Chiropractic care focuses on the musculoskeletal system and the effects of disorders in this area. It is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment using a technique known as spinal manipulation.
The most common treatment performed on patients is known as the Diversified Technique, which is a practice of manipulation of the spine, neck and other joints. Diversified adjustments use a specific line of manual thrust that goes deep into the joint. This corrects mechanical distortions of the spine or joint within the joint cavity and also stretches the soft tissue which may have formed around the misaligned joint. By adjusting the spine or joint, and thrusting it into its proper position, the fluids and tissue move more freely and are distributed properly within the joint, which can ease pain and discomfort.
Adjustments using this technique are called high velocity, low amplitude thrusts, and they are intended to create motion in specific places in the spine or neck, or in joints to restore function and proper structure to the joint or spine. During chiropractic adjustments, a “popping” sound is heard. This “osseous” as it is called, is simply gas being released from the tiny bubbles that exist in bodily fluids that surround the joint. Chiropractors do not limit their scope to pain relief but, also use chiropractic adjustments as a diagnostic tool to determine if there are root causes of pain and or illness that can be eliminated.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy has helped thousands and it can help you, too! It is painless. Studies show that it is more effective than surgical procedures. A gentle stretching force, generated by a small computerized motor, is applied to the spine. A comfortable harness is worn by the patient over their clothes. The sessions last approximately 20 minutes depending on the patient case.
The gentle stretching force applied to the spine causes a lowered pressure in the spine's disc (hence the name decompression). This stretch/release repetition helps improve nutrient flow to the disc. Since the disc has no direct blood supply, this action is essential to repair.
Medications and injections into this area of injury may help to decrease the disc’s inflammation and that inflammation may be keeping the disc from repairing itself. However, the mechanical stimulation provided by decompression is essential to repair the disc. Medications and injections do not provide this and any relief felt from the injection will be short-lived.
Unlike traditional treatments, DTS Therapy is actually based on your comfort and safety! The force gently graduates over several minutes to a peak that distracts the vertebra and gently stretches the soft tissue. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation during DTS Therapy. Sessions are approximately 20 minutes and many patients benefits greatly with as few as 6-12 treatments.
Active Release Technique (ART)
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Low Level Laser Therapy(LLLT)
Patients in our office also enjoy the benefits of technological advancements. LLLT has been shown to be a great option for nerve and joint pain in a drugless and non-invasive manner. It helps the body repair the injured/painful tissue. It is an excellent option for:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Unspecified Joint Pain
- Spinal pain, and
- Speed up the healing process.
At Wine Country Chiropractic in Temecula we approach health as an entire lifestyle, which includes nutritional supplements, healthy food choices, and detoxification programs.
We provide personal holistic health evaluations to our patients to apply whole food nutritional supplements as preventative, adjunctive and alternative strategies for combating and preventing physical ailments.
Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we not getting from our diet. If the body has the proper components it needs to perform optimal cellular function combined with the removal of interference it is our belief that the power that made the body heals the body.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? We can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Health Education Workshops
When a patient understands what their “problem” is and how the body works, they can then make the best educated decisions on how to best take care of themselves, now-and in the future. One of our goals is to give you a command of your health, allowing you to make the best and safest health decisions.