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.
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 to your skull. When the TMJ is out of alignment, patients experience headaches, a 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 correcting the Atlas – Dizziness, Vertigo, Seizures, Carpal Tunnel, Scoliosis, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Bell’s Palsy, and much more.
The 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.
Nervous System Throughout Your Spine
Blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain, inner & middle ear, sympathetic nervous system, & eyes
Headaches, migraines, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, nervous breakdowns, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, ear infections, hormones, menstrual difficulties, depression,
brain fog, digestive disorder, & brain function
Eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, tongue, forehead, & heart
Sinus troubles, allergies, deafness, eye troubles, fainting spells, & seizures
Cheeks, face, teeth, facial nerve, & lungs.
Neuralgia, neuritis, acne, & dry skin
Nose, lips, mouth, eustachian tubes, mucous membranes, & lungs
Hay fever, hearing problems, & tonsilitis
Vocal cords, neck glands, & pharynx
Laryngitis, hoarseness, whiplash, & throat conditions
Neck muscles, shoulders, & tonsils
Hiccoughs, stiff neck, upper arm pain, arm eakness, & loss of grip strength
Thyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, & elbows
Bursitis, thyroid, & shoulders
Arms from the elbow down, hands (incl. wrist/fingers), esophagus, trachea, & heart
Asthma, dry cough, shortness of breath, bronchitis, & breathing problems
Heart, coronary arteries, lungs, & bronchial tubes
High or low blood pressure, chest pain, heart conditions, irregular heartbeat, & breathing problems
Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, & heart
Bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, & congestion
Gallbladder, jaundice, & shingles
Gallbladder, jaundice, & shingles
Liver, solar plexus, circulation, heart, esophagus, & stomach
Liver issues, stomach problems, & ulcers
Stomach, esophagus, peritoneum, & duodenum
Indigestion, heartburn, colitis, digestive disorders, & ulcers
Pancreas, duodenum, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, peritoneum
Diabetes, gastritis, pancreatitis, ulcers, digestive disorders, & blood disorders
Spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, adrenal cortex, small intestine, & pyloric valve
Blood disorders, stomach ulcers, stomach pains, leukemia, anxiety, digestive disorders, fatigue, & lack of immunity
Adrenal cortex, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, & small intestine
Allergies & hives
Kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, & large intestine
Kidney troubles, fatigue, hardening of the arteries, nephritis, conditions of the testes & uterus
Kidneys, ureters, large intestine, bladder, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, uterus, ovaries, and ileocecal valve
Kidney infection, kidney stones, menstrual difficulties & pain, stress disorders, intestinal disorders, & digestive disorders
Small intestine, lymph circulation, large intestine, bladder, uterus, kidneys, & ileocecal valve
Rheumatism, gas pains, lymph circulation problems, swelling, & digestive disorders
Large intestine, inguinal rings, & uterus
Constipation, gas, colitis, diarrhea, & hernias
Appendix, abdomen, upper leg, & bladder
Bedwetting, appendicitis, cramps, difficulty breathing, acidosis, & upper leg
Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees, prostate, & large intestine
Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles, impotence, & knee pain
Prostate gland, lower back muscles, & sciatic nerve
Prostate problems, low back spasms, sciatica, & leg weakness
Lower legs, ankels, feet, & prostate
Swollen ankles, weak ankles, tingling in the feet, leg cramps, leg pain, back pain, & sciatica
Hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs/genitalia, bladder, ureter, & prostate
Pelvic problems, leg length differences, & spinal curvatures