Are All Chiropractic Patients Adjusted The Same Way?
Many initial patients who have not had chiropractic treatment before do not know what to expect. Some are terrified of chiropractors adjusting body parts such as the neck. Others are nervous or fearful. One common question patients ask is if there is a certain technique chiropractors use to adjust every single one of their patients. The answer is no!
Chiropractors go through years of training before becoming doctors. In school, they learn how to treat a wide range of patients with different injuries and histories. Some chiropractors also treat certain groups of patients, such as pediatric patients or patients with athletic injuries.
What Are Some Of The Techniques Used By Chiropractors?
In order to adjust and bring pain relief to the patient, a wide variety of treatment modalities and techniques is utilized by chiropractors. Some common techniques include:
Soft Tissue Therapy – Myofascial Release/ Active Release Therapy/ Graston Technique –
The term soft tissue refers to the muscles, connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons in the body. This plethora of techniques and therapies uses various tools, tension, and pressure applied to soft tissue, with the collective goal of breaking down scar tissue and correcting soft tissue restrictions.
Craniosacral Therapy – this is used on the bones that make up the cranium. The cranial bones can become fixated, which can put unwanted tension on the nervous system and connective tissue surrounding the skull.
Electrotherapy – also used in physical therapy, electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy to increase blood circulation, relax muscle spasms, and stimulate muscles. Chiropractors can use electrodes to deliver electricity to the painful and affected areas.
TMJ Program – this can include observing the range of motion in your jaw and pressing on your jaw to identify pain areas or discomfort. Chiropractic treatment can be utilized as a non-invasive, non-surgical option for people with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
Manual Therapy – this is the manipulation of joints and the application of pressure to decrease pain in the patient’s body. It is also used to increase range of motion and treat conditions such as pain in a patient’s neck, shoulders, and back.
Cupping – this technique utilizes small cups designed to pull tissues up and away from their original position on the body. Cupping increases blood flow to the treated areas and can relieve stress and pain.
Ultrasound – Used by chiropractors to generate vibrations in the body, ultrasound has therapeutic benefits. A reduction of pain can occur in patients with tendonitis, pain caused by scar tissue, and bursitis.
Every patient is different, and with that comes different treatment needs. At Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, every patient has their history taken as well as a full physical assessment done before their treatment with the chiropractor. The history and assessment are done so the chiropractor can understand and learn more about your injuries and areas of pain before they treat you. The treatment is then based on a treatment plan that the chiropractor has designed for the patient.
If you would like to book an appointment with one of our chiropractors here at Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, you can visit our online booking site https://harmonychiropracticclinic.janeapp.com/ or give the clinic a call at (250) 868-8086 .