Have you considered chiropractic care for your joint and muscle pain?
The body has an amazing, innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions, and Dr. May prides herself in taking a natural, drugless approach to help her patients.
Adjustments or manipulations are the minor movements of vertebrae and are done by applying pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument. The objective of the adjustment is to realign vertebrae that have become misaligned.
There is a systemic effect, from muscular to the central nervous system, when vertebrae are out of alignment. A person cannot function at their peak without proper alignment. Dr. May focuses her attention on the health of your spine by correcting the vertebral alignment.
With the use of both traditional manual adjusting and gentle adjusting techniques, Dr. May will restore your structural alignment.
Dr. May provides chiropractic adjustments utilizing several techniques.
The Diversified technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and the most familiar to patients. Dr. May uses a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust allowing for specificity in correcting subluxations of the spine. Dr. May's objective is to restore anatomical alignment of the spine and eliminate joint dysfunction.
The Activator is a hand-held, spring-loaded, manual tool that provides a low-force impulse. With the patient lying face down on the adjustment table, Dr. May evaluates leg length, performs muscle testing, and adjusts the spine or extremity joints.
The Flexion-Distraction technique involves a gentle adjustment that is designed to adjust vertebrae by applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine, usually in a series of repetitive slow movements similar to a rocking motion.
The Toggle Drop technique takes advantage of gravity to apply the adjustment. Using crossed hands one on top of the other, Dr. May presses down quickly and firmly on a particular area of the spine while a section of the drop table releases. The table has different sections that can be raised and dropped in accordance with the localization of the spinal adjustment.