We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.
Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.
If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.
“A little one’s first spinal misalignment (subluxation) often occurs during the stresses of being born. Add to that heavy backpacks, sports, and hours of sitting in uncomfortable desks, and you have the recipe for potential lifelong spinal problems. Children often benefit from chiropractic adjustments. We treat children of all ages, giving them the best possible start with a life free of nerve interference. We are certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for expertise in OB and pediatric chiropractic care, including the Webster Technique.”
When you’re pregnant, you want your baby to have the healthiest start possible, which includes gently clearing nerve interference from your spine to your womb, your baby’s first home. It can also give immense relief to pregnant women with lower back pain, sciatica, and pelvic pain. Plus it’s just plain healthy for you and your body. We are certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for expertise in OB and pediatric chiropractic care, including the Webster Technique.
What Happens to the Body During Pregnancy
As the baby grows in the womb, the weight puts pressure on several areas of the body. Additionally, the ligaments relax more, making it possible for the baby to move through the birth canal. This leads to a more curved spine, pelvic changes, and uneven weight distribution. These are some of the biggest reasons for back pain, neck pain, and injuries during pregnancy. There is also the possibility of long deliveries and breech birth.
Dr. Baugher at The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center is certified in the Webster technique. This chiropractic treatment is a gentle yet effective method that can help ease discomfort during pregnancy and ensure proper positioning of the fetus before birth. Although the technique’s original purpose was to prevent breech births or other awkward and potentially harmful positions, studies have shown this technique can also support a more comfortable pregnancy overall. Not only does our treatment provide a great deal of back pain relief, but it can also help ensure your body is well prepared for delivery. Using the Webster technique, our chiropractor can provide optimal positioning of a woman’s pelvic alignment to improve nerve system function to bring pelvic muscles into proper balance.
Even under the best conditions, receiving Webster technique adjustments during pregnancy can help the labor and delivery process perform efficiently. The Webster technique can also help pregnant women with a small pelvis or a tendency for irregular contractions have an optimal delivery experience. Not every chiropractor is certified to utilize the Webster technique, so it is essential to see our certified doctor at The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center. Even after birth, we can continue to provide chiropractic care for the baby as an infant and throughout their childhood.
Electrical muscle stimulation, also known as EMS or e-stim, is a device that sends electrical pulses to the muscles and nerves. It is a therapy that has been proven to help muscles repair themselves and block nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Our chiropractors at The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center in Denton are trained to provide EMS treatment in conjunction with chiropractic care techniques.
EMS uses gentle electrical pulses that are delivered through the skin via conductive patches known as electrodes. The electrodes are placed on the skin near the area of concern, then activated by a device that controls the speed, intensity, and pulse pattern. The pulses cause the muscles to contract rhythmically and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. An EMS treatment can also be used to reach specific nerves and temporarily block them from sending pain signals to the brain to provide pain relief.
How EMS Works
Damaged muscles that do not heal well on their own, often need help to get them to complete the healing process. EMS helps the muscles contract and encourages them to become stronger. A chronic tear, or one that will not repair itself, can be stimulated through EMS and kick-start the body’s repair process. EMS can also be used to target the nerves that are sending pain signals to the brain. The pulse disrupts the nerve’s electrical pathway and stops the signal from reaching the central nervous system. Treatment with EMS also stimulates the production of the body’s natural pain relievers known as endorphins.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care and EMS are complementary treatments. Chiropractic care releases the muscles that are trapped from misalignment or are sore as the result of a chronic condition such as golfer’s knee or tech neck. The use of EMS after a chiropractor has restored the natural alignment can help reduce the initial soreness, or address the damaged muscles that are contributing to a chronic condition.
Many patients fear visiting a chiropractor because of the seemingly aggressive manual adjustments. In other words, they are afraid of being “cracked.” What many people don’t realize is that there are other gentler techniques available. One of these methods is the activator adjustment.
Activator adjustments use a spring-loaded instrument called an activator. This piece of equipment allows our chiropractor to gently tap the patient’s bones and joints back into proper alignment, increasing flexibility, and relieving any pinched joints. With this precise technique, it’s less about force and more about speed. Many patients prefer this method, as it eliminates any twisting or pushing.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy, also called low-level laser therapy, is a treatment that employs specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. It can be used on patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions to help eliminate pain and swelling, reduce spasms, and increase functionality. If you are looking for cold laser therapy in Denton, TX, The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center is ready to assist you.
Our chiropractors use cold laser therapy to address the following conditions:
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Tennis elbow
- Neck pain
It is also used to treat inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis and to help reduce pain from fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Both metabolic and vascular activities are improved as the light energy increases oxygen delivery to the targeted area. Because it has a wide range of applications, cold laser therapy has wide potential for new treatments. When you first visit The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center, our chiropractor will assess your condition to determine how you will benefit from cold laser therapy.
Cold laser therapy is an excellent supplement to chiropractic care as the two treatment methods reinforce each other. Combining cold laser therapy with chiropractic care can further reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process.
Sometimes all that stands between your daily pain and a happier, healthier you, is a chiropractic adjustment. Your body naturally wants to be in alignment, and our daily activities can throw what is naturally aligned out of balance. Also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. Here at The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center, we can help you achieve balance and proper alignment, giving you relief and improving your health.
Our goal in treating your joint and spinal issues is to reduce subluxation, increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our highly skilled chiropractor will work with you to relieve your pain and get you back to living a pain free and healthy lifestyle.
Some of our patients respond well to the Diversified Technique, also known as a manual adjustment. We offer this safe and effective technique to benefit patients of all ages. Using this technique, our chiropractor adjusts a patient’s joints back into place during this traditional method through a series of quick and forceful thrusts.
Your chiropractor will first feel around your spine to determine if there are any restrictions. Throughout your adjustment, you may be asked to move into various positions. Once you are in a specified position, our chiropractor will perform the adjustment using gentle pressure. This technique is very safe and affective and was the original and traditional method of chiropractic adjustments.
The Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is a type of chiropractic adjustment for pregnant mothers. More specifically, it is a sacral analysis and adjustment that reduces the effects of sacral subluxation. In other words, the function of the pelvis is enhanced.
This technique helps mothers with labor difficulty caused by less than optimal uterine function, malpresentation, and pelvic contraction. These are all symptoms of sacral subluxation.
Ultimately, the Webster Technique can help promote a safer, more comfortable birth. This is an attractive option to families for obvious reasons, and it is something that many mothers have benefited greatly from.
To learn more about the Webster Technique and how it benefits expecting mothers, please contact us today. We’d be happy to talk about your pregnancy and how chiropractic care can help.