Therapy and Treatment
The unique art, and science of Chiropractic care is different for each patient. Dr. Snow determines a specific plan of care that he will provided each patient. He will examine your case to determine which maneuvers, and therapy should be provide. Dr. Snow will examine the status of your joints. He will examine the tone of the muscles. Dr. Snow will then balance the relationship between the nerve, muscle, and joints.
Click on the spine to the left. This will open a special webpage which will help you understand the spinal column, and spinal cord. Dr. Snow is specially trained in the treatment of vertebral subluxation. This webpage will help you to understand the spinal condition of Vertebral Subluxation.
Manipulation is the movement of bones, and muscles. After your examination Dr. Snow determines the therapy, and any re-alignment needed for the bones, or muscles. Dr. Snow has 40 years of clinical experience to know the correct procedure, and technique to provide the most relief of your pain. The manipulation is both gentle and effective.
The percussor is one of Dr. Snow's favorite forms of therapy. There are many attachments that Dr. Snow uses for specific areas of the body, and specific conditions for treatment. The percussor is used on the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, and integumental systems of the body.
The Arthrostim is a device Dr. Snow uses to do delicate manipulation, and trigger point therapy. There are certain kinds of pain, and symptoms that only respond to the Arthrostim.
Adjustments are a unique chiropractic treatment. Chiropractor's correct misalignment of the spine to improve motion. During an adjustment, Dr. Snow places his hands on your spine. Specific joints are gently and precisely moved to relieve pain, pressure, and irritation. To get the most out of your adjustment, follow Dr. Snow’s advice on what to do afterward. Adjustments can be done anywhere along the spine, as often as needed. One adjustment may relieve symptoms. Several adjustments over a period of time are often needed to correct the problem. An adjustment may give instant relief. But many people get better slowly, over time. An adjustment can even leave you feeling a little sore. This soreness goes away when your body gets accustom to the correction.
A Chiropractor receives advanced training in the art of manipulation, and adjustments. The word manipulation is a classic medical term describing the process of moving joints, or muscles. An Adjustment/Correction is a Chiropractic term describing a procedure to manipulate a misaligned vertebra. The adjustment is what separates a Chiropractor from other health care providers. A Chiropractor looks for vertebrae, which have moved from the correct alignment. The misalignment of a vertebra may be a distance as small as the diameter of a human hair, or as much as 10 mm. The actual alignment process typically results in the Chiropractor moving the vertebrae approximately 1 mm. The misaligned vertebrae may have been misplaced from the normal position for many years. During the years the vertebrae has been misaligned. The muscles surrounding the vertebrae have molded to the misaligned position of the vertebrae. When the Chiropractor begins the correction process the muscles resist change. The muscles try to return to the toned position they have been positioned for possibly years. Consequently the muscles that are attached to the vertebrae may move the spine back to the misaligned position. This may result in a return of the original complaint. Dr. Snow educates the patient on how to do specific exercises. These exercises help develop a new tone for the muscles which support the spine in the correct position. This toning process also helps prevent future misalignment of vertebrae, which were not misaligned.
If you have any questions about your treatment, please make sure you ask Dr. Snow. The office has visual aids to help understand the treatment process.