Here at Vernor Chiropractic, we have many different services to fit your specific needs. Whether you are experiencing back pain, feeling out of alignment, or are just looking to improve your health, we can help.
To assist all of our patients, we offer the following services:
Manual Spinal Adjustments
A chiropractic adjustment will make your body feel amazing. Other terminology for chiropractic adjustments are as follows: chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that has abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in alleviating these issues.
Mechanical/Tool-Assisted Spinal Adjustments
The Arthrostim is like an electric activator (the clicker a lot of chiropractors use). This device is more specific than a manual adjustment as it can be adjusted to deliver from a few ounces of force up to 40 pounds of force to a specific point on the body. The force is adjusted depending on the initial pressure placed upon the patient’s body by the practitioner. Because of the low impact and specify all of the body can be adjusted: back, neck, toes, jaw, head, and even newborns.
The ArthroStim instrument delivers 12 thrusts per second. Twelve hertz is a higher frequency than that achieved with more traditional adjustment devices. This frequency is known as the “low beta somatomotor rhythm.” 12 hertz is also on the same wave length as alpha brain waves. In an alpha brain wave pattern the brain is a more relaxed and effortless alertness. By sending 12 hertz signals the body become more relaxed. Alpha waves appear when you are still awake, but in a state of relaxed and effortless alertness. Alpha waves are associated with relaxation, meditation, and daydreaming. More importantly, the alpha state is associated with creativity, super learning, and “being in the zone.” The best professional athletes often function from alpha in their biggest games, totally unfazed by critical situations and coming up with one spectacular play after another. Navy SEALS train to function in alpha on missions so that stress and danger do not compromise their decision making.
By delivering a 12-14 hertz impulse, the ArthroStim divides the energy of a single chiropractic adjustment into “rapid successive inputs.” In this way, the ArthroStim maintains a consistent peak force which makes for a more comfortable and effective adjustment. The total impulse of a chiropractic adjustment is divided into equal, smaller impulses known cumulatively as the “controlled repetitive input.” This leads to an aggregate effect on neural receptors and extensive neurological feedback to the brain while simultaneously using a greatly reduced single impulse. This frequency is said to be optimal for stimulating proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors around trigger points which in turn stimulate the brain. There are scientific studies indicate that specific light adjustments are more effective than large adjustments.
Thus, the ArthroStim, with its less forceful method stimulates only mechano- and proprio-receptors without activating pain receptors. This is known as a “neurological assist” technique and allows the practitioner to manage and treat more conditions than he/she could with a more traditional chiropractic approach. Because the ArthroStim does not use a single, forceful thrust, larger and stiffer individuals can be more safely adjusted.
Extremities such as the jaw, shoulders, ribs, wrists, elbows, fingers, hands, hips, ankles, knees, toes, and feet are the numerous joints present in the body. If you are experiencing symptoms including fatigue or weakness, pain, catching of joints, stiffness or immobility, chronic back issues, or chronic problems in the cervical region, you may need an extremity adjustment.
Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Cold laser treatment can be used on people suffering from both acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms. Our educated chiropractor will place the cold laser directly on the injured area for a few minutes. At this time, the non-thermal photons of lights will be emitted from the laser and pass through the skin layers. The light has the ability to penetrate two to five centimeters below the skin at 90 mw and 830 nm.
Stimulation can be a fantastic tool to assist you in feeling better. When applied to tissue, electric currents create thermal, physiological, and chemical responses. The currents also alter pain impulses. We use interferential stimulation the most. Two channels of electrical stimulation create a third current that penetrates the affected tissues with little resistance. This stimulation will help control the pain and muscle contractions.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
What is PEMF therapy?
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field therapy, also known as PEMF, is a drug-free, non-invasive, pain-relief alternative treatment, which also promotes accelerated healing for ailments and injuries. In addition, PEMF therapy improves sleep, mental focus, and the body’s overall performance by helping the energy output and regeneration of the body’s cells.
TENS is defined as the act of sending tiny electrical impulses via the muscle to induce a response. The pain signals going to the brain and spinal cord can be blocked or reduced by the electrical impulses, helping to relieve or reduce muscle spasm or pain. In addition, the electric currents can trigger the production of the body’s natural painkillers – endorphins.
