What will we do on my first visit?
On your first visit we will perform a consultation so you can explain your problems and express any concerns you may have to Dr. Craig. Once your consultation is finished we will take x-rays of you spine so we can find the problem areas and see what's causing your problems. The doctor will review your x-rays with you and explain what the problems is and what we need to do to correct it. After we've reviewed your x-rays and answered all you questions Dr. Craig will perform a full spine adjustment and give you home stretches and recommendations.
What adjusting techniques do you use?
The doctor uses a few different techniques, his main adjusting technique is Diversified (also know as Palmer) which is a traditional hands on adjustment. With patients who don't like the cracking or popping sound the doctor will use Thompson Drop Technique for lower back conditions and a low force technique called Prone Specific for neck problems. Infants and children are adjusted using a low force technique.
Can Chiropractic adjustments help babies and children?
Some spinal/neurological problems start with birthing trauma or accidents that cause the spinal joints to become stiff and not move properly. A spinal joint that can't move properly will cause stress on the nervous system. This spinal/neurological stress can interfere with the child's normal development and cause issues with latching, colic, restless sleep and constipation. Children do not grow out of spinal problems, they grow into them. Early detection and correction is one of the keys to a healthy child.
Can you be adjusted after spinal surgery, fusions or Herrington Rods?
The short answer is yes!
The screws, plates and rods used in surgery are very strong and will not break or pull out with an adjustment. We've helped hundreds of patients with post surgical pain and dysfunction with no adverse events or reactions. Here's an x-ray of our patients who had surgery after an automobile accident. He continued to have pain radiate into his shoulder after the surgery, in only a few visits he's starting to see improvement.
Can you be adjusted if you have a disc bulge or herniation?
Yes, disc bulges and herniations respond very well to chiropractic adjustment. The reason disc
can bulge or herniate is due to lack of motion within the joint. When the joint can't move properly the disc become weak and start to bulge out due to compressive forces. Chiropractic adjustments restore the normal motion, decreases the pressure on the disc and nerves which allows the joint to heal and become stronger. Below are a couple of studies that have shown the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care on cervical and lumbar disc herniations.
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