CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATIVE THERAPY
Dr. Long offers traditional & modern chiropractic adjusting techniques, along with modern technology in her practice in order to benefit the promotion of recovery and overall wellness of her patients.
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.
One of the modern adjusting instruments Dr. Long has chosen to incorporate into her clinical practice is the “ArthroStim Instrument” so that she may create beneficial stimulation in an area and comfortably facilitate the neurological feedback stream.
This modern adjusting device is designed to deliver 12-14 incremental thrust per second, and the doctor is able to pre-select the amount of intensity needed prior to delivering the adjustment to an area, ie. <10 lbs up to 40 lbs.
Here’s what is amazing: By dividing up the energy of a single thrust into rapid successive inputs, the ArthroStim Instrument can balance the peak force thereby allowing Dr. Long to administer an extremely comfortable and highly effective adjustment in order to stimulate specific neural receptors.
With the ArthroStim, adjustments can be administered with the patient in various positions and also during various patient ranges of motion.
Dr. Long wants her patients to understand that the nervous system organizes and controls processes in the body. To do this effectively, the brain must receive balanced neural receptor feedback information from all of the structures and systems in the body.
Let’s break it down even further, especially when it comes to injury and the nervous system:
1. When an area is injured, structures are damaged and the normal balance of feedback information is disrupted.
2. When the brain receives disrupted neural receptor feedback, it produces dysfunctional neural responses.
3. Dysfunctional neural responses can persist long after tissues have been repaired.
4. Dysfunctional neural responses can create ongoing problems – until they are corrected.
5. Dysfunctional neural responses can be corrected by reintegrating balanced neural receptor feedback information via adjusting with neural modulation chiropractic interrupted-motion protocols.
In summary, our brain depends heavily on neurological feedback stream to update its awareness about an area. As soon as the brain analyzes the changes occurring in an area caused by the adjustment, the brain issues self-correcting orders to the muscle and other systems to bring about healing effects.
Benefits: A modern adjusting instrument that allows Dr. Long to maintain the effectiveness of your adjustment while reducing the amount of force that is applied to your body, and the effective combination allows her to comfortably treat a wide range of conditions.
Who may benefit? Infants, young children, elderly, individuals in acute & chronic pain, or who are sensitive or fragile. Even larger & stronger individuals who may be difficult for Dr. Long to adjust with a single thrust may benefit from the neurological advantages the ArthroStim Instrument has to offer.
Take the first step of balancing your neural receptor feedback information from all of the structures and systems in the your body!
If you have any questions about our services or would like to make an appointment, please contact us today at (573) 760-1515.