Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic medicine is a form of natural health care that focuses on treating a patient without the use of drugs or medicines. Doctors of Chiropractic, more commonly known as chiropractors, are primary health care providers licensed in all 50 states, and are recognized by governmental health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Workers’ Compensation programs and more. Every year, more than 30 million Americans see chiropractors as part of the regular health care programs and with over 84,000 licensed chiropractors nationwide and more than 10,000 students currently enrolled in chiropractic school, it is the fastest growing health care profession.

Diversified Technique

This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught in chiropractic institutions. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint (the popping noise often associated with an adjustment). The Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body. The adjustment is designed to restore normal joint and neurologic function to the area that is being addressed. With restored function comes pain relief and decreased symptoms.

Thompson Technique

This is a specific chiropractic method that utilizes a table that has several segments called drop pieces. A gentle thrust is applied to the joints, which in turn, sets the drop piece into motion and targets the specific joint or tissue. The drop pieces allow gravity to assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the manipulation/ adjustment by the provider. Typically the technique does not illicit any noise from the adjustment and it is lighter than a manual adjustment.

Flexion Distraction Technique

This is a non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation/therapy performed with the patient laying on the table. A special table permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction or decompression manipulation/adjustment. Research shows that flexion-distraction and spinal decompression helps to relieve pain and returns patients to their desired quality of life by

  • dropping intradiscal pressure to as low as -192mm Hg
  • widening the spinal canal foraminal space by 28%
  • reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
  • returning motion to the spinal joints

Activator Assisted Adjusting

An activator is a hand-held, spring-loaded, manipulation/adjustment tool that can be used alongside a manual adjustment or on it’s own with the activator protocol. Instead of the manipulating/adjusting forces being delivered by the doctor’s hand, the force is delivered by the small tool that provides a lighter, quicker thrust. In our office, the activator is most often used as an elective method for patients who may not desire a manual manipulation/adjustment, or when the doctor chooses it because a manual manipulation/adjustment may be contraindicated.

Extremity Adjusting

This is the application of chiropractic adjustments to joints other than those of the spine, i.e., shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand/finger, hip, knee, ankle/foot/toe. Examples of conditions treated by extremity adjustments include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and gait or posture related problems.

What our patients are saying

“I always feel so much better when I leave Finan Chiropractic!! My body feels better from being adjusted and my heart feels better from the friendly people in the office. I would recommend to everyone!”

- Lisa C.

“The whole process was super easy. Filling out the forms and scheduling the appointment was a breeze. And Dr. Nate Backer was incredible. He is a straight shooter and does not try to hide anything from you. He focuses on fixing the problem, not the symptoms. Very personable and knowledgeable. Felt so much better after leaving the office. He assigned me stretches I could do at home to help relieve some of my pain and they are working great. Overall, a fantastic experience. Would definitely recommend!”

- David G.

“I have been a patient since 2014 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Finan. She is attentive and extremely knowledgeable. I had previously quit seeing a chiropractor because my chronic pain was not being resolved – until I saw her! I recently began seeing Dr. Nate as well and have received nothing but excellent care as well. The office staff is so friendly and helpful – go, go, go! You won’t regret it.”

- Abigail C.

“Josh helped me recover from two running injuries this year. I was able to run a pain free half marathon three weeks ago, and I look forward to a healthy running year in 2017 thanks to the excellent care I received.”

- Joseph R.

“He (Dr. Backer) was very knowledgeable and helpful in asking great questions to try to figure out root causes of symptoms vs jumping straight into adjustments and such. He provided a lot of good information and took the time to discuss preventative habits with me such as stretching, sleeping positions, etc that may help prevent future symptoms. He was very skilled in adjusting and relieving tension I immediately felt an increase in mobility and decreased tension. Looking forward to my next appointment!”

- Marcus A.

“Dr. Finan is amazing. The rest of the staff is too. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. They are always on time. I’ve never waited more than 5 minutes in the year I’ve been going there. Dr. Finan has helped my back and ailments in such a short time. I feel great! Thank you!”

- Janel B.

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