I can’t go a day without talking to someone about Chiropractic. As soon as they find out I am one they always ask me endless questions about whether I can help with this pain or that problem. The one question that regularly comes up is, “I hear that once you go to a chiropractor, you always have to go.” That statement has plagued Chiropractors since the inception of this profession. I’d like to delve into my personal belief about chiropractic care.
First, if it were just “a bone out of place” that would be easy. Put that offensive bone back into place and you are done! Right? Yes, and no. There is soft tissue around those structures; ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, etc. so it’s not that easy. Those structures have changed their position and composition, meaning the development of scar tissue and muscle atrophy or hypertrophy depending on load on the muscle due to imbalances in the system around the injury site. This is all termed “adaptation”. The trouble I find in traditional chiropractic is the belief that once the bone gets put back in place, the entire problem will magically go away. We see that in medicine too. Give a patient a drug or perform surgery and everything should go back to normal, not true. One change alone in the system might perform the desired results but it will usually cause a cascade of events where more of the same has to be done or something different happens as a “side effect”. This is not a “side effect” but a direct effect of what the practitioner did, or didn’t do.
So with a musculoskeletal system we have 3 major pieces in play, joint malposition, soft tissue derangement, and the last is muscle inactivation. Here at our clinic we approach the system problem from these 3 vectors. First we evaluate the joint malposition, and fix it. In traditional chiropractic that is all you get. Problem is, we haven’t addressed soft tissue derangement, or muscle de-activation. During the 6-10 treatments we will release the soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue using 2 techniques, Graston and FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent). We we will also address the muscle deactivation using a technique called AMIT, (Advanced Muscle Integration Technique). Dr. Cerami and I have years of experience with chiropractic, soft tissue, and muscle inactivation and realize the weaknesses within our profession and have been working hard for better, quicker, longer lasting outcomes.
When you come to the office you will know we believe in getting results and exactly how we intend to fix a problem, how long it will take and what your cost will be up front, we also don’t believe in long treatment plans and endless costs. We will give you our undivided attention and a clear plan for the start, finish, and percent improvement with your treatment. If you are interested, give us a call for a consultation to see if what we can do for you feels right for you, or book an appointment to see what hands on, what we can do for you.