Physician Referral Center

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At Dean Chiropractic we use thoroughly researched, leading-edge techniques in combination with decades of treatment experience to provide the very best in chiropractic care and wellness to your patients.

Indications

Acute neck and low back pain · sciatica · herniated or bulging discs · degenerative disc disease · spinal canal stenosis · tendonitis of the upper or lower extremities · TMJ · plantar fasciitis · numbness or tingling of the upper or lower extremities · chronic neck and low back pain

Our Doctors

Dr. Christophe Dean, D.C.Dr. Christophe Dean, D.C.
Activator Methods advanced proficiency rated, Lead Clinical Instructor
Cox Flexion Distraction advanced proficiency rated
State of Michigan Board of Examiners
Board of Trustees, Logan College of Chiropractic

Dr. Jon Dean, D.C.Dr. Jon Dean, D.C.
Activator Methods advanced proficiency rated, Assistant Clinical Instructor
Cox Flexion Distraction advanced proficiency rated
Active Release Technique (A.R.T) spine and extremity certified

 

Advanced Chiropractic Techniques

Activator Method

The Activator Method is an instrument based, low force adjusting technique that is extremely gentle and comfortable for the patient.  It does not involve any high velocity manual manipulation (no “popping” or “cracking” commonly associated with chiropractic care.)  Activator is a widely used, evidenced based technique that has some of the most current and cutting edge research advocating its efficacy and use.

Cox Flexion Distraction

Cox Flexion Distraction is a low force decompression technique ideal for treating herniated discs, degenerative discs, or spinal canal stenosis non-surgically.  This technique does not involve any high velocity adjusting and is again quite comfortable for the patient as well as highly effective.  Cox technique is also widely used and highly researched.

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique is a soft tissue technique designed to treat a variety of overuse injuries such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and trigger points.  It involves the patient performing specific stretches and movements under the guided tension of an A.R.T. trained clinician.  Results are typically fast and permanent.

Low Level Laser Therapy

Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Laser (aka “cold laser”) is an FDA cleared modality designed for use in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgery rehabilitation. The FDA states “…Lasers are indicated for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation where heat is indicated.

What you can expect

Referring physicians will be updated at regular intervals of their patients’ progress. A brief summary of the patients’ condition and current recommended treatment plan will be sent after the initial exam, after the first re-exam (typically 12 visits), and after discharge (typically 24 visits). At discharge, patients will be referred back to their primary care physician for a follow up assessment. Detailed records and daily chart notes can be sent upon request.