Chiropractic

Chiropractic Adjustments

The practice of chiropractic addresses the alignment of your spinal vertebra and other joints. When you have bones that do not align in your spine or other joints, these can put pressure on the surrounding nerves and muscles, causing pain, stiffness or numbness and tingling. Chiropractic adjustments help to remove this pressure and therefore alleviate the pain and nerve irritation, too. There are many ways to assess and correct the spine and our practice offers several of them to complement your nutritional program in restoring your body to full health and function.

Diversified Technique

Diversified Technique is a type of chiropractic adjustment where the practitioner uses their hands to re-align a joint that has become subluxated (misaligned). It is sometimes called a Manual Adjustment. This is usually accompanied by a noise like a ‘pop’, similar to when you crack your knuckles. The adjustment is done in a face down or face up position and is usually painless. A Nutrition Response trained Chiropractor of Ann Arbor will determine if an adjustment is needed by muscle testing or by testing your range of motion with particular joints, your neck or spine.

Chiropractic adjustments can be helpful for lots of conditions in addition to spinal pain, including sciatica, headaches, shoulder pain, disc problems, vertigo, ear infections and  carpal tunnel.

Along with the correct nutritional program, our chiropractic Ann Arbor services can work even better and faster. Ask your practitioner if adjustments would benefit you.

Applied Kinesiology

In general, the applied kinesiologist finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The practitioner will then evaluate and apply the therapy that will best eliminate the muscle weakness and help the patient.

Therapies utilized can include specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures.

In some cases, the examiner may test for environmental or food sensitivities by using a previously strong muscle to find what weakens it.

Applied kinesiology uses the – triad of health – chemical, mental and structural factors – to describe the proper balance of the major health categories.

The triad is represented by an equilateral triangle with structural health as its base, and the upright sides representing chemical and mental health. When a person experiences poor health, it is due to an imbalance in one or more of these three factors.

The triad of health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides. For example, a chemical imbalance may cause mental symptoms. Chiropractic applied kinesiology enables the practitioner to evaluate the triad’s balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.