Technological advances have benefited all of the health care professions, including chiropractic. Chiropractic today is much different than it was 10, 20, 30, or 40 years ago. Life is different than it was in the past and our bodies are subjected to various conditions and stressors that can create health issues.
Chiropractic care is scientific and the treatments are performed after detailed examination and analysis. Chiropractic care is effective for many conditions, including migraines, allergies, scoliosis, sports injuries, and nerve irritations, to name a few. We even treat patients who have had back surgeries and still have pain.
A chiropractic manipulation in today’s world can be very, very specific. Diagnosis and treatment is assisted by computers, allowing safe, effective treatment without popping, cracking or twisting.
Gentle, specific computer-assisted analysis and treatment of problem areas allows safe, effective care. Patient tension is reduced, allowing the patient to relax during the treatment and gain maximum benefit from care.
To accomplish this, Activator Methods as well as PulStar adjusting are used in the analysis and treatment of a wide range of problems, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Joint Pain and Stiffness
- Low Back Pain
- Arm/Leg Pain
- Restricted Motion
- Degenerative Disc Problems
- Stenosis (abnormal narrowing of an area, for example, the area through which a nerve passes)
- Carpal Tunnel
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint (jaw) pain and dysfunction)
- Muscle Spasm
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Sciatica (pain in the sciatic nerve, affecting the back, hip, and/or leg)
- Sports Injuries
Dr. Greg Alexander is one of the few doctors in our geographic area who is trained in the PulStar instrument adjusting system. The PulStar is FDA approved and is documented in professional, scientific peer-review journals. Please feel free to watch the video on our website for more information about the PulStar system. On the video, you will be able to see the PulStar and hear an explanation of how it works.
Dr. Alexander is also an “Activator Technique Advanced Proficiency Doctor”. In the Activator Technique (“AMCT”) a gentle, low –force thrust is applied by the doctor through the use of a small instrument. This technique is used effectively for a variety of conditions affecting the neck, back and other joints in the body. Like the PulStar, this technique is very gentle and specific.
The Activator Methods Website only contains those doctors that adhere to the activator method strictly; Dr. Alexander is re-credentialed in the technique every year in order to maintain that status and he adheres to the specific testing method developed by Activator Methods, which ensures that the method is being used properly for analysis. Using the instrument only “where it hurts”, without the detailed analysis yields a poor result. Used properly by an advanced activator doctor, the method is very effective, low force, non painful, and is repeatable at other AMCT trained clinics. So if you move, or if you travel frequently, the technique can move with you! This means that you will be able to take data with you while you travel which can allow you to receive an adjustment from another activator-credentialed doctor in the area where you are traveling.
Activator and PulStar are gentle and safe for senior citizens and children, two groups who may have had issues in the past with traditional manual manipulations.
Chiropractic is sometimes mistakenly thought of as a “quick fix” to get people out of pain. Although in some cases it is very effective in relieving pain quickly, it is more accurate to view it as “a process” – in the same way that orthodontic treatment is a corrective, straightening “process” for the teeth. A healthy lifestyle, combined with a specific treatment plan and care by a skilled, knowledgeable doctor of chiropractic yields long-term health benefits.
Call us today at 281-376-2225 for an appointment to learn what chiropractic care can do for you.