The International Chiropractor's Association (ICA) states that the "chiropractic spinal adjustment is unique and singular to the chiropractic profession," and that it "is characterized by a specific thrust applied to the vertebra utilizing parts of the vertebra and contiguous structures as levers to directionally correct articular malposition. Adjustment shall be differentiated from spinal manipulation in that the adjustment can only be applied to a vertebral malposition with the express intent to improve or correct the subluxation, whereas any joint, subluxated or not, may be manipulated to mobilize the joint or to put the joint through its range of motion... Chiropractic is a specialized field in the healing arts, and by prior rights, the spinal adjustment is distinct and singular to the chiropractic profession."
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Chiropractic care or would like to schedule an appointment for an adjustment, spinal decompression, laser treatment or massage therapy, please call 810-687-6100.
Advantages to digital x-ray include time efficiency which is gained through bypassing chemical processing. Another advantage is the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, there is less radiation used to produce an image compared to a conventional radiograph.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a mechanical traction device applied through an on-board computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which reduces the body’s natural propensity to resist external force and/or generate muscle spasm. This enhanced control allows non-surgical spinal decompression tables to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column reducing intradiscal pressure, unlike previous non-computer controlled traction tables. The practice is promoted as safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia or surgery. Spinal decompression works through a series of 15 one minute alternating decompression (using a logarithmic decompression curve) and relaxation cycles with a total treatment time of 30 minutes. During the decompression phase the pressure in the disc is reduced and a vacuum type of effect is produced on the nucleus pulposis. At the same time nutrition is diffused into the disc allowing the annulus fibrosis to heal.
Cold Laser Treatments
**Multi Radiance MR4 Super Pulse Laser**
The MR4 super pulsed laser penetrates to target tissues up to 10-13cm, and exerts powerful stimulating influences upon blood circulation, cellular membrane metabolism and nerve function.
Clinical effects of the laser include:
Activation of RNA/DNA synthesis, therefore helping rejuvenation of tissues
Increase Cell metabolism and the formation of ATP -energy required to run the body
Improvement in microcirculation
Reinforcement of collagen synthesis and reduced fibrous tissue formation
Stimulation of T-cell production (Immune system boost)