At New Heights Chiropractic & Nutrition we focus on four main types of Chiropractic Care treatment that include, micro-conditioning or ART, manipulation or mobilization, electrical stimulation, and rehabilitation exercises.
Micro-conditioning is a manual soft tissue technique that breaks up fascial adhesions that are preventing muscles from moving properly. This technique also frees up nerves that are stimulating the muscles, allowing the muscle to immediately relax.
Electrical Stimulus -Phoenix Waveform Pro is an arcwave stimulus that we use to provoke a muscle contraction that acts on both the muscle belly and muscle nerve endings. By stimulating the nerve endings, the stimulus targets the closing of pain receptors and increases the release of endorphins that drastically decreases pain.
Adjustments or “manipulations” are osseous mobilizations of a joint that stimulate the nervous system and send signals to your brain and spinal cord that both block pain receptors and “re-wire” muscle pattern function. This stimulus allows the body to move freely and pain free!
Rehabilitation exercises are used, most often, in conjunction with the Phoenix Waveform Pro. We believe that doing an exercise while the electrical current is attached allows the brain to receive as much neurological input as possible. This allows the muscular system to respond to the stimulus very quickly and by doing this type of rehab, the patient’s recovery period will decrease dramatically!
Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions
Do I need a referral to become a patient?
New Heights is considered a portal of entry practice, meaning there is no need for a referral.
Who do you treat?
We treat anyone experiencing pain and anyone who is seeking nutrition counseling for either weight loss or a health condition.
What type of injuries do you treat?
Because we are neuro-musculoskeletal doctors, we treat nerve, muscle and joint pain that is interfering.
What should I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit will include a thorough history of your complaint, orthopedic and neuromuscular exams, and a full treatment.
When should I begin feeling relief from my symptoms after my appointment?
After your first visit you should experience relief. We typically have patients experience serious relief right after the first visit.
How many appointments are needed for pain relief?
Typically, most patients have complete resolution of their problem between 1-4 visits depending on the complaint. Patients with more serious conditions (disc herniations, stenosis, etc.) typically see serious relief between 4-6 visits.
How often should I see a chiropractor?
A lot of patients ask us if it is true that “once you see a Chiropractor, you always have to see a Chiropractor”. This is false. You do not always have to see a Chiropractor. Once we have fixed the issue, we recommend our patients come back in once a month for a “tune up”. This is because they will be going back to that 9 to 5 desk job or physical job that led them to experiencing pain in the first place. If they come in for check-ups, they will reduce their likelihood of having a flare up or serious injury. That being said, they certainly do not HAVE to come in. They usually choose to as a preventative approach.