However, PEMF therapy is a completely different concept. This therapy involves producing a magnetic field, either stronger and more intensified forms of magnetic fields or that of the Earth’s natural magnetic field and applying it to a targeted area or the whole body. These magnetic fields can penetrate through the body without invasive methods or pain.
While PEMF therapy, similar to TENS, can prevent pain signals from passing around the body, it can also promote the natural ability of the body to heal itself instead of simply blocking the pain signals. Eventually, the PEMF therapy can help the body’s ability to heal the source of the pain instead of simply masking it like painkillers. Improved circulation and cell regeneration are also promoted by PEMF therapy.
|Electrical Impulses||Varied strength magnetic fields|
|Temporary pain relief through body’s natural pain killer (endorphins)|
Encourages the body to heal at the source of the pain, thus fixing the problem rather than masking it temporarily
|Non-invasive but can cause muscles to convulse and cause a tingling sensation||Non-invasive and completely pain free; there is no sensation on low intensity PEMF systems|
Static vs. PEMF
The term “static magnet” applies to those that can be found on the kitchen fridge and is usually associated with having therapeutic benefits when worn in the forms of necklaces, bracelets, and also integrated into household items such as mattresses.
While the term magnet is applied in PEMF, these two types of technology should not be mixed up. The assumption that PEMF therapy systems are associated with the static magnets that people are accustomed to ( magnetic bracelets, refrigerator magnets etc) is a common misunderstanding.
A static magnet possesses a set magnetic field, which does not change. A PEMF needs no physical static magnets. A magnetic field is created by passing electricity via a set of winding copper coils within the applicator (a mat, in many situations) instead.
This results in a relatively larger and fully dynamic magnetic field. A magnetic field is capable of generating a current in any conductive material, such as body tissues, including nerves, within its field.
The field, which is electromagnetically-induced, achieves the result of transferring charge to the body cells. This induced current can result in stimulation of cell signal pathways promoting cell growth, muscle contraction, nerve firing, and several other effects. The PEMF-generated current imitates the usual internally-generated electrical currents.
What types of conditions can PEMF therapy treat?
Since the cellular reaction takes place in every body, magnetic fields are not condition specific. As a result, PEMF therapy can be used to assist with the majority of conditions. In fact, clinical studies have demonstrated that PEMFs are capable of:
- Increasing circulation
- Decreasing inflammation
- Accelerating bone healing
- Enhancing muscle function
- Reducing the effects of stress
- Improving blood oxygenation, and much more
NewMed offers PEMF therapy devices that have a wide variety of applicators and can help with various diseases, disorders, injuries, or diseases. Individuals can contact NewMed to find out how PEMF therapy can help with their particular needs.
Why choose PEMF therapy?
PEMF is a non-invasive and drug-free therapy that compliments other therapies and, together with a combination of regular exercise and a healthy diet, can aid acceleration of the healing process. However, individuals are advised to consult their physicals before changing any medication.
For pain (Clinical use at our office)
If individuals are living with constant pain, they would likely have already tried different forms of therapy; if unsuccessful they may have taken certain painkillers to conceal the pain and organize their daily routine around their pain.
This cycle is followed for such a long time that resistance builds up in the body. Long-term pain medication can also lead to other consequences such as internal bleeding and stomach problems. PEMFs can accelerate the healing process, reducing pain and allowing individuals to move more freely.
For sleep management
One recurrent piece of feedback is that PEMF therapy improves people’s sleep quality. PEMFs are not only useful for deep relaxation but also help with falling asleep and sustaining sleep throughout the night.
PEMF therapy relaxes both the mind and the body and facilitates the release of two hormones called Melatonin and Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which are crucial for longevity and deep sleep, thus improving people’s sleep.
Through theta-delta frequencies, the brain is induced with the traditionally known frequencies for deep relaxation and sleep. Melatonin is one of the most vital hormones for anti-aging and sleep. PEMF therapy stimulates its production in the pineal gland.
