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Jennifer White DC

Chiropractic techniques utilized at Alternative Chiropractic

Our office prides itself in utilizing different chiropractic techniques that are best suited to the patients’ needs and/or preferences.

  • Diversified (the gold standard “popping/cracking”)
  • Drop table
  • Activator (instrument adjusting)
  • Flexion Distraction (A type of spinal decompression therapy)
  • Rehabilitative exercises (to synergistically strengthen your spine to quicken your healing time.)

MYOFASCIAL THERAPIES

Myofascial trigger point therapy relieves painful symptoms associated with muscles and dysfunctions related to body mechanics. It is very beneficial in treating chronic pain and fibromyalgia, as well as all other musculoskeletal conditions.

WHAT IS A TRIGGER POINT?

A trigger point is a palpable nodule within a muscle that elicits localized tenderness when compressed and often has referred pain in specific patterns.

For example, a trigger point in the shoulder can result in wrist pain. Trigger points are formed from acute trauma (falls, car accidents), psychological stress, overuse, poor overall health, radiculopathy and direct trauma. Most patients have both components :the “musculo” i.e trigger points and the “skeletal” when they enter our office. By addressing both the joint issues and the muscle issues we can shorten healing time and treat a wide variety of conditions that are primarily muscular in nature such as TMJ disorder.

We utilize many types of myofascial work in most patients that come to our office. We get much faster results by combining myofasical work with adjustments. We often combine all three techniques in order to get the best results:

  • Nimmo Trigger Point Therapy (ischemic compression)
  • Graston technique (instrument)
  • Active Release Technique (holding a fixed point on a TP while the muscle is moved through a range of motion)

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