At Provance Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest non-surgical, drug free care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different non-invasive chiropractic services we offer.
Chiropractic Adjustments (Manipulation)
To restore motion into a hypomobile (restricted) joint, the doctor utilizes chiropractic manipulation, otherwise known as an adjustment. When the doctor determines that a joint is restricted in a specific direction, he will then apply a gently impulse into the direction of the restriction, ultimately restoring proper motion to the joint. During an adjustment an audible sound may be heard (pop or snap), which is the result of nitrogen gas being released and oxygen entering into the joint. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven effective, safe, and have a high level of patient satisfaction.
Techniques utilized are Motion Palpation Technique, Diversified Technique and Extremity Adjusting.
Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy / Spinal Cervical and Lumbar Decompression
Spinal decomposition therapy is often added to treatment plans for patients suffering from structural differences and nerve compression. Spinal discs become decreased in fluid, causing them to lose their shape. When this occurs, the disc may end up with a bulge or herniation. Disc herniations can displace, protrude, or put pressure on the surrounding nerves, commonly referred to as a "pinched nerve" or "pinched nerves."
Our Non-surgical Spinal Decompression table may be used to relieve local neck pain, back pain and referred arm or leg pain associated with: Protruding Discs, Bulging Discs, Herniated Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Posterior Facet Syndrome, Acute Facet Problems, Radicular Pain, Prolapsed Discs, Spinal Root Impingement, Hypomobility, Degenerative Joint Disease, Facet Syndrome, Old Compressions Fractures, & Joint Pain.
Our Triton DTS TRT-600 Spine Therapy Table provides a treatment in static, intermittent, and cyclic distraction forces to relieve pressures on structures that may be causing pain of skeletal or muscular origin.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient's return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you our doctors can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
Therapeutic Ultrasound, Interferential Current, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Leander Flexion-Distraction, Cryotherapy (ice packs), and Moist Heat packs.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
The Graston Technique is a modern instrument assisted technique designed to treat acute and chronic soft tissue conditions and injuries. It is a soft tissue mobilization technique, which takes advantage of specially designed stainless steel instruments that aid the doctor in breaking up scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
Kinesio Taping Technique
Kinesio Tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr basis. Kinesio taping is a non-restrictive in which it allows for full range of motion.
Overwhelming scientific evidence confirms that vitamin deficiencies are associated with disease processes and the overall condition of one's health. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function and contribute to chronic degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This body of research has been reaffirmed by the Journal of the American Medical Association (June 19, 2002-Vol 287, No 23). Micronutrient Testing from SpectraCell Laboratories SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc. is a CLIA accredited clinical laboratory that specializes in micronutrient testing. This patented process resulted from 18 years of research at the University of Texas.