The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Dr. Lewis wants to empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and to make an appointment.

For more valuable information regarding the spine, discs, MRIs and injuries, visit www.chirogeek.com. This is a great web site for educating the general public.

The following are some common terms you may hear while in our office.

Adjustment - Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy is mobilizing vertebral segments and other joints in the body to realign to proper positioning and to restore normal joint function.

Electric Muscle Stimulation(EMS) - Also called stim. There are electric impulses delivered into the body of a muscle to elicit external control of the muscle. Ranges can be from slight muscle tension to complete muscle tetany. This can also be used to aid in reducing inflammation.

Ultrasound - This is high frequency sound waves which penetrate the tissue causing the molecules of the tissues to vibrate rapidly, causing heat.

Heat - This is application of moist heated packs used to loosen tight spastic muscles while providing mild soothing tissue reactions.

Ice - This is the application of ice packs to reduce excessive circulation, inflammation and swelling providing temporary anesthesia to the area.

Traction - This is mechanically delivered movement to each individual vertebral segment through a roller mechanism. This provides the return of proper nerve and blood flow to the area as well as promote normal joint mobility.Nervous System

Below are some common Chiropractic stretches. Click the links to download a demonstration document.

 

 

Chiropractors believe that when your body is in a state of homeostasis, or balance, all of its varied systems function properly to repair or reverse injury or disease.

It is a holistic approach to patient care, one that focuses on a patient's total wellness, or well being, instead of specific diseases, or ailments. This intricate physiological and biochemical interrelationship among various parts of your body-including its spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular systems-is what chiropractors dedicate themselves to exploring and treating, with special attention to nutrition, exercise, and healthy emotional and environmental relationships. When one or more of these systems is impaired, your body ceases to function normally and your resistance to disease is compromised.

Lifestyle counseling is a critical part of what chiropractic care involves-from providing advice on lifting techniques, sleep, posture, exercise, and nutrition and diet, to ergonomic work environments and sports and recreational injury prevention.

Exercise and other kinds of physical activity can go far in keeping your body strong and healthy, able to fight disease and ward off injuries from pulling, pushing, and lifting. A healthy and fit body also generally recovers faster from injury and pain. Like exercise, proper nutrition provides a wealth of benefits-both physical and emotional-that contribute to your body's strength and its ability to ward off disease and disability. A healthy diet translates into a healthy body; the proper mix of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are the best recipe for ensuring your skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems function smoothly.


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