Spinal Adjustments are the "backbone" of our treatment (pun intended) at Back 2 Back Chiropractic. Our providers at Back 2 Back Chiropractic strive to deliver exceptional spinal adjustments that promote overall health and quality of life. We provide chiropractic services focusing on the individual needs of our patients. We offer manual adjustments, drop table, and light force techniques utilizing hand-held tools to ensure we achieve alignment in a manner that meets each patient’s individual needs.
Spinal adjustments work synergistically with other therapies to improve patient response to treatment. We employ a broad variety of therapies to improve patient outcome. We develop a personalized plan of treatment for patient individuality.
More than 15 therapies to create a customized treatment protocol for each patient.
Percussive Massage Therapy
Accelerates relaxation and repair of tissues by providing concentrated, rapid, short-duration sound pulses deep into the tissues of the body. This increases blood flow and relaxes muscles in the area, aiding with pain relief and increased range of motion. We provide both active patient stretching and passive percussive therapy.
Used to reduce pain, increase circulation, and increase mobility of soft tissues. Additionally, the application of ultrasound can be beneficial in reduction of inflammation, reduction of adhesions, and healing of injuries.
A high voltage therapy used to reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and decrease muscle spasms for accelerated healing.
Often used in conjunction with ultrasound and interferential stimulation. The flexion table utilizes an automated, gentle rhythmic motion to elongate and flex the spine. The spinal motion created when using this table can assist in resolving disc herniation, bulging discs, spinal restrictions, or facet syndrome. Our goal is to create space in the joints to decompress the discs and facets of the spine. By elongating the spine and creating negative pressure, the discs reposition on their axes of rotation. Negative pressure created by the flexion motion also aids in re-hydration and healing of discs by allowing nutrients to enter during this negatively-pressured disc motion.
Static pressure applied to the spine to encourage proper alignment. Causes a change in the resting length of the spinal ligaments, muscles, and discs, which aids in proper lower back alignment. We utilize a variety of traction tools in our office:
Cervical Curve Traction
Traction used to assist with corrective changes toward proper cervical (neck) spinal curvature. Proper cervical spine curvature allows for proper head position and posture.
Standing Mobile Traction
Applied to encourage normal curvature of the lumbar spine. It opens the front of the disc space, shifting disc pressure from the back of the disc to the front. During this type of traction, patients alternate between walking and performing a series of light exercises. By adding exercise to the traction, our patients activate paraspinal muscles which aids in holding proper spinal alignment.
Applied with the goal of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. Decompression reverses compressive gravity creating negative pressure within discs. Decreasing pressure on the patient’s discs promotes retraction of herniated or bulging disc material. This negative space allows an increase in healing nutrients to reach the discs.
We have 3 decompression tables in our office allowing us to accommodate a variety of decompression positions for the comfort of our patients.
Decompression therapy is frequently used for the Cervical Spine (neck) and Lumbar Spine (low back).
Decompression therapy is also beneficial for extremity pain, i.e., ankles, knees, shoulders, and wrists.
Exercise and stretching
We provide patients with a list of stretches and exercises to optimize the healing effect of their adjustment.
Provide mechanical rolling pressure on the spine, paraspinal muscles, and supportive soft tissue structures. This movement increases spinal mobility and circulation, while decompressing the tissues surrounding the spine.
Roller Table w/Hamstring/Calf Attachment
In addition to roller table benefits for the spine, the hamstring/calf attachment adds rolling action to the muscles of the back of the legs.
Cold Laser Therapy
A low-heat laser of varying wavelengths and intensities applied directly to a targeted area of complaint and related tissue. The body tissue absorbs the light, causing a cellular response. Damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction which promotes regeneration. Benefits include tissue repair, reduction of inflammation, pain relief, and increased healing.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)
Utilizes bursts of electromagnetic fields to heal damaged tissue and bone. Research has demonstrated that PEMF increases the rate of bone healing, increases tissue regeneration, and reduces pain and inflammation. Electromagnetic wavelengths activate the cell’s energy, encouraging the body's natural repair mechanisms.
Utilizes electromagnetic fields to detox and heal by selecting a frequency tailored to the organ system being healed. Organs are stimulated by bombarding the tissue, resulting in a physiological change.
The use of a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular tissues, and connective tissue. This process decreases pain and muscle spasms while increasing range of motion. Dry Needling is used as a tool to increase healing in sports-related injuries, decrease muscle pain, and even manage fibromyalgia pain.
Cupping Therapy (Static or Dynamic One-on-One Sessions)
Used to facilitate a soft tissue mobilization technique that breaks down scar tissue, lesions, and fascial restrictions in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Involves the use of suction/vacuum cups applied to damaged tissue to deliver a controlled micro-trauma in the affected area. The micro-trauma stimulates a local inflammatory response which initiates reabsorption of excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities. Fascia restrictions and adhesions within the soft tissue (which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, or repetitive strain) are broken down, allowing the patient to improve functionally.
See Functional Medicine document.