Chiropractic Techniques At Amersham Chiropractic Centre
Chiropractors are medical professionals who work with the musculoskeletal system and therefore its effects on the system, which controls how our bodies work i.e. the nervous system. They are adept at handling dysfunction and pains related to your joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues, particularly those related to the spine. Chiropractic treatment is appropriate for trapped nerve, lower back pain, hip, and joint pain, to name some. Chiropractors find the root cause of your pain and treat it using various techniques including spinal manipulation and mobilisation, ergonomic advice, and specific exercises. It is a non-intrusive and drug-free approach to treatment that treats the causes rather than just aiding the symptoms.
Like all specialists, doctors of chiropractic (DC) examine you thoroughly for physical and neurological function and derive a specific diagnosis and therefore the root cause of your issue. This diagnosis is integral to your chiropractic treatment and stands as a guide to determine just what kind of treatment you may need.
If you’ve been wondering what your visit to Amersham Chiropractic Centre would be like, this article will describe the process.
Read on to learn more about the various ways in which chiropractic treatment can help you!
The first step to getting the many chiropractic techniques offered at Amersham Chiropractic is showing up and telling us what problems you’ve been facing! You may be suffering from lower back pain, upper back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, pins and needles, hip pain, headaches, numbness, or something else. Your back pain / leg pain or sciatica or disc prolapse or trapped nerve.
Setting up a Treatment Plan
When the doctor recognises your symptoms and has taken an in-depth history of the complaint and performed a detailed orthopaedic and neurological examination he/she will be able to arrive at the specific diagnosis.
Your treatment plan will most likely contain a combination of the several chiropractic treatments below:
- Spinal Manipulative Therapy.
- Joint Mobilisation.
- Shoulder/Hip/Pelvis/Knee/Foot Manipulation, depending on which one is appropriate for your problem.
- Ergonomic Advice.
- An exercise program tailored specifically to you.
- Soft Tissue Work.
You may be prescribed all of the above, depending on the identified problem. Depending on that we can go forward with your chiropractic treatment and offer you the best possible outcome.
It’s always best to remember that these chiropractic techniques are a part of the treatment for the issue you have consulted us with, but they are not an end in themselves. You will have to strictly follow your treatment plan and stick to your prescribed home exercise program and see good results.
A Further Explanation of Relevant Chiropractic Techniques
Now, it’s important to remember that a treatment plan designed specifically for you may have all of the below, or just some of the below chiropractic treatments. It all depends on your pain, condition, and the root cause of it. But, we’ll give you a breakdown and explanation of each of the chiropractic services offered, so you have a clearer idea of them.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy:
Spinal Manipulative therapy is extremely beneficial and is completely painless. It’s super fast and swift, and therefore very efficient. In Spinal Manipulative Therapy, we basically perform a very fast and painless adjustment/manipulation to your spine in order to align it properly. This misalignment of the spine is often the root cause of many aches and pains, so this form of chiropractic treatment is overall great for your system and can cure many other “referred pains”.
As opposed to adjusmtents and spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation is a slower process and the movements are more fluid and slow compared to an adjustment. This form of chiropractic treatment is perfect for increasing or even just regaining mobility in an area. We’ll basically be moving your joint within its normal range of motion, to allow your body to adjust to it and get used to the movement again. This way, your affected area will go back to its proper function over time.
Shoulder / Hip / Pelvis / Knee / Foot Manipulation:
This form of chiropractic treatment will be given to you depending on your area of pain. Suppose you have really bad and unbearable shoulder pain, we’ll perform quick and swift adjustments to the area that needs to be adjusted to alleviate your pain and restore proper function to the area. Alternatively, you may have hip pain that may be related to a number of things. We’ll be able to adjust your hip to alleviate the pain and restore proper function.
This part of the treatment plan is quite integral. No amount of adjustment or chiropractic treatment will be able to help you if you do not correct certain behaviours and help yourself. Ergonomic advice consists of things to do and things to avoid, such as practicing posture correction, and avoiding lifting heavy objects frequently (especially with your back).
Acupuncture, in combination with chiropractic adjustments can do wonders for your body and its healing process. We use Western Medical Acupuncture, which stimulates endorphin release in your body. Acupuncture acts as a catalyst to speed up the healing process that has been onset by chiropractic adjustments. This method, like chiropractic adjustments, is totally painless, non-invasive, and super efficient. It goes hand in hand with chiropractic care very well, as they both strive to cancel out the use of drugs and medications.
A Home Exercise Program:
This chiropractic technique will focus on what you can do at home to upkeep your chiropractic treatment and get the best from it. We will teach you certain therapeutic stretches, and other exercises catered to your specific problem. This will ensure that you can work on your joint mobilization and strengthening at home. We’ll demonstrate these specific exercises and teach you how to do them first, so you’ll be able to comfortably carry them out on your own later on, at home.
Soft Tissue Work:
This includes any sort of bodywork catered to your body’s soft tissues, like your muscles, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. This type of chiropractic treatment works wonders on an array of issues, such as sprains, strains, bursitis, hypoxia, tendonitis, and microtrauma tears. Our soft tissue work includes various techniques to stretch and strengthen muscles, which will be further highlighted to you on your visit to Amersham Chiropractic.
Cryotherapy is the use of ice or heat to relieve inflammation or muscle spasm. We’ll use this technique depending on your problem.
How Do You Know These Chiropractic Techniques Work?
Now that you know, in-depth, how we go about our chiropractic services here at Amersham Chiropractic, you’re probably wondering what guarantee there is that these chiropractic treatments will help you.
We specifically draft up a treatment plan according to your symptoms and their root cause. So, what might work for a few, may not work for others. For example, getting treatment for shoulder pain certainly will not help you if your pain lies in your hips. This is why we take a very careful approach to chiropractic treatment and make sure that we are 100% clear on what your issue is and where it stems from. We cater to your specific needs, so you know you’re in good hands.
With over hundreds of happy patients, we can assure and guarantee you that our treatment not only works, but helps you significantly in the long run. Chiropractic has been around for a while now and has proven to be a great, non-invasive, drug-free, and relatively painless form of treatment for people everywhere.
Now that you’re aware of the process of consultations at Amersham Chiropractic, you’ll be better prepared when you book an appointment with us. This way, you won’t be apprehensive or nervous, because now you know precisely what to expect. So, if you find yourself suffering from various aches and pains, don’t hesitate till it’s too late. Contact us and book an appointment at Amersham Chiropractic Center to get the best possible chiropractic services catered specifically to your needs!