What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on a scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on overall health.
While the skull protects your brain, the bones of the spine protect your spinal cord. Everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion resulting in dysfunction of the nervous system resulting in but not limited to headaches, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, muscle spasms and weakness, and pain in the joints that may interfere with the activities of your daily living.
Chiropractic adjustments focuses on restoring motion and removing the subluxations of the spine and joints to help decrease muscle spasms, headaches and pain.
“ Chiropractic manipulation therapy in conjunction with standard medical care offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute LBP”.
Goertz, et al (2013), Spine
“manual therapy was more effective than continued care, and our results consistently favored manual therapy on almost all outcome measures. Study, 6 weeks of manual therapy (specific mobilization techniques) once per week, physical therapy (exercise therapy) twice per week, or continued care by a general practitioner (analgesics, counseling, and education). Results: At 7 weeks, the success rates were 68.3% for manual therapy, 50.8% for physical therapy, and 35.9% for continued care for nonspecific neck pain”.
Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine
Dr. Mounarath tailors her adjustments and treatment for each of her patients. She uses the following adjusting techniques and instruments to help her patients: Diversified, Activator, Flexion/Distraction, Drop table, and Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S.), Active Release Therapy (A.R.T.). She may also include physiotherapy such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, light therapy and acupuncture to help with muscle spasm, pain, increase circulation and increase healing time.
Diversified Technique uses the hand to perform the adjustments.
Activator Technique uses a small instrument to deliver the adjustment which is gentle and uses less force.
Drop Table: The adjusting table have adjustable pieces that will drop to help facilitate the adjustment.
Flexion/Distraction: The table moves up and down at the pelvic area. This flexion motion help stretch the spine and open up the disc space, decompresses the spine. Patients who have low back pain that radiates down the legs may find relief with this technique.
Cranial Adjusting Turner Style: Uses gentle pressure to adjust the cranial bones to help with misalignments of the skull.
Active Release Therapy: A movement based muscle work that helps break up adhesions that may form in the muscle, tendons, ligaments due to trauma, repetitive injury, or athletic injury to improve circulation, range of motion and pain. This technique may help but not limited to headaches, back pain, frozen shoulder, knee pain, tendonitis and more.
Most insurance do cover chiropractic adjustments and therapy. We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shields, United Healthcare, Multiplan, Humana, and Medicare.