What is manipulation of the spine?
Dr. Scott Fechter and/or Dr. Juliana Farrell manipulate the spine by applying meticulous adjustments to a patient’s vertebrae. The manipulation can also be targeted to the region of the pelvis to restore balance to this area. Your St. Augustine Chiropractor performs these manipulations using a specific device, or simply by using his hands.
When should spinal manipulation be performed?
Certain injuries, spinal conditions, or common daily tasks can put your spine out of balance. When this happens, a trip to a St. Augustine Chiropractor may be necessary to regain spinal balance. Dr. Scott Fechter and/or Dr. Juliana Farrell can perform a spinal manipulation to get your vertebrae back into their natural position. If you are wondering how this St. Augustine Chiropractor determines what spinal issues are present, he uses a series of exams to find which vertebrae are out of place. When a vertebra is found to be out of place, Dr. Scott Fechter and/or Dr. Juliana Farrell can correct the issue with spinal manipulation.
What is the benefit of spinal manipulation?
Spinal manipulation helps to restore spinal balance, which in turn lessens discomfort, spasms, and nerve irritation. By alleviating these issues, other medical ailments including ear issues as well as bed-wetting in children can be eradicated.
What other joints can be adjusted by St. Augustine Chiropractor Dr. Scott Fechter and Dr. Juliana Farrell?
Adjustments do not solely target the spine and pelvic region as nearly every joint in the human body can benefit from an adjustment The joints in our fingers and toes, limbs, our jaw and the joints within the skull can be treated with Chiropractic manipulation.
Just like those of the spinal column, the other joints in our bodies need realignment every now and then. Imagine having stiff joints that don’t seem to loosen up even after stretching – a joint manipulation may help alleviate stiffness and pain. Many of our patients athletes and very active adults and whose joints receive a large amount of stress. An adjustment from Dr. Scott Fechter assists in getting individuals back to peak performance levels.
Spinal manipulative therapy a.k.a. adjustments are used to put in motion back into the spine or extremity Cervical Mechanical
Traction, Spinal Decompression
Used for bulging cervical discs to create a degree of soft tissue tension and/or to allow for separation between joint surfaces.
Lumbar Mechanical Traction, Spinal Decompression
Treats herniated, bulging, and degenerative discs without surgery. State of the art technology gradually relieves neurocompression often associated with lower back pain. This process has been proven to relieve pain by enlarging disc space, reducing herniation and strengthening outer ligaments. It helps move herniated areas back into place, reversing high intradiscal pressures through application of negative pressure.
Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Increases blood flow which helps to decrease inflammation and bring nutrients necessary for healing injuries. Stimulates local nerve cells which can have a pain reducing/anesthetic effect.
Application of superficial heat that is most effective in subacute or chronic conditions. Cold Packs: Application of cold for withdrawal of thermal energy used in acute and severe spasticity.
UltrasoundSound waves pass through the skin (a deep penetrating modality) to increase local blood flow, reduces swelling and acute/chronic inflammation. Also used for breaking fibrotic adhesions and reducing muscle spasms.
Passive and Resistive Stretching
Used to increase muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, and mobility.
Intersegmental Traction, Spinal Decompression
Induces passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Massage Therapy used to reduce muscle spasms, break adhesions and release trigger points in the muscle tissues.
Digital x-ray imaging use sensors instead of the traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.
Rehabilitative/Muscle Strengthening Equipment
One-on-one patient contact by the provider using dynamic activities with lifting stations to improve functional performance. *Including an 8-Way Cervical Rehabilitation Machine.