HGH is another vital hormone that plays a role in deep sleep and is also stimulated by PEMFs. During deep sleep, both Melatonin and HGH hormones are produced which are also known to have anti-aging properties.
Deep sleep is promoted by PEMF therapy, thereby recharging the body and providing people with an increasing amount of energy during the day. Sleep issues should be tackled to ensure a good quality night’s sleep, because sleep revitalizes and heals the body. So, it is important to get plenty of sleep.
For mental focus
The programs in PEMF therapy promote an alpha state, wherein the mind is awakened but relaxed, and set to learn and simultaneously retain much more without continuous reviewing.
Beta brain waves are induced by another program, where the ability for data processing, problem solving, and multitasking is increased, allowing individuals to prevent distraction, have focused control, and be highly productive.
For stress reduction
Studies have demonstrated that when PEMF therapy is regularly used, it changes the body’s stress responses by directly acting on major related components, such as the endocrine and nervous systems, along with the cells or organs of the body.
In addition, PEMFs can make the body less reactive to extended episodes of stress. Transcranial PEMF was approved by the FDA in 2011 for treating severe, drug-resistant depression.
For injury, recovery and healing
Use PEMF therapy to prepare, perform and recover; if PEMF therapy is performed regularly, it allows muscles to work harder for a longer period of time and recover more rapidly. PEMF therapy triggers the process of energy production in muscles and also increases the cellular energy by as much as 500%.
In addition, PEMF therapy provides a gentle way to trigger the production of heat stress proteins prior to exercise. These proteins not only prevent the breakdown and wear and tear of cells, but also encourage accelerated healing from injury.
Studies show that with PEMF therapy, the uptake of oxygen into muscle increases by at least 1%, which is sufficient to considerably improve endurance and performance. PEMF therapy also stimulates blood vessel growth, which increases circulation further aiding tissues to receive their required nutrition, while expelling their generated waste.
For the casual exerciser, this means less pain and tenderness the day after activity. For the competitive athlete, this means reduced recovery time between training and more effective training. For everyone, it means building a healthier environment within the body, which is less likely to become susceptible to injury.
Why do I need treatment at a cellular level?
The charge of the cell membrane is affected by magnetic fields, causing the membrane channels to open up. These channels are similar to the windows and doors of a house. When the cell channels are opened, nutrients enter the cell more easily and the cellular waste is more easily removed, helping to rebalance and restore optimum function of the cell.
If sufficient cells are restored, they will all perform more efficiently. The same type of cells come together to make tissues, which in turn come together to form organs. Therefore, when cellular function is restored or maintained, organ function is also restored or maintained, enabling the whole body to function in a better way.
Can anyone use PEMFs?
PEMF therapy should never be used if the applicators have to be placed over implanted electrical devices like intrathecal pumps, cochlear implants, and pacemakers. This precaution is taken to make sure that the magnetic field does not affect the performance of these devices.
Further than that, PEMF therapy can be safely used by everyone and anywhere. In addition, applicators can be placed over sensitive organs, for example prostate, over the eyes, and the brain. In effect, study has demonstrated that when applicators are placed the over the heart, they can improve congestive heart failure.
Can PEMFs protect me from future injuries and ailments?
Improper functioning of the cells, regardless of the reason, can lead to serious illness. Magnetic fields improve energy, circulation, and the repair process in order to protect against cell malfunction. They also help to increase unique stress proteins present in the cells.
Cell breakdown, caused by wear and tear, can be prevented by using these proteins, which also encourage rapid recovery from injury. Magnetic fields are capable of balancing bodily functions and tissues at extremely fundamental levels, even before problems and damage take place.
Spinal Interdiscal Decompression
Spinal decompression involves stretching the spine while using a traction table. The goal is to relieve back pain and/or leg pain. Our chiropractor also works to promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs. Spinal decompression is a type of therapy applied to the spine that brings patients many benefits. First, we attempt to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. Secondly, we create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients as well as other substances into the disc.
These are just some of the services that we provide here at Vernor Chiropractic. We love providing our patients with an enjoyable and pain-free life, so don’t hesitate to stop on by!