Chiropractic Treatment Center
Flexion Distraction Manipulation
Flexion distraction is a chiropractic manipulation for the lower back and hip area. It is a gentle, controlled, distractive force that stretches the individual spinal segments. Using a specialized chiropractic treatment table with a hydraulic mechanism, you lie face down with your head nestled in a comfortable face cradle. Through the use of a smooth, pumping motion, the joints are stretched along the spine as one of our chiropractors moves the table up and down. This is considered a low force treatment and is safe for geriatric patients, those with acute and severe lower back conditions, and even pregnant women (the table has an abdominal release piece to gently cradle the abdomen in a safe position). This treatment is preferred by most of our patients with lower back disorders and pain.
Manual Joint Manipulation
Manual joint manipulation is our chiropractic treatment of choice for the middle back, neck and all upper and lower extremities. Also known as diversified chiropractic manipulation, we place our hands on an area in order to distract, shift, or otherwise stimulate more movement in a joint where movement is inhibited. This increases range of motion within tight muscles and joints. With the relief of joint restrictions, you experience reduced nerve pain, reduced muscle spasm and pain, along with improved spinal and extremity function. Since your nervous system correlates 100% to the function of the vertebrae that make up your spinal column, adjustments improve upon many of your bodily functions. We choose from many techniques with gentle to high intensity, which depend on age and the individual needs and conditions of each patient. If needed, we always begin with gentle treatment and work up in intensity to ensure safety and consistent progression throughout your care.
Low Force Manipulation
Low force manipulation is a hands-on approach we use for acute pain, elderly patients, infants and toddlers, or those with osteoporosis or other conditions that warrant a gentle approach. We have instruments to assist with adjusting, or we use slower, less intense therapies. Approaches that use greater intensity generally yield faster results; however, safety and comfort are our first and primary concerns. The end result of low force manipulation is a joint (knee, elbow, wrist, shoulder, and spine) that has less pressure, more mobility and less pain. Most patients experience immediate relief following this treatment.