Our Techniques

Chiropractic Techniques 

Accident, Athletic and Back Care Chiropractic Center in St. Charles utilizes a number of chiropractic adjusting techniques to help improve mobility and movement in the body. The approach and technique used are based on our training, evaluation and investigation of your ailments. We strive to deliver unique and tailored treatment to best fit your needs.

Primary Adjusting Techniques 

After identifying which segments of the spine are lacking motion, the doctor delivers a specific manual thrust to the segment lacking movement. With this technique you might hear a "popping" sound which is expected but not guaranteed.

With the use of checking leg lengths through Thompson protocol specific thrusts are applied to the spine with table assistance. The table will 'pop' up under your body and be set to your body weight. The doctor will then apply specific thrusts to the spine to address motion restrictions.

The cox technique reverses the harmful effect of gravity on spinal discs and joints. This is meant to reverse a herniated disc condition, most commonly in the lower back. 

The Activator Method® is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy. This is a system of spinal evaluation that delivers a consistent, low force thrust to the body through the use of the activator. 

Massage Therapy 

Chiropractic and massage therapy used in combination, form a powerful healing approach that addresses your pain on many levels. Whether your pain is the result of traumatic injury, overuse or stress, chiropractic and massage combined can greatly speed your return to a pain free, productive lfe.

Why soft tissue is important

Addressing soft tissue problems is an important complement to chiropractic care. This is because muscles move joints, while ligaments and fascia support them. Massage therapy addresses this aspect of your pain and discomfort. Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to address soft tissue problems. Gentle kneading and stretching lengths contracted muscle and fascia. Techniques such as sustained pressure and stretching can release trigger points. Painful sprains and strains, as well as myofascial adhesions, can be addressed directly with massage techniques that improve circulation and stimulate healthy separation and realignment of injured fibers.

In general, massage increases circulation. This reduces painful swelling an inflammation, and promotes healing by removing waste products and bringing nutrients to your tissues. Regular massage can release chronically contracted muscles and fascia, improving the balance among muscle groups and promoting healthy circulation.  Massage triggers the body's relaxation response, interrupting a cycle of stress and muscle tension h at can build in response to life's challenges. 

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