Our chiropractic therapies employ hands-on spinal and musculoskeletal manipulation to relieve pain, restore optimal alignment and heal tissues without the use of surgery or medication. Chiropractic care has been utilized within mainstream medical community since the late 1800’s as a form of pain management and rehabilitation that takes a “hands on approach” to healing versus using internal medicine to alleviate symptoms. Today, it is one of the most commonly used approaches to heal pain and regenerate muscles, joints and tissues. Chiropractic care is most commonly used in the fields of occupational health, sports medicine, personal injury and rehabilitation.
Sometimes referred to as “Spinal Manipulation”, this treatment is the most common form of therapy used in the chiropractic setting. It focuses on alleviating symptoms by using swift, short movements to encourage spinal alignment.
Similar to Direct Thrust Technique, Spinal Mobilization uses controlled motions to help re-align the spine. While it aims to produce the same results at DTT, it does so by using a more gentle approach rather than swift, sharp movements. This is a great option for those with more advanced issues or who may have a fragile body composition, such as bone deterioration.
When you are looking for joint therapy, this is the ideal approach. Articulatory Therapy is performed by a therapist who slowly, and with control, maneuvers the joints to improve their range of motion. It is useful at alleviating stiffness and restoring mobility.
This field of therapy aims to treat the myofascial tissue: a system of tissues that support and connect the bodies musculature system. The treatment mimics that of massage therapy in that the practitioner will focus on the sources of pain or stiffness, and apply strategic pressure to help “release” the area.
The goal of Muscle Energy Technique is similar to that of Myofascial Release, but requires the patient to participate in order to achieve the desired therapeutic results. As the patient engages the target muscle(s), the therapist follows up with applying strategic pressure to alleviate the stiffness and pain.
When muscles are overworked, or too tight, they can cause the person pain. The result often favors certain muscles over others, and can cause imbalances in the body. Indirect Positional Technique helps realign the body by adjusting things like stance or posture to their intended position, and applying pressure to alleviate stiffness or pain.
Headaches, upper back and shoulder pain that is caused by an imbalance in the spine are treated with Cervical Spine Manipulation. The techniques utilized are similar to Direct Thrust and Spinal Mobilization, but are targeted at the cervical spine to treat these particular areas and symptoms.
Another join therapy, Functional Technique adds in gentle pressure during range-of-motion therapy to help “release” the restricted movement. This technique requires an in-depth knowledge of the person’s physiology to achieve optimal results.
The ultimate goal of chiropractic therapy is to improve how the body feels and performs by encouraging it into optimal alignment, thus reducing or eliminating pain. Some of the areas which are treated by Chiropractic therapies include the joints, muscles, nervous system, immune system, and pain receptors. Regular chiropractic appointments can also be used as a preventative treatment by reducing the degeneration of joints, improving circulation, increasing energy, improving sleep, counteracting stress, preventing illness, and reducing inflammation.
The goal of pediatric chiropractic treatment is to help the nervous system perform without interruption. When the nervous system (connected to the spine and brain stem) is compromised, it can cause issues in children such as constipation, colic, bed wetting, ear infections, torticollis, fussiness, trouble sleeping and reflux. Many parents are encouraged to try chiropractic treatments as a holistic way to alleviate their child’s symptoms. It is not uncommon for infants, in fact, to have misalignments within their spinal system due to the birthing process itself. This is another reason that young children are common candidates for chiropractic treatments if they are dealing with any of the above symptoms.
The miracle of birth is both awe inspiring and (unfortunately) an often uncomfortable experience due to the sheer mechanics of pregnancy, birth and recovery. Your internal organs, bone structure and spinal system are shifting to accommodate a growing child and experience major changes both during and after birth. Many women count on the care and treatment of a chiropractor to help alleviate their symptoms of pain associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
Our chiropractors, who are specifically trained in the needs of pre and postnatal patients, approach chiropractic care in a way that is both soothing for the patient and safe for the baby. They employ techniques to soothe pain and encourage optimal alignment, while leaving the mother with at-home exercise and stretches for continued relief.
During the pregnancy phase, things like an adjusted spinal curve, pelvic shifts and postural adaptations can lead to un-comfortability and pain. In fact, the alignment (or misalignment) of the pelvis may cause “intrauterine constraint” which restricts the amount of space the fetus has to grow, and can prevent the baby from aligning properly for the birthing process. Studies have shown that regular chiropractic therapy can help reduce pain, reduce the time of labor and encourage optimal alignment for the mother and baby for a more “natural” birth.
Basis Medical is open 6 days a week, from 8:30am – 7pm Monday thru Friday, and from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment at our Palm Beach Gardens or Delray Beach office, please call 561-775-4900.