Innovative chiropractic care
There’s a good chance a Chiropractic approach to health will be different than what you’re used to. Take back pain for example. Everyone is looking for the same end result- to get out of pain, but how we go about getting you there, and why we do it that way, makes all the difference.
it's important to understand that troublesome symptoms don't materialize out of thin air, they build up over time like the proverbial straws on a camel's back. A few straws aren’t a problem, but over time, when the thousandth tiny straw is added, the camel’s back ‘suddenly’ breaks. The damage may seem to have happened abruptly, but the cause sure wasn’t abrupt. It's the same with symptoms, problems generally build up unnoticed over time, and suddenly symptoms make themselves known in a big way. More often than not, a symptom is only the tip of the iceberg with a much bigger problem lying under the surface. After all, the symptom is just a symptom and not the cause.
Symptoms are like a fire alarm going off to warn you that there’s a problem. We all know the alarm isn’t the problem, the fire is. We need to stop turning off the symptoms (the alarm) and ignoring the real problems! That’s what Chiropractors do – we help you to put out the fire, and then work with you to prevent future fires from occurring.
Where do symptoms come from?
Symptoms can be the result of dysfunction in a part of your body that seems unrelated to where you feel it. Let’s say you have pain in your knee, it's hard to imagine that this pain could have anything to do with your spine, but if your spine isn’t moving properly it may be interrupting the flow of information from your leg to your brain and back again, and because of this, your leg would be receiving faulty messages from your brain. This would cause your knee to move in a less than ideal way, which often leads to damage and pain. Remember that your body is one big interconnected system - no part of it operates in isolation.
How long does care take?
Because we are looking to change more than what you feel on the outside, it can take time to make a real change. Everyone’s situation is unique and we assess each person to see what they need to get better and heal. If your problem took time to build up to the level it is today, it will probably take time to resolve it too.
Why would someone come after they’re feeling better?
People wonder why parents come with their children to get adjusted, and why families come in on a monthly basis, even when they have no pain. They realize that health is too precious to take for granted. We can choose to be proactive and prevent issues such as injuries and health problems and aim to be at our best always, or we can wait for problems to develop and do what we can to deal with the fallout as it happens. These families choose the first approach, they understand that we all need to have a healthy spine and nervous system throughout our lives to be our best and to get the most out of life.
The objective of chiropractic care is to restore healthy communication throughout your body, and to maintain this communication all the time, leading to better function, less accidents and a healthier you.
I am always amazed at the profound changes that Torque Release (TRT) adjustments accomplish.
The two greatest strengths of TRT are it’s effectiveness in improving nervous system tone and the ability to focus specifically on clearing primary subluxations. Though we tend to not actually feel these primary problems, most often the issues people struggle with, are in fact the result of the body doing its best to deal with the primaries, because they’re so threatening to our health and well-being .
One of the biggest problems with many healthcare approaches is that they only focus on how the body is compensating. This may make a person feel better for a short period of time, but not only does it leave the main problem untouched, but without the body’s compensatory mechanisms in place, the primary will only go deeper and have a more debilitating effect on the body.
Having said that, over the years we’ve found that its helpful to have other chiropractic “tools” to deal with issues that need different approaches.
MC2 is a modified version of TRT, that allows us to treat people on their back rather than only on their front. It is still a ‘primary’ based ‘tonal’ adjusting approach, but it opens the door to offer more options to our patients.
Another technique we employ at ANPTH is Diversified technique, that allows us to create more mobility in areas of the spine that are immobile and not reacting enough to our other adjusting techniques. We find that this is particularly effective for people who are hunched over at a desk for hours every day.
KST is another one of our mainstay approaches. Not only does it give us a large number of options with regard to position of care, for example if someone is incapable of lying down on a table due to pain, but it also opens an opportunity for adjusting people in position of aggravation or position of subluxation. Life isn’t static and seldom do we spend our active hours during the day lying face down, so it makes sense that we should have the option when necessary to assess and treat people when specific actions or positions create the problems that are stressing their system. Another advantage to KST is the tool we use, called an Arthrostim, offers many possibilities and benefits that we wouldn’t be able to offer in our care otherwise.
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