At Carver Chiropractic Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Huntingtown office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Daniel Behe has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in good health.
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Avicenna Class IV Laser is a high power laser that has the ability to stimulate and accelerate tissue healing. With a continuous mode of treatment, it can penetrate from superficial to extremely deep beneath the skin, which enables the accelerated treatment of superficial wounds,sprains/strains, and most importantly, deep intra-articular tissues (inside points) that have been considered unreachable by any other physical therapy modalities.
Listed below are some of the cellular effects of the laser:
- Increased growth factor response within cells and tissues, which increases ATP and protein synthesis.
- Accelerated cell reproduction and growth that allows for faster repair of damaged tissues.
- Increased metabolic activity by way of improved enzyme output, which gives rise to the oxygen and nutrient availability.
The effects of the laser provide faster wound healing, reduced fibrous "scar" tissue formation, anti-inflammation, and pain (analgesia) improved vascular activity, increased metabolic activity, improved nerve function at the site of the injury, regulation of the immune system, accelerated tissue repair and cellular growth. Even professional sports teams such as the Boston Celtics, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and the New York Giants have been using the class IV laser to treat injured players for years. Major medical research centers, such as Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Orthopedic Department, and Cornell Medical University have also begun to utilize this technology.
Myofascial trigger point and tender points which appear in soft tissue, and are painful sites, reflect abnormal nervous system activity associated with many neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions that are treated in our office. The procedure known as Dry Needling is an important tool for diagnosing, treating, and monitoring changes in myofascial trigger/tender points. During this procedure, a sterile, very thin, solid filament needle is inserted into the tissue that may be associated with one or a number of your complaints. One or a number of needles may be used, and the procedure may be performed during more than one office visit. The number of needles and the frequency of the procedure will depend entirely on your condition at each office visit. There is little to no pain with this procedure.
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue ans facial restrictions. The technique is performed with stainless steel instruments designed to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Treatment with the technique is conducted in concert with a rehabilitation regimen designed to restore patients to their pre-injury level of activity. This is accomplished by implementing a functional progression program which zeros in on patient imbalances throughout the kinetic chain. Flexibility, strengthening and muscle re-education is employed to provide patients with optimal results within a minimal number of treatment sessions.
Individuals who are experiencing pain or loss of motion and function following surgery, injury,cumulative trauma disorders and tendinosis may benefit from the Graston Technique. Some clinical diagnoses which have responded well to the Graston Technique include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Low Back Pain - Epicondylosis
- Cervical Myofascial Pain - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Trigger Finger - Patellor Tendinosis - Achilles Tendinitis
- I.T. Band Syndrome - Ankle Sprain - Plantar Fascitis
- Adhesive Capsulitis - Hamstring Sprain - Post-Surgical Scar Tissue
The Graston Technique frequently provides the following advantages:
- Achieves success where other forms of traditional treatments have failed.
- Fosters faster rehabilitation recovery, and ultimately returns the patient to a higher level of function after trauma, surgery or repetitive stress injuries.
- Allows patients to remain on the job.
The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s natural range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Wearable for days at a time, this therapeutic tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Taping alleviates pain and facilitates the healing process by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting effect forms convolutions in the skin increasing interstitial space allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.