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GLENN DAVIS, D.C., F.I.A.M.A.

ACUPUNCTURE AND CHIROPRACTIC

 

Dr. Davis is unique in his treatment plan in that he offers "ELECTRO MERIDIAN IMAGING" or "EMI", an extremely accurate diagnostic meridian examination. This non-invasive procedure was first discovered and developed by Dr. Yoshio Nakatani of Japan in 1952; its use has revolutionized the way acupuncture is being practiced by both medical practitioners and traditionally trained acupuncturists globally. The combination of technology and ancient healing wisdom creates an advanced and effective healing alternative for numerous ailments and the elimination of many medications.


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What is Chiropractic?

 

Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular systems. Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Good health depends on a normally functioning nervous system that influences every living tissue in your body. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working right.

 

Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine, called a subluxation, can interfere with these vital signals by irritating nerves and affecting the function of organs and tissues. Your spinal column is a series of movable bones that begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications. Health often returns by reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves and enabling your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.

 

Information summarized from “Acupuncture, Meridian Therapy” authored by Dr. John A. Amaro, International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture Inc., copyright 1989 T.J. Art Studio Inc.

 

What can I expect on my first visit?

 

Like other health practitioners, chiropractors follow a standard routine to obtain the information they need for diagnosis and treatment. They take the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical examination. Your health history is particularly vital to a chiropractor. This information could provide important clues that will allow your chiropractor to properly diagnose your problem. Be prepared to answer such questions as:

  • Did the onset of your pain immediately follow an injury?

  • Is there anything you do that improves or worsens the pain?

  • When and how did your pain start?

  • Where is the pain centered?

Using this information, a diagnosis is made. Included in the diagnosis is the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors are trained to locate the source of the pain or discomfort in order to eliminate it. It may actually be far from the actual location where the symptom is. Then we correct or adjust the misalignment, or subluxation, in the spine and set it up to heal on its own.

 

What is a subluxation?

 

Chiropractors have a term for misalignments: subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. It’s a kink in the wiring of your nervous system.

 

The severity of the subluxation can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors that can be physical, emotional, mental, or chemical. The subluxation can be caused by any number of incidents, from birth trauma to an auto accident to simple repetition or over-use.

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Of course, the type of correction or “adjustment” employed by the chiropractor depends on the condition being treated. The important thing to remember is that chiropractic success occurs by addressing the source of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.

 

What is an “adjustment”?

 

Chiropractic adjustments usually involve applying pressure by hand to the spinal vertebrae and “unlocking” it from its improper position. The bone will then be free to align itself correctly.  Unfortunately, the muscles connected to the vertebrae get used to their positions and have a tendency to pull the vertebrae back out of place. It may take several adjustments before the adjustment "holds" and the bone settles into its proper alignment.

 

Does chiropractic hurt?

 

Under normal circumstances, adjustments don’t hurt. The patient may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment that lasts only seconds.

 

How long until I feel better?

 

Typically, initial chiropractic adjustments will produce one of three responses:

  1. Some improvement — Most people report an improved sense of ease and well-being with their first adjustments. These adjustments put in motion a series of changes and each visit builds on the previous ones. Keeping your appointments will speed the healing process.

  2. Slow change — If you have a chronic health problem, progress may be slow. It may have taken years for your health to get to this point, so recovery will take time. Creating new and healthier spinal patterns will require repeated visits.

  3. Temporary setback — Rarely, particularly when there has been a recent accident or injury, it may seem that your problem is worsening. This is not actually the case--it is only a temporary reaction. Injury can create inflammation and reducing inflammation takes time. Many factors will affect the speed of your recovery—are you getting the proper rest, exercise, nutrition, for example?  Are you fully carrying out the doctor’s recommendations? Are you maintaining regular visits?

How can I help my treatments be more effective?

  • Between visits, the following steps can improve the effects of your adjustments:

  • Avoid extreme turns, bending, or sudden twisting of your spine.

  • If you lift something, keep your back straight and use your legs.

  • Sit without slouching and do not cross your legs. Stretch your legs and back after each hour of sitting. It will help keep you from tightening up or injuring yourself further.

  • Avoid bending your neck excessively when watching TV or reading in bed.

  • Stand tall and sit tall. Now is the time to form new postural habits

  • Don’t overload your backpack or purse—remember to carry it over both shoulders to balance the load (if possible).

  • Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder.

  • Sleep on your side or back. Use a pillow that supports your neck—we can recommend pillows for you to use!

  • Drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep so your body can focus on healing itself.

  • Keep your appointments! Each visit builds on the previous treatments.

What if chiropractic doesn’t work?

 

If we’re unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, we will refer you to other specialists who may be able to help. Your health is our primary goal.


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