Treatments

“The goal of chiropractic is to remove any disruption of nerve flow from the brain to the tissue cell and allow the inner physician to set about healing the body. Lighthouse Chiropractors specialize in finding what, where and how the nerve flow causes failing health and premature aging. Our chiropractors also have extensive experience with sports injuries and accident victims.”

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel. Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increase in: healing rates, tissue relaxation, tissue heating, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown.

Low Level Light Therapy

Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)

LLLT emits low levels of light that are absorbed by your mitochondria (the energy-producing organelles in many of your cells), which then can increase cellular energy production and ultimately help heal surrounding tissue.  It can help regenerate tissue, reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and increase immunity.

electric stimulation therapy

Electric stimulation

Is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain.  Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body.

Spinal decompression therapy

Decompression Traction

Utilizes spinal decompression tables to relieve pain by creating a scenario in which bulging or herniated disc tissue is able to move back into place and heal, alleviating the pain this condition causes. The therapy itself works to stretch the spine, using a spinal decompression table or other device, in order to create negative pressure and space within the disc to allow disc fluid to move back into place.  Spinal decompression therapy aims to help patients who suffer from debilitating pain due to bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.

Hydrotherapy Massage

This treatment is a way to massage the body using jets of water to massage your back without getting wet.  It is an incredible way to warm up the muscles before your chiropractic adjustment.  The warm water pressure will relieve tightness and knots in muscles and allow the chiropractor to easily make the adjustments .

Massage Therapy

Manual therapy involving myofascial release and trigger point therapy.

Skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.

Chiropractic Adjustments

One of the primary techniques used by our Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) is “spinal adjustment”, also known as a “chiropractic adjustment”. In fact, our chiropractors are experts who specialize in performing spinal adjustments. The term “adjustment” refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae.

Chiropractic Adjustment

 The goal of such spinal adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin terms Sub (“less than” or “slight”) and Luxate (“to dislocate” or “be misaligned”). Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.

When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. A chiropractic adjustment is a highly refined skill acquired during years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual application of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae which has become misaligned and hypo mobile (limited in their range of motion). This procedure corrects vertebral alignment and is often accompanied by a clicking sound. While this sound might surprise first-time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.

Furthermore, the procedure rarely causes discomfort or pain. In fact, many patients report a sense of immediate relief associated with the chiropractic adjustment and often note positive changes in their symptoms shortly after receiving care. If discomfort is experienced it is typically minor and resolves within a matter of days. To achieve optimal results patients may receive several adjustments over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our care plan may also include massage and functional restoration exercises.