Why You Should Go to a Chiropractor
Part of the chiropractic approach involves determining whether the body’s natural structure has caused problems with the functions in other areas of your body because of reactions in the nervous system. Structural changes can affect the nerves and the spinal cord by affecting the normal communication of information from the brain to the rest of the body.
Dr. Wayne F. Kreiger has over 35 years of experience in the field of chiropractic. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Kreiger has a number of other alternative healthcare services including Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, Physiotherapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Pre-natal & Pediatric Care, Therapeutic Ultrasound Treatments and much more.
About Chiropractic Care
The non-invasive, drug-free, hands-on approach focuses on patient examination, diagnosis and customized treatment. Through diagnostics, we are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises to patients. We also recognize the importance and health-related benefits of nutrition and proper lifestyle choices.
At its most basic, chiropractors perform a therapeutic procedure called spinal adjustment or chiropractic manipulation.
In most cases, back pain emanates from the misalignment (called vertebral subluxation) of the spinal vertebrae. The subluxation, basically an impinged nerve, causes irritations of the spinal nerve which in turn inhibits the normal nerve flow from the brain to the tissue. A gentle chiropractic adjustment is used to realign the spine.
Among other methods, we utilize the diversified technique at our clinic which includes high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts during adjustments. The diversified technique is the most commonly used adjustment technique and its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment to the joints and spine.
The activator method is used at our clinic and involves a small handle instrument which provides for a gentler chiropractic adjustment.
Koren Specific Technique
KST is a healing method used to locate and correct areas of blockage and interference in the boday that are often missed by most healthcare professionals. The KST is a newer method of chiropractic in which there is no turning, cracking or popping of the joints.
This method provides for a gentler chiropractic adjustment by utilizing a special table that recoils when the adjustment is made. Also Dr. Kreiger will follow the adjustment force with a quick withdrawal of the contact point of his adjusting hand furthermore providing for a more gentle adjustment.
Flexion Distraction (Cox Technique)
This technique applies small precise amounts of flexion distraction to the part of the spine experiencing herniation or disc compression. As the vertebrae are gently pulled away from each other, the negative pressure draws the bulging or herniated disc back into position relieving nerve pressure and pain.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Some of the common conditions we treat include:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Bulging or Herniated Discs
- Low Back Pain
- Leg Pain (Sciatica)
- Sports Injuries