The truth about Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a very unique form of traction that if performed properly can help treat spinal conditions including disc protrusions, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.
Some people confuse traditional traction and inversion tables as decompression therapy. There is a big difference between these therapies and a big difference on who and how decompression is done. I will try and explain the difference here.
Decompression therapy results vary depending on who is performing the therapy and what table is used. We at CCWC take pride in using the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment (digital x-ray and/or MRI) to determine the specific disc that needs treated. Then, we have highly trained staff using the most up-to-date decompression table putting the patient on the table correctly and using the specific angle needed, specific pelvic or cervical tilt, and the proper amount of time and force for optimal results.
When performed properly, a negative force is achieved and the disc can be pulled back into the disc space. It is also important that the patient is coached on nutrients, hydration, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments for the best long-lasting results.
Because all the above is needed for great results, we only offer patients 21 and 30 session packages. Anything less than 20 sessions given will not give Continue Reading »
Good Posture. Do You Have it?
Americans in general are poor postured people. We slouch, slump, and cross our legs way to much! So why is poor posture bad?
Poor posture causes the misalignment of your neck, mid back, and lower back. Slouching causes your diaphragm to push against the stomach causing heart burn. Poor posture also causes acid reflux, shortness of breath, mid back pain, anterior head translation (which can cause headaches), stiffness in your neck, and low back aches. The list goes on and on! See illustration #1
So what is good standing posture?
When standing, you should stand up straight, turn your palm out to set your shoulders in correct posture then return the hands to a natural position.
When sitting, the key that will put the rest of you in proper posture is to keep the forward curve in your lower back. This will cause you to sit up straight and put the rest of you into alignment.
As with any change it will take time to create new habits of proper posture.
Good posture leads to better health,
Pregnancy & Chiropractic
It is common for a pregnant mother to have back and hip pain. We treat many mothers for this. Part
of the reason for the pain is due to the postural changes the mother’s body goes through as the
baby grows. The body also releases a hormone relaxin that “relaxes” all of her ligaments, causing
more instability. Treatments can help with this discomfort, and they also can help with the baby’s
development and position.
I use the Webster Technique to adjust during pregnancy. It is a specific adjustment to the mother’s
pelvis that benefits both mother and baby. This technique takes additional training and certification
which I have accomplished. Many of our patients have had success in their pregnancy and delivery with these treatments.
To read up more on this awesome chiropractic technique, check out www.icpa4kids.org and look for the Webster Technique.
Dr. Kelly Garber
Bert’s Bout with Back Pain, and How Decompression Helped
Let’s face it! We live in a pretty skeptical society. It’s getting harder and harder to trust people and businesses for that matter. Everyone seems to have an angle. That’s why the best way to grow a business is through referrals. So, rather than us telling you why you should consider having spinal decompression done at Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we’ll let one of our patients do the talking for us. Just click on the video below to see/hear what Bert has to say about his experience at CCWC!
Why do we at CCWC sell custom made orthotics?
As we stand on our feet over time, our arches start to break down. Other reasons are flat feet, being overweight, and pregnancy.
Custom orthotics help to realign your feet, help your posture, and allow your treatments to hold and last longer.
We see the need frequently in everyone from young adults to the elderly. When you Continue Reading »
Dysmenorrhea – How chiropractic can help with painful periods.
Many women dread that “time of the month.” The most common symptoms women experience are moderate to severe lower abdominal cramping accompanied by lower back pain either before or during menstruation. There is a very specific chiropractic protocol that can be done to help provide significant relief of these symptoms. For the treatments to be most effective, they need to be given either the day before and the first day of menstruation, OR day one and day two of menstruation. The treatments involve a full spine adjustment along with additional techniques to the tailbone and lower back musculature. Scheduling these treatments around the days mentioned above for 3-6 consistent months have helped many women (including myself) diminish, if not completely relieve, the intensity of the symptoms experienced.