As a chiropractor you need to have knowledge about the treatment techniques that you use. Most people today are more comfortable using the word "chiropractor" rather than "physician".
The field of chiropractic is all about body correction and it is focused on the human body, its joints, muscles, nerves, organs, and bone structure. Our office has X-rays and computerized diagnostic equipment as well as an interventional radiography program. We offer an integrated approach to patient care. We combine chiropractic education, physical therapy, medical massage, acupuncture and spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is one of the most popular treatments offered to our patients. This type of treatment involves manipulation of the soft tissues under the spinal column. Chiropractor decompression is done to treat disorders that involve the soft tissue and disc herniations.
Chiropractor decompression involves the use of several instruments to gently remove the hardened deposits of hardened spinal discs. During the procedure the doctor makes small incisions under the skin in the lower back. An instrument called a decompressor is then used to create pressure on the discs to break them apart. When broken, the soft tissue inside the disc breaks down into tiny fragments. Once these pieces are dislodged, the soft tissue begins to heal and the disc becomes malleable again. This will allow the disc to slide back into place.
Spinal decompression is one of the most commonly used procedures performed by chiropractors. However, other types of spinal adjustments have also been shown to be effective in improving posture. If the condition is chronic and if there is no improvement in the patient's mobility, chiropractic adjustment may not provide sufficient relief.
Chiropractor doctors can help relieve pain and prevent or treat the symptoms associated with spinal disc herniations. They can treat disc herniations that affect the cervical and lumbar spine, the thoracic spine, or any other spinal joints or the back or neck.
Patients who choose to undergo chiropractic adjustments are usually experiencing one of three types of chiropractic conditions. Chronic pain is a result of an overused joint or muscle. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the bones in the hip and spine. Spinal disc herniation is caused by trauma to the disc itself.
Chiropractors may also recommend spinal decompression for the treatment of disc herniations. Spinal decompression can loosen the damaged, swollen, or inflamed disc, thus allowing it to move back into place. with much less discomfort than a traditional spinal decompression procedure.
Spinal decompression is recommended for the treatment of disc herniations when there is no improvement in mobility and when patients are experiencing symptoms such as weakness, nausea, headaches, or leg pain. Patients should ask their chiropractor about the risks involved with spinal decompression.
Toluca Lake Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Clinic - Dr. Thomas E. Harvey D.C.
10730 Riverside Dr, Suite A
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
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