What Services are Provided?

Here at Advanced Chiropractic Care, we have many different services to fit your specific needs. Whether you are experiencing neck or back pain, extremity pain, headaches, or presenting for a wellness visit, we can help. There is no condition we won’t take a look at. If we decide we can take care of your condition, we will begin care plan immediately. Otherwise, we will get you where you need to be!

Services that are utilized include both passive and active forms of care. Passive care is a service that our doctors or team perform. Such service includes ultrasound, e-stim, and massage. You will be involved in the active phase of care. This includes therapeutic exercises and rehab. Because of our willingness to collaborate with other medical providers, we refer for MRI and other imaging when necessary. Therefore, our doctors treat you with an entire network of healthcare providers. Our team will see to your every need. The front desk is always available for questions. Our doctors are her eto answer anything they may not be able to.

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Adjustments

Our expert doctors use a variety of techniques for adjusting your neck, back, and extremities. Adjustments are shown to have a variety of benefits. These benefits include increased range of motion, decreased muscle spasm, decreased pain levels, and improved overall function.

What Exactly is an Adjustment?

Adjustments are the most common form of treatment used by chiropractors. Our doctors pride themselves on administering the most effective and gentle treatment possible. 

Adjustments are high velocity, low amplitude manipulation of joints. This rapid motion causes temporary gapping of joints and allows for therapeutic effects to take place. As a result, patients feel much better following adjustments.

Diversified/Manual Adjustments

Our doctors most commonly uses manual adjustments and patients are most familiar with this method. It uses manipulation by the doctors hands and commonly produces the “pop“. Our elite doctors do what they can to make sure your adjustments are gentle. An adjustment delivered in this manner can be unsettling the first time and our doctors realize this. They will be patient with you and walk you through the entire process.

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Thompson Drop Adjustments

The drop method is an assisted technique. As a result of this assistance, it is lower impact, and more reliant of natural spinal motion. Initially, the table will elevate your hips and low back. Then, your physician will methodically press on your hips or back, causing you to feel a short drop accompanied by the sound of the drop piece. Finally, the low-impact drop will mimic your spines natural motion. As a result, this will aid your body in restoring the motion needed to function.

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Activator/Impulse Adjusting Instruments

This method of adjustment is low impact. The activator is based on speed and not so much on force. The IAI will deliver a set of rapid impulses to move your joints before your body tightens up. Patients who have bone weakening disorders, or are just nervous about their adjustment will better respond to IAI. However, medical research states the IAI is just as effective as the manual or drop table adjustments.

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Below are a couple examples of typical chiropractic adjustments.

Disclosure

As with any procedure, there are risks of care. Most commonly soreness will arise following your adjustment. This is normal and may last 1-2 days. You will feel the same type of soreness post-exercise. If you begin to experience symptoms following your care, please contact us  if you are worried. The worst case scenario includes worsening of symptoms due to muscle memory re-pinching nerves or recompressing joints.

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You can also find more information on our website for Elite Chiropractic.

There have been questions on the effectiveness of care. There are those who claim adjustments are ineffective. In contrast, there is much research in the chiropractic field supporting effectiveness. Our patients will agree that there is absolutely benefit to care. Check out the research link. We update our website with new research frequently. In addition, you can give us a call today and see for yourself! We look forward to hearing from you.

Passive Therapy

Passive therapies aid in decreasing pain and improving the rate at which your body heals. Below are the various therapies we use to get you back to health. When you’re finished reading up about the therapies, explore our pages on massage, exercises, or our wellness care.

Hydrotherapy/ Roller-Traction

Hydrotherapy uses water pressure and heat to massage and loosen the muscles while simultaneously increasing local blood circulation for increased healing. In addition, the hydro-beds are comfortable and relax patients before their adjustments. Temporary itching is a common side-effect because of the increased circulation.

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Intersegmental traction utilizes roller bed technology to loosen and release restricted joint segments. We can increase or decrease the pressure applied to your back and even control where in your spine we use the therapy. Our doctors recommend traction or hydrotherapy  prior to your visit.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound encompasses multiple health benefits. These include soft tissue healing, remodeling damaged tissues, increased local circulation, and decreased inflammation. Therapeutic ultrasound uses a conductive gel and wand that houses a small crystal. High frequency vibrations of the crystal produce a healing effect on soft tissues. This is an ideal therapy for sprain/strain injuries, or chronic cases where scar tissue has built up.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation, also referred to as E-stim, TENS, or EMS, will break up muscle spasm and decrease pain levels. Electrodes deliver a microcurrent to a designated area of the body. Number, pattern, and settings are dependant on the condition you present with. E-Stim transfers an electrical current and stimulates muscular contracture, fatiguing the muscle. 

Healing takes place at a faster rate when we combine ultrasound and e-stim. Therefore, combination of the two are most frequently used.

You will feel a tingling sensation that will increase in intensity so long as you are comfortable. In addition, since the current from the electrode acts like a nerve, you may experience involuntary muscle contractions.

More information on electrical stimulation can be found here.

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Diathermy

Diathermy warms certain body parts using IR waves. This therapy is capable of penetrating to deeper tissues and helps destroy damaged tissues. In addition, diathermy will help promote clotting, relieve pain, and promote. While undergoing therapy, you will feel a gentle warming sensation. Diathermy is exceptionally good for treating extremities.

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Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy treats patients who are suffering from disc bulges in their neck or low back. Our Elite doctors will set you up on the decompression before therapy. Decompression provides a pulling, similar to an intense stretch. This decompressive forces creates a negative pressure in the spine. This force effectively acts like a vacuum to suck the disc back into place. As a result of the stretching, patients are commonly sore afterwards.

Laser Therapy

We utilize laser therapy as a form of therapy to promote local circulation and improve healing rates of soft tissues. Laser will offer temporary relief from conditions such as osteoarthritis or whiplash.

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LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, HAVE ANY METAL, PACEMAKERS, OR ANY OTHER IMPLANTED DEVICES.  ANY OF THESE CAN ALTER CARE SO PLEASE LET US KNOW BEFORE WE BEGIN!!!

If you aren’t in need of our chiropractic care at this time, we do also offer DOT exams. Follow the link To learn more

DOT Exams

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Feel free to browse the tabs highlighting each are we treat and our different methods of treatment.

If you have any questions about the services that we provide our patients, contact us today at (479) 452-4433. We look forward to hearing from you.

In addition, you may visit the elite resource page for more information.