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Gentle Chiropractic Care is a newer method of chiropractic care. It replaces high-velocity adjustments with low-velocity, low amplitude manipulations. It is performed with a gentle touch, targeting a specific area. Gentle chiropractic care is more comfortable and provides maximum benefit from minimal visits.
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Dr. Danielle uses different techniques and patient positioning to deliver effective, gentle chiropractic care. Pain in your neck, back, wrists, shoulders, hips and knees can all be treated with gentle chiropractic manipulations.
Gentle chiropractic care is beneficial for those who:
- have never seen a chiropractor before
- are in severe acute pain such as those who have been injured in a car accident.
- have trouble relaxing during a traditional chiropractic adjustment
- who dislike the popping sound or cracking sensation that happens during a traditional adjustment
Many gentle chiropractic methods include a low-velocity technique performed within the passive range of joint motion. This unique form of chiropractic care can provide maximum benefit with minimal visits.
MOST PATIENTS ARE DELIGHTED BY THE RESULTS
Chiropractic care uses the body’s innate ability to heal itself without surgery or drugs. The primary way chiropractors accomplish this is through manual manipulations of the spine and joints. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore the neuro-skeletal system to fully functioning capacity.
Gentle chiropractic spinal mobilization is used to restore or to enhance joint function. Unlike traditional high-velocity spinal manipulation, gentle chiropractic modalities utilize slow movement, usually to a firm endpoint of joint movement.
One of the benefits of gentle chiropractic care is that it can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Dr. Danielle uses modified modalities that target a specific area of the spine.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Gentle chiropractic techniques replace high-velocity adjustments with low-velocity, low amplitude manipulations. Let’s look at the difference in cervical (neck) adjustments. In traditional chiropractic care, you’ll lie face up on a table and receive a high-velocity rotation or side bending of the head and neck. This vigorous style adjustment is very effective.
When Dr. Danielle adjusts your neck, you’ll begin by lying face down on the table. She will position your head comfortably as she delivers a gentle, low amplitude downward force. This method of cervical (neck) adjustment is preferred for patients in severe pain. If a patient prefers the traditional high-velocity neck adjustment, Dr. Danielle is happy to oblige if medically appropriate.
CONDITIONS THAT RESPOND WELL TO GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Chiropractic care can reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance which may mean avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery. Patients with some conditions may be contraindicated for traditional spinal and joint manipulation. Patients that are not able to tolerate a traditional high-velocity chiropractic adjustment include those with advanced osteoporosis, and certain types of inflammatory arthritis.
Dr. Danielle prefers using low-velocity, low amplitude manipulations for patients who have suffered traumatic injuries, like those from a car accident. She prefers to use gentle chiropractic care if the patient has spinal instability or if a patient is suffering from moderate to severe osteoporosis. Gentle chiropractic care is also recommended during the acute inflammatory phase of certain conditions.
There are many conditions that can be treated successfully using gentle chiropractic care. This unique form of chiropractic care can provide maximum benefit with minimal visits.
Gentle chiropractic can used to successfully treat back pain. There are many causes of low and mid-back pain. Low back pain is by far the most common form of back pain.
There are two distinct types of low back pain. Injury causes mechanical back pain, while disease causes non-mechanical back pain.
Causes of mechanical low back pain include:
- Trauma from a fall or car accident
- Facet Syndrome
- Disc herniation
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
If you have a herniated disc or a pinched nerve, gentle chiropractic care is a good treatment option.
Facet syndrome is degenerative joint disease of the facet joint that can mimic the symptoms of a herniated disc. Gentle chiropractic care offers some of the most effective treatment options for facet syndrome.
While facet syndrome often presents in patients older than age 50, anyone suffering from repeated trauma such as whiplash or multiple car accidents can suffer from facet syndrome.
Fortunately, neck pain responds very well to gentle chiropractic care. Just as with back pain, there are two distinct types of neck pain. Injury or trauma cause mechanical neck pain.
Causes of mechanical neck pain includes:
- text neck
- neck strain/sprain
- cervical spondylosis
- disc derangement
- cervical fracture
- stinger/brachial plexus
- traction injury
GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC CARE TECHNIQUES
There are a wide array of gentle spinal mobilization methods including:
- Activator method :
A hand-held, spring-loaded, tool which manually delivers a targeted, low-force impulse. Dr. Danielle evaluates leg length, performs muscle testing, and adjusts the spine or extremity joints using the Activator tool. The Activator delivers a gentle impulse force to the spine or joint without twisting, popping or cracking.
- Cox Flexion-distraction:
This technique delivers a gentle adjustment designed to adjust specific vertebrae by applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine. Dr. Danielle administers the adjustment through a series of repetitive slow movements similar to a rocking motion.
If you live in/near Martin County Florida and want to experience gentle chiropractic care, call 855-509-5400 to schedule your appointment.
Advanced Wellness Solutions accepts all major medical health insurance plans and Medicare.