When people hear "chiropractor," they typically think of the spine. That's appropriate, as chiropractors are the gold standard with regards to treating lower back pain. However, our goal is to help individuals dealing with any musculoskeletal injuries. Whether the pain/dysfunction is in the upper and lower extremities, the back, or manifests as headaches, we provide relief and recovery for it all.
Dr. Rider is trained and certified in many different techniques for accurately identifying and appropriately treating musculoskeletal injuries. Most commonly, this includes chiropractic adjustments or manipulations, complemented by soft tissue or muscle work and rehabilitative exercises to ensure proper biomechanics upon conclusion of the treatment.
Generally this involves a gentle, shallow thrust (high velocity/low amplitude) in the direction of the restriction, often accompanied by a popping noise. There are physiological and neurological processes that coincide with the treatment, allowing muscles to relax and pain to decrease almost instantaneously.
It is incredibly important to go to a chiropractor that performs thorough evaluations and looks at you as an individual. Initial intake paperwork that asks patients about their past, present, and familial medical history is extremely valuable and helps to guide your treatment. Their are many conraindications that pertain to adjusting the spine and we want to make sure you are the right candidate for an adjustment.