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We at Abundant Life Chiropractic are dedicated to improving our patient’s health as well as the lives of people in our community. Throughout the year we have different specials that not only save our new and established patients money, but also allow you to help those in the community at the same time! “Like” us on Facebook to keep up with our current specials, or call the office and we can tell you if we have any new patient specials going on.
***The Third week of every month is our New Patient Appreciation Special, where we are honored to bless our community by donating the New Patient fee of $40 (for the scan and exam) to our charity of the month!
*All special offers are subject to contract terms of third party payors, and void if prohibited.
The term “adjustment” refers to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function.
Dr. Amy is trained in a variety of techniques ranging from manual adjusting to low force activator adjusting. The technique used is based on what each individual patient needs. If you prefer a certain technique, please let Dr. Amy know and we will accomodate you!
Chiropractic Adjustments for Children
Chiropractic care is safe and effective for all ages, from conception through delivery, and from newborn on. Adjusting style is modified based on the age of the patient. The force needed to adjust an infant is no more than what is used to test the ripeness of a tomato! We encourage parents to have their newborns checked for subluxation soon after birth, as subluxation can be caused by malposition in-utero or any difficulties during birth. Many times subluxation in children is asymptomatic, but can manifest as problems later on in life. Symptoms of subluxations in infants can include feeding difficulties, excessive spitting up, excessive crying or fussiness, reflux, colic, and ear infections. Chiropractic care is a great place to start, as it is the least invasive and often the most effective sulution to these problems! Ask us if chiropractic care may be able to help your infant or child!
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle technique similar to light massage or trigger point therapy. The bones of the cranium articulate as sutures, and retain small amounts of movement throughout life. If a cranial suture gets jammed, it can impede cerebrospinal fluid flow, hormone production and release, or put pressure on the cranial nerves that exit from holes between the cranial bones. Cranial dysfunction can result in a myriad of symptoms including migraines, stomach/digestive problems, infertility, miscarriage, extreme morning sickness in pregnancy, facial asymmetry, and eye muscle problems.
Every patient will receive stretches and/or exercises to do at home to support their chiropractic care, alleviate pain and discomfort more quickly and effectively, and prevent reinjury. Stretches and exercises are taylored to each patient’s individual needs.
Kinesio tape was invented by a Japanese chiropractor to help support and strengthen the body’s natural healing properties. It is not medicated or magnetic, but works based on it’s design and the way the fibers in the tape run. It is used by olympic and professional atheletes around the world. It has many benefits including:
-Reducing pain by cusing the body to release endorphins and enkephalins (the body’s natural pain relievers)
-Helping to hold the adjustment by gently supporting the area
-Reducing swelling by improving lymphatic flow
-Reducing muscle spasm by reducing muscle fatigue and over contraction
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for 80-90% of disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, post-operative surgery, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation, and depression, just to name a few. Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
-Increased circulation to all areas of the body. This means that more oxygen goes to the tissues, enabling them to function more efficiently.
-Removal of toxins and waste products that build up in the tissues.
-Reduction in recovery time from certain injuries.
-Softening of the connetive tissue that permeates the body, resulting in more relaxed muscles nad more efficient organ function.
-Breaking of the pain-tension cycle, which helps prevent muscle strains and aches.
-Increased flexibility and joint mobility.
-Better muscular balance throughout the body, resulting in effective support for other healing modalities, such as chiropractic adjustments.
Supplements and Nutritional Consultations
We carry the Metagenics line of supplements, which are triple third party certified for purity and effectiveness. Please ask the doctors if you have specific questions regarding supplements for specific conditions. Dr. Ashley does personal nutritional consultations to asses your individual dietary needs and help you establish goals for healthy eating. “Like” Abundant Life Chiropractic on Facebook to see links on recipes and nutritional tid bits to help you stay on track!