The chiropractic adjustment of your spine if priority for each and every patient and does not take long. Dr. Stover is able to assess and adjust you within about 5 minutes. Should you be a new patient with symptoms or have an acute condition you are presenting with our team may emply one of the wide range of proven techniques to help symptoms reduce a little quicker. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques and treatments we use in our practice.
Impulse - Dr. Stover performs 99% of all chiropractic adjustments using this device. It is a very specific, gentle and effective way to correct the spinal or joint dysfunction. Using an adjustable pneumatic mechanism the device delivers a rapid but gentle thrust into the targeted joint to correct proper position and motion.
Spinal Decompression Program - This program is for the more chronic of patients. Those with chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease, disc bulges, fusion surgeries, pinched nerves, etc. Our HillDT table is used to decompress the spine and cause a vacuum effect inside the intervertebral discs, this vacuum force feeds blood flow, nutrients and hydration into the targeted disc as well as reduce disc bulges/herniations. It is a very intensive program needing at least 24 decompression sessions but results are nothing short of amazing for the majority of patients. Check our facebook page for links about our decompression program also.
Drop Table - Used rarely by Dr. Stover but when used this technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
The following therapies are used for more acute, symptomatic conditions or muscle spasms that may need a little extra care to allow your adjustment to be most effective:
Vacuum Cupping - Negative pressure, rather than tissue compression is superior for bodywork for pain, stubborn conditions, repetitive strains, inflammation, toxicity, chronic fatigue, disgestive problems and a slough of other issue we confront as we grow older.
Suction cups rapidly facilitate rigid soft tissue release, loosens & lifts connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood & lymph flow to skin & muscles in ways not possible using compression.
Another benefit of Cupping is that it can feel really great when done properly for your constitution and current physiology and/or condition. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. You will be surprised at how relaxed, warm and light you'll feel – hours... sometimes even days afterwards.
Kinesiotaping - There are many proposed benefits to kinesiotaping, including: proprioceptive facilitation; reduced muscle fatigue; muscle facilitation; reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness; pain inhibition; enhance healing, such as reducing edema, and improving lymph and blood flow to the applied area.
Interferential/TENS - It uses a mid-frequency electrical signal to treat muscular spasms and inflamed joints. The current produces a massaging effect over the affected area at periodic intervals, and this stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers, thus relaxing strained muscles and promoting soft-tissue healing.
Ultrasound - There are three primary benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.
Flexion/Distraction table - This is achieved through the use of a mechanical flexion/distraction table which stretches the sacroiliac and lumbar areas. This stretches the involved muscles that may be in spasm, and aid in restoring proper spacing between vertebral joints.