your treatment

YOUR EXPECTED TREATMENT SCHEDULE
  1. Initial Care. Visits tend to be frequent (usually 3 times per week for 1-3 weeks), in order to decrease the acute process and restore posture, balance and function as quickly as possible. In addition to your adjustments and exercises, the doctor may also recommend other therapies including electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, aqua massage (whirlpool), non-needle acupuncture, detoxification therapy and/or whole body vibration therapy and /or nutritional therapy to help speed recovery and relieve your pain. Your age, condition, lifestyle and response to care will determine the duration of this frequency.
     

  2. Rehabilitative Care. With most of your intense symptoms gone, the goal of Rehabilitative Care is long-term correction of your condition. Your visit frequency will be reduced, and there will be a greater emphasis on self-care. Even after you're feeling better, joints, muscles, and other soft tissues can take weeks, or even months, to heal. Continued treatment during this phase will ensure proper healing & recovery and help to prevent a relapse.
     

  3. Wellness Care. After you've recovered, you may choose to schedule regular chiropractic "checkups" to help maintain the improvement you've made. Wellness Care can help catch little problems before they become major concerns. Wellness Care is an option that many of our patients choose to feel better, improve athletic performance, prevent injury, and save time and money in the long run. Recommended visit frequency is usually 1x/1 – 3 months, but it can vary depending upon your individual needs and lifestyle.

WHAT YOUR TREATMENT WILL CONSIST OF:

Spinal Treatment

The cornerstone of chiropractic health treatment is spinal manipulation, often called the "adjustment". It may involve either gentle pressure, or a quick thrust to restore normal motion to joints that have become restricted or "locked". While manipulation may be performed by other physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic have the most extensive experience and education in manipulation, performing 94% of the spinal manipulations in the United States. Numerous scientific studies have proven the efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness and high levels of patient satisfaction of spinal manipulation. As a result, it is one of only two treatment protocols given the highest recommendation for the treatment of low back pain by the Agency for Health Care and Policy Research (AHCPR), an arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation

Dr. Stone has been a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician since 1992 and has completed extensive postgraduate training (including seminars in Chicago, Boston and Hartford) in the field of Chiropractic rehabilitation, manual medicine and functional movements. Numerous studies have demonstrated that patients who fully understand their condition and engage in an active exercise program get well faster and stay well longer. Whether you suffer from an acute injury or chronic pain, a rehabilitation program will be customized to meet your individual needs. A teamwork approach is adopted, with you as an equal participant in your health care. You will become well educated about your condition and empowered to take an active role in regaining your health, performance, and wellness. Upon completion of your program, you will be stronger and better able to prevent re-injury.

Non-Needle Acupuncture

Doctor Stone received his certification in acupuncture in 2001. Cold laser, in place of traditional needles, will be utilized when performing this therapy.

Some Benefits of acupuncture:

  • Pain relief for acute and chronic conditions
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Accelerates the healing process
  • Relieves acute and chronic sinus congestion
  • Complements other treatments

How acupuncture works:

Acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine have been in existence for over 4,000 years. Yet the explanation for how acupuncture works has been largely based on theory. The basic theory is outlined in a text from 200 B.C. It acknowledges in people and nature a vital energy or life force known as Qi (pronounced "chee"). Qi flows through the body via channels called meridians. If the Qi flow is altered, the resulting deficiency, excess, or stagnation of qi causes bodily malfunction, illness, and inability to heal properly. Acupuncture, in which needles are inserted into specific points along these meridians, restores the proper Qi flow, thereby returning the body to a state of improved health and decreased pain.

Myofascial Release and Acu-Pressure

Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Muscle and fascia are united forming the myofascia system.

Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. Since fascia is an interconnected web, the restriction or tightness to fascia at a place, with time can spread to other places in the body like a pull in a sweater. The goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue health.

Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure.

Nutrition and Natural Supplementation

Doctor Stone may recommend a nutritional consultation and the use of vitamins, minerals, herbal therapies and dietary modifications as a valuable part of your treatment plan. These will aid the body in a variety of ways, including:

  • decreasing inflammation and pain
  • decreasing muscle tension and spasm
  • accelerating the repair of injured tissues
  • preventing and treating colds and flu by stimulating immune system function
  • decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • promoting better quality sleep
  • improving allergies and sinus conditions

For overall health and wellness, a healthy diet, plenty of water (8 – 12 glasses of pure water each day), adequate sleep (6-8 hours), and exercise (minimum of 20minutes/day), are all essential. In addition, part of a healthy lifestyle should include a high-quality multiple vitamin/mineral, taken 2 – 3 times per day. NanoGreen (5-10 cups of fruits and vegetables), and pharmacuetical grade and molecularly distilled for purity Omega-3’s (2-5 -5 grams/day)

CranioSacral Therapy

The craniosacral system (a physiological system like the cardiovascular and respiratory systems) provides the physical environment in which the brain and spinal cord develop and function. The light-touch technique works with natural and unique rhythms of our different body systems to pinpoint and correct source problems.

Mechanical Link Therapy

Focuses on the fascial system to help reduce abnormal structural tensions throughout the body. Allows the body to self adjust and regulate all of its systems, while pursuing a healthy physiological balance.

Kinesio Tape

The Kinesio Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. This technique provides the opportunity to actually give support while maintaining full range of motion, enabling the individual to participate in physical activity with functional assistance. The technique also helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow 24 hours per day. It is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament / tendon, fascia, space, and functional.

Kinesio Taping affects the activation of the neurological system, the body’s information processor, and the circulatory system.  Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.

ArthroStim

The ArthroStim® Instrument produces TWELVE thrusts a second. This frequency, known as the low beta somatomotor rhythm, is two to three times the rate of other multiple thrust instruments. This outstanding rapidity supersaturates the target area with specific adjustive energy/ forces. The energy continues to ripple through the joint to surrounding fringe tissues. This releases secondary trigger points and sites of muscular spasm, providing the relief and corrections that doctors want. Patients typically notice a positive difference with the first treatment.

The rapid thrust and unique recoil produced by the ArthroStim® activates the patient's proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors without recruiting the nocioceptors (pain receptors), providing the comfort for the patient.