We check children as early as a few days after birth. The journey through the birth canal can be traumatic and cause torticollis in children. We will use only instruments to adjust them, which helps 95% of the time.
Kids these days are playing more contact sports at an earlier age without breaks throughout the year. Before playing contact or high impact sports we recommend getting a baseline xray of the spine for two reasons. The first is to check for any congenital anomalies that could cause permanent damage if the child sustained a sports injury. The second is if the child suffers a sports injury we will know what their spine looked like before the injury.
The years of bad posture like sitting for prolonged periods of time at a computer, repetitive movements and lifting have begun to take a toll on the body. We can correct the misalignments and teach you how to improve your posture so that your spine will last a lifetime. This is the time to make changes to the spine before permanent problems present
As we get older our joints and ligaments get tighter, which causes the bones not to move as well . When the bones aren’t moving they degenerate. We put the function back into your spine.
We believe that there are times to take medications to provide pain relief, but realize that the pills are NOT going to fix the problem that is causing your pain. We take x-rays and pinpoint and show you the problem then we fix it.
We love exercise but only when you are functioning at 80% or better. If you are strengthening too early , you are holding the bone in the pinched or stuck position.
When trauma occurs, bones get shifted. When steel frames bend on cars you absorb the impact too. Muscles and ligaments develop micro tear and then heal into scar tissue. Scar tissue is nasty, you do not want it. It causes the joints to move even less which will cause pain and degeneration. Let us give you soft tissue work through massage therapy and the Graston technique.
People are having more headaches from having their heads and cervical spine into the cell phones and computers. When that head is translated forward the weight of your head triples and causes strain to the occiput and posterior cervical muscle groups.
Back pain is something that most of us will deal with at some point in your life. Why? Because we are mechanical. We sit wrong, lift wrong, sleep wrong and have bad posture and over time causes your spine to shift, hit a nerve and causes pain.