Our team employs a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. 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.
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.
Kinesiotaping - Used for injured muscles and joints, relieving pain, and increasing blood and lymph flow in the injured area. In the 2012 Olympics in London, the tape was seen on athletes in sports ranging from beach volleyball to track and field. In the 2011 NCAA tournament, the tape was seen on numerous players including Ohio State's Jared Sullinger. At the UEFA 2012 European Football Championship, Italy's Mario Balotelli and Gianluigi Buffon were seen wearing this tape; as well as Novak Djokovic during the Wimbledon Championships.
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.
Trigger Point Therapy - The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle. A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.