At Friedman Chiropractic and Rehabilitation we specialize in treating the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and bones) with a drug free, hands on approach and utilize the most advanced chiropractic techniques to provide the best long term health benefits and quality of life for you.
Chiropractic physicians have long been known to alleviate pain and we do this with a hands on, drug free approach in order to help improve your overall health and wellness. When the body has subluxations (malalignment of bones) it places a significant amount of strain on the nervous system and over time can create many different clinical problems within the body, both structurally and systemically. This is where the chiropractor intervenes. Chiropractic physicians are able to properly diagnose and treat many different neuromusculoskeletal problems with an adjustment and other ancillary rehabilitation methods.
There are many benefits of chiropractic care, including improved posture, improved mobility and decreased pain. Below is a list of a few symptoms that we are able to find the root cause of, whether from a current or previous injury, repetitive stress or every day life, to help improve your long term health benefits and quality of life:
- Neck pain
- Mid/upper back pain
- Low back pain
- Pain in the extremities
- Numbness/tingling into the extremities
- Weakness and instability
- Stress and anxiety
The overall goal of your chiropractic journey is to alleviate your pains while developing new habits and gaining more knowledge in the process, so you can maintain a state of wellness. You maintain your, teeth, car and home, why not your spine and nervous system?
When individuals think of an adjustment, they visualize, “cracks and pops;” however, there are many more processes at work after a chiropractic adjustment. To start, the sound you hear that is associated with an adjustment is excess gases (nitrogen, oxygen, CO2) being released from the fluid within a joint capsule covering two bones, due to changes in pressure. This adjustment is known as a diversified (High Velocity Low Amplitude) adjustment and is very common in the chiropractic profession. There are many different techniques that can be utilized as well to reach the same results, such as instrument adjustments or drop table adjusting. All of these adjustments allow improved mobility within the joint, relieve tension on the nervous system and allow the body to send improved neurological information to the area that was previously sending abnormal, aberrant signals. To learn more about the amazing benefits of chiropractic care and Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), schedule a free consultation with Dr. Friedman to better understand how it can change YOUR life.
What to Expect
When coming to our clinic for your first visit, it is important on that initial visit to have a clear snapshot of your current and previous ailments or injuries in order to better evaluate and determine the best working diagnosis for you. In order to come up with a great working diagnosis, a detailed history is taken to better understand what could be creating the symptoms of pain or irritation and how it affects your everyday life. Once we have this information, it helps us decide how extensive the next process is, the examination.
During the initial examination, a detailed postural analysis is performed to evaluate rotations or translations in the body, also known as, “twisted” or “out of alignment” and we do this both visually and digitally with postural evaluation software. We then get a baseline of your ranges of motion and ease of movement with those motions before moving on to the orthopedic and neurological tests, dependent on severity and presentation of symptoms. Once we have all of this information, diagnostic x-ray analysis is most often done to get a better overall picture of your spinal structure and integrity (structure determines function). After taking x-rays, barring any red flags on the film, a chiropractic adjustment will be performed. At your follow-up visit, a detailed report of findings is discussed, questions are answered and a specific treatment plan is presented. You’re now ready to begin your journey to long term health and wellness!