A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for neck pain, headaches, back pain, and lower back pain that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education.
Chiropractic Physical Therapy
Chiropractic physical therapy includes therapeutic exercises, manual therapies and other common treatment methods, including a variety of modalities used to reduce pain, facilitate healing and restore function.
Flexion-Distraction is non-surgical, practitioner-controlled, hands-on therapy for spinal pain conditions. It is low force and uses finesse to restore normal motion to the spine, meaning it is usually a completely painless therapy. Flexion-Distraction reduces pain due to disc bulging, disc herniation, slipped disc, ruptured disc, arthritis, facet syndrome, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, general lower back pain, leg pain, sciatica, and much more.
Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D) is a non-invasive, revolutionary, conservative treatment for patients who suffer from chronic low back pain, as well as leg pain and numbness caused by herniated or degenerated discs and posterior facet syndrome. Patients who have had back surgery, yet continue to experience pain, may also be candidates for VAX-D.
Chiropractors are trained in determining whether you require custom orthotics and can then properly fit you for them. Chiropractors treat the whole body and can determine how the use of orthotics can complement chiropractic care for a back, hip, knee or ankle problem. Custom orthotics are devices that are manufactured using a foam cast of your foot, along with detailed clinical information from your chiropractor, to address your unique biomechanical needs. They fit comfortably into shoes and and are worn on a daily basis.
Pearson Family Chiropractic has an onsite X-ray suite. It is important for patients to have access to X-rays to help determine the underlying cause of their pain. X-ray has been helping healthcare professionals for over a hundred years to help find the cause of patients' conditions.