Chiropractic is a health care system that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its effects on the nervous system in order to diagnose, treat, and prevent a multitude of health conditions.
Adjustments are one of the main tools chiropractors use in the office setting. Through palpation, chiropractors are able to assess where there are joint restrictions. An adjustment is commonly performed in that restricted region, this enabling the joint to then move freely in its full range of motion again.
Chiropractors use a variety of treatment methods and each is customized to each patient. This includes but is not limited to spinal adjustments, custom foot orthotics, kinesiotaping, rehabilitative exercises, soft tissue massage, and electrical modalities.
Activator - The activator is a tool used to induce movement into a joint segment. It is a much gentler method of a joint or soft tissue manipulation. Dr. Merali has found it to be particularly effective in children and the elderly.
Flexion-Distraction - (F/D) is a gentle, chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for back pain. Flexion-Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgeryfor those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention. The doctor is in control of the treatment movements at all times.
Flexion-Distraction is utilized for many conditions such as:
- Failed Back Surgical Syndromes
- Disc Herniation/Ruptured Disc/Bulging Disc/Herniated Disc
- Sciatica/Leg Pain
- Failed course of Steroid Injections
- Transitional Segment