At Long Chiropractic, Inc, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Farmington office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques and equipment. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. Our correction methods are safe, comfortable and very effective. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Lisa Long has years of training and experience in delivering chiropractic spinal adjustments and applying physiologic rehabilitative therapeutic modalities .
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT)
Benefits: A high thrust technique used to restore normal function to the biomechanics and neurophysiology of the body via correction of spinal subluxations which are alterations of the normal dynamics, anatomical or physiological relationships of contiguous articular structures.
Cox Flexion Distraction Technique
Benefits: A low force technique used to centralize the nucleus pulposus inside the disc in order to relieve spinal nerve irritation caused by swelling, increase the intervertebral disc height, restore vertebral joints to their physiological relationships of motion, and improve posture and movement while relieving pain, improving functions, and creating a state of well-being.
Physiologic Rehabilitative Therapeutics
Vectra® Genisys Laser is the latest addition to the award winning Vectra® Genisys family of therapy systems, providing True Laser Light Therapy, the latest high demand therapeutic modality of today's clinician.
What is Laser Therapy? An advanced technology that delivers specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions by using a 9 diode cluster applicator directly on the skin.
How Does It Work? Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is completed.
What Can I Expect During A Treatment? Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that usually lasts several minutes. Patients may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application.
What Can I Expect After A Treatment? Most patients see positive results in 1-3 treatments. The swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one or more set of treatments. Chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments.The following conditions have been successfully treated:
- Back & joint pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Tendonitis and ligament injuries
- General pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle strains and tears
- Sore muscles and joints
- Neurological pain
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Degenerative disc and joint conditions
- Pre and post surgical treatment
- Anti-inflammation applications
-Rapid disappearance of pain
-Immediate improvements of local blood circulation
-Strong anti-inflammatory effect
-Rapid resolution of swollen areas
-Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of the injured region
-Timely healing of sprains and strains
-Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- No side effects!
- Non-surgical treatment
- No sedation necessary
- Rapid results
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Quicker recovery to normal activity after injury or surgery
- Speeds healing process
When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to every-day activities. Long Chiropractic, Inc. has the latest in low level laser therapy technology to deliver these results.
INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT THERAPY
A medium frequency wave modality that is used to deliver a specific amount of energy for acute, sub-acute, and chronic phases of treatment for reduction of pain, inflammation, swelling, in soft tissues and for promotion of healing by applying electrodes directly to the skin .
CERVICAL TRACTION THERAPY Cervical traction is designed to provide safe and effective traction (i.e. stretching) to the neck, and is a proven alternative to surgery for some patients. Dr. Long utilizes the Saunders Cervical Traction Device which has an innovative design for clinical traction and promotes consistency of treatment.
Depending upon the advice of your chiropractor, cervical traction can be used to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, nerve root compression (i.e. nerve impingement), herniated discs, joint stiffness, muscle tightness, headaches, and assisting to restore normal curvature of the neck. Cervical traction will be contraindicated in treatment of acute or traumatic injury, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal instability, spinal cord compression, fracture, malignancy, infections & inflammatory diseases, and any other conditions that may be made worse by movement.
Cold packs or ice massage that is applied to local or generalized areas
of the body for reduction of pain, prevention of additional
post-traumatic inflammation & swelling, and for promotion of
VIBRATORY THERAPY Jeanie Rub Massager, a hand-held vibratory device, with a premium cushioned vinyl pad that is used to provide a comfortable, soothing, oscillating massage action to local or generalized areas of the body to safely relax muscles, reduce stress and stimulate circulation for all body types and sizes. This massage device does not use the jabbing or pounding motions found in other massagers.
SINUS/LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE TECHNIQUE:
A special stroking technique applied to local sinuses & lymphatic areas to increase circulation, elimination and healing potential for the promotion of sinus and lymphatic drainage.
