Effective, Nonsurgical & Natural Spinal Pain Relief
Spinal discomfort, pain and stiffness can greatly reduce your quality of life. Vitality Chiropractic, P.C., is located in an athletic club that allows us to offer a wide range of adjustment techniques for patients in Grand Blanc, Fenton, Flint, Goodrich and Clarkston, MI. Our friendly and compassionate team works gently yet effectively to provide you with the healing you deserve. Our adjustments are a natural, holistic healing method that can result in relief of arthritis, back pain, headaches, neck pain, scoliosis, and more.
In addition to adjustments, we also offer other progressive healing methods such as massage therapy, non-surgical spinal decompression, and cold laser-stim therapy, so patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, can experience pain relief and pressure reduction.
Thompson Drop Technique
The Thompson Drop Technique utilizes a table with segments that drop, to lower different areas of the spine. The chiropractor will deliver a quick thrust to the area of the spine that is dropped. The table allows for the different areas of the spine to achieve a wider range of motion, which promotes healing and pain-relief. We are also able to perform a leg length check, to identify potential problem areas along the spine.
The Activator Technique is one of the most popular chiropractic methods. We use a hand-held, spring-powered instrument that provides quick yet gentle thrusts to precise areas along the spine. Because the Activator tool is so quick, the muscles have less time to tense up and resist, which is part of the reason why this technique is so effective at providing relief.
Full Spine/Diversified Technique
The Diversified Technique, otherwise known as High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude technique, is also one of the most widely used adjustment techniques. We use our hands to apply deep thrusts to specific areas along the spine, which results in a “popping” noise, indicating the release of pressure from the joints.
Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique
In this technique, we use a segmented table that rhythmically flexes and pivots the spine to gently release pressure from disc bulges and herniations. This is a highly researched technique, and there is vast evidence supporting its effectiveness at resolving the need for surgery.
In this technique, we look at irregularities in joints that are not in your spine, for example, the jaw, fingers, hips, elbows, knees, feet, etc. This is because problems in other joints can be the root cause of spinal pain. Therefore, along with a back adjustment, we will provide adjustments for whatever extremity joints are experiencing pain, fatigue, and reduction of motion.
You may have a spinal problem, or vertebral subluxation, and not even know it. That’s why you should regularly receive a checkup of your back. The earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to treat. Your spine provides support for the rest of your body, and therefore you should take good care of it!
Most major insurance companies cover some chiropractic care, but it is best to check with your individual insurance to learn their policies. However, if you have a managed care plan (HMO) and need a referral, this can be difficult to obtain, and may deter you from receiving chiropractic care. But at Vitality Chiropractic, P.C., even if you don’t have insurance, we will work with you and your budget so that you can afford the care you deserve.
The longest part of a spinal adjustment is the initial consultation and exam. This portion takes about an hour. Then, after we determine a treatment schedule, the adjustments only take a few minutes.
At first, while you are still experiencing, pain, we will see you frequently for adjustments to provide you relief. Then, as the pain subsides, we will reduce adjustment frequency as needed.
Some, but not all, adjustment techniques produce a popping sound. When there is a separation in the joint surfaces, the space is filled by nitrogen gas. When the nitrogen is displaced, it produces the “pop.”
You should not pop your neck or back. The desire to pop comes from the discomfort produced by a jam in the spinal disc. This jam can only correctly be resolved through a chiropractic adjustment. Popping your neck or back on your own can worsen the problem.
Yes! Chiropractic treatment boosts your immune and healing systems, which will in turn help you to combat the disease or illness.
Yes! Other doctors and healers are not trained to know when you need spinal adjustments. That’s why it is important to still see a chiropractor no matter what other medical care you receive, to ensure any subluxations are taken care of.
Yes! Many patients unfortunately experience a return to their back problems even after they have had surgery, and chiropractic care can relieve the pain. You can check with us to ensure it is safe to receive treatment.
Most of the time, yes! Adjustments can correct many spinal issues that would eventually require surgical treatment.