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  • Activator Methods (Chiropractic)
    Activator method is a proprietary diagnostic and treatment system based on the belief that differences in leg length indicate the need for spinal adjustments. The technique utilizes a small handheld instrument, called an activator, with a soft rubber tip to deliver a light, circumscribed force to the area deemed in need of treatment.
  • axis (Chiropractic)
    the second vertebra of the neck (from the skull) also called C-2 vertebra.
  • balance (Chiropractic)
    ability to maintain equilibrium while stationary or moving.
  • carotid artery (Chiropractic)
    one of the two major blood vessels found on either side of the neck. The carotid arteries supply blood to the brain.
  • cartilage (Chiropractic)
    stiff connective tissues that provides support to other tissues and cushions joints.
  • cervical spine (Chiropractic)
    the part of the spine located in the neck and consisting of the top seven vertebrae.
  • Chiropractic (Chiropractic)
    Focusing on the vital relationship between the nervous system and your health, chiropractic restores health and well being by removing spinal nerve interference known as vertebral subluxation. This is done, without the aid of drugs or surgery, most commonly to help treat various problems involving bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Generally, a chiropractor manually applies a controlled force to the problem area, alleviating inflammation, reduced mobility or pain. Chiropractors are also trained to give advice on lifestyle and dietary changes.
  • chiroractor (Chiropractic)
    someone who treats disease by manipulation and adjustment of body structures, often the spine.
  • chronic (Chiropractic)
    any condition that lasts a long time or recurs over time.
  • compression fracture (Chiropractic)
    the collapse of a bone, most often a bone in the spine (vertbra).
  • debility (Chiropractic)
    weakness or a loss of physical strength.
  • dislocation (Chiropractic)
    the movement of a bone from it's normal position.
  • effusion (Chiropractic)
    an abnormal buildup of fluid in a joint or tissue.
  • Fibromyalgia (Chiropractic)
    Fibromyalgia is a neurosensory disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, joint stiffness, and fatigue. The condition is chronic (ongoing), but pain comes and goes and moves about the body. The disorder is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized and is and often complicated by mood and anxiety disorders.
  • joint (Chiropractic)
    a junction in the body where bones are linked together.
  • ligament (Chiropractic)
    a band of tissue that connects the bones.
  • Manual Adjusting (Chiropractic)
    Chiropractic manual adjustment of the spine uses the force of a chiropractor's hands without the aid of instruments.
  • myalgia (Chiropractic)
    pain or tenderness in a muscle.
  • nerve block (Chiropractic)
    injection of a medication into one or more nerves to relieve pain.
  • orthosis (Chiropractic)
    a custom shoe insert that helps cushion or realign the foot.
  • plantar fascia (Chiropractic)
    an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the leading cause of hell pain.
  • ruptured disk (Chiropractic)
    when part of a spinal disk bulges out of a tear or weak spot in the disk's tough outer shell.
  • sciatica (Chiropractic)
    apin along the course of the sciatic nerve (which runs from the buttock, down the back and side of the leg, and into the foot and toes). often because of a herniated disk.
  • scroliitis (Chiropractic)
    inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, which connect the lower spine to the pelvis.
  • sprain (Chiropractic)
    a stretched or torn ligament.
  • Traction (Chiropractic)
    In chiropractic traction-massage, a system of rollers moves up and down the spine, gently massaging and stretching muscles, while the patient lies face up with a pillow under the knees. Usually performed just before an adjustment, traction-massage is designed to relax the spine, thereby making the adjustment easier to perform and more comfortable and beneficial.

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