Compass Chiropractic’s goal of wellness intervention is always to restore homeostasis, or balance to the body, not to relieve symptoms or treat disease. When interferences to the nervous system are removed, homeostasis occurs. Human beings are innately designed to be in balance. We use several techniques in our practice to best suit the patient:
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, controlled by the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the body. The vertebrae, which protect the nervous system, when misaligned or lose its normal motion, causes malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. The role of a wellness chiropractor is to support innate intelligence and remove interferences in the spine and other joints in the body, allowing the body to self-regulate and self-heal.
Acupuncture includes inserting thin needles into specific points on your body. Acupuncture can be used for a variety of issues including headaches, neck pain, back pain, inflammation and so much more!
Massage therapy is used in tandem with chiropractic and acupuncture to relax your muscles and make your joints easier to adjust and hold the adjustments longer.
Intersegmental traction tables are a way to help increase mobility and gently stretch spinal joints. This therapeutic modality also helps to facilitate muscle relaxation and reduction of muscle spasms. The table is equipped with roller-type cams beneath the surface of the table creating a rolling contact that moves up and down the muscles on either side of the spine.
Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract by placing electrodes on the skin. The results of the electrical impulses are: decreased muscle tightness, pain and swelling and at the same time causing an increase in the capacity of the injured tissue to heal by increasing blood flow. The current can be altered allowing this modality to activate muscles so as to strengthen the targeted tissue.
Cold Laser Therapy
Compass Chiropractic and Wellness offers Cold Laser Therapy for many ailments that affect the body. The Zerona Cold Laser is one of the most advanced and powerful cold lasers available.
The human body is made to heal itself, but when the body is injured and is unable to reverse the damage, it may need a little help. Cold laser therapy helps the body heal and also stimulates the body to release endorphins, which is the body’s natural pain killer. Cold Laser Therapy stimulates lymphatic draining and increases the body’s natural blood circulation. An increase in fluid circulation allows the harmful toxicants to be released from the body and helps relax the body’s muscles, which if untreated can cause body fatigue. “A variety of low level lasers are proven to be effective in reducing and eliminating acute and chronic pain in the neck & shoulders .Many patients find that this solution is a much more effective and immediate alternative to traditional pain medications. Combined with forms of chiropractics and therapy, the Erchonia lasers can help patients lead a normal, active, and healthy life without debilitating pain.”(Erchonia).
Family Nutritional Counseling
You are what you eat! Healthy, nutritious foods are key to achieving wellness. Whether you need help choosing better foods for your family, good whole food nutritional supplements, working towards an ideal weight or dealing with food sensitivities and allergies, Compass Chiropractic and Wellness can help create a specific plan for you and your family. A diet and nutrition evaluation and Nutritional Response Testing are available. We believe that whole food nutrition and supplementation are key for maintaining a healthy body and life.
Kinesio and Rock Taping
Kinesio and Rock Tape tape predominantly works in a few key ways. Kinesiology tape offers structural or muscle support; it can correct postural problems and increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage.