Dr. Green utilizes gentle chiropractic care to relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and many other conditions.
Usually, one of the main causes of pain and disease is caused when the spine (vertebrae) is not correctly aligned and places pressure on the nerves exiting the spinal cord. The misalignment of the vertebra is call a subluxation.
Dr. Green treats these subluxations with a combination of techniques including manual manipulation and therapy. Manual manipulations relieve pressure on the nerves and restores joint mobility.
During the adjustment, the vertebra is freed from the misaligned position and returned to the proper position in the spinal column.
Once performed, the adjustment allows the body to heal and maintain homeostasis.
Chiropractic manipulations and/or adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, some patients may experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
If you do have a chronic or acute condition (long standing issue) you may be sore even after several adjustments. This is common. As your treatments progress and your body begins to heal, the aching/soreness will begin to diminish.
Depending upon your condition, Dr. Green will utilize complementary therapies in order to quicken your recovery, as well as aid in the healing process.
Therapies can include:
- Electro Stimulation Therapy - This type of therapy uses light electrical pulses that are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin. Electrical stimulation is beneficial for pain relief, reduction of inflammation, muscle spasm, and increasing range of motion.
- Manual/Massage Therapy - Use hands-on techniques to treat
soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion, reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, improving tissue repair, and facilitating movement.
- Therapeutic Exercises - Following an injury, therapeutic stretching is an important way to prevent scar tissue from forming. Even after the injury has healed, maintaining a regular stretching program helps keep tissues flexible, increases mobility, and protects you from new injuries.