Chiropractic services at Hennicken Family Chiropractic in Taylors, SC include manual adjustments and use of the Activator Method to treat conditions including back pain, neck pain and sciatica. The Activator is a small, handheld, spring-loaded instrument designed for gentle and targeted adjustments on patients of all ages and sizes, including infants, pregnant women and the elderly. Whether it is a nervous child who can’t stay still or an elderly patient who suffers from degeneration, arthritis and osteoporosis, this “low-force” tool provides positive results for all. This technique utilizes specific procedures to detect spinal joint dysfunction, detect body mechanic problems, test neurological reflexes and analyze leg length inequality.
Relief Care: Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time. Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them – that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
Corrective Care: Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a person’s care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone. During the correction/restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Wellness Care: Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
Aside from providing outstanding chiropractic treatment, we hold a monthly class teaching patients how to use essential oils to create homeopathic remedies for many conditions. Information on our next class is coming soon!
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