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Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who primarily concentrate on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal disorders and other mechanical conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care places a strong emphasis on the body’s ability to heal itself without employing surgery, drugs, or other medical measures.
Patients often experience relief from a wide range of painful and dangerous symptoms by seeking quality chiropractic care. At Trujillo Chiropractic Center, we address countless health and wellness issues using a variety of approaches. Read more about some of our specific services below.
Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients with health problems of the musculoskeletal system, primarily the spine.
CHIROPRACTIC is a healing art that recognizes the Nervous System as the primary determining factor of a person’s health as it regulates all life-sustaining functions such as movement, blood circulation, digestion, breathing, and immunity from disease. The nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord, which resides inside the spine. Nerves branch out from the spinal cord, and exit from between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). SUBLUXATION is a term that refers to a misalignment of the vertebra, generally of a minor nature. In essence, a vertebra that is not properly aligned with the other vertebrae creates pressure on/or stretches the nerves in the spinal cord and the nerves around the spine. This pressure increases the likelihood that nerve signals will not be transmitted properly thus decreasing function and often causing pain.
Subluxations of the spine can have a number of causes, including minor and major trauma to the spine, such as the birthing (delivery) process, slips and falls, sporting accidents, car accidents (whiplash), repetitive/cumulative trauma associated with work (typing, lifting) or poor posture, and obesity. Over time, these events can cause the spine to change shape, or misalign, and irritate the nerves within. Chiropractors use the spinal adjustment as the main method of spinal correction. SPINAL ADJUSTMENT is a precise, manually delivered, gentle force into a stuck or misaligned joint. Adjustments improve range-of-motion (flexibility) and can result in a sensation of well-being due to improved nerve and vascular (circulatory) function.
Like other health practitioners, chiropractors follow a standard routine to obtain information needed to diagnose and treat patients. They take the patient’s medical history, conduct physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations, and may order laboratory tests. X-rays and other diagnostic images are important tools because of the chiropractor’s emphasis on the skeleton and its proper function. Chiropractors also refer patients to and/or consult with other health practitioners
In the wake of an injury or a surgical procedure, many people can benefit greatly from a targeted physical rehabilitation regimen. When patients come to us for rehabilitation, we will use a combination of adjustments and other modalities. For post-treatment care at home, we generally recommend a program of exercises to help in recovery from physical trauma and to rebuild former mobility and range of movement.
Chiropractors use the spinal adjustment as the main method of spinal correction. A spinal adjustment is a precise, manually delivered, gentle force into a stuck or misaligned joint. Adjustments improve range-of-motion (flexibility) and can result in a sensation of well-being due to improved nerve and vascular (circulatory) function.
We offer the DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal-Decompression system which works by a computerized gentle pull to relieve pressure on spinal structures, primarily the discs by greatly releasing pressure and allowing its reabsorption, re-nourishment and healing thus eliminating the pressure from tissues that maybe causing the pain.Click to Learn More
There are many healthcare applications for ultrasound equipment, and chiropractic care is another! We employ therapeutic ultrasound therapy to relax muscles, alleviate inflammation, boost blood flow, speed the healing of injured tissue, and break down internal scar tissue that otherwise might limit mobility. Chiropractic ultrasound works by producing sound waves to produce vibrations that penetrate deep into the body to generate therapeutic heat.
Cold Laser Therapy
Trujillo Chiropractic Center offers The Super Pulsed Laser Therapy a high-powered light in billionth-of-a-second pulses. The power of each pulse drives the photons deep into the target tissue, creating high photon density, strongly reducing pain and improving micro-circulation thus aiding in pain relief by reducing edema, inflammation and accelerating tissue repair.
Otherwise known as e-stim, electro-muscle stimulation uses clinical electrical equipment that produces pulses that replicate the signals emanated by the neurons of the human nervous system. By directing mild electrical currents to specific nerves, e-stim produces muscle contractions that improve blood flow and promote tissue repair. Electrical stimulation is a powerful therapy that has also been used to block pain receptors and even restore the natural motor function of stroke victims with nervous system paralysis.
Whether part of a prescribed physical rehabilitation program or for general preventative or restorative purposes, chiropractic exercises can be powerful complements to regular chiropractic office visits. The pelvic tilt and the supine bridge are just a couple of exercises that virtually anyone can do at home to improve their overall health and wellness. When you come to us for treatment, corrective exercises may be one way that your treatment continues outside of our office!
Therapeutic Massage and Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique
Different from an ordinary massage that you may get at a spa, chiropractic massage therapy concentrates on the way the spine relates to the various joints, nerves, and muscles of the body. By relieving and replacing misaligned spine joints (vertebral subluxations), massage therapy can alleviate pain and tension throughout the back and limbs while generally promoting excellent nervous system health.