For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neuromusculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the neuromusculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.
This is the real “meat and potatoes” of the chiropractic treatment. It involves an adjustment to the joint complexes of the spine and the extremities, providing increased motion and functioning to the joints and body as a whole.
A modality employed by the practitioner to provide local pain relief. Ultrasound, as the name would imply, utilizes ultra-high frequency sound waves to penetrate a tissue and attract blood flow and healing mediators. Ultrasound also produces a pleasant form of heat that is often described as “a hot pack inside of the joint complex”.
Spinal Decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment used to treat condictions such as disc herniations and bulges in the cervical and lumbar spine as well as sciatic pain. Spinal Decompression can help alleviate the compressive forces acting on a herniated or bulging disc, which in turn, will reduced the pain experienced by the individual. For more information please go to bowmanvilledecompression.com
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method from Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of small thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body with the purpose of stimulating nerve receptors. This triggers a release of various substances in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. The result of acupuncture is an increase in blood flow, muscle relaxation and the reduction of pain. The needles may be inserted at multiple locations throughout the body during one treatment, all with a common therapeutic goal. Acupuncture needles may also be inserted at systemic regulatory points (meridians), which are points on the body that may not be anywhere near the source of the pain but are known to influence the body’s regulating system. Depending upon the cause of the complaint stimulation, or in some cases de-stimulation, of these points help promote the body’s natural healing abilities.
Acupuncture has been shown to be useful for the following complaints:
- Neck and Low back pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Repetitive Strain Injuries – Carpal Tunnel, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, etc.
- Sciatica and Neuralgia
- TMJ pain
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles into the acupuncture points on the face. This superficial insertion will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Cosmetic Acupuncture has been found to be useful for the following conditions:
- delays facial aging
- reduces frown lines and wrinkles
- minimizes crow’s feet
- improves frown lines
- tightens pores
- lifts sagging and drooping eyelids
- increases collagen production – which imporoves skin elasticity
- moisturizes skin from within
- improves facial muscle tone
- helps with dark cirlces and puffy eyes
- brightens the eyes
- helps control acne
- reduces double chin
- helps prevent wrinkles
- restores youthful glow
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissues include structures such as ligaments and muscles. There are a variety of techniques which can be employed by the chiropractor in order to address and treat these tissues, and each technique is catered to the needs and tolerances of the patient.
The GaitScan system is the most technologically advanced diagnostic tool for assessing an individual’s foot biomechanics. With this system we can chart a patient’s gait to determine underlying causes for such symptoms as low back pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, ankle pain, hip pain, etc. With this system, along with a foot mould, we can provide a patient with custom orthotics that will aid in the above mentioned conditions.
The Functional Abilities system is a tool used in the rehabilitation of individuals that have had a motor vehicle accident, work injuries and sports injuries. This system accurately measures a patient’s overall motion as well as their ability to lift, push, pull, carry, handle and grip. With this tool a better understanding of a patient’s disabilities can be made allowing for a more accurate diagnosis which leads to focussed treatment of the problem.