Warner Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you become pain free, and have total wellness. We will work hard to help you recover quickly from any ailment. In addition to adjustments, we do offer traction treatment, and we will recommend certain exercises that can be done at home.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation 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, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
All in all, Dr. Warner with his chiropractic adjustments can:
- Help with headaches or migraines
- Recover from aches and pains, whiplash, from an auto accident
- Reduce lower and upper back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain.
- Control scoliosis and bursitis
Here at Warner Chiropractic, we believe exercising is critical in the aid of your recovery of wellness. Dr. Warner will give you a recommendation of exercises that will help strengthen your body, reduce pain, and help you relieve stress. Exercising will:
- Give you better endurance and strength
- Give you better posture
- Strengthen the spine
Chiropractic traction is a therapeutic option for patients who are suffering from cervical, low back, or radiating pain that is caused by bulging or herniated discs or disc degenerative disorder. The aim is to accomplish one or more of the following: pull apart, or distract, the vertebrae; distract and glide the facet joints; widen openings to the spinal canal formed by the vertebrae; or stretch spinal soft tissue. By widening the space between vertebrae and releasing pressure from the affected disc, pain can be greatly reduced.
Mechanical traction may be used to treat the cervical or lumbar spine. Mechanical traction used to treat the cervical spine consists of a head halter and over-the-door pulley system. Some patients are shown how to use this system at home. The patient may be able to use the halter sitting, reclining, or laying. Mechanical lumbar traction uses a computerized split-traction table. The chiropractor places a pelvic harness around the patient and secures the patient to the table and then proceeds to manipulate the table to apply distraction force to the designated area.