At City Chiropractic our core treatment includes spinal and extremity manipulations. We emphasize the body's natural abilities to self regulate and heal. When an injury exceeds the body's natural ability to perform these functions, we conservatively utilize some additional therapeutic procedures. We offer the following ancillary treatments:
The purpose of manipulation/adjustment is to restore joint mobility 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 of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Neuro Reflex Stimulation
Neuro Reflex Stimulation (NRS) uses hyperbaric medical CO2 gas to apply gentle pressure while delivering intense cold therapy. Drastic and abrupt reduction in the surface temperature of the skin causes a "Thermal Shock" that, when combined with the pressure from the gas, produces a variety of beneficial physiological effects using the body's own resources to combat pain and promote healing.
Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The task of relieving pain comes about as a result of drawing areas of herniated disc back into place. Spinal Decompression achieves this by creating negative pressure within the disc, referred to as negative intra-discal pressure. This creates essentially a vacuum to draw the bulging and herniated disc material back into the disc space and relieve pressure.
Cold Laser Therapy
TerraQuant® Cold Laser Therapy is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue, temporarily increasing blood circulation.
Cold laser treatments are popular among professional athletes, as well as weekend warriors, for their capacity to accelerate healing, speed up metabolic activity, reduce swelling, and otherwise reduce pain while enhancing vitality. Each treatment can provide relief from muscle strain, arthritis, bursitis, sprains, fibromyalgia, neck pain, back pain, and more.
Xrays & Examinations
We are trained in x-ray techniques and in order to make an accurate diagnosis, may take x-rays of your back and neck. Only after this initial examination will we offer a recommended course of treatment. Based on the analysis of your initial examination, your treatment could consist of chiropractic adjustments, therapies, therapeutic massage, disc decompression, cold laser, nutritional counseling and rehabilitation.
Deep Muscle Stimulator
The D.M.S. is the deepest-penetrating massage modality which targets pain and movement restrictions due to under-conditioned or damaged muscle tissue. It applies short-duration kinetic percussion, concussion at 2200 rpm, 36.6 hertz. The D.M.S. is used for the effective management of acute, chronic pain, general or localized muscle spasms, migraine, sciatica, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, edema, frozen joints, soft tissue injuries, including sprains, strains, musculoskeletal Dysfunction, integrated Manual Therapy and more.
The HydroMassage water massage is an alternative form of massage therapy that helps to provide relief of aches and pains, helps reduce levels of stress and anxiety, promotes relaxation, and provides a feeling of well-being.
Ultrasonic waves or sound waves of a high frequency that is not audible to the human ear are produced by means of mechanical vibration in the metal treatment head of the ultrasound machine. The treatment head is then moved over the surface of the skin in the region of the injury transmitting the energy into the tissues.
Premodulation, Interferential, Russian Stim, High Volt Galvonic techinues use different frequencies of electricity to cause relaxation of muscles, ionic movement of swelling, and a numbing effect on pain.
We teach our patients special exercises designed to target specific areas. Therapeutic exercises improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. This enhances the treatment process and reduces chances of future problems.
Kinesio Taping® Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain & inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement. It is not a restrictive type of taping, and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event. Kinesio® tape is used for a wide range of problems. Examples include: carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain, subluxations, herniated disc, knee conditions, shoulder conditions,sports injuries, etc.
Nutritional Counseling & Supplements
You are what you eat and if you eat well you can live well! Whether you require specialized nutrition for medical concerns or just a drive to eat better and live better, we will work with you to change your eating habits to meet your individual needs. Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Lauren have specialized experience in a variety of nutrition areas and will help you reach your nutrition and health goals.
Shockwave Therapy is a non-surgical pain management technique that is used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions through low energy acoustic wave pulsations.It enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process.
Shockwave therapy has shown to effectively treat the following conditions: heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, tennis and golfer's elbow, patellar tendonitis, shin splints, and bursitis.
Soft Tissue Therapies
A.R.T. (Active Release Technique), Graston, and FDM (Fascial Distortion Model) are all offered at City Chiro Center. They are utilized to treat problems with muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and ligaments. We have seen success in patients with carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, sciatica, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and many other conditions.