Chiropractic is a health care practice based on specific aspects in restoring recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractic physicians are the only ones that are specifically trained to restore this balance from inside out.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular (jaw) joint. TMJ disorder is a term, which combines those with true pathology of the temporomandibular joint and those with involvement of the muscles of mastication (myofascial pain dysfunction). Much of the difficulty encountered with the treatment of these patients is attributed to the inability of the disorder to accurately diagnosed correctly. The right and left temporomandibular joints, situated in front of your ears, connect your lower jaw (the mandible) to the skull. TMJ diseases and disorders are characterized by pain and dysfunction in the joints and surrounding muscles creating problems in speaking, eating, chewing, swallowing and making other jaw movements. Sometimes the pain causes headaches and can extend to the ears, neck and shoulders. Some people hear joint sounds when the jaw is in motion and many are unable to open their mouth correctly. The temporomandibular joints are among the most complex joints in the body. Malfunction can be caused by a variety of reasons including birth truama, cranial injuries and arthritis. But sometimes TMJ symptoms may occur for no obvious reason.
Postural pain, aches and other dysfunctions can be dramatically helped by a single treatment and self-exercise. There are various approaches to “re-posturing”, ranging from clinician taught exercises to structural integration approach. Such integration approaches are neuromuscular re-education or soft tissue release. Many techniques integrating nerve and muscle communication are utilized. Treatment is applied to the whole body, and often not to the areas where the patient feels the problem is!
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body. The Craniosacral system maintains the environment in which the nervous system functions. It plays a major role in the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord. The system is comprised of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The system extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth (that make up the cranium) all the way down to the tailbone area (sacrum). Dysfunction or imbalance in the system can lead to sensory, motor and / or neurological disabilities.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system for evaluating body functions. AK utilizes manual muscle testing, clinical expertise, and lab tests, to diagnose functional problems, which can then be treated with chiropractic, acupressure, nutrition, deep-tissue and neural stimulation, and craniosacral therapy.
Many musculoskeletal complaints arise from injuries sustained in sports. Each year we can see athletic performance draw closer to the limits of human potential. Understanding the biomechanical principles involved helps us to prevent injury and restore functional integrity and stability through rehabilitation. While our lever-like extremities transmit forces and motion at a distance, they also favor musculoskeletal injuries by amplifying forces acting on the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system.
Nutrition is the science of food, other substances, as well as the action, interaction and balance to different nutrients in the body. Your body’s essential nutrients include: carbohydrates, fats, proteins,vitamins, minerals and water. Nutritional balance within the body’s functions will lead to homeostasis which may prevent illnesses such as, diabetes, gingivitis, liver cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Healing begins with communication. If your cells can not communicate clearly how can your immune system protect you? It can’t!
- Chiropractic Massage Therapy
- Electrical Stimulation Therapy
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Custom Foot Orthotics
- Spinal Adjustments & Manipulation
- Spinal Decompression
- Treatment of Common Chiropractic Conditions
- Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Therapeutic Ultrasound