CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners that diagnose and analyze the neuromusculoskeletal concerns of your body. We provide safe and conservative treatment for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, and extremity joints. 

Dr. Melody treats a wide variety of conditions and utilizes different techniques based on the individual. 

Examples of Conditions Treated:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Strain/Tears

Herniated Discs

Degenerative Joint & Disc Disease

Headaches/Migraines

Jaw pain/clicking

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Ankle Sprains

Knee pain/ACL/MCL/LCL sprains

Tennis & Golfer's Elbow

Upper and Low Back pain

Torticollis

Plantar Fascitis & Achilles Tendonitis

Morton's Neuroma

Techniques Utilized: 

Manual Diversified:

Your typical high-velocity, low-amplitude adjustment to the spine. 

Drop Table:
Use of a specialized table that drops down before the adjustment is performed. Typically results in a lower force on the patient. Technique is especially suitable for pregnant women or those requiring a lower force to the joints. 
 

Activator:
A hand held instrument, spring loaded instrument used to deliver a quick, low amplitude force to the joints. The instrument provides a specific localized force without disrupting the surrounding structures and is thought to be so quick that it is less likely to tense the muscles (and cause pain). 
 

Flexion/Distraction:

Also known as the Cox® Technic is an evidence-based spinal manipulation that help patients with back and leg pain who have spinal stenosis, disc herniations, facet syndrome, lumbar degeneration, and strains & sprains in the surrounding structures. It involves spinal decompression with minimal flexion of specific joints in the low back. 

Physiotherapy Modalities & Passive Care

Interferential Current - IFC

Is an electrical impulse for the purpose of reducing pain, inflammation, swelling, and muscle spasms. This type of current goes deeper than a TENS device and interferes with pain transmission at the spinal cord. Depending on the injury, IFC can be used to increase and improve lack of joint movement. 

Shockwave Therapy

Also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy - it is an acoustic wave that sends intense high energy to injured areas of the body. This stimulates tissue and collagen regeneration, can break down calcification in tendons, release trigger points in muscles and modulate pain. Examples of conditions treated are calfication of the rotator cuff muscles,  chronic tendinopathies in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. 

Cupping 

Is based upon ancient Chinese therapy whereby cups are placed on injured areas. These cups are "suctioned" to the skin and can either be stationary or moved along a muscle. It is said to draw blood to the affected area which improves circulation and decrease muscle tension. 

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Is a low frequency laser - a form of photo-biomodulation therapy used for pain reduction and healing stimulation. It is effective in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as but not limited to Achilles Tendinopathy, TMJ dysfunction, shin splints, Morton's Neuroma and other pain disorders. 

Melody Lee, DC

drmelodylee@gmail.com

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