Massage therapy offers a natural, conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Dr. Long is trained in utilizing a specific massage technique called NIMMO that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury:
NIMMO Technique - A highly specialized form of massage discovered by Raymond L. Nimmo, D.C. The main focus is finding and putting pressure on tight & spastic muscles and specific trigger points in the body which are highly dense areas of skeletal muscle, with the end goal of releasing toxins in hyper-irritated areas in the soft tissues. Trigger points can be caused by stress, bad posture, dehydration, improper diet or an injury causing muscles to tighten or spasm. The benefits of massage therapy not only relieve muscle pain & spasms.
More specifically, Dr. Long will find the trigger points in your muscles by feeling your muscles for hard knots or protrusions. It takes great skill and expertise to know exactly how to locate these areas. Once the trigger points are found, she will not only apply a high degree of focused light pressure on these areas and will hold in an effort to "break up" these knots and release any built up toxins, but she will also apply relaxing, generalized long strokes to the soft tissues to help increase blood circulation, reduce swelling, and aid in recovery and range of motion. The patient may feel a slight pain during the massage process, but the end result is amazing with the patient going home feeling much more relaxed with less pain.
CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS:
Dr. Long is trained & certified to cast and fit Sole Supports Custom Foot Orthotics in her practice. With Missouri State Board approval in June of 2001, Dr. Long earned 8 hours of advanced clinical training in Biomechanics and Orthotics and was certified in the use of Sole Suppports "Dynamic Casting Technology." She trained under Dr. Ed Glaser, Podiatrist and Founder & President of Sole Supports, Inc., in Nashville, TN.
We invite you to watch the videos below by clicking on the link below so that you may understand why Dr. Long chooses Sole Supports, Inc for her patient's custom foot orthotics which is based on ongoing, extensive, solid research.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing shin splints, plantar fascitis, bad spinal posture, bunion, flat feet, big toe arthritis or hallux rigidus, hammertoes, iliotibial or IT band pain syndrome, knee arthritis, lower back pain, metatarsalgia, morton's neuroma, tarsal tunnel syndrome, leg length disparity, decreased athletic performance, pregnancy, unsuccessful surgical treatment intervention, etc., please click on the link below to view a video by Sole Supports, Inc. which will educate you about the above-mentioned common conditions affecting the foot & lower extremities. Sole Supports Custom Orthotics can help you or someone you care about! Call us today @ (573) 760-1515 for a consultation at no charge.
Dr. Long encourages and recommends her patients to stretch & exercise in order to relieve stress, spasm and painful muscles, and to actively restore their organs, muscles, joints and function to a healthier state or to maintain health. She teaches her patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of their own home and can improve the effectiveness of their spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Remember that specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Dr. Long often finds it helpful to "coach" her patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Her goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. She recognizes that each patient is a whole person, and wants to help them reach true health and wellness which is a collaborative effort between a professional and patients.
We provide recommendations on nutrition and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being for adults & children. Dr. Long encourages parents to bring in their children for a spinal checkup so that early detection of spinal issues may be addressed and corrected for optimal future health and wellness.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CARE
Work Injuries (Note: You must notify Dr. Long if your injury occurred on the job, if an injury report was filled out at your work place, and/or if you reported your injury to the appropriate work personnel. She will also require an authorized written approval from your employer or work comp insurance company before any services will be rendered in order to establish the responsible financial party)
Lisa R. Long, D.C.
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Dr. Long is a "Certified" DOT Medical Examiner registered on NRCME website
Walk-ins usually accommodated
|Approx. 30 mins||n/a||Onsite & I.D. required||
Effective 05/21/14: $95.00
|SPORTS||D.C.||Same||Minimal||Parent or legal guardian must be present||Onsite||
1 @ $30.00 ea
2 @ $25.00 ea
3 or more @ $20.00 ea
DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL
|D.C.||Same||Minimal||Parent or legal guardian must be present||Furnished by daycare or preschool||$15.00 each|
|PRE-EMPLOYMENT||D.C.||Same||Minimal||n/a||Furnished by employer||$15.00-$30.00 each|
Please click on the links below to learn more about services that we provide:
- Electrical Stimulation Therapy
- "Class IV" Low Level Laser Therapy
- Custom Foot Orthotics
- Spinal Adjustments & Manipulation
- Treatment of Common Chiropractic Conditions
- Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Therapeutic Ultrasound