Chiropractic is a branch of healthcare based upon the understanding that good health depends , in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. At the heart of the chiropractic philosophy is to treat the cause rather than the symptoms. If you simply treat the symptoms, the underlying problem is still there and will continue to aggravate the condition and sometimes increase in severity. For example, when you experience muscle pain or sharp pain down the leg, we will perform a thorough examination to check the spine and first remove any misalignments which might be interfering with your body’s ability to function at its optimum. Next, our focus can turn towards adjunctive therapies such as physical therapy, rehabilitation, and acupuncture to further alleviate the condition.
Dr. Nguyen uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to provide individualized care and comfort for the patients.
These techniques include:
Manual Diversified – traditional method using the hands to deliver an adjustment to the spine and appendicular skeleton
Activator – the adjustment is delivered using a specialized instrument that allows for a comfortable, mechanically-assisted force without the “popping” sound; commonly used for children and elderly; approved by Medicare
Thompson – the adjustment is delivered using a specialized drop-assisted table; commonly used for pelvic and lumbar adjustments where rotation of the lower spine is painful
Conditions that have benefited from chiropractic care include:
•Neck and Shoulder Pain/Strain
•Rotator Cuff Injuries
•Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•Low Back Pain
•Sciatica (Leg Pain)