The most significant aspect of any chiropractic treatment is manipulation of the spine or joints of the extremities. This is called an adjustment or chiropractic manipulation. It is performed to improve range of motion, increase joint mobility, and promote normal function of the central nervous system. This adjustment is vital in restoring normal joint function and range of motion, improving overall joint health.
Chiropractic manipulation is safe and gentle, an effective method for treating neck, mid back, and lower back pain as well as disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
Dr. Evans uses a wide variety of chiropractic techniques, allowing her to tailor treatments to the specific needs and tolerances of each individual patient, some even gentle enough to be applied to a baby. These techniques include the Activator Technique, the Flexion Distraction, Diversified, and Drop Cable.
In order to fully understand what is happening in a patient's musculoskeletal system, Dr. Evans employs various diagnostic methods. One of the most important is the X-ray which gives her an indication of the alignment and structure of the bones in the body. With this information, she can plan her course of action to bring about positive results for the patient.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Soft tissue techniques may include massage therapy, trigger point therapy, and myofascial stripping. These techniques are performed to decrease muscle spasms, reduce tension and increase blood flow to the area which removes toxins and supplies nutrients.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine. Special cups are applied to the skin with suction for a few minutes then released. Cupping brings blood flow to the area, relaxes the muscles, and acts as type of deep tissue therapy.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones that are placed or massaged onto various areas of the body. The heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing for deeper pressure.
Muscle stimulation or electrical stimulation may block the transmission of pain signals along nerves. Additionally, electrical stimulation has been shown to promote the release of endorphins, which are natural pain killers produced by the body.
Ultrasound a is deep heating therapy for resolving chronic inflammatory conditions. It has a micro-massage effect that enhances fluid exchange to promote tissue healing. Ultrasound has been shown to improve local blood supply and stimulate reconstructive cells, providing rapid, initial wound strength procedure.
Moist heat can aid the healing process by increasing circulation to the affected area and decreasing muscle spasms. It promotes tissue healing through increased blood circulation..
Ice therapy reduces the inflammation and swelling that occurs after an injury. Ice also can act like a local anesthetic, numbing the sore tissues. Ice helps decrease pain/spasm reaction between the nerves and muscles.
This tape is used to promote proper form. It is applied so that when the muscles become fatigued, the tape helps to keep them in proper form for longer periods.
This procedure can be performed either by the doctor's hands or mechanically with the use of a table. It is commonly utilized to reduce pressure on the discs of the neck or lower back, relieving nerve pain, tissue inflammation, and pressure cause by herniated or bulging discs.
Laser therapy treatment helps reduce pain and inflammation, enhancing tissue healing—both in hard and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and even bones.