Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
Acupuncture means a form of primary health care based on traditional Chinese medical concepts and modern oriental medical techniques that employs acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, as well as adjunctive therapies and diagnostic technique, for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and the prevention of disease. Acupuncture shall include, but not be limited to, the insertion of acupuncture needles and the application of moxibustion to specific areas of the human body and the use of electroacupuncture, Qi Gong, oriental massage, herbal therapy, dietary guidelines, and other adjunctive therapies, as defined by the board rule.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive therapy to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries. This therapy provides gentle decompression of the disc through the use of a decompression table. The patient is strapped to the table so that as it moves it applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). A computer controls the distraction force which is applied in between periods of relaxation. This gently pulls the spine apart elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which pulls the disc back into shape.
Physical therapy is for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training—called also physiotherapy
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, to reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA):
MUA is a multidisciplinary manual therapy treatment system which is used to improve articular and soft tissue movement using specifically controlled release, myofascial manipulation, and mobilization techniques while the patient is under moderate to deep intravenous (IV) sedation using monitorized anesthesia care. This procedure is used by specially trained chiropractors and medical doctors as a means of breaking up scar tissue around a joint without complete range of motion.