Chiropractic and Massage Treatments
At Jacksonville Chiropractic and Massage Clinic, we are dedicated to your health and overall well-being. Count on us to do everything we can to alleviate the symptoms that have brought you to our clinic in Jacksonville, OR.
You can rely on Dr. Jason Williams and our licensed massage therapists to provide treatments that are tailored to your specific needs. Our chiropractic care and massage therapies promote wellness while relieving discomfort and stiffness.
Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Services
We supplement chiropractic care with traditional physiotherapeutic therapies. Our chiropractic manipulations and adjustments work together with strength-training exercise, deep tissue massage, traction, and other standard physical therapy techniques. We also offer dietary, nutritional, and lifestyle counseling.
Contact us today to learn more about our practice or to schedule an appointment. Our business hours are convenient for clients with busy schedules, and weekend appointments are available by request.
Diversified Adjusting Technique
This is the most common form of chiropractic adjustment. To determine how a specific area will be treated, an exam is performed. The assessment focuses on the movement of the spinal joints.
Once the problem area is identified, a manual thrust will be applied to the spine. This force may produce a “pop” that is similar to the sound of cracking knuckles.
The sound is produced when gas pressure is released from the joint. Generally, patients feel relief after it occurs.
Therapeutic Massage Services
For many patients, massage can be a beneficial addition to traditional chiropractic care. If you are suffering from recurring medical conditions, headaches, body pain, or insomnia, we can help.
Therapeutic Massage can relax your muscles, improve your blood flow, and boost your immune system. Massage also provides relaxation, which helps relieve stress and improve sleep.
This hands-on technique is used to enhance muscular function. The treatment involves applying gentle pressure to connective tissue restrictions, which relaxes contracted muscles and improves blood and lymphatic circulation.
Connective tissue restrictions can develop due to trauma, such as a fall, whiplash, or car accident. They can also occur because of poor posture or excessive computer work. After a myofascial release treatment, patients will enjoy fluid movement.
During this procedure, an elastic tape is applied to the skin over an injured area. Many athletes during the Summer Olympics used this method to treat body pain.
The tape lifts the skin, creating the space needed to increase blood flow and movement of lymphatic fluids. The treatment lessens the pressure applied to the body’s pain receptors, stimulates mechanoreceptors, and helps improve joint function.
Rehabilitation and Stretching
To facilitate injury recovery, various devices can be used. These tools include balance balls, hand weights, elastic tubing and bands, and wobble boards. To help patients get ready to go back to the gym, home instructions are provided, as well as guides on proper exercise forms.
Foot orthotics are essential in chiropractic care because proper foot stability helps maintain a healthy spine. The feet create the base from which all other movement is initiated. Fallen arches can cause foot and ankle pain, eventually leading to back pain.
Chiropractic focuses on musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders and the effects of these problems on a person’s health. Most often, chiropractic care is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal concerns, including back, neck, and joint pain, as well as chronic headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic, also referred to as chiropractic physicians or chiropractors, use a drug-free and hands-on health care approach. This system applies to patient examinations, diagnoses, and treatments.
Chiropractors also have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to suggest therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises. In addition, chiropractic physicians can make nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations.
The most common procedure performed by chiropractors is spinal manipulation, which is also known as chiropractic adjustment. By applying a controlled force, the treatment restores mobility to joints that have restricted movement due to tissue injury.
Tissue injuries can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object. It can also be the result of repetitive stresses, such as sitting with poor spinal posture for long periods of time. In either case, the injured tissues go through physical and chemical changes, which can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function.
Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint helps restore mobility. By alleviating pain and muscle tightness, the tissues can heal naturally.
Conservative Care First
When it comes to health care, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages people to think, “Conservative Care First!” This way of thinking is most important when pain is the main concern.
For years, many patients would first try a range of complex and risky treatments before finding relief through conservative health care solutions, such as chiropractic services. Today, this approach has been reversed. Medical research and guidelines support the idea that patients should choose conservative pain management before moving on to other treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, some patients may experience mild soreness or aching after the treatment, which is similar to the effects of some forms of exercise. Usually, the discomfort disappears within 12 to 48 hours.
Chiropractors can assess clients through different procedures, including clinical examination, laboratory testing, and diagnostic imaging. These processes determine whether chiropractic treatment is appropriate or not.
When chiropractic treatment is not suitable for the patient’s condition, chiropractic physicians can refer clients to the appropriate health care provider. Referrals are also done if the condition requires co-management with other health care experts.
For chronic ailments such as lower back pain, chiropractic adjustments may be used as the primary treatment. When additional medical conditions exist, chiropractic care can be used to support other treatments. Chiropractic adjustments help relieve musculoskeletal problems that are associated with certain health concerns.
If you have been involved in a car accident, seek treatment as soon as possible. At our clinic, we can help you begin the healing process. Visit us for a chiropractic evaluation, especially if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
- Back or neck pain
- Muscle spasms
Your health should be your top priority after a car accident, even if you have to deal with insurance or lawsuit issues. The treatment you receive can be an important factor in the outcome of your case. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Whether you play professionally or recreationally, a number of injuries can arise from sports. At our practice, we provide chiropractic care to address and treat sports injuries in patients of all ages.
We work hard to help you overcome your injury so that you can feel your best. When you come to us, you will get the personalized service and attention you deserve. Our team will work with you to target the source of your discomfort and provide the therapy you need to heal.
We offer thorough chiropractic care for all sports injury patients, including casual players and professional athletes. Do not let your injury keep you sidelined. Call us today to schedule an appointment, and find out how our chiropractic services can help get you back in the game.
Headaches and Migraines
More often than not, headaches are caused by common factors, such as stress, chemical fumes, a long night at a party, or even preservatives in food. However, headaches can sometimes be a symptom of chronic neck and back pain.
If that is the case, visit our clinic to get rid of those headaches for good. We offer headache and migraine chiropractic services to alleviate your discomfort. The treatment can be done without using drugs, which may cause harmful side effects.
What many people do not know is that headaches can arise from spinal misalignment. Medication can often take care of the headache pain, but your headaches may keep coming back as long as you have that misalignment.
When you come to our clinic for an evaluation, we will discuss the possible source of your headaches. Afterward, we will give you a physical examination to check for additional problems.
Dr. Williams and our team of licensed massage therapists are here to identify the cause of your headaches. Our goal is to create a long-term solution for your discomfort. Call us today for more information about our chiropractic services.
Sciatica is a condition that is characterized by pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower extremities. It is often caused by a misaligned lower spine or a slipped disc. However, any degeneration that is caused by long-term stress can also lead to sciatica.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from sciatica, do not wait until the pain becomes unbearable. Delaying treatment can cause lasting damage to your sciatic nerve.
At our practice, we perform sciatica treatments that produce noticeable results. When you come to us, we will perform a thorough exam, as well as take a detailed medical history to determine the cause of your condition. Then, we will design a treatment regimen that is personalized to your unique chiropractic needs.
Our goal is to set you on the path to pain relief and recovery. If you are experiencing pain from sciatica, call us today to schedule your consultation.