Chiropractic Services in ANChorage, Alaska
Align Chiropractic and Massage offers the following services to those looking for an Anchorage chiropractor:
Motion palpation– Diagnostic technique used to locate joint dysfunction. It assesses the position as well as the movement of both spinal and extra-spinal joints for proper alignment and function.
Diversified Technique- Manipulation/adjustments that involve quick yet small (low amplitude) thrust in a specific direction that produces an audible pop called a cavitation (shifting of fluid and gas inside the joint capsule). The purpose of this treatment is to restore proper alignment as well as nerve and joint function.
Extremity Manipulation/adjustment– Joint dysfunction can occur not only in the spine but in extra spinal joints (shoulders, hips, knees, hands, ankles, feet) as well. This treatment restores proper alignment and movement of these extra-spinal joints thus alleviating pain both locally and in other parts of the body that are compensating due to improper function.
Cervical and Lumbar Decompression Therapy: State of the art cervical (neck)and lumbar (low back) decompression that is digitally controlled to relieve debilitating pain (local pain, shooting pain into arms and legs, sciatica, numbness, tingling, ect.) as well as creating an environment that promotes healing in bulging, degenerative, and herniated discs. Decompression therapy is gentle and pain free.
Cervical and Lumbar Flexion Distraction Therapy: Flexion Distraction treatment is used to alleviate pain caused by bulging and herniated discs. Incorporating flexion simultaneously with distraction removes pressure off spinal nerves from a bulging or herniated disc while also increasing movement within both the disc and spinal joints. The treatment is digitally controlled and monitored. Flexion Distraction therapy is used to treat many conditions, not just disc related pain. This therapy is pain free and has been referred to by some as “Relaxing”.
Electro-Muscular Stimulation (EMS): EMS is used to treat a number of conditions ranging from muscle spasms to spinal cord injuries. The science behind EMS is that it utilizes a mild electrical current that in turn stimulates nerves/nerve endings that innervate muscle tissue. What does EMS feel like? It has been described as a slight tingling sensation and most find it to be a very pleasurable experience.
Therapeutic Ultrasound (US)– Ultrasound is a multi-purpose treatment. The primary use is to promote tissue healing. Other positive abilities of this treatment is that is causes an increase in local blood flow, reduces swelling/inflammation, and breaks down scars and scar tissue. Ultrasound works by transmitting ultra-sonic sound waves into tissue, which causes said tissue to vibrate. Ultrasound is pain free and normally the patient feels next to nothing during treatment.