Chiropractic care is used to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the consequence of these disorders on general health. Our doctors treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including: back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Chiropractic services are a drug-free, concrete approach to health care that incorporates a thorough examination, diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Russell, Dr. Augustyniak, and Dr. Angus have extensive indicative skills and are educated to advocate for therapeutic and rehabilitative movements as well as present other holistic approaches.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by our doctors is “spinal manipulation,” also known as “chiropractic adjustment.” Our doctors use both non-forceful and traditional manipulation. The intention of manipulation is to re-establish joint mobility and apply by hand a controlled energy into joints that have become restricted in their movement as an outcome of a tissue injury. Whether the injury is caused by a single traumatic event – such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses – such as sitting in an uncomfortable position with poor posture for an extended period of time. Damaged tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for any individual. Fine-tuning of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience soft tenderness or soreness following treatment (as with most forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
The Natural Healing Center doctor’s will assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.
Acupuncture can help speed the healing prompted by chiropractic adjustments. Even though these two treatment modalities are very different in origin and history, they are both gentle, non-invasive, and do not require the use of drugs. Dr. Angus is able to utilize chiropractic acupuncture to help promote whole-body healing while targeting a specific injury in the body.
The process of acupuncture promotes the release of endorphins and the flow of blood in the body. If you have acupuncture before your chiropractic adjustment, your muscles may be more relaxed and less stiff than if you did not have acupuncture. As a result, our chiropractic adjustments are easier to make and will last longer. Over time this means that you can get better faster, and experience less pain and inflammation while you are healing.
If you still experience chronic pain in between chiropractic treatments, acupuncture can reduce pain levels in a healthy and natural way. This can help you feel better and have more energy in between our adjustments.