Chiropractic Care – Littleton Chiropractor Adjustment
At Littleton Family Chiropractic & Auto Injury Center, we provide spinal corrections utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.
A chiropractic adjustment is a safe form of manual therapy designed to treat various conditions such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, and auto accident injuries and more. Restoring proper spinal alignment will reduce pain and stiffness by increasing range of motion to help normalize nerve function and reduce inflammation.
Most people suffer from neck pain, stiffness, or achiness at some point. Neck pain can be caused by too much time spent looking down at your phone or related to a car accident or fall.
Back Pain is can occur for many reasons. From accidents and injuries to congenital defects, there are all sorts of things that can lead to pain that is felt in the upper or lower back.
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are not fun, and Migraines are even worse. Headaches & Migraines can result from many conditions including; stress, poor posture, accidents or underlying medical problems.
Auto Accident Injuries
The most common car accident injury, whiplash, can take up to three days to manifest symptoms, but it can cause years of misery without prompt treatment. It is important to schedule an immediate appointment if you experience any head, neck or back pain following an auto accident. Request your free consultation today.
Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractic
Chiropractic Care during pregnancy can help ensure a healthier pregnancy and decreased pain, and complications during delivery. In children, Chiropractic Care can help the body heal, improve coordination, boost the immune system and prevent chronic conditions.
Regardless of how mild or severe your injuries are, having proper treatment in order to reduce your pain is essential. Along with adjustments, massage therapy and exercise recommendations, there are a wide range of treatment methods and techniques that Littleton Family Chiropractic & Auto Injury Center can provide.
Disc Injuries & Sciatica
Sciatica is a condition that causes a lot of people pain and discomfort on a regular basis. Chiropractic Care repositions your lower back into proper alignment to lessen your pain. If you are experiencing leg pain or tingling, low back pain, or any other symptoms that may be related to Sciatica, Littleton Family Chiropractic & Auto Injury Center may be able to help.
Chiropractic adjustments are not just for the spine! Dr. Zagiba has extensive training in extremity adjusting. Misaligned joints cause weakness to surrounding muscles which lead to fatigue, pain and injury. Properly adjusting these joints improves strength and can help prevent pain, future injuries, and even arthritis.
Office Work Related Injuries
While many employers are getting better at offering better workplace ergonomics, sometimes it is just not an option. Having to spend hours a day each week in compromised positions not only causes restrictions in the spinal joints and muscles, but can change the way those joints and muscles function. Dr. Zagiba also helps you make improvements to your workspace to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.
While the cause of autoimmune disease, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, Ulcerative Colitis or Fibromyalgia is still not very well understood, but, there are methods to treat the pain and discomfort that comes along with these diseases. Because Chiropractic is so specific and focused on restoring proper spinal alignment and body function, many people have experienced relief from their autoimmune diseases with regular Chiropractic Care.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help?
Pain and discomfort from injuries can keep you from living a full and active lifestyle. At Littleton Family Chiropractic & Auto Injury Center, we offer natural pain relief treatments for musculoskeletal injuries through Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Assisted Stretching and More. Whether you’re suffering from whiplash, muscle pain, joint strain, spinal misalignments or pain due to chronic conditions, Dr. Zagiba, can provide you with the care you need to alleviate your pain and help your body heal.
Chiropractic Care at Littleton Family Chiropractic & Auto Injury Center is adapted to the meet the needs of each individual patient. For this reason, most people can benefit from Chiropractic Care regardless of age or condition. Through Chiropractic Care, you can overcome painful symptoms of migraines, neck, back and extremity injuries, soft tissue injuries, chronic spinal conditions, herniated disc, whiplash and more helping you enjoy an active, pain-free life for many years to come.
Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Zagiba has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. While Dr. Zagiba not only uses a multi pronged approach to get the patients better, his Chiropractic adjusting is diverse as well. There are a lot of inputs that go into making the choices of which adjusting techniques will be the most appropriate for you and may change as your body does as well. Dr. Zagiba is trained and has refined many different styles of adjusting to ensure that he can match the adjustment technique to your body and goals instead of the other way around.
Manual Manipulation Adjustments are the hands on technique of adjusting the joints of the spine and body and for the most part produce a cavitation of the joint or more commonly referred to as “the cracking sound”. This sound is attributed often with a successful adjustment even though that is not always the case, this cavitation does not always occur because it is not a crack at all. The sound that is sometimes produced comes from gas bubbles that can form in restricted joints that have fluid in them. Degenerative joints can get to the point where there is not enough fluid or movement left to allow this noise to occur. However, manipulating these joints can still be very beneficial as it can still improve joint mobility and decrease muscle tension, especially when combined with regular corrective stretching and strengthening done at home. Dr. Zagiba uses a blend of techniques including; Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson Drop and, Toggle Recoil as well as the Activator Method.
