Chesapeake Natural Pain Management and Chiropractic

Serving Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Moyock

We at Chesapeake Natural Pain Management and Chiropractic like to think that the road to recovery is a “joint” effort made between our patients and us. Your body is a unique machine and therefore requires specific tools to get it back in top working condition.

Today’s chiropractor makes full use of modern methods and technologies to help relieve pain and promote health. That is why here at Chesapeake Natural Pain Management and Chiropractic, we offer the Activator Method, an advanced mechanical adjusting technique, as our primary adjusting method.

The Activator Method is a gentle and effective way to adjust the spine and pelvis as well as joints of the extremities. We also utilize Cox Flexion-distraction technique (a stretching technique for the spine) and physical therapy modalities to help relieve pain and speed up recovery. Physical therapy modalities offered are: Electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, diathermy, intersegmental traction and microcurrent therapy.

Conditions treated

The conditions that are frequently treated at Chesapeake Natural Pain Management and Chiropractic include: neck pain, low back pain, headaches, sacroiliac pain, disc problems and sciatica. We also treat painful conditions of the extremities such as carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, shoulder pain and plantar fasciitis.

Auto Accidents

We understand that you may have had injuries in the past that have healed on their own in only a few weeks. When it comes to auto injuries, such as whiplash or herniated discs, recovery often takes months. The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn head and bend and low back problems. The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to gently restore motion to the spinal segments that have “locked up” after the trauma. After a thorough case history and examination, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of the spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.

Prenatal Care

This period of rapid development, hormonal changes, laxity of connective ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures, may cause many pregnant women to experience low back pain, hip pain and other symptoms. Chiropractic care can be quite helpful during these months. Besides helping to relieve the discomfort many expectant mothers experience, chiropractic care helps normalize nervous system function. This is an important component of overall good health. Your Doctor of Chiropractic will take special precautions with you during your pregnancy. Modifications to the table or adjusting techniques are made during each stage of pregnancy. Your chiropractor is a specialist in the location, reduction, and stabilization of the vertebral subluxation complex, which can be related to many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with pregnancy and labor.

Pediatric Care

The birth process can be a traumatic event for a newborn baby especially if forceps or suction has to be used to help pull the baby out of the birth canal. This may result in spinal misalignments and resulting nervous system irritation. This nervous system irritation can result in unexplained symptoms such as colic, crying, poor appetite, and reflux to name a few. As a child grows, other cumulative stresses and traumas can eventually cause further misalignments. For example, research has shown there is a link between heavy backpacks and scoliosis in children. Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal problem. The Activator Method is an excellent adjusting technique for children of all ages; the force is very light and controlled by the instrument.

Sports Injuries

Chiropractic can give your athletic endeavors an edge, and improve your athletic ability by helping to keep you healthy and in top form. When your joints are in proper alignment and muscles are balanced and supple, you are stronger and less prone to injury. Athletes under chiropractic care were compared with a control group that received no care for agility, balance, power, speed reaction and hand reaction time. After six weeks, the chiropractic group had a 10.7 % improvement while the control group had a 4.5% improvement. After 12 weeks, the chiropractic group’s improvement was 16.7%. “The {chiropractic} athlete reacts faster, coordinates better, executes fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete” (Reference: Lauro, B.M. Chiropractic effects on athletic ability. Chiropractic. The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigations. 1991. 6(4), pp. 84-87.).

Take for example, golf, tennis, racquetball, and handball. Swinging a club or a racquet or throwing a ball are all one-sided activities which can cause the spinal column to lose its natural balance. Your chiropractor balances your spinal column and relieves stress on your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Sports injuries nearly always jar and misalign your spine and the structures near it. The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is not only excellent for correcting spinal misalignments, it works well for adjusting the joints of the extremities and relaxing hypertonic musculature throughout the musculoskeletal system. If there are signs and symptoms of fracture or torn ligaments, patients are referred to an orthopedic specialist for medical care.

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