Chiropractic Therapy in Cumming, GA
Chiropractic therapy encompasses a broad range of techniques, including orthospinology, light-force manual prone and intersegmental traction. Orthospinology is focused on the upper cervical spine and utilizes X-rays to identify subluxation in the base of the skull or top bones in the neck. This area of the spine doesn’t have interlocking joints, and the forces of a fall or car accident can easily misalign the upper cervical area. Any misalignment in the area can cause back pain, neck pain and even hip pain. Chiropractors who utilize orthospinology take advantage of imaging and computer software to mathematically calculate the vector needed for spinal correction. They also use it to see if the subluxation was fixed after the spinal adjustment. The adjustment is quite gentle and is performed manually or by a chiropractic adjusting instrument.
Intersegmental traction induces passive motion into the spine and gently stretches the spinal joints and muscles. This therapy is performed on a traction tabled with rollers adjusted to your weight and condition. Intersegmental traction therapy has many benefits, including reducing spinal subluxations, reducing muscle spasms, increasing disc space, increasing mobility and ramping up blood flow and oxygenation to accelerate healing. Often, it is used in combination with manual adjustments. Lastly, the light force manual prone adjusting technique is a low thrust that doesn’t cause that typical “popping” sound in adjustments. It’s often used to treat irregularities in the cervical spine region.
Types of Injuries for Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment is science-based and proven effective for many injuries caused by car accidents, workplace incidents, sports, slip and falls and more. With chiropractic care, those suffering pain from whiplash can get pain relief. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury as a result of the forces involved in an impact. It can cause neck pain, back pain, headaches and shoulder pain. Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation of the spine and is highly effective for minimizing the effects of whiplash injuries. It is also effective for herniated discs, muscle sprains, bulging discs, carpal-tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, degenerative disc disease and much, much more.
Chiropractic Care at Watts Chiropractic Clinic for Cumming, Coal Mountain, Silver City, Chestatee, Dawsonville, and Buford, GA
At Watts Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Forrest Watts offers a holistic and multi-faceted treatment plan for pain relief and healing for communities of Cumming, Coal Mountain, Silver City, Chestatee, Dawsonville, and Buford, GA. Patient treatment plans may include spinal adjustments like orthospinology, massage therapy, corrective exercises and lifestyle advice. Each therapeutic treatment modality is designed to work synergistically for optimal patient outcome. For example, massage therapy in conjunction with spinal adjustments reduces muscle spasms, speeds up the recovery process and boosts the body’s immune system.
When you meet with Dr. Forrest Watts, he will perform a detail spinal screening to identify the root cause of your pain, including a physical exam, neurological exam and X-rays. Once he has all of information, he’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan designed to target your unique needs.
If you’re in pain, call us at (770) 886-7070 to get on the path to wellness.