Nearly 22 million Americans visit the chiropractor every year. This alternative, noninvasive treatment provides safe, effective relief from back and neck pain. It can also help alleviate discomfort caused by sports injuries and other common musculoskeletal problems. At Woudsma Chiropractic Associates in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, the team offers an array of chiropractic treatments, including traction, manual manipulation, and flexion distraction. To learn more about your treatment options, make an appointment today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.
Chiropractic care is a holistic, integrative technique that uses hands-on spinal manipulation and other noninvasive therapies to align your musculoskeletal structure properly. Chiropractic care encourages your body’s natural healing processes without the use of prescription medication or surgical intervention.
When performed by trained, experienced professionals like the team at Woudsma Chiropractic Associates, chiropractic care can effectively relieve pain and inflammation.
No two chiropractic appointments are exactly alike. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your chiropractor may recommend any of the following treatments:
Manual manipulation is the type of treatment most commonly associated with chiropractic care. During manual manipulation, your chiropractor places slight pressure on your joints and muscles to encourage circulation and ease tension.
The ProAdjuster is a state-of-the-art tool that measures the motion of your vertebrae. Vertebrae that are too rigid or too flexible increase your risk of more serious back problems. The ProAdjuster uses a sensor to give your provider an accurate overall picture of the health of each vertebra.
If you’re suffering from a bulging or herniated disc, your provider may recommend chiropractic traction. During chiropractic traction, your provider applies manual pressure or tension to your arms, legs, and head. Ultimately, this process stretches out your muscles and creates more space between the vertebrae in your spine.
Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique that uses a special table to flex your spine in gentle, rhythmic motions. During flexion distraction, your provider performs a series of manual adjustments. Together these activities create negative pressure that helps pull herniated disc material back into your spine.
The Activator Method® uses an activator adjusting Instrument to address back pain, neck pain, and headaches. During treatment, your provider uses the activator adjusting Instrument to deliver gentle pulses of pressure to your spine. These targeted pulses restore motion to your vertebra and joints.
The team at Woudsma Chiropractic Associates takes an individualized approach to care, so the number of adjustments you’ll need depends on the nature of your injury. After an exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your chiropractor develops a plan to align with your unique needs.
Chiropractic care is incredibly versatile and can address a wide variety of ailments and injuries, including lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, sports-related injuries, migraines, and tension headaches.
Chiropractic care is also beneficial for expectant mothers. During pregnancy, your body experiences an array of changes. Chiropractic adjustments can realign your lower body for an easier birth and reduce pregnancy-related aches and pains.
If you’re wondering whether chiropractic care can benefit you, make an appointment at Woudsma Chiropractic Associates today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.