As a family chiropractic center, we understand that chiropractic physical therapy is a vital component in treating musculoskeletal injuries. That’s why we custom-design our programs for patients of all ages. At Dean Chiropractic, we incorporate individualized chiropractic physical therapy programs for each of our patients. These programs are designed to meet our patients’ specific needs. Often, these chiropractic physical therapy programs are performed by the patient from the comfort and convenience of their own home, saving them money and visits on their insurance. This allows our patients to be able to perform these stretches and exercises when the time is right for them. All of our custom-designed PT programs are emailed to patients and come complete with videos that demonstrate proper technique and set up. If any extra equipment is needed, it will be provided for the patient.
At Dean Chiropractic, spinal orthotics are one of the many products we use for lower back pain relief in order to reduce pain and achieve long-term corrections of a variety of spinal abnormalities. Spinal orthotics are also commonly used to treat the neck and mid back. They are primarily used to correct the curvature, called lordosis, in the spine. This curvature is responsible for evenly distributing load, such as the force of gravity, throughout the spine. Abnormal curvatures in the spine, including exaggerated curves or the lack of enough curve, are some of the more frequent postural issues cause patients to seek treatment. This unhealthy curvature may lead to neck and low back pain, degenerative arthritis, and other disc injuries.
The back and spine specialists at Dean Chiropractic use the Activator Method to look for subtle shifts in the muscles along the spine to indicate where a spinal joint is stuck (subluxated). The doctor asks the patient to perform test maneuvers such as placing an arm across the lower back or turning your head to the side. Once a subluxated joint is identified, the doctor uses a hand-held rubber tipped instrument to gently apply force with the effect of returning the joint to its normal position and movement. No twisting, jerking or cracking of the spine is ever necessary.
As back and spine specialists, our doctors treat many patients with disease of spinal discs. Intervertebral (spinal) discs are soft spacers that separate the vertebrae (bones of the spine) and allow movement of the spinal joints. Repetitive injuries and bad posture will damage these discs over time, causing them to dry out and lose their flexibility. This disc failure can cause severe, chronic pain in the lower back and neck, or even lead to sciatica (severe, disabling buttock and leg pain). By rehydrating (pulling fluid back into) the disc, our specialists are able to stop and, in many cases, reverse this damage, eliminating the pain without the need for invasive back surgery. The back and spine specialists at Dean Chiropractic accomplish these results by using a disc decompression procedure called Cox Flexion/distraction.
At our chiropractic care center, we focus mostly on rapid and long-term pain relief from a variety of spine and nervous system related conditions. These can include but are not limited to headaches, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, and other auto injuries, and degenerative, bulging or herniated discs. All of our treatment plans are custom designed with the patient’s age and diagnosis in mind and as a family chiropractic care center can be tailored to patients of all ages from infants to seniors.