The Diversified Technique is used for patients of all walks of life. A Diversified adjustment is light and not at all forceful. Before your first adjustment, Dr. Zagiba will speak with you about your problem areas and determine whether or not a Diversified adjustment is right for you. If it is, and you’re ready to move forward, we can do so at this time. During a Diversified adjustment, you’ll lay face down on an adjustment table, and Dr. Zagiba will place his hands on your back, with one on each side of your spine. Next, a light push follows to realign the vertebrae. Most patients love receiving this type of adjustment because it’s gentle and quick.
The Thompson Technique is a full spine adjusting procedure. This technique checks muscle movements to make sure the spine and nervous system are free and clear of subluxations (bones out of alignment). It uses a sectional table that has movable pieces that is referred to as a drop table. The first step in the Thompson Technique is checking your extremities, spine and hips for any subluxations. A gentle thrust is applied to the joints, which in turn, sets the drop piece into motion and targets the specific joint or tissue. The Thompson Technique is extremely beneficial for bones and ligaments that may need additional care. Patients experiencing low back pain, hip pain or pelvic issues may benefit from receiving their adjustments on a drop table. I often get asked, “Why not always do it that way then?” The answer is a long and different one for everyone, but to try and answer it simply as possible, is that it comes down to three things; the health of your joints and surrounding tissues, goals of your personalized treatment plan, and personal preference.
Toggle Recoil Technique
The Toggle Recoil Technique helps address upper cervical problems in patients who may be experiencing a variety of issues. This extremely specific and focused adjustment is designed to remove subluxations (bones out of alignment) in the upper neck and reduce pressure on the brain stem and spinal cord. The first bone is called your atlas, and it protects the brain stem which is very important for many different functions in your body, along with where the brain and spinal cord connect at. When your atlas is misaligned it decreases the healing capability in your body. A gentle toggle adjustment helps to take restore proper position to allow your brain and body to connect.
Pelvic Blocking Technique
The Pelvic Blocking Technique is used to help restore pelvic alignment through the use of body weight and wedge shaped blocks. This is an excellent option for patients that have lower lumbar fusions but need pelvic alignment. This technique sometimes is also combined with the Thompson Technique to increase effectiveness.
The Activator Method is a gentle, low-force adjustment style that involves the use of a hand-held instrument to manipulate the specified vertebrae or joint. Patients often refer to this as “the clicky thing”. There are patients who have a fear of the “cracking sound” the of a manual adjustment, or simply are uncomfortable with having a manual adjustment performed on them. This method can be used on its own or it can be used in combination with different adjusting techniques. The Activator Method allows for joint manipulation to occur by lightly and directly tapping the fixated joint back to proper mobility while you can lie completely relaxed. This is also a great option for patients with severe pain or muscle spasm, degenerated joints or discs, surgical or degenerative fusions, patients with compromised bone density and hyper-mobile joints. The Activator technique can be used to address the entire spine and allows for great results with gentle application. Patients of all ages can enjoy the benefits of an adjustment using the Activator Method. This technique is especially helpful for children who sometimes have trouble lying still. The adjustment is so quick and comfortable, children often look forward to their next visit! Older patients, or those with arthritis, osteoporosis, or other bone-weakening conditions find the Activator Method to be effective and gentle. The Activator Method is also great for working on soft tissue, trigger points and also can help with neuromuscular re-education.
Auto Accident Injuries
Auto Accidents can be traumatic. Littleton Family Chiropractic & Auto Injury Center is here to help you recover from your accident. With Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy and Physical Rehab, we’ll be able to help provide the pain relief you may have been experiencing after your accident, helping you return to optimal functioning. Learn More & Schedule Your Free Consultation
The Graston Technique, uses curved stainless steel instruments, that resolve and loosen adhesions that form in the fascia (muscle covering), and scar tissue, providing muscle pain relief and restoring mobility. Muscles have different fibers and as fibers become tight they build up toxins. These stainless steel tools glide over the skin of injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments to gently improve blood flow, increase range of motion, break up forming and old scar tissue, and alleviate tension. The Graston Technique can be a useful muscle injury repair tool when incorporated into a full treatment plan. This technique has been known to leave petechiae, a formation of tiny red spots and redness on the skin. In the Graston Technique this is an indication of the technique being done correctly, but also that enough treatment has been performed.
Utilizing Percussion Therapy Massage improves activation and balances muscle engagement from side to side, reduces muscular tightness and spasms and in turn reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints. This therapy increases blood circulation which allows for more oxygen and nutrients to reach the muscles tendons and ligaments. Percussion Therapy can also be very beneficial in improving muscle recovery time and soreness.