What is Chiropractic? Is it right for you?
If you are a new or prospective patient, we want to welcome you to our practice! Each year millions of Americans discover the benefits of Chiropractic care. We hope the following information will give you a little better understanding into the largest natural healing profession in the world.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison.
Chiropractic care is a discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body to heal itself. Your nervous system controls every cell of your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord, and to every organ and tissue. Impulses sent back to the brain confirm that the body is working as it should. When your nervous system doesn’t function right, neither will you.
Poor spinal spinal function, either from poor joint alignment, joint flexibility, or strength can result in abnormal joint function. This abnormal function can create irritation of adjacent nerves or tissue resulting in pain or distorted messages to and from your brain. It very often creates localized joint pain. Chiropractic care helps to restore the integrity of the nervous system by improving spinal function therby reducing nerve interference and pain.
Chiropractic care is safe at all ages, and we would all be better off if every one of us took time to be checked periodically for proper spinal health.
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inherent ability to be healthy. When your body is under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractors are trained to focus on the relationship between structure and function.
Many people think they know what chiropractic care is, but they don’t actually understand the reasoning behind the methods. Certainly chiropractors help with neck and back pain along with many other musculoskeletal complaints (headaches, arthritis, sciatica, scoliosis, etc). But why is proper alignment, flexibility, and strength of the spine so important?
The chiropractic approach will give you better health by creating proper balance and function within the spinal system. This helps important nerve signals to be transmitted properly therby improving nervous system and joint function health. This can help your body’s inherent ability to heal itself by removing nerve interference. Chiropractic care can open up a whole new world of physical activity. Whether you want to improve your game or get back to playing it; our chiropractors and trainers are here to help.
We’re proud to be part of this community and are committed to helping our friends and neighbors get improve their health.With the skill of our providers, and a modern approach to health care, we know we can make a difference. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you get Back2Strength.
What is an Adjustment?
Chiropractic is from the Greek words meaning “done by the hand”. A chiropractic adjustment is the art of applying a gentle controlled force in a precise direction to a joint that is slightly mis-aligned, “locked up,” or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to improve alignment and motion to the spinal joints, thereby improving function and reducing nervous system disruption. It is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is properly aligned and functioning. Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease after treatment.
Our doctors at Back2Strength will always choose the most effective and comfortable technique for a person as they take into consideration the physical build of the patient, their age, or any other health issues.
The 3 Keys to Recovery?
Proper alignment: Proper alignment is the state in which the natural curves of your spine are all in alignment. How you sit, lift, sleep, or carry yourself are all important for helping your spine stay properly aligned. When the spine or vertebra are not in proper alignment the back muscles, ligaments, discs and spinal joints are all under increased and uneven stress. This can lead to abnormal wear patterns ultimately lead to acute or chronic pain patterns.
Proper flexibility: “Motion is a sign of life itself…” Appropriate movement is essential for maintaining healthy joints, tissues and organs. Movement helps to lubricate and nourish your joints. When joints become tight and restricted it is difficult for nutrients to reach the cartilage since cartilage has very poor blood supply. This process ultimately leads to abnormal wear patterns and degeneration of the joint. This can also lead to premature osteoarthritis. Lack of motion also restricts the transfer of oxygen rich blood to the discs that form a cushion between the bones in your spine; this can lead to accelerated disc degeneration.
Great strength: “If your back is weak…You may have a problem.” As you work towards improving your spinal health with better alignment and flexibility, remember one of the most common causes of ongoing back pain is weak supporting musculature deep in the spine. Achieving and maintaining muscular strength is essential for stabilizing and protecting our joints.
At Back2Strength our Doctors are focused on re-building muscular strength in your spine. This can be a critical component to your recovery and long term results. Back2Strength is on the cutting edge of spinal rehabilitation. MedX technology offers us the ability to evaluate your strength levels and compare your results with established norms. In fact, there are over 70 published research articles on this approach and it is used in leading spine treatment centers around the world.
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Staying on the Cutting Edge!
Our office frequently utilizes supplemental therapies to encourage healing and promote positive results from your adjustments.
Our office is also one of the few in our community which provided Multi Radiance Laser therapy. This laser provides a safe, natural, and non-invasive method to help reduce acute and chronic pain and accelerate tissue healing. This FDA-cleared low level laser therapy (LLLT) technology is applied with a hand-held applicator providing targeted super pulsed laser light that stimulates cell regeneration. This technology enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Worldwide, laser therapy is embraced to treat conditions such as acute, sub-acute and chronic pain, back pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia, ligament sprains, tendonitis, tennis elbow, soft tissue injuries and muscle strains. Numerous randomized double blind clinical trials have shown the efficacy of Laser Treatments on various health conditions. Over 4000 studies have been conducted to validate the effectiveness of laser treatments. A laser treatment take just minutes depending on the condition being treated and features a unique combination of light radiance’s that work in a synergistic fashion for optimal pain relief and healing.
Interferential current (IFC) is a noninvasive therapy indicated for the symptomatic relief from, and management of, chronic intractable pain and post-surgical and post-trauma acute pain. It provides a safe and effective alternative to pharmacological approaches to pain control and is frequently used in conjunction with the application of heat or ice to maximize positive results. IFC has minimal side effects and is non-addictive. Adverse reactions associated with electrotherapy may include skin irritation beneath the electrodes.
KT taping (Kinesio-taping) is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support kt tapingand stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion KT taping successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. KT taping helps to alleviate pain, faciliate lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin and increasing interstitial space to help decrease inflammation in the affected area.
Ultrasound therapy ( US ) is the use of sound waves above the range of human hearing to treat musculoskeletal problems, especially inflammation (tendinitis, bursitis).
Our Eugene chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of muscular, joint and nerve related injuries. Chiropractic is a non-surgical, drug-free form of treatment that focuses on reestablishing the function of our muscles and joints through various forms of therapy. The goal of care with your Eugene chiropractor is to treat the root cause of your symptoms to provide longer lasting relief and enhance your quality of life.
An adjustment is simply a gentle force applied to the spine (or limbs), to help restore mechanical function subsequently decreasing pain or irritation. Our providers specialize in the detection and correction of mechanical joint restrictions which may be contributing to your back or neck pain. Once the spine has been relieved of its mechanical stresses, it can function properly leading to improvements in your physical performance and quality of life.