The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action) and literally means “done by hand.” Instead of prescribing drugs or performing surgeries, chiropractors use manual adjustments of the spine and may include exercise, massage and lifestyle changes to allow the body’s natural state of health to fully express itself.
Like conventional medicine, chiropractic is based upon scientific principles of diagnosis through testing and empirical observations. Care is based upon the practitioner’s rigorous training and clinical experience. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, chiropractic attempts to improve the health of the individual in an effort to avoid illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big upsurge in the popularity of chiropractic. People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health.
Chiropractors understand that one of the main causes of pain and disease is the misalignment and abnormal motion of the vertebrae in the spinal column called a subluxation. Chiropractic works by removing these subluxations in the spine, thereby relieving pressure and irritation on the nerves, restoring joint mobility, and returning the body back to a state of normal function.
How Does Spinal Decompression Fix a Disc Herniation?
Think of a disc like a jelly doughnut... squeeze it too hard and the jelly comes out. When too much pressure is placed on the disc, it bulges or herniates. Gentle specialized traction forces are logrhythmically applied creating up to -100 mm of pressure inside the discs, retracting (sucking in) the disc herniation and allowing the damaged disc to heal.
What About Degenerated Discs?
As we age, the discs that act as shock absorbers can begin to degenerate. Loss of disc height can lead to bone spurs, pinched nerves and arthritis. Spinal decompression produces gentle specialized traction forces that create a negative pressure leading to an influx of fluid, oxygen and minerals. This process helps the discs to heal. Then with the addition of specific nutrients and minerals through supplements, the influx can help the discs to regenerate. How Does This Relieve My Pain? As disc bulges or herniations are drawn in, or as the discs begin to regenerate, pressure is taken off of the nerves and surrounding structures relieving the patient of pain and inflammation. So instead of masking the pain, we focus on FIXING THE PROBLEM! Treatments typically last between 10 and 15 minutes. Patients generally need between 10 to 25 treatments.
Is It painful?
Many patients are a little apprehensive the first time they come in and get on the machine. However, once they get on it, many react the same way. There is an immediate sense of relief once the machine starts pulling. They look at you and say "My pain's gone". After that, it's just a matter of them getting comfortable with it. After a while, a majority will even sleep through the procedure." We set the machine to focus on your problem area - then the advanced decompression computer system will do the rest.
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Acupuncture is a natural non-invasive alternative practice compared to Western Medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years in China and has been proven to be effective in healing the body. It is also the "original" way of healing the body naturally. When the body gets stressed and begins to break down, it causes all types of medical illnesses, as the body becomes unbalanced. The natural alternative is to get the body back into the balance with the use of Acupuncture. By inserting tiny hair-like needles into specific points along the channels, Acupuncture can help to eliminate or alleviate these symptoms. Try a natural, safe alternative way to get your body back into balance the "original" way. And believe in being restored in harmony. At Ocean Chiropractic, Lori provides individualized acupuncture treatments to successfully treat the following : back, neck, shoulder pain, knee, sciatica, tooth pain, headaches, dizziness, mental & emotional imbalances, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbances ,Gynecological imbalances, urinary tract infection, incontinence, help break addictions to drugs, alcohol, and nicotine, male & female infertility, menstrual irregularities menopause & PMS, asthma, bronchitis cough, sinusitis, irritable bowel syndrome , constipation, diarrhea, nausea weight loss, Facial Enhancement- reduce fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.
Massage therapy is defined as “the manual manipulation of muscular structure and soft body tissues of the human body (including muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments).” Massage “modalities” have been used for thousands of years by people living all over the world as a means of naturally treating both mental and physical body ailments. (1) Today, scientific studies show that massage therapy improves functions of the lymphatic system, helps regulate hormones and can prevent many injuries..