Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who primarily concentrate on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal disorders and other mechanical conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care places a strong emphasis on the body’s ability to heal itself without employing surgery, drugs, or other medical measures.
Patients often experience relief from a wide range of painful and dangerous symptoms by seeking quality chiropractic care. At South Park Chiropractic, we address countless health and wellness issues using a variety of approaches. Read more about some of our specific services below.
The “classic” chiropractic treatment, manual adjustments are done by hand to perform a broad spectrum of coordinated contact movements. Manual adjustments may be used to address various patient health and wellness concerns. Applying direct pressure at specific points, we can dramatically improve the function of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other soft bodily tissues.
This therapeutic approach requires the use of a specific hand-held tool. A spring-loaded, mechanical instrument, these types of tools aid in chiropractic adjustment by delivering a rapid, low-force impulse with extreme precision. An instrument-assisted adjustment can accomplish many of the same benefits as a manual adjustment by improving the body’s alignment and helping with overall body function. Many patients enjoy this method of adjustment over the traditional manual adjustment since it is less aggressive and does not involve popping and cracking.
Different from an ordinary massage that you may get at a spa, chiropractic massage therapy concentrates on the way the spine relates to the various joints, nerves, and muscles of the body. By relieving and replacing misaligned spine joints (vertebral subluxations), massage therapy can alleviate pain and tension throughout the back and limbs while generally promoting excellent nervous system health.
Whether part of a prescribed physical rehabilitation program or for general preventative or restorative purposes, chiropractic exercises can be powerful complements to regular chiropractic office visits. The pelvic tilt and the supine bridge are just a couple of exercises that virtually anyone can do at home to improve their overall health and wellness. When you come to us for treatment, corrective exercises may be one way that your treatment continues outside of our office!
Using a traction table, we employ spinal decompression to gently stretch the spine. By altering the position and force placement of the spine, spinal decompression reduces pressure on the spinal disks (gel-like cushions that separate every vertebrae in the spine). This process can cause bulging and herniated disks to retract, which can relieve back pain, improve flexibility, and promote healing by moving nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to these disks.