The human back is a complex system, prone to debilitating injuries and complications. At our Edmonds chiropractor, it is our job to understand this system so that we can keep you standing erect.
Chiropractic treatment is based on the idea that many physical problems can be connected to an imbalance in the spine. As your spinal column is a delicate structure of bones that contains most of your significant nerves and blood vessels, a tiny glitch in your back can have devastating repercussions all across your body.
A few knotted muscles in your neck can plague you with migraines. A small posture problem can bring pain all the way through your arms.
If even one of your vertebrae movies out of place by a fraction of an inch, you can lose feeling in your legs. Loss of equilibrium, vision problems, and a sick stomach can potentially have roots in your back. When they do, we’re the ones who can bring you relief.
Services at Nu Star Chiropractic Edmonds
The treatments we provide serve to target the sources of your symptoms and activate the natural healing mechanisms of your body. With all the stresses that our backs have to undergo on a daily basis, many injuries have difficulty repairing themselves and need chiropractic adjustment to assist in their healing.
Other times, pain is being caused by one innocuous bad habit that we can help you to identify. It takes a practiced mind and a trained hand to navigate the subtle workings of your back, and we can offer both.
The advantages of digital x-ray systems are many, both to the doctor and to the patient.
Digital radiography systems let us generate a computerized picture if your x-ray in mere seconds, utilizing contrast sensitivity to locate small changes in your body and facilitate the effectiveness of your treatment in ways that we could only dream of in the past.
Cold Laser TherapyCold laser therapy, alternatively called low-level laser therapy, is a revolutionary treatment that employs the healing power of light. The effects that light has on your body have been observed for centuries.
Insufficient exposure to light causes all sorts of negative conditions, including seasonal affective disorder, rickets, and the many side-effects of a vitamin D deficiency.
Decompression TherapyDecompression therapy is so called because it is designed to relieve pressure on your spinal disks.
It is a process by which your spine is mechanically encouraged to stretch, removing the pressure from the gel-like cushions between your spinal bones.
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MyoVision’s DynaROM™, or Dynamic Range of Motion, is a functional test that measures muscle guarding and range of motion at the same time as the patient moves.
By moving the patient, we effectively elicit measurable pain responses and guarding when soft tissue injury is present, a critical measure of patient’s level of pain.
Mechanical TractionMechanical traction is another one of the options that our Edmonds chiropractic offers to patients suffering from back pain or sciatica. This is a non-invasive procedure, frequently offered as supplemental treatment with other conservative means of relieving spine-related pain.
The traction machine works by using a gentle pulling mechanism to separate the spinal bones.
Percussion TherapyIn percussion therapy, a special machine is applied to your back to administer a rapid series of taps to your problem areas. The taps send high-frequency vibrations deep into your tissues where the toxic build-up has occurred.
Capillaries and lymph nodes are stimulated and the acids are purged from your system.
If you’re suffering from sports injuries, pregnancy aches, whiplash, sciatica, or any other of a laundry list of back problems, take a look through our selection of services. We’re sure you’ll find the treatment that will free you of your pain and get back to top form again in no time!