Adjusting your spine to reduce subluxations is priority #1 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 employ 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 90% 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.
Erchonia Laser - Used for acute and chronic pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, knee pain, muscle spasms, and more! We also rent our lasers to those who will need more treatments close together. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) also known as Photobiomodulation, is a low intensity laser therapy. By absorbing specific wavelengths of light our body is able to increase the production of ATP, which is the energy necessary to feed biological changes such as increasing blood flow, nutrients, decreasing inflammation and breaking the cycle of pain. This is very similar to how photosynthesis in plants works, sunlight and CO2 in, chlorophyll and O2 are produced.
Spinal Decompression Program - For those with chronic neck or low back pain due to degenerative disc disease, disc bulges, pinched nerves or even fusion surgical patients who have began having problems again. Our HillDT table can focus on a specific segment to decompress the spine and create a vacuum effect inside the intervertebral discs, this vacuum force feeds blood flow, nutrients and hydration into the targeted disc as well as the ability to 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.
Drop Table - 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.
E-Stim - We use E-stim, also known as interferential, primarily to decrease acute pain. It can also be used for chronic pain related to arthritic joints to achieve some temporary relief.
Cupping - Silicone suction cups are applied to the necessary areas to rapidly facilitate soft tissue release, loosens & lift 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.