Chiropractic care is most often used to treat neuromuscular complaints, including headaches, neck pain, back pain and upper/lower extremity dysfunctions. Chiropractors are well known for a therapeutic procedure known as “spinal manipulation” or also referred to as a “chiropractic adjustment”. This manipulation is performed to restore joint mobility, easing muscle tension, and reducing stress on the nervous system by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile or restricted as a result of injury or immobilization.
A history of your health and areas of concern is followed by a full evaluation and examination of your spine. The Doctor will determine what x-rays are needed for further analysis of your spinal position and overall health. Our office offers chiropractic techniques including Diversified adjustments, Webster technique as well as Activator. Along with Chiropractic care, modalities such as High Volt EMS, Class IV Laser Therapy and Ultrasound may also be use in your treatment plan to reduce stress and discomfort.
Spine and Sport Health also specializes in pre/post-natal care. Pregnancy can be an exciting and life-changing time for many women and families. The staff and Doctors at Spine and Sport Health want to make this experience positive and enjoyable! Over the course of pregnancy, a female’s body goes through numerous physiologic changes. An influx of estrogen and progesterone enter the body during the first trimester of pregnancy which many times leads to nausea or morning sickness as well as laxity or loosening of the ligaments and joints throughout the body. Chiropractic care is considered the most natural, safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that many pregnant patients encounter. Dr. Danielle has a passion for helping and preparing women during their pregnancy for the delivery. Also, chiropractic care encourages women to focus their minds on positive thoughts and becoming more “in tune” with their body and its changes throughout each trimester.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can bring relief to conditions such as:
The postpartum patient faces physiological changes as the body begins to return to pre-pregnancy status. After delivery, rehabilitative exercises should be used for weakened spinal, pelvic and abdominal muscles. Continued chiropractic care may also be beneficial in assisting proper restoration of normal spinal biomechanics.
In an ideal world, pregnancy, labor and delivery would be effortless and pain-free but many times, the normal birthing process is a potential source of trauma and stress to the infant’s spine. Forceps, cesarean, and suction or vacuum extraction can also cause trauma to the newborn’s cervical and thoracic spine as well as the spinal cord and may warrant chiropractic evaluation.
Chiropractic care for a newborn or small child is very different than that of an adult. Most spinal or joint adjustments applied to an adult require a low amplitude, high velocity thrust. Since newborns do not have musculature like an adult, an adjustment with force is not necessary. Gentle, sustained pressure is all that is needed to truly adjustment an infant.
Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. Just like with adults, when irritation to a child’s nervous system is cleared, the body has the ability to heal. Dr. Trent and Dr. Danielle are very patient, gentle and love being a part of a child’s active and ever-changing life.
Some common concerns parents may face with children are:
It’s vital to start out life with proper communication from the brain to the body as children rapidly grow and change. Healthy kids stay healthy.
Rotator Cuff Issues
Diet & Nutrition
Headaches & Migraines
Low Back Pain
Sciatica and Leg Pain