Get Expert Chiropractic Care at Cima Health
Chiropractic care is an alternative to medical care, provided by licensed chiropractors. We emphasize your body’s ability to heal itself. At Cima Health, our doctors work with a team of other health providers to develop an integrative plan of care to help you achieve whole-body wellness.
In addition to your chiropractic treatments, we may recommend an exercise program, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, massage therapy, and more. Since we are a health center, you can get all of those treatments here, rather than running all around town to get the care you need.
Chiropractic adjustments are the most common alternative treatment option in the United States, and can provide relief without surgery or prescription medications.
What Does Chiropractic Treat?
Types of Chiropractic Care
There are many kinds of chiropractic care, and our integrative approach could include all of these in just one visit! Which treatments are best for you will depend on your individual needs and goals. We aim to find and treat the root cause(s) of your symptoms to result in your overall health and wellness.
A chiropractic adjustment involves the chiropractor applying pressure to your back to adjust your spinal column back into alignment.
Manual therapy is a hands-on technique that treats problems with your muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
Chiropractic extremity manipulation involves the doctor making a chiropractic adjustment to an extremity such as your arms, legs, ankles, or hands rather than your spine.
Spinal manipulation is one of the most common chiropractic adjustments, and involves a high velocity, low amplitude thrust. This typically results in a popping or cracking sound.
Soft Tissue Manipulation
Soft tissue manipulation is another technique where the doctor uses their hands or a mechanical device to press or knead your soft tissues to provide pain relief, reduce swelling, and prevent further injury.
Dry needling is another technique that our doctors use to treat muscular trigger points. Dry needling uses tiny needles to inactivate trigger points, reduce pain, and help you function again.
Physical rehabilitation helps restore physical function to body after serious injury, stroke, or surgery.
The sacro-occipital technique (SOT) is another chiropractic technique that restores a balanced relationship between your head, your pelvis, and your spine. This balance is important to support health nerve function.
The Cox Technique, also known as flexion-distraction (F/D) is another chiropractic technique performed on a special table designed by Dr. James Fox, who developed the technique. It is especially effective for low back and leg pain.
Abdominal therapy can treat abdominal pain caused by IBS and other issues with your digestive system. The doctor may use chiropractic adjustments as well as visceral massage and manipulation, depending on your specific symptoms.
Shock Wave Therapy
Shockwave therapy (SWT) uses acoustic waves to provide trigger point release, reverse chronic inflammation, break down bone spurs, treat plantar fasciitis, and more.
Cupping therapy is an ancient practice where we use cups on your skin to create suction. This can help with reduce pain and inflammation, increase blood flow, and promote relaxation and well-being.
With kinesiology taping therapy, we use kinesio tape, a stretchy, flexible tape that we apply to support and stabilize your joints, ligaments, muscles. You may have seen it on Olympic athletes and pro athletes.
Class 4 Laser
In this treatment technique, the doctor applies an infrared laser light to certain areas of your body. The wavelength penetrates deeply to interact with tissues at the cellular level to promote healing.
Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to chiropractic care, you have a lot of questions. Here, you’ll find answers to the most common questions we get. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please reach out to one of our doctors for answers.
1. Is Chiropractic Safe?
For the vast majority of patients, chiropractic care is completely safe, when you’re seeing a highly trained chiropractor like the doctors at Cima Health. The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and other medical organizations agree on that matter. It’s even safe for pregnant women and your children as long as you see a chiropractor trained in that area.
After our comprehensive examination, if you are not a candidate for chiropractic treatment, we will gladly refer you to a medical specialist that can help you. If, like most people, we believe chiropractic care can help you, your doctor will go over with you exactly what your treatment will include, and why, so that you are comfortable with your plan of care. Every patient is different, and we will develop an individualized, integrative plan of care specifically for you.
2. What should i Expect from a Chiropractic Adjustment
When you visit one of our doctors, you can expect them to talk with you about the pain or other issues you are experiencing, and if you are a returning patient, what your progress has been since your last visit. You are always fully clothed, and you will lay down on a special table. The doctor may place you in specific positions to make the appropriate adjustments.
3. How Much Time Will Chiropractic Care Take?
A routine chiropractic adjustment can take as little 5-30 minutes depending on your specific situation. An initial visit to Cima Health may take longer, as we get to know you and discuss your health issues and your goals. At that first visit, we may also perform testing to find the root cause of your symptoms.
4. Does a Chiropractor Help with Muscle Pain?
In general, yes. A chiropractic adjustment restores your spine to proper alignment, helping muscles relax. An adjustment also increases blood flow and nerve connectivity to relieve pain. Your chiropractor may also recommend other treatment modalities such as massage therapy and physical therapy to help with your muscle pain.
5. Does Chiropractic Care Hurt?
A chiropractic adjustment from a professional should not hurt. You may hear some cracking and popping during your treatment, but that is just your body getting back into alignment. If you arrived in pain, you should experience pain relief after an adjustment. Some patients experience some slight muscle soreness after an adjustment, but nothing major.
Cima Health has 5 chiropractors ready to help you achieve whole-body wellness. You can learn more about each doctor and the specific treatments they provide by visiting their individual page.
Book a Chiropractic Care Appointment Today
Are you ready to find a natural way to deal with pain? Book your chiropractic appointment today.