At RONKONKOMA CHIROPRACTIC, we pride ourselves on the manner we serve our patients. There is no revolving door, no supermarket treatment, no drugs, no surgery, just caring, curing treatment with great results. Chiropractic Healthcare at its best. In addition to manual chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy, our practice utilizes decompression therapy for bulging, herniated, or prolapsed discs. Most major health insurance plans are accepted along with No Fault and Workers Compensation.
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Some of the methods used to achieve maximum results with our patients are described below:
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. and taught in all chiropractic colleges. Diversified Technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, DC, to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries. Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpatation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.
Motion Analysis (Palpation)
This method of spinal analysis is based upon the conclusion that a vertebra cannot be displaced or remain displaced if some anomaly in the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, articular capsule, etc.) does not cause and perpetuate its malposition. Motion Analysis/Palpation was created as a system of spinal analysis, which permits an easy examination of the spine, both in pinpointing the different subluxations and in determining their types. This system also serves in determining direction and force of adjustment.
References: http://www.motionpalpation.org (and) Researchers: H. Gillet, D.C. & M. Liekens, D.C.
Trigger Point Therapy
The technique and methods of Trigger Point Therapy were primarily defined and developed by Janet Travell, M.D. The primary focus of trigger point therapy is the elimination of myofascial pain syndrome caused by hyper irritable areas in muscles. Because these pain syndromes are often overlooked, Dr. Travel developed the techniques of trigger point therapy to help patients find relief. Trigger point therapy is performed in several ways. The least invasive is through the application of direct pressure, or ischemic compression to the effected muscle and the trigger point contained therein. The technique affects the body by eliminating the accumulation of waste in the muscle. Additionally, trigger point therapy allows for restoration of normal muscle tone and flexibility. Trigger points are generally located through physical examination. A decrease in symptoms is almost always immediate.
Dr. Cox explains Flexion-Distraction (also known as Cox Technic) as a marriage of chiropractic principles with the osteopathic principles set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book, Manual of Osteopathic Technique, written about the manipulative procedures developed by John McManis, DO, in the early 1900’s. Since the early 1970’s, Dr. Cox has refined the technique, developed a manipulation instrument for effective use of the technique, conducted clinical, as well as participated in experimental, research; lectured around the world, and written well-received articles, chapters for textbooks, and textbooks.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
The patient is placed comfortably on a specially designed table which cycles distraction tension along with relaxation periods. The goal of this therapy is to mechanically induce unloading of the intervertebral joint space thereby decompressing the disc space through negative intradiscal pressure and at the same time allowing osmotic diffusion within the disc itself (disc nutrition). Put simply the table creates negative pressure on the disc thereby causing the herniation to reverse itself.
Light therapy has been successfully used for years to treat soft tissue injuries, for pain relief, to promote wound healing, and as therapy for arthritic conditions. The Photonic Stimulator represents the latest in infrared (IR) light therapy technology.