What is Chiropractic?
What it is:
Chiropractic is a safe effective way to take care of the body simply without drugs or surgery. “When the spine is in line, everything feels fine.” We utilize hundreds of techniques, some with light touch which are as effective as spinal manipulations. You probably know it as the “crack.”
What it isn’t:
Chiropractic is not expensive, and it should never hurt. You don’t have to treat forever. We do encourage you to stay with your initial treatment plan to receive the full benefit from our care, but ultimately it’s up to you.
How Chiropractic Works:
All health problems can be physical, chemical or emotional in nature. Most people understand how emotional stress can contribute or cause certain types of health problems. Everyone knows when the chemistry of the body is not normal, you can develop health problems, however the majority of people do not understand how and why many health problems can come about from physical causes.
An example of how a problem can come about from something physical would be having a pebble in your shoe. You would feel pain from the pebble. The pain would not be from something chemical or emotional. If you were in pain long enough this could lead to emotional stress and could perhaps even throw off your chemistry in the area, but the cause of the problem would actually be something physical. The reason the person feels pain when there is a pebble in the shoe is because the pebble puts pressure on a nerve of pain. If there was no nerve of pain in your foot you would not feel the pebble.
A common cause of pain that people suffer with is, in fact, pressure on a local nerve. An interesting fact is that only 10% of the nerves in the body are related to pain. 90% of the nerves in the body control your function. When you remove a pebble from your shoe, pain disappears because pressure or irritation to the nerve has been physically removed. If there is pressure on nerves in the neck causing head or neck pain, when that pressure is relieved these problems will clear up. If there is pressure on a nerve inhibiting normal function, when that pressure is removed, normal function is once again restored.
This explains why some people have gone to a chiropractor for back pain and then recovered from a different problem altogether. As they were treated to remove pressure from the nerves that were causing them pain, their digestive or breathing problems improved as well.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
The new way to treat herniated discs!
Spinal Decompression Therapy:
Spinal Decompression Therapy is an FDA approved treatment that medical research shows to be 86-92% effective for the relief of pain associated with many neck and low back symptoms. Another recent study showed that over 91% of decompression patients were pain free four yearsafter treatment.
Decompression Therapy is achieved by reducing pressure on spinal vertebrae, discs, and nerves by ‘unloading’ the spine. A traction device alleviates pressure of joints, discs ,and nerves. Decompression Therapy causes a negative pressure within the spinal disc or “vacuum effect” that sucks any bulging material back into place. In addition, it is the “vacuum effect” that allows crucial nutrients to be ‘sucked’ back into the disc allowing it to heal optimally.
This type of treatment approach ensures optimal recovery at the SOURCE of the dysfunction, that of the disc and its’ surrounding tissues. By targeting the pain at its source, not only are we able to achieve almost immediate relief, but the results are longstanding and the chance of recurrence minimized.
Decompression Therapy is best suited for patients suffering from the following:
- Back or Neck Pain
- Bulging Discs
- Herniated Discs
- Pinched Nerves
- Degenerated Discs
- Spinal Arthritis
Therapy session typically last less than 20 minutes, and most people feel pain relief with as few as 6 – 10 treatments. It is important to remember that pain subsiding does infer that your discs and spine are healed, so it’s critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their chiropractor in order to achieve the full value of the therapy.
- 24 Decompression Treatments
- 1 Hour Massage ($65 value)
- Schiek Support Belt ($40 value)
- Chattanooga Coldpack (ice pack) ($30 value)
We accept most insurance plans or we offer an affordable payment plan that will fit in your budget. Please give us a call 269.629.5090 if you have any questions.