Chiropractic Manipulation and Therapies
I strive to offer my patients the most specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments. I primarily use DIVERSIFIED Technique when making chiropractic adjustments. This manual technique is characterized by the use of the doctor’s hands to make corrections in the spine and throughout the joints of the body. Diversified technique often involves adjustments referred to as “side posture” for the lower back and can include “anterior” (facing up) adjustments of the mid-back.
Additionally, I utilize Flexion-Distraction Technique in the treatment of disc herniations, sciatica, radiculopathies (nerve irritation), and other injuries. These treatments help relieve weakness, numbness, and pains which travel into the buttock and legs. Additional treatments for radicular/traveling pain often involves treatment of muscle spasms with myofascial release technique and stretching exercises.
Treatments that I use for soft tissues (muscles and tendons) injuries include: Myofascial Release Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Post Isometric Relaxation/Post Facilitated Stimulation, and more. Electric Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound, Traction, and Hot and Cold Therapies are also utilized in the office.
If the body is not ready for adjustments, you are not comfortable with manual spinal manipulation, or muscles need some extra care to loosen up, one of the passive therapies we offer can help. Treatments that we can use include: dry needling, ultrasound therapy, electric muscle stimulation, intersegmental traction, myofascial release, flexion-distraction, and more. We also teach stretches and stabilization exercises to help patients progress faster and maintain treatment improvements.
Dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction due to muscle, tendon, and ligament (soft tissue) injuries. An injury can be as simple was a myofascial trigger point or painful knot in the muscle. The treatment involves inserting fine needles into the injured or tightened soft tissue. Dry needling is a valuable and effective therapy for musculoskeletal pain, can improve muscle function, and range of motion. Dry needling can benefit neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headache, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, lower back pain, and more.
Care for Personal Injuries
If you have suffered a slip and fall, car accident, or injury at work, Matthews Chiropractic Center offers care to help you recover. We accept assignment of benefits in the case of personal injuries, so that patients do not need to make payments at each visit. Car accidents can cause more harm than you think. If you have been involved in an accident, please call today.
Conditioning and Wellness
Conditioning the core strengthens the prime movers in the back, abs, gluts, legs and helps prevent injury. Relief from low back pain, achiness, shoulder tension, and headaches can be yours. Chiropractic therapy corrects posture and spinal motion, while core strengthening makes these changes more lasting. Let me teach you how we can can help your body heal itself and maintain spinal wellness.