Dr. Davis uses a variety of specialized chiropractic techniques to provide you with the optimal treatment for your particular condition. Your treatment could include any or all of the following:
Traditional chiropractic manipulation techniques:
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation", also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile- or restircted in their movement- as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobililty, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patient may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that uslally resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Davis Chiropractic Specialists uses three spinal traction methods.
The first is intersegmental mechanical traction. A specially designed table uses rollers to gently apply traction to the thoracic and lumbar spine to decompress the vertebral structures and loosen the surrounding musculature.
The second is performed manually by the doctor using a table designed to move in the lower half, allowing him to stretch the muscles and spine using flexion and distraction to achieve decompression of the cervical and lumbar vertebrae.
Finally, we offer state of the art computerized decompression therapy through the Triton DTS Traction System. This provides a non-surgical, non-invasive therapy designed to relieve damaging pressure on spinal discs, joints and nerves. The DTS can be used to treat such conditions as compressed, bulging or herniated discs , neck or low back pain, facet syndrome, radiculopathy and more.
Sports/ Athletic taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles. It is used to support muscles and other soft tissue to allow for reduction of inflammation and pain. Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries or to provide additonal support for unstable soft tissues.
The general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structure involved in the injury, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.
Once you are out of pain and beginning to stabilize, Dr. Davis will often give instruction in a series of exercises to be done at home to further strenghten the affected areas and, hopefully, prevent future injury. Some of these exercises require no equipment at all, but some utilize such inexpensive items as canned goods, a yoga ball, or exercise bands.
Soft tissue techniques:
Dr. Davis uses a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enable him to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The techniques utilize specially designed instruments to detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.