We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.
We carry many lines of organic and natural, whole food supplements, herbs and homeopathics.
We offer a FREE Nutritional Profile analysis upon request, with an advanced scheduled NO CHARGE appointment to review your findings in person.
Our team here at Chiropractic Total Health Center is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are just a few of the painful and distressing conditions that affect most of us at some time. Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, used in combination, form a powerful healing approach that addresses pain on many levels. Whether your pain is the result of traumatic injury, overuse, and stress or is of unknown origin, chiropractic alone or combined with massage therapy and/or proper nutrition can greatly speed your return to a pain-free, productive life.
Both long-term muscle tension and sudden impacts, such as a fall or car accident, can pull and hold your joints out of normal alignment. These misalignment's called subluxations can disrupt nerve transmissions, especially in the spine, which houses nerves affecting the entire body. The result can be pain or other symptoms, such as numbness or tingling, either at the site of the misalignment and/or frequently at related sites elsewhere in the body. Sometimes there is no pain, however, and the effect can be on a deeper level, affecting other areas of the body such as fatigue, digestive system problems or insomnia.
Our chiropractors use manual, light force, or table assisted adjustments to make spinal corrections. Often, this restores balance within the body, allowing a return towards optimal, pain-free health, with expected, and improved, overall function and mobility.
Soft Tissue Components of Your Pain
Joint subluxations can be achy and troublesome enough on their own, and are almost always accompanied by tension or injury in your soft tissue: muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue that permeates muscles and forms protective sheets throughout the body). Soft tissue pain can actually spread because it causes protective muscle tightening in surrounding areas. Over time, inflamed muscles and fascia (together called myofascia) suffer from poor circulation and can develop glue-like myofascial adhesion's, which prevent muscles from lengthening completely. Painful trigger points can also develop, often referring pain or tingling to other areas in the body. Trigger points usually result from vertebral subluxations and can be easily corrected with chiropractic adjustments.
Why Soft Tissue is Important
Addressing soft tissue problems is an important complement to chiropractic care. This is because muscles move joints, while ligaments and fascia support them. If a spinal subluxation is adjusted without addressing related soft tissue problems, you may still experience pain. In addition, tight muscles and shortened fascia can pull a joint out of alignment again, after chiropractic adjustments have been performed. Massage for Healthier Soft Tissue Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to address soft tissue problems. Gentle kneading and stretching lengthens contracted muscles and fascia.
Techniques such as sustained pressure, ice massage, and stretching can release trigger points. Painful sprains and strains as well as myofascial adhesion's can be addressed directly with massage techniques that improve circulation and stimulate healing of injured fibers. In general, massage increases circulation, which can reduce painful swelling and inflammation. Massage promotes healing by removing waste products and by bringing nutrients to your tissues, like a sponge absorbing water, both fascia and muscles begin to soften and lengthen.
Maintaining Everyday Good Health
Both massage and chiropractic offer preventative care to support ongoing good health and well-being. A timely visit to your chiropractor can reestablish normal alignment and mobility before secondary soft tissue problems develop. Regular massage therapy can release chronically contracted muscled and fascia, improving the balance among muscle groups and promoting healthful circulation. Your body should become more resilient during times of daily stress, less prone to injury and less prone to spinal subluxation. Finally, massage therapy triggers the body's relaxation response, interrupting a cycle of stress and muscle tension that can build in response to life's challenges. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a massage, you are less likely to slip into patterns of tension that can contribute to soft tissue problems and spinal subluxations.
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.
The Activator Adjusting Method uses an instrument referred to as the “Activator Adjusting Instrument” to provide the adjustive force. It is a small, hand held device that offers an impulse to the area being treated. This form of treatment is assessed by using the leg length analysis. Leg length analysis utilizes a series of body movements, challenges and leg checks to determine the location and listing of subluxated joints. The correction of the subluxations found with the leg checks is done with the Activator Adjusting Instrument (AAI).
Kinesiology Taping is a precise rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. This technique allows the body’s normal range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.