means of preventing muscle atrophy. EMS also helps by increasing blood flow to muscles, increasing range of motion, increasing muscle strength, as well as enhancing muscle endurance. EMS has pain management attributes in helping muscle related pain, such as a spastic muscle, sore muscles, or tight muscles.
Postural Education and Exercises
Postural exercises are designed to strengthen muscles that may be compromised by poor posture. Postural exercises should be performed slowly, and will be gradually progressed by your physician. As mentioned above in the low-tech physical therapy section the importance of these exercises to your overall health are vital. You can easily perform these exercises at home. Some of them you can do while you are at your office or place of work to relieve pain and rebuild muscles that will help to prevent the pain from returning in the future. You can only benefit from the results.
Guest Lectures on various Health Topics
Dr. Adam Davis is always available to give talks and lectures on various health-related topics. He can talk about ergonomics and how it can reduce time off and workplace injuries. Dr. Davis has appeared on numerous radio and internet shows talking about proper health and how it can affect your body and your posture. Dr. Davis will tailor his presentation and lecture to serve the needs of the group he is speaking with. For a list of lecture topics and other information on this service, please use our contact page or call the office to schedule a lecture.