Chiropractic Treatments at Superior Spine Care
At Superior Spine Care we employ a wide range of Chiropractic treatments to gently improve joint mobility and overall spinal function. We understand that Chiropractic is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why Dr. Neil begins each patient relationship with an evaluation in order to learn more about the pain each patient is experiencing and discuss the various Chiropractic treatments he knows to be effective.
Aligning the spine reduces nerve pressure and relieves pain. Joint and muscle discomfort improves as your body becomes more balanced. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Neil Wensink has years of training and experience in spinal adjustments and manipulation and provides advanced spinal correction combining “state of the art” chiropractic techniques with traditional tried and true methods. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are more effective and more comfortable than ever before.
Diversified Technique Adjustments
The Diversified Technique focuses on restoring the body to normal biomechanical function and on correction of subluxation. X-rays and a case history of the spine are commonly utilized to determine the steps needed to realign the vertebrae. After analyzing X-rays and the case history, Dr. Neil adjusts the vertebrae using manual thrusts. The thrust is low force and high velocity at specific angles proportional to the angles of the vertebral joints to move the joints to optimal functioning position. Motion palpitation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given. The Diversified Technique can also be used on virtually any joint of the body to produce greater range of motion and improved function. Read more about the Diversified Technique.
Thompson Chiropractic Technique
Developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, the Thompson Technique has shown to be useful for those sensitive to the Diversified Technique. The Thompson Technique is a form of chiropractic care that uses a special segmental drop table. The segmental drop table “drops” slightly underneath the patient upon application of a force through the joint in order to reduce stress on the body and increase movement within the vertebral joint itself. The action of the table segments dropping during the adjustment absorbs some of the force of the adjustment, making it more comfortable for the patient. Most patients tolerate this option very well. Read more about the Thompson Chiropractic Technique.
Activator Chiropractic Technique
Dr. Neil also offers the activator technique as a low force chiropractic treatment option. The Activator Technique uses a unique hand-held Activator Methods® Adjusting Mechanism to give a consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustment. This is the gentlest adjustment we offer while still providing the benefits of a traditional chiropractic adjustment. This technique is a great option for those who have found adjustments uncomfortable in the past, or for our older patients who are concerned about osteoporosis. Most patients who have not been treated before will begin with this gentle technique for their first few adjustments. Read more about the Activator Chiropractic Technique.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a revolutionary type of motorized traction that gently stretches either the neck or low back in a precise and graduated manner. This takes pressure off the spinal discs (the gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine) by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated discs retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. The cycles of decompression and relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrient rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin healing themselves. This treatment is a great option for patients suffering from bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain and who may be considering surgery.
Flexion Distraction Technique is a chiropractic modality that gently stretches the joints of the low back to relieve back pain caused by facet syndrome or spinal stenosis. Using a special table, the doctor provides upward traction with one hand while operating the lower part of the table with the other. In this manner, the doctor can use the precise amount of traction necessary while constantly gauging the tissue response in the lower back. Using the movements of the table, the doctor can open up the joints of the lower spine, releasing fixations and relieving pressure on the nerves. This is a very gentle technique that often will provide some immediate relief. Patients who suffer from back pain from standing but get relief from sitting respond especially well to Flexion Distraction.