As a health care concentration that focuses specifically on the body’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems, along with disorders that affect these areas, chiropractic care is one of the largest primary health care professions today. In fact, the United States alone boasts the largest number of qualified practicing chiropractors in the world, who treat an average of 35 million Americans a year.
As a non-invasive form of medicine, chiropractic services support a cost-effective, whole body approach as a healing science. This means that services emphasize the management of disorders without the use of medicine or surgery.
Instead, the main treatment focus manifests through manual techniques including joint adjustments, manipulations, and the removal of subluxations—an incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint that can interfere with the body’s innate capacity to heal itself, most often by impeding the functionality of the nervous system.
At Progressive Medical Center, we offer a wide array of chiropractic services as part of our integrative therapy services. Several of the most common applications of our services are in aid of the following:
Lower Back Pain and Spine Care
Spinal manipulations, often known as chiropractic adjustments, are what most people associate with chiropractic care. The purpose of an adjustment is to restore proper joint mobility to areas that have become restricted in movement due to tissue injury, repetitive stress, or inflammation. Through the manipulation of the joints and tissues, mobility is restored to alleviate pain and free the body of muscle tightness to support spinal alignment and proper body mechanics.
Chiropractic care seeks to deliver relief for chronic back pain, in addition to other aspects of spinal health. Our center offers treatments in this realm, including:
- Spinal Decompression
- Full Spine/Diversified Manipulation
- Cox Flexion-Distraction, Thompson Drop
- Extremity Manipulation
- Light Touch/Low Force Meningeal Release
- Activator/Percussor Adjustment Instruments
- Trigger Point Therapy/Myofascial Release
- PNF Stretching
- Other therapeutic modalities
Headaches and/or Neck Pain
A progressive approach for musculoskeletal health, chiropractic care deploys spinal manipulation and mobilization as a safe and effective treatment to address individuals with neck pain and cervicogenic headaches, which arise from dysfunction along the body’s spine. When connective tissue, muscles, or ligaments in the upper cervical spine are out of alignment, this must be corrected in order to achieve relief from the pain it can create.
Gut Health and Comprehensive Wellness
One of our main chiropractic care focuses at Progressive Medical Center is that of the body’s gut health. As it relates to chiropractic services, there are more nerve materials located in the body’s gut than anywhere else. The intimate relationship between the body’s digestive tract, central nervous system, and overall health and wellness is a system that requires fine tuning and care. That’s why we incorporate elements of diet, nutrition, exercise, supplementation, detoxification and others to help our patients look, feel, and function at their best.