What Is Chiropractic Care
The term ‘chiropractic’ is defined as ‘to be done by hand’. Therefore, chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, by use of making adjustments to the body by hand. It’s based on the idea that the body can heal itself with the help of specific manipulations from a trained professional. Chiropractic care can help relieve pain from conditions that affect your joints, muscles, cartilage, bones, and connective tissue by making these strategic adjustments.
What Is Zone Technique
Zone Therapy was developed in 1931 by Dr. Thruman Fleet who based this therapy on the notion that there are six governing zones within the human body that are regulated by a specific part of the brain. When one or more of these zones is disrupted it results in pain, disease, discomfort, or other health symptoms that are communicating that something is off. Chiropractic adjustments using the Zone Technique focus on restoring the connection between the brain and spinal cord to promote balance and natural healing responses. This Zone Technique was later created by Dr. Peter Goldman who combined the teachings of zone therapy with the principles of D.D. Palmer’s real chiropractic.
Understanding The Six Zones Of The Body
Glandular System– The thyroid, adrenals, pineal gland, pituitary gland, uterus, ovaries, prostate, gonads, and other glands in the body are all a part of the glandular system. Glands in the body are specifically responsible for functions such as appetite regulation, energy, sleep, and memory to name a few.
Eliminative System– This system includes the bladder, kidney, lungs, and skin. These organs play an essential role in keeping toxins from building up in the body as well as eliminating waste. In turn, the immune system is strengthened, bloating is reduced and the respiratory system can function at its optimal capacity.
Nervous System– The nervous system is comprised of the peripheral nervous system along with the central nervous system. Each nerve in the body is responsible for specific functions including sight, digestion, sleep, reproductive, hormones, hearing, mood, and more. When the nervous system is balanced it promotes a healthy immune system, increases energy, improves mood and sleep, balances the hormonal system, and allows the body and mind to experience calm.
Digestive System– This system is responsible for taking in nutrients from the foods we eat by breaking them down to provide cells with energy. By maintaining a healthy diet and bringing balance to this system you can improve liver function, decrease food sensitivities, promote gallbladder health, boost energy and improve GI tract function.
Muscular System– The muscular system is comprised of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues which allow your body to move. It also impacts your capacity for flexibility, strength, balance, nerve connections, and spinal alignment. By bringing balance to this system you can restore proper range of motion, improve flexibility, eliminate chronic pain, and improve posture.
Circulatory System– When blood pumps through your body it provides nutrients and oxygen to your cells as well as carries away waste. The circulatory system is driven by your heart pumping vital blood through your veins, arteries and capillaries. When this system is functioning well it can help balance blood pressure, encourage proper circulation, nurture healthy blood vessels and improve heart health.
The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care
Drug-free and non-surgical, chiropractic care is beneficial for chronic pain management. Residents of Vancouver, Washington and the surrounding areas can count on our clinic to provide this and other non-invasive treatments to help them achieve optimal wellness. At Pain Relief Partners, Dr. Tom Kessinger utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to treat pain associated with the spine. Two tools he commonly uses during a treatment session are arthrostim and the percussor. Arthrostim is like a “little jack hammer” that is able to mobilize the joints without straining the joint or causing the patient discomfort. Many patients have degenerative disc disease, stenosis, or arthritis in their back and neck, and aggressive, quick adjustments can be painful or harmful to their spine. The arthrostim is used to gently adjust the joints and provide patients with relief and increased mobility. Many of our patients enjoy the treatment and the great response that the treatment brings without the “cracking” associated with a traditional manual adjustment.
The percussor is a deep tissue myofascial release instrument that is able to release muscle spasms, deep tissue tightness, and muscle strains. Many of our patients report this is their favorite part of treatment because it is relaxing and helps with built-up tension in their bodies. We have helped thousands of patients in our office find relief with these treatments. Because dysfunction in the spine can alter the function of the nervous system and create pain and illness, chiropractic care has a wide range of applications to address many conditions and a wide range of different life stages.
The professionals at Pain Relief Partners embrace an integrated approach to healthcare, offering non-invasive treatments that address the root cause of pain and medical concerns. Chiropractic care is done in conjunction with other treatment modalities such as trigger point injections, nerve blocks for neuropathy or sciatic pain, joint injections, and the above-mentioned arthrostim and percussion to form a customized treatment plan for each patient in order to accomplish the best results.