Chiropractic Care at VWC
Learn about the professional services and techniques we use for treatment.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and how these disorders can affect your overall health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat and prevent, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Why Choose Chiropractic?
Simply put chiropractic offers a mechanical solution to deal with pain. If muscles and joints in the body don’t maintain the right balance of strength and mobility, it will lead to increased stress on the tissues and a higher chance for injury. Utilizing a hands-on approach, chiropractors are able to help restore this functional balance, allowing for increased performance and reduced pain.
Conditions we treat
Through various manual therapies and rehabilitation exercises chiropractors are able to provide relief from a wide range of problems, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Degenerated/bulging discs
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
To respect your time: We are very aware that your time is important. With this in mind, we make every attempt to stay on schedule.
To listen to your concerns: From your initial consultation with the doctor through your last visit you’ll see that we really do listen and are eager to hear what you have to say. You will be impressed by the way we listen, communicate, educate and work as your partner in health.
To provide exceptional care: Our goal is to provide the finest chiropractic care available. We strive to provide you with the most effective techniques available to quickly resolve your pain.
Examination and Diagnosis
With a thorough history and a complete exam including range of motion testing, orthopedic testing, neurological testing, repeated movement testing, muscle testing, and palpation we aim to discover the source of your problems. If we can effectively treat the problems we find, we will put together a treatment plan. If your problem needs special testing before treatment or if your condition is best suited for another provider, we will make the appropriate referral.
Also known as an adjustment. These quick, gentle moves introduce movement into joints that are currently stiff and restricted. This helps to loosen up the joints and decrease your pain through neural responses.
Soft tissue manipulation
You may know this by popular names such as Graston or Active Release Technique. We have a variety of ways to address many problems caused by muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Sometimes this is done with a tool, other times it is done hands on.
Whether your are training for a marathon, a weekend warrior, or an avid gamer, getting you back to the activities you enjoy most should always be the goal. Using specific exercises, we are able to decrease your pain, optimize your movement patterns, and prevent future occurrences of your pain.
Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
Is a powerful system that uses a progression of movements and forces to determine the cause of your pain and to help with their resolution. This can be an effective treatment for the spine as well as the extremities.
This stretchy tape is carefully applied to the body and decompresses the layers of skin, fascia, and muscle. This helps to decrease pain and optimize your movement.
Nerves may become irritated when they adhere to adjacent structures like muscles or fascia, or when they are squeezed through small anatomical spaces. Nerve flossing uses body movements to glide the nerve back and forth, freeing it from where it is stuck. This helps to relieve pain, return strength, and regain sensation.
This is a gentle technique that increases the space within the discs and joints of the low back. It can be an effective treatment for some low back pain, especially if there are degenerated and compressed discs.