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    Fairview Chiropractic Care

    WHAT WE DO AT OUR FAIRVIEW CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

    So, what is chiropractic care? And why should anyone care?

    Chiropractors primarily study manual medicine/therapy and physical therapy. Using a combination of manual medicine and physical therapy to diagnose and treat acute, sub-acute, & chronic physical conditions, diseases, & injuries.

    Chiropractors make it their primary focus & passion to extensively learn about the causes of these conditions and the most effective ways to treat them.

    No one likes to see their friends & family in pain.

    Instead of relying on harmful drugs, chiropractors can go after the root cause of a physical condition down to the musculoskeletal level, and bring relief & comfort through natural, logical, & strategic means. Not with addictive pharmaceuticals which never solve the root problem.

    Unfortunately for many, pain is just a fact of everyday life, let alone caused from a serious auto accident or work injury.

    The good news is that, except in rare cases, the causes for pain and their treatments are easy to identify for a skilled physician.

    Modern-day technology allows for easy access to advanced imaging, and a wide network of advanced specialists, which we coordinate with as necessary in order to treat every aspect of a patient’s condition, always at the root cause.

    Some of the main conditions we treat & help manage here in our Fairview chiropractic clinic are:

    • Acute traumatic injuries, e.g., whiplash, slips & falls, etc.
    • General pain relief
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Degenerative disc disease & other disc problems, such as pain from a herniated disc
    • Scoliosis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Headaches
    • Neck / Back pain & discomfort
    • Rib pain & discomfort
    • Arm / Shoulder pain & discomfort
    • Knee / Leg pain & discomfort
    • Hand / Foot pain & discomfort
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Pinched nerves
    • Radicular symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or shooting sensations & pains
    • Sciatica
    • Weak &/or achy limbs, muscles, & joints
    • Joint dysfunction, strains & sprains
    • Jaw pain

    Treatments used are different for everyone, often dependent on several contributing factors, which is why a thorough health history will need to be conducted.

    The treatments we focus on here in our Fairview chiropractic clinic are:

    • Chiropractic adjustments; for restoring alignment and movement of joints and limbs, reducing swelling & pain, and helping to restore normal life activities
    • Massage therapy; relaxes muscles & joints, stimulates circulation & healing, brings immense comfort, and calms tissues down for easy & satisfying chiropractic adjustments
    • Hot, Cold, & Contrast therapies; relieves pain, reduces swelling, calms muscle spasms, increases blood-flow to the injured area, and speeds up the overall healing process
    • Interferential Current (IFC) therapy, commonly known as “electric muscle stimulation;” used to reduce swelling & pain of muscles & joints to nearly any area of the body and is safe during the “acute phase” of a serious injury, bringing near instant relief & comfort in most cases; can even be used for headaches
    • Low Level (Cold) Laser therapy, aka “light” therapy, is the most non-invasive treatment at our disposal, and we try to stop short of calling it “magic” for its healing capabilities, which are honestly remarkable; safe in all stages of recovery
    • Flexion / Distraction & Traction therapies; relaxes muscles, stretches tissues & joints, reduces swelling, stimulates circulation & healing, and helps to restore normal movement & alignment
    • Therapeutic Ultrasound; reduces pain & swelling, and capable of breaking up damaged tissue, like internal scar tissue

    Please find the above links for more information on these therapies and how we use them.(Links can also be found at the top of the page under the “Physiotherapy” tab)

    Your health history will tell us which treatment(s) are appropriate for your condition.

    Causes of pain

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    In many cases, the causes of pain are the result of a sprained or misaligned joint, often resulting in “pinched nerves.”  In addition to pain, there’s often swelling, stiffness, or even numbness & tingling sensations. Or worse.

    Coming from the brain and using the spine like a highway, nerves control all bodily function and all sensation.

    They junction out as they reach each vertebra in the spine, spreading through our organs and limbs, reaching every part of the body.

    When they become displaced from a misaligned joint, symptoms & severity can vary greatly, especially depending on the nerve, and can quickly travel to nearby areas of the body due to the electrical nerve pathways.

    Chiropractors have a thorough understanding of the nerves, bones, muscles, and joints in our body; and how they communicate & work together.

    So, when a joint becomes misaligned or sprained, they’re able to use certain proven techniques & treatments to correct it and manage the resulting symptoms.

