At Brevard Chiropractic & Injury Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness & injury care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Rockledge 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. Timothy Bortz has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them 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 by as much as 30-40%. 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 health.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Bortz's specific Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Brevard Chiropractic & Injury Center also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Mechanical traction
- Moist heat therapy
- Work hardening rehabilitation program
- Needleless Acupuncture
People benefit a number of ways by combining chiropractic care and massage therapy. Both therapies work together simultaneously creating a synergistic effect resulting in much faster recovery time. Correction of one’s structure often occurs more easily and with less discomfort. The positive results of chiropractic care lasts longer when muscle tension is released, which might otherwise pull one’s structure back out of alignment. Therefore it is easy to see that chiropractic and massage therapy compliment each other.
The bottom line is that chiropractic and massage therapy are compatible forms of health care that share the goal of your total well-being, not simply an absence of illness. Both offer natural hands-on, drug-free techniques. They can be used as preventative as well as restorative therapies. When used in combination, they help you maintain your optimum health and enjoy life to the fullest!
Below you will find a brief explanation of services Brevard Chiropractic & Injury Center provides in addition to chiropractic.
Ultrasound: Therapeutic ultrasound is very different from diagnostic ultrasound which is used to detect pregnancy or internal tumors. With therapeutic ultrasound, an ultrasonic wave passes through an area and induces the ligaments and tendons underneath to heal in an organized fashion. Ultimately it helps increase flexibility and loosen soft tissue. It is wonderful for acute neck or back injuries, herniations, and shoulder, ankle, or knee sprains.
Electric Muscle Stimulation: We use interferential & TENS treatments to decrease pain, decrease inflammation, increase circulation, or increase strength to impaired muscles.
Intersegmental Traction: While the patient is laying on their back, a soothing roller runs up and down the back gently lifting the spine to increase flexibility and decrease disc bulging. This therapy is also known as the "spinolator" or "roller table".
Hot & Cold Packs: In the acute phase of healing, hot and cold packs are utilized to either relax the muscles and increase circulation or decrease inflammation and numb an area. The heat packs we use employ moist heat which penetrates deeper than the dry heat of a heating blanket.
Exercise: Almost all of our patients are given exercises to do. Each time exercises are recommended, the doctor personally goes over the exercises with the patient and makes sure that they are done correctly. We use mat exercises, Therabands, physioballs & resistance training to help improve strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being. In recent years, scientific inquiry has begun to shed more light on acupuncture's possible mechanisms and potential benefits, especially in treating low back pain, headaches, arthritis, allergies, and more. We offer needleless Acupuncture for those a bit uneasy with needles as we want to provide services that make our patients feel at ease.
Microcurrent: Microcurrent is a type of electrical muscle stimulation that heals bone fractures. It does this by sending out an electromagnetic field that accelerates the healing of fractures.
Myofascial Release: This is a type of deep, intense manual therapy almost like a deep-tissue massage. It is used to break up adhesions, muscle spasms, and tension knots by working with and against the grain of the muscle while the patient actively stretches the same muscle. Unlike traditional massage, it is not meant to be soothing, but rather therapeutic.
Trigger Point Therapy: Also known as ischemic compression, trigger point therapy entails the doctor pressing down on a muscle knot to cause the muscle to be starved of its blood supply. Once the pressure is released, fresh blood flows quickly through the muscle and pushes out any tension, adhesions, or toxins.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is FDA approved
and has a high success rate for decreasing or even eliminating pain associated with herniated or bulging discs. It is a non-surgical, traction type of therapy for the relief or elimination of low back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During Triton DTS Decompression Therapy, the injured area is distracted and relaxed at specific intervals, and with proper positioning of the patient and the harness, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under Negative Pressure, causing a vacuum effect within the disc itself.
Triton DTS® can be used to relive symptoms associated with:
• Protruding Discs
• Bulging Discs
• Herniated Discs
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Posterior Facet Syndrome
• Acute Facet Problems
• Radicular Pain
• Prolapsed Discs
• Spinal Root Impingement
• Degenerative Joint Disease
• Facet Syndrome
• Compression Fractres
• Joint Pain
• Discogenic Pain
FDA Cleared. No Drugs. No Needles. No Surgery
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Visit our Decompression site at www.BrevardDisc.com