Monthly Archives: April 2016

Phase 1: Relief Care

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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.

For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.

Palmer Package, Includes Gonstead, Thompson Drop, and Derefield Leg Check, Webster’s, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)

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An entire system of chiropractic care called the Palmer Package is also part of our chiropractor’s services. Originating from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Palmer Package techniques include use of the Thompson Drop, a special table with sections that drop down to minimize the energy required for a spinal adjustment and decompression. Treatments include the Derefield Leg Check Analysis, which involves raising the legs to gauge the alignment of the vertebrae.

Activator Method

The activator method is another mode of treatment our Fort Worth chiropractor uses. A special instrument called the activator applies a gentle force to the affected area and adjust the spine. Even the slightest misalignments can eventually lead to the appearance of differing leg lengths, face pain, headache, migraine, and abnormal blood pressure.

Cox Flexion-Distraction Method

Another effective treatment in our Fort Worth center is the Cox Flexion Distraction method, which is a combination of decompression and adjustments that opens the space between the discs and therefore alleviates pressure on the nerves. Sciatica, auto injury, and fibromyalgia are often treated with this method.

For more information about our treatment methods for relieving headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain, sciatica and more, please contact us at (817) 900-8258 today.