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Bloomin’ Health Chiropractic Clinic serves residents in the surrounding neighborhoods with the personalized care of a Chiropractor who is genuinely concerned about your health and well being.
- Provide therapeutic pain management that will guide patients to a pain free or more manageable pain level;
- Render rehabilitative care to prevent exacerbations of a particular injury.
The emphasis of care and management is on acute (sudden) and chronic (long-standing) low back pain, neck pain, and certain types of headaches. Patients are assessed through functional, orthopedic and neurological exams and then provided with a detailed treatment plan that is the most effective conservative therapy for their condition. We are happy to work hand-in-hand with your medical physician to help you overcome your painful spinal condition. Call to schedule your appointment today!
Bloomin’ Health Chiropractic Clinic Services and Products<
We, at Bloomin’ Health Chiropractic Clinic will provide for and manage the health needs of each patient and perform all of the duties and responsibilities of a non-surgical conservative spine specialist. The techniques and procedures performed on each patient are tailored to the patient’s specific needs, and are dependent on, and modified in relation to the patient’s age, physical condition and general health status. Techniques and procedures used will include, but will not be limited to the following:
- Techniques for the General Public:
- Diversified Technique
- Drop Table Technique
- Manual Soft Tissue Therapy
- Rehabilitative Therapy
- Electrotherapy (Interferential Current)
- Physical Modalities (Heat & Ice)
- Techniques for the Geriatric Population:
- Gentle Diversified Technique
- Flexion Distraction
- Drop Table Technique
- Gentle Mobilization
- Activator Technique
- Manual Soft Tissue Therapy
- Rehabilitative Therapy
- Physical Modalities (Heat & Ice)
Diversified Technique <
This technique is the most common technique performed by chiropractors and typically results in a “pop”. The patient is positioned in a way that easily allows the chiropractic doctor< to impart proper motion back into restricted joints. This what the general public most commonly associates with chiropractic treatment. This Technique can be performed more gently for elderly patients.
Important Features: Research relates that hearing the “audible pop” of an adjustment drives the successful outcome of a treatment.Benefits: Restores proper motion to restricted joints, aids in normalizing muscle tone and provides pain relief.
This technique is utilized to increase the space within the joints of the low back as well as within the spinal canal. Increasing the space is accomplished by flexing and stretching the low back; therefore potentially providing for relief from disc herniations and spinal cord compression as well as providing an excellent stretch of the joints of the low back.
Important Features: Flexion and axial distraction of the affected area of the spine. Benefits: Potential relief from disc herniations and spinal canal stenosis.
Drop Table Technique<
This technique is the perfect technique for those patients who do not like to hear the “pop” of normal adjustments. It utilizes a drop mechanism that is built into the table, which can be "dropped" by leaning into the table with the right amount of pressure. This particular technique uses the weight of both the doctor and the patient to restore proper motion to a restricted region of the spine in a more gentle fashion.
Important Features: Utilizes the weight of both the patient and the doctor to gently perform the adjustment. Benefits: Restores proper motion to restricted joints without hearing the “audible pop” of a normal chiropractic adjustment.
This technique utilizes instrument-assisted manipulation, meaning that an impulsing tool is placed on the joint and then delivers an impulse into that specific joint. It should be stressed that this device is not a hypodermic syringe. There is a soft pad that sits on the end of the device that touches the patient.
Once those joints have been found, the soft end of the instrument is placed on that specific joint and then the device is given a gentle squeeze. The squeeze delivers an impulse directly into that specific joint. The instrument can be adjusted to provide a comfortable, yet therapeutic impulse into a restricted motion segment. This technique can be utilized effectively with elderly patients who may not tolerate a diversified adjustment well.
Important Features: The device uses a low velocity, high amplitude force to deliver the adjustment. Very useful for osteoporotic elderly patients. Benefits: Another method of attempting to restore proper joint motion without hearing the “audible pop” of a normal chiropractic adjustment.
This technique is performed by rhythmically moving a particular joint through it's natural ranges of motion in order to gently restore proper motion to a restricted region of the spine. Manual distraction of the neck and low back is also included in this technique. Distraction of both regions is designed to reduce the compressive forces on the discs of the cervical and lumbar spine, in essence lifting upwards on your head and/or your low back to take pressure off of the discs.
Important Features: Decompression of an affected joint and a gentle rhythmic restoration of spinal joint motion. Benefits: Very gentle way of re-establishing spinal motion without any typical chiropractic manipulation.
Manual Soft Tissue Therapy & Manipulation<
Otherwise known as therapeutic massage, this therapy allows the doctor to relieve the tension and pain within particular muscles and joints to facilitate the healing process. Very specific stretches will also be used in combination with the therapeutic massage in order to lengthen muscles that have been short and tight for quite some time.
Important Features: By reducing the tension of the local musculature, the chiropractic adjustment can be made more easily and comfortably for the patient. Benefits: Relief of muscular tension and pain.
Emergency Chiropractic Care <
We offer Emergency Chiropractic Care up to 10 PM after normal business hours, and on weekends and some holidays, for our patients who unexpectedly find themselves in severe pain.
Home Health and Hospice Care<
Bloomin Health Chiropractic Clinic is affiliated and works with the Columbia-Montour Home Health and Hospice in Bloomsburg to provide their patients with a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical form of pain management to help improve quality of life. Our treatments include gentler forms of manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and other therapeutic interventions.
Biofreeze Products <
Biofreeze is a topical pain relieving gel that is only available through a healthcare professional's office/clinic. Common professionals who carry Biofreeze products are Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and other manual therapists.
In the pain management community there is a shift towards the use of topical analgesics and away from systemic pain relievers.Topical pain relievers deliver targeted pain relief with low levels of systemic absorption. This may result in less risk for systemic toxicity or drug interaction.
Common Conditions Treated Conservatively <
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to conservatively treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The following is a list and description of the most common conditions treated by chiropractors;
Low Back Pain<
Low back pain is a common symptom of musculoskeletal disorders or of disorders involving the lumbar vertebrae and related soft tissue structures such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and intervertebral discs. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic in its clinical presentation. Most often, the symptoms of low back pain show significant improvement within a few days to a few weeks from onset.
In a significant number of individuals, low back pain can be recurrent in nature with a waxing and waning quality to it. In a small proportion of individuals this condition can become chronic. Population studies show that back pain affects most adults at some stage in their life and accounts for more sick leave and disability than any other single medical condition.
Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal issues. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves eminating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.
The head is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversly, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body.
Only a trained medical professional will be able to discover what is causing your sciatic pain.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome & Trigger Points<
Trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point researchers believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response.
The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction.
Degenerative Joint Disease<
Although there is no evidence that chiropractic care can reverse the joint degeneration that causes OA, some studies indicate that spinal manipulation may:
- Increase range of motion
- Restore normal movement of the spine
- Relax the muscles
- Improve joint coordination
- Reduce pain
In fact, a comprehensive review of the scientific literature suggests that chiropractic, especially when combined with glucosamine supplements and rehabilitative stretches and exercise, is an effective supplemental treatment for OA. However, it should be noted that research has shown the use of glucosamine supplements has since been shown to generally have little or no effect on degenerative joint disease for most patients since this article was written.