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Chiropractic Care and Techniques

Chiropractic is concerned with the joints of the body, primarily in the spine. Your spine is special because the spinal cord and nervous system run through it. A problem in your spine is structural and can cause physical problems. It also affects the nerves running through the spine.

Allowing for Your Best Function

Woman with headache.

Chiropractic allows you to feel better and function better without drugs or surgery.

These important nerves allow the brain and body to communicate with each other. A misalignment of the spine, then, can mean pain and irritation there and in other parts of the body. Possible symptoms of a misalignment include

When we work with the spine, we seek to help the joint function better, which will allow for the nervous system function to improve.

Positive Side Effects

Chiropractic allows you to feel better and function better without drugs or surgery. Rather than hiding your problems, we’ll get to the source of them to help you feel better now and into the future. Many of our patients realize that they may come in for neck or back pain, but soon discover that their migraines are also gone. They also may find that the strength has returned to their hand. The benefits of chiropractic care go far beyond relieving your pain!

Chiropractic Adjustment Styles

What style of adjustment would you like? How would you like to be adjusted? If we can agree that not all patients or their spines are the same, then it seems logical that different people might benefit from or prefer getting adjusted in different ways.

It’s for this reason that Dr. Fitz, chiropractor had mastered two very different styles of adjusting. Manual Adjustment or Instrument Adjustment – what’s right for you?

Both styles are proven safe and effective but are very different.

A manual adjustment is an adjustment given using the doctor’s hands. Dr. Fitz, chiropractor has extensive advanced training and over 20 years of experience in the famous Gonstead Method. A manual adjustment is deeper, and usually comes with a release that feels like a popping or cracking sensation (like cracking your knuckles). You definitely “feel” the adjustment more, often feel changes more quickly and in chronic cases, break down the scar tissue faster. For more about Gonstead Adjusting click here.

An instrument adjustment also seeks to mobilize and align the subluxated (misaligned and injured) joint but uses an adjusting instrument or “gun” to give a very fast but comfortable impulse into the joint. Because of the speed of the instrument it uses less force than a manual adjustment and as such is gentler. Dr Fitz, chiropractor has extensive training and is Advanced Proficiency Rated in the renowned Activator Method – the most famous and research backed instrument adjusting method in the world. For more about Activator Adjusting click here.

For some people the choice may be obvious:

98 days or 98 years old? Let’s go super gentle with the instrument…
6’5″ and 350 pounds? Let’s get a deeper adjustment by adjusting manually.

For others, it may just be a matter of preference:

Gentler more gradual change vs deeper, faster, more pronounced changes…

As always at Optimum – it’s up to you. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you!

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