Many places on the web will tell you that the chiropractic treatment process is a combination of art and science. Put simply, we believe art and science shouldn’t be restricted to a single discipline only. Chiropractors should utilize methods from a variety of successful sources proven by science. While our staff love the arts, we believe that when it comes to your health you should trust science backed by data and research. That’s our philosophy at the Chiropractic Centers of Erie and Longmont, to use scientifically proven treatment methods. In this way, we ensure you get the short-term pain relief and long-term health benefits of a properly aligned body. This article will detail how our treatment process maximizes the benefits of different approaches by combining multiple treatment methods instead of focusing strictly on any singular treatment. Before we dive into that we want to answer the question that many patients ask us for their first visit.
WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS DO?
Put simply, chiropractors help patients with a variety of health conditions holistically by manipulating the spine and other areas of the body to be in proper alignment which opens the nerve pathways between the vertebrae to an optimum degree. Many ailments, aches, and pains can be helped by ensuring the body remains properly aligned. Proper alignment in the body helps the major systems in your body perform at their best. The digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, immune system, and more all benefit from chiropractic treatment by allowing unimpeded communication between the brain and body.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT PROCESS
While many different areas of the body can be adjusted and many different types of adjustments are available, our general process remains the same. Our doctors focus on a three-step process, based entirely on science, to treat our patients. This process not only puts the body in proper alignment, but helps the body hold the alignment, and balances the muscles to keep the body aligned for longer periods of time.
Our doctors start by listening to the patient. This deserves repeating, we actually listen to the patient to learn about their goals for their treatments and what’s bothering them. After identifying problem areas for the patient, our doctors use this knowledge to begin adjusting the appropriate areas of the body. These adjustments can range from the neck down to the feet and can be done manually or using an activator depending on patient needs.
While we appreciate a good beach vacation as much as the next person, we aren’t talking about the dolphins in the seas. Dolphin Neurostim is the world’s first hybrid device specifically designed for the treatment of chronic/acute soft tissue pain. Put more simply, Dolphin Neurostim utilizes the same naturally occurring direct current that runs the nervous system in the human body to target specific neurological points. After chiropractic adjustments, Dolphine Neurostim helps normalize the nervous system and helps patients relax their muscles, relieve pain, and heal faster. This happens because the DC current utilized by the neurostim sedates and calms the nerves and allows the nervous system to function better.
Soft Tissue Massage
The final step in our regular chiropractic treatment process is soft tissue massage. Our doctors have found that utilizing soft tissue massage combined with chiropractic adjustments and Dolphin Neurostim help the body release oxygen and blood flow to the adjusted areas. This soft tissue work stretches the muscles out and helps them relearn the correct placement of the structural areas of the body that have been treated. By combining soft tissue work with the adjustments and neurostim treatment our patients experience relief sooner and hold their adjustments longer than through chiropractic adjustments alone.
Patients come to us seeking relief from pain and help to keep their bodies functioning as smoothly and efficiently as possible. It is our responsibility as their chiropractor to not only help them achieve results quickly, but also to help their bodies hold these adjustments longer. This directly benefits our patients’ bodies and their pocketbooks. By training the body to hold proper alignment for longer periods of time, patients need treatments less often and feel great and save money!
We believe the best way to help our patients experience quick, long-lasting relief is through our proven three-step chiropractic treatment process. This process combines chiropractic adjustments with Dolphin Neurostim and soft tissue massage. We believe it’s the best process to treat many ailments. Contact us today to learn more and let us help you get started living a healthier life!