06MayAt Fredericksburg Chiropractic, we serve clients who face a variety of physical problems and ailments. We offer a wide variety of treatments and therapies to help you get out of pain fast. Dr. McKinney specializes in several chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator Methods and Cox Flexion-Distraction. Fredericksburg Chiropractic offers some of the latest treatment protocols that achieve results faster than conventional methods.
24AprA question we often hear at Fredericksburg Chiropractic is, “What exactly is chiropractic treatment?” Chiropractic treatment has been growing in popularity to treat a variety of conditions other than the typical back or neck pain. Today, we’d like to share with you a bit more about what exactly chiropractic treatment is.
What is Chiropractic Care?Chiropractic is, “a healthcare profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system,” according to Palmer College of Chiropractic (Dr. McKinney’s alma mater!). Many people think that chiropractic care can only help them if they have an injured back or back pain. However, chiropractic care can help with so much more than that! As mentioned above, we focus on how the spine and joints of the body connect to the nervous system. So, if you have been suffering from headaches, anxiety, hip or leg pain, or other issues, chiropractic care is here to help you by restoring your body to its natural functionality. When your nervous system function is improved, your entire body will operate a higher level.
Common Chiropractic Care & BenefitsThe most common chiropractic care is chiropractic adjustments. This is when the doctor applies a controlled force to a joint. This will restore function and mobility to your joints and body. The chiropractic adjustments are completed by hand or with the assistance of a small tool called an activator. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractors offer a variety of other treatments and will gladly provide you with advice on other lifestyle changes. Some of the additional treatments offered at Fredericksburg Chiropractic include e-stimulation, nutrition, and orthotics. Simply put, chiropractic care is a more natural remedy to the problems you may be facing in your body. Our chiropractors work with you on a whole-body wellness approach. This means you can get out of pain quickly, while avoiding drugs or surgery. If you want to learn more or are ready to book a consultation, contact us today!
09AprOften times people may be hesitant to visit our office because they’re not sure what to expect. So, we’d like to take time to explain our process and what you can expect during your treatment – from your first visit to maintenance to home care.
First VisitOn your first visit you will have a one-on-one consult with one of our chiropractors. You will discuss your needs and why you came to visit. Your doctor will take the time to learn an in-depth history of your complaint and medical history. If your doctor feels that it is necessary, x-rays will be performed on site, as well as detailed orthopedic and neurologic exams. These are all elements that will help in your diagnosis.
Second VisitYour doctor will then take time to review this information before your second appointment. During your second appointment, you will have another one-on-one consult with our chiropractors. The doctor will explain your diagnosis, as well as review the findings from your x-rays and other applicable tests with you. He will then explain the best course of treatment which he has prescribed. Some of our most common treatments include: chiropractic manual manipulation, mechanical traction, and electronic stimulation.
Continued TreatmentDuring your continued treatment, your chiropractor will complete regular re-exams. These are set at regular intervals throughout your treatment which allow the doctors to monitor your progress throughout each phase of your care. It also allows our doctors to continue your care conversation and make any necessary adjustments to your care. During the latter part of your care, we may recommend different home care exercises to help you have greater control over your condition and recovery. When our doctors, and you, are satisfied with your treatment and progress, we will schedule your final exam. You will have another one-on-one consult with your doctor. If necessary, we will perform x-rays and other tests again. At this time, we will provide you with knowledge and direction for your maintenance of care, including any follow up appointments and at-home care. We hope that this answers your questions and alleviates any hesitation you may have about seeing our office for chiropractic care. If you have further questions, contact Fredericksburg Chiropractic at 717-865-6183 or online. If you are ready for care, arrange a consultation with Dr. McKinney or Dr. Bruner.
10MayFredericksburg Chiropractic is pleased to be offering massage therapy from Hannah Hare. Are you experiencing the benefits that massage therapy can bring? If not, consider what massage can do for your wellness with these top 5 benefits from massage from Hannah.
Anxiety and DepressionPeople with anxiety or depression benefit greatly from massage therapy. During a massage cortisol levels, a hormone that is produced in response of stress, decreases and serotonin increases. Your body builds up the energy to fight off pain, anxiety, and feelings of sadness. Cortisol levels decrease in one hour by as much as thirty percent while serotonin levels increase by an average of twenty eight percent!
FibromyalgiaAlthough there is no cure for fibromyalgia, pain can be managed, and massage is a healthy way to manage your pain. There are many benefits for massage for patients with this condition and many forms of massage including myofascial release and Swedish that have been proven to alleviate the pain associated with fibromyalgia. One of the ways that massage is beneficial for fibromyalgia is that a relaxing massage can improve sleep patterns. Fibromyalgia patients who receive a massage in the afternoon can improve their sleep and let their body rejuvenate and repair itself at night. Another benefit to patients is toning muscle. This will help weak muscles in the body and help with strengthening the body. A third benefit is to increase mental clarity, which is helpful for people who experience brain fog as a symptom of fibromyalgia.
Manage Low Back PainClients with ongoing low back pain can decrease pain by getting a recurring massage monthly. You would be surprised by what your body tells you during and after your massage! Massage for lower back pain increases blood flow and circulation giving the muscles and tissues nutrition and also improves flexibility.
Relieves Tension HeadachesMassage relieves headaches because it increases blood flow to your body. The increase of serotonin is beneficial for your body in many ways.
Lower Blood PressureStudies have shown that regular massages decrease diastolic systolic blood pressure. Receiving a relaxing massage can lower depression, anxiety, and it keeps stress hormone levels under control. Low blood pressure plays an important role in lowering the odds of heart attacks, kidney failure, and strokes. Massage has many benefits and that is why I love doing what I do! Not only is it relaxing but at the same time it keeps your body going and improves it in many ways. Each new client improves their health while their body tells them what they need for their health. I work with clients, listen to their needs, and create a treatment plan custom to your body and your body’s needs.
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11JunFacebook page to keep updated with new events. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Jonestown or a chiropractic office in Jonestown be sure to stop by and see how we can accommodate your needs! Please browse our website and see how we have incorporated technology to provide the best chiropractic care in Jonestown. We are continuing to advance what we can offer and want to be a full-service chiropractic office to accommodate your needs. We feel you should not live in pain and have multiple ways to help you achieve your personal goals. Sciatic pain treatment is commonly seen with our Jonestown patients and chiropractic care can help manage and provide relief. Fredericksburg Chiropractic also specializes in extremity adjustments for our Jonestown patients seeking pain relief. This includes carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow pain, knee pain, and feet pain. If you live in Jonestown and need custom orthotics we also specialize in that too! Our Foot Levelers 3D scanning system uses state of the art technology and you are encouraged to learn more about our custom orthotics services. Jonestown nutrition is also under our roof as we provide nutrition advice and whole food supplements in our office. The supplements are from Standard Process and are whole food which allows your body to metabolize them naturally so you can reap the benefits of what your diet may be lacking in to promote full body wellness. We have a page with more information about our nutrition services. Thank you for choosing us as your Jonestown Chiropractor PA office!