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Chiropractic physicians are experts in caring for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. This means that doctors of chiropractic are not just “back doctors,” as we provide therapy for most of the body’s aches and pains. At Harmony Chiropractic Center, we do treat neck and low back pain, but we also treat shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle problems as well. The following is a list of some conditions that can be helped with chiropractic care:
All new patients will receive a complete history, review of systems and examination. The exam will consist of range of motion testing, neurological testing and various orthopedic maneuvers. Further testing may be needed in some cases, which could include blood tests, x-rays or advanced imaging such as an MRI or CT scans. Please note that further testing will only be performed on a case-by-case basis as deemed necessary by the doctor. Those that have conditions that are not amenable to chiropractic care will be sent to the proper specialist in order to receive care.
Most people know that exercises are good for them, but many do not know that certain exercises can be a way to help rid yourself of pain and other problems. At Harmony Chiropractic Center, stretches and resistance training will be used along with other advanced exercises to help re-educate the muscles and restore proper functional movement.
Manual therapy is a type of treatment that focuses on the muscles and other soft tissues. It can involve anything from assisted stretching or focusing on those painful “knots” that we all get.
Massage therapy will be indicated in certain instances for some patients and they will be directed to a licensed massage therapist. Harmony Chiropractic Center has a massage therapist on staff as well as a working relationship with several local massage therapists.
At Harmony Chiropractic Center, we use electric stimulation and intersegmental traction (IST) as complementary modalities to the main treatment. Electric stimulation is used to help reduce pain and increase blood flow to the injured area. Intersegmental traction helps to mobilize spinal joints to help them move more freely.
We teach our patients exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Bryan Royer can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.