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Chiropractic Care

Spine modelIf you’ve been elsewhere to help with your pain, but the results just didn’t come, then we welcome you to our practice. We’re usually the last hope with the greatest results!

If chiropractic is new to you, you’re probably wondering what it’s all about. Let’s take a look.

A Focus on the Spine & Nervous System

As the world’s third largest health profession, chiropractic is unique in that it pays particular focus on the spine and the nervous system of the individual. To achieve optimal health, we look at areas of the spine that have lost their proper function. These are called subluxations.  (It’s probably worth noting here, that all professions have their own unique individual terminology. Enamel means something different to a dentist as it does to a decorator.  The same is true with the definition of subluxation with the Chiropractic profession and the medical profession). The most up to date and evidence based Chiropractic definition of a subluxation is as follows: “A self-perpetuating, central segmental motor control problem that involves a joint, such as a vertebral motion segment, that is not moving appropriately, resulting in ongoing maladaptive neural plastic changes that interfere with the central nervous system’s ability to self regulate, self organise, adapt, repair and heal.” Or to put it more simply, a dysfunctional area of the spine that negatively affects health and wellbeing, due to its influence on the nervous system.

The research is now clear, that subluxations are linked to pain, poor posture and poor health and it is our job to correct them. Chiropractors do this by performing what we call adjustments.

The adjustment is a very fast thrust—a specific, precise force to correct a subluxated spinal segment to restore motion, reduce pain and optimise the communication loop between the brain and the body.

Dr Jo (Chiropractor) has developed a unique protocol for assessing and correcting subluxations and utilises various adjusting styles in a unique way.

Here are the most common adjusting styles he uses:

The Activator® – This instrument produces a very fast adjustment. Did you know that an adjustment needs to be done in under 200 milliseconds to affect the brain optimally? The Activator adjusts in about 5-10 milliseconds. It’s consistent, incredibly fast, extremely precise and very gentle.

Thompson Drop – If a person has an issue that’s between a neurologic and structural one, we would look at Thompson Drop. This technique provides speed and recoil.

Diversified – For those with more structural issues, we would look more at using Diversified, a manual technique, for correction.

Dr Jo will also check for postural distortion or any adverse curvatures of the spine such as scoliosis. He will feel for any tight or restricted areas of the spine, and will listen for any indications of pain such as an “ouch.” Often a subluxation will have a restriction of movement and pain will be associated with tenderness on pressure.

He will be able to see if there’s imbalance in the way your body is working on one side compared to the other. After we get everything working more in balance, and the communication loop between the brain and body is less distorted, Dr Jo can then start providing you with simple yet highly effective exercises to do at home.

In addition to chiropractic care, we offer the following therapies:

  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling

  • Fascial release (soft tissue work)
  • Laser therapy

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Take that first step towards feeling your best. Contact THRIVE Chiropractic today to book an appointment!

Chiropractic Care Bourne, Stamford LIN | 01778 309811