Gentle Chiropractic Treatments
WE USE GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
The Gentle Chiropractic Method Used Is …the Activator Method
This method is a gentle method of chiropractic care that requires the use of a small adjusting instrument to deliver a consistent, low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Girgis will locate your problem areas and gently realign them with the use of this instrument. It is generally regarded as one of the gentlest forms of chiropractic care. Our doctor has been specially trained in this method and received the Advanced Proficiency Rating by Activator Methods and their training staff.
What is the Activator Instrument?
The activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. It has been proven to produce enough force to move the vertebrae but not enough to cause injury. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making your adjustment comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.
How is a patient treated with the Activator Method?
First, a patient will lie face down and the chiropractor will compare the leg lengths. Often one leg will seem to be slightly shorter than the other. The chiropractor then carries out a series of tests, such as gently pressing on a vertebra. The chiropractor treats problems found in this way moving progressively along the spine in the direction from the feet towards the head. The activator instrument is used to gently correct vertebrae that are misaligned, helping to resolve back and neck pain, and various other ailments.
We use interferential current therapy and intersegmental traction therapy to promote healing and pain relief, along with cryotherapy to reduce inflammation. After a patient has progressed sufficiently, we introduce a rehabilitation program to help strengthen the affected areas.
So how can you know if you’re a good candidate for Non-surgical Spinal Decompression (VAX-D) Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Gentle Chiropractic or Physical Therapy?
The Next Step . . . .
If you want to begin to solve your back, leg, nerve, disc or neck problem, a comprehensive and thorough examination is needed to establish the diagnosis. Only then can treatment be directed at the source of the problem and not just the painful symptoms.
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