Joint & Soft Tissue Mobilization
At Holistic Integration, we do not manually manipulate the structure with our chiropractic, meaning we do not pop, crack, or twist. We want to minimize the micro-tears within the muscle tissue so to do that we do not take the patient out of range of motion. We adjust by hand placement, inertia, and gravity and rely on x-rays to tell us how the structure is shifted. Before we move forward with any patient, we require x-rays to have the full picture of the patient’s structural needs.
Nervous System & Your Spine
Your brain is made up of nerve cells that organize into a thick cord of billions of nerve fibers also called the spinal cord. The nerves then branch out into numerous nerves that extend throughout your body. The Nervous System is the highway on which your body communicates and keeps healthy. When the nerves cannot communicate due to misalignment of the muscular-skeletal system this affects the body’s ability to keep these organs healthy.
Types of chiropractic
Our Chiropractors will determine which type or types would be best based on x-rays and their review of findings.
This type of mobilization refers to all structures outside the spine – feet, knees, wrists, etc.… by using the appropriate instruments we can assist with joint pain, frozen shoulder, gait issues, carpal tunnel, and such. By aligning the extremities of the body, we are assisting in strength and mobilization in the body.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, this is the joint that attaches the jaw with your skull. When the TMJ is out of alignment patients will experience headaches, locked jaw, difficulty chewing, and ringing in the ears. We recommend that all of our patients be seen for a TMJ mobilization after visiting their dentist.
This style of mobilization refers to a particular instrument, The “Activator” is a spring-loaded hand-held instrument used for smaller joints. This style can vary from chiropractor-to-chiropractor dependent on the pressure they prefer. We approach this style gently and with less aggression than is typical. Due to the activator’s high speed and controlled force, this allows us to pinpoint specific areas and not have muscle resistance in the manipulation.
This alignment is done by applying light pressure on the sacral bone and is utilized with hip misalignment, nerve pain going down the legs, pregnancy, and if one leg is shorter than the other. This mobilization is especially beneficial with balance issues and kids as they are learning to walk.
With our x-rays, we can evaluate if the spine is shifted left, right, forward, or backward. We then can mobilize from the proper angle for the spine to get it back into alignment. Different parts of the table will rise and resistance will be changed depending on the patient’s weight of area and misalignment. We then use the resistance, angle, and force to align the spine without stretching the muscles.
This alignment is a specialty within the chiropractic field. Atlas Orthogonal focuses on the first vertebrae of the spine. It is the only vertebrae in the spine that do not have a bony attachment meaning when it is out of alignment the rest of the spine does not follow creating an impingement of the nervous system. Many symptoms can be relieved by correction of the Atlas – Dizziness, Vertigo, Seizures, Carpal Tunnel, Scoliosis, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Bell’s Palsy, and much more.