Chiropractic care is about optimal health. We believe that it is easier to stay well than to get well. Being healthy is an achievable condition and goal. Dr. Steve DeHaven of DeHaven Chiropractic Clinic in Vadnais Heights, MN has the tools you need to be proactive in being the best you can be. Each patient gets a personalized treatment plan depending on what their needs are.
Spinal adjustment is the primary treatment used by chiropractors to maintain or restore the alignment of the vertebrae in the spine. The brain is the control center of the body and all the messages to the rest of the body go through the spinal cord. If the spine is out of alignment, messages are not able to travel freely and your health can suffer. Many different techniques of spinal adjustment are available, some are gentle, others more vigorous. Your body and your level of pain will determine which chiropractic treatment is used.
In chiropractic terms, any joint outside of the spine is an extremity. That means that adjustments made to any other joint in the body other than the spine are extremity adjustments. An adjustment in other joints can help to restore the range of motion in joints that are no longer functioning at full capacity. It can help to alleviate pain in the joints and restore muscle balance.
Spinal decompression is used to stretch the spine. When discs have become damaged by age or injury, they can bulge or herniate. This may put pressure on the nerves that emerge from the spine. A very precise computer-operated therapy is used to gently decompress the spine. It uses a special table and a computer program to open the space between the vertebrae and create suction that pulls the disc back to where it belongs.
Electrical muscle stimulation
Electrical stimulation therapy provides relief for muscles that are hurting or having spasms. The amount of current that is used depends on the location and severity of the injury. By using the current to cause small contractions of the muscles, they get tired and relax and endorphins are released. Endorphins are nature's natural pain relievers.
Therapeutic exercises target specific areas where injury or pain is located. This often involves stretching. Exercises are done in the office and then at home, so you can continue your therapy between office visits.
Contact Dr. DeHaven of DeHaven Chiropractic Clinic in Vadnais Heights, MN to begin your chiropractic journey to optimal health. Reach out to us on our website or phone at (651) 429-3015 to make an appointment. We serve White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, and surrounding areas.