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    THE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT

    The “chiropractic adjustment” remains the most common treatment method at our disposal, as it aims to directly re-align and soothe the injured joint.

    But other treatments such as heat therapy, massage therapy, electric muscle stimulation, and cold-laser therapy are also often used to relax the surrounding tissues & muscles, reduce swelling, increase circulation, and promote healing. All which work in tandem with the adjustment.

    We use several different adjusting methods used here in our Fairview chiropractic clinic.

    The most common & effective method being the “manual” adjustment, where Dr. Kostin, DC specifically positions the body and applies appropriate sudden force (or even letting gravity to do the work!) to “pop” the joint into place, which can often be loud!

    Don’t be alarmed! Your bones aren’t breaking, we promise!

    The sound simply comes from a change in pressure of the fluids within the joint, which when compressed during an adjustment, creates “cavitation” (bubbles) which audibly pop.

    Though more importantly, the cavitation stimulates healing of the joint, so it’s a win-win!

    And not to mention it can feel quite satisfying!

    For those that prefer it, we also have a “drop-table” available.

    While some adjustments offer near instant relief, some take more time, often over the course of a few days.

    It’s also common to be in more pain in the hours after your adjustment than before-hand. This is called “post-adjustment soreness” and it’s completely normal, in majority of cases this goes away quickly and the patient feels better than when they first came in.

    For conditions that are too sensitive for manual adjustments, or for those who prefer a gentler touch, instruments are available. Including an impulse adjustment device and an “activator”, which deliver the chiropractic adjustments without the need to apply strong pressure to the body.

    BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE

    Nearly every musculoskeletal body part can be evaluated & appropriately re-aligned with treatment.

    Even for those of us that feel healthy already. Sometimes there’s subtle issues that crop up, that at first seem like nothing, that is until way down the road when they’ve become a real problem.

    Then, as we likely listen to our MD prescribe us opioids, we might resist the urge to kick ourselves as we realize we could’ve just solved the issue years prior with a simple chiropractic evaluation & re-alignment (it’s never too late!).

    A misalignment could eventually cause more pain than ever thought possible, which would likely radiate to surrounding body parts, causing a chain of issues.

    It’s even worse when we’re young and the body’s still growing.

    A misaligned joint can cause the body to grow in unnatural ways, causing permanent deformities and life-long pain.

    Even less known than the benefits of regular checkups, is how often your regular medical insurance will cover chiropractic care and even therapeutic massage.

    Your chiropractor can also offer you nutritional counseling and occupational counseling to enhance your daily life and to strengthen the results of chiropractic care.

    Massage is a massive component to the care we provide here in our Fairview clinic and goes hand in hand with chiropractic care.

    A knowledgeable massage therapist can work with a chiropractor to fully analyze & treat your condition or injury and find the most efficient ways to maximize your physical capabilities, for example if you live an active life. Or perhaps you’re not very active at all!

    Whether you’re a hard-working postal worker, mechanic, an active athlete, or even an inactive office worker, where movement & activity is limited, but pain still presents itself.

    Chiropractic care and massage therapy can truly benefit everyone.

    And then there’s the headaches. We treat those too.

    Please don’t hesitate! See how chiropractic care can help you today! Just give us a call and we’ll check your insurance benefits for you!

    And for those without insurance, we also offer competitive out-of-pocket rates for our services.

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    Methods of Fairview Chiropractic Care at Springwater Chiropractic

    A chiropractor doesn’t just do adjustments – there is a wide variety of treatment techniques we use to bring relief and optimal life to our patients.

    Interferential Current Therapy

    Interferential current therapy uses an electric current to stimulate and treat muscles deep in the body. This treatment modality is used to address:

    • Circulatory and muscle disorders
    • Stiff joints
    • Joint injuries
    • Edema
    • Inflammation
    • Muscle spasms

    Therapeutic Exercise

    Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Additional objectives of therapeutic exercise include:

    • Increasing mobility
    • Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
    • Mobilizing joints
    • Improving circulation
    • Improving respiratory capacity
    • Improving coordination
    • Reducing rigidity
    • Improving balance

    Traction Therapy

    Traction is used to reduce the pressure on a joint. This can relieve pain from bulging disks, sprains, and spasms.

    For more information on our services and to schedule an assessment, give us a call today!

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