The structure of your body – spine, hips, knees, etc. – is designed to be aligned properly, like the front end of your car. If the front end is misaligned, your tires “age” prematurely. Your body works much the same. Sitting at a desk, slips, falls, poor posture, car accidents, etc., all create misalignment causing excessive wear and breakdown. This leads to degenerated discs, bone spurs, arthritis and neck, back, hip and knee pain – just to name a few.
Could those annoying little aches and pains not only prevent you from living the active, energized life you desire, but also cause you to retain body fat? In short, yes. Pain (even minor, “normal” pain) is stressful to your body. It causes your body to produce a stress hormone called cortisol (which also happens to be a powerful fat storage hormone). This sabotages many people’s weight loss efforts without them even knowing it.
The typical approach is to cover symptoms with medications while the damage continues.
Our Approach to Pain Relief
Our approach to pain relief is simple – correct the cause of the problem by restoring alignment and normal function, thereby eliminating the source of the pain.
A simple assessment can tell if you are out of alignment, causing your discomfort.
Once we know the cause of the problem we can use chiropractic, physical therapy, massage and/or custom exercise to restore optimal function and get you feeling great.
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There are several types of chiropractic techniques. Dr. Infantino graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and uses the Palmer method. He also uses other techniques, such as biophysics, Pettibon, Thompson and drop table depending on the patient’s condition and goals.
While we offer short pain relief plans, we’re most passionate about spinal correction. This approach may take longer, but the results last. Corrective chiropractic care also involves the patient more with home exercises to strengthen and stabilize the spine and core; thereby empowering you to be proactive in your care so you need less care in the future.
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At our chiropractic center our examination procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the “vertebral subluxation”. The procedures we use are, therefore, specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have your first visit at our clinic.
Our examination consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system exam which includes “Palpation”. Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand. With this exam, the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may be involved with subluxation problems. Spinal position, curvatures and muscle tone can also be examined as it relates to possible spinal subluxations. Your examination may also include some specialized equipment designed to better access your spine and nervous system. This examination could involve several components.
Spinal x-rays may be taken depending on your age and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients like pregnancy, if the patient is a child, if you have recent usable spinal x-rays and some other various situations. Aside from these situations, x-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been involved in your spine.
With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the ongoing frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Report of Findings. You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your most important visit and may take up to one hour. It is at your Report of Findings that we will give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. Our staff will schedule your Report of Findings with you after your first visit.
Our chiropractic care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical and adjustive procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxations to be a serious threat to the quality and quantity of your health and that of your family. Therefore, it is imperative that we utilize the most modern and well-established time-proven procedures to help you. We feel you’re worth it!