chiropractic rehabilitation

 

ChiroSolutions Center provides Rehabilitation care as part of our chiropractic services. We are located in the Town Center and Pembroke area of Virginia Beach. This makes it close and convenient to where you work, live and play!

 

 

 

Rehabilitation

What symptoms can be alleviated through Chiropractic?

Scientific literature now substantiates the effectiveness of spinal and postural rehabilitation care for various conditions. The following are a few of the many examples:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness & Tingling
  • Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Sciatica
  • Leg & Foot Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Disc Herniation/Bulges
  • Instability, Atrophy, Weakness
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia

How can rehabilitation help reduce stress?

Stress is all too common in our society. From upset stomachs to back pain and muscle stiffness, the function of the nervous system is crucial. Our approach to stress is to help normalize the structure and function of your nervous system by finding abnormal shapes in the spine and nervous system and correcting them. This can help restore function, making a profound difference in your response to stress.

 

What is a CBP® Adjustment?

A CBP adjustment is the beginning process of rehabilitating your spine towards normal structure. CBP® certification ensures that the doctors performing the adjustment are trained in the proper way to change the spine.

spinal alignment chiropractor Virginia BeachWhat is normal spinal alignment?

Just as there are normal values in all bodily functions such as: temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar, and hormone levels, there are normal curves to the spine. The spine has one ideal position, which minimizes stress on the nervous system, skeletal system and muscular system. This normal position is important in reducing abnormal symptoms, such as pain, as well as improving overall bodily function.

When looking at the spine in the frontal view, the spine should be straight. From the side, the ear should be directly over the shoulder, the shoulder directly over the hip, and the hip directly over the ankle. If these normal structures and postures are not present, stress and strain are placed upon the spine. These stresses and strains lead to breakdown in the tissues, causing dysfunction and eventually pain, and interfering with the normal processes of the nervous system. The restoration of normal structure, as facilitated by your doctor, will lead to normalized function in the body.

Spinal care now, can prevent a number of spine problems later in life. Through a customized treatment plan and lifestyle changes, you can have the freedom from pain you deserve, now and in the future.

 

posture, chiropractic and rehabilitation

Why is good posture so important?

Posture is a window to the shape of the spinal column. Abnormal posture can be related to a number of health problems and increases stress and pressure on the muscles, ligaments and bones of the spinal column. These abnormal stresses (caused by poor posture) lead to a breakdown of body tissues and eventually cause pain.

Posture is one of the most simple, but also most difficult aspects of our everyday lives. Whether at work or at play, keeping good posture is of utmost importance. The nervous system controls all functions in the body, and posture controls how well the nervous system functions. Losing posture affects not just how you look but how you feel and how well all processes in the body work. Being aware of your posture while sitting, standing, walking, or lying down can make a significant difference in the success of your treatment plan.

Does an adjustment hurt?

No. In fact, when vertebrae in your spine return to their proper position, you will notice much less stress and tension. Thus, CBP® adjustments actually leave you feeling great. We are confident that your visits to our office, including spinal manipulation and CBP® adjustments, will quickly become one of the highlights of your week.

Why is traction a necessary part of your care?

Traction is the only known conservative method of restoring normal curves to the spine. Traction is simply a sustained force applied to the spine in a specific direction for the purpose of restoring normal spine position. These traction forces are necessary to reduce abnormal spinal curvatures, correct abnormal postures, and will provide increased stability to damaged spines. The proper application of spinal traction in our office will ensure safety and effectiveness of care.

Your spine exhibits many different properties. It will move quickly as a traction force is applied, but it will quickly resume the original abnormal shape. If a force is applied to the spine for a certain amount of time, a change will take place but if removed too soon, the spine will again resume its abnormal shape-similar to Silly Putty. However, if a traction force is applied for more than 10-15 minutes, permanent change is made. That change will become more and more apparent improving posture, structure and function. Types of traction are specific to your diagnosis. Be patient. It can take time for the abnormal spine to become normal. Traction may cause some soreness but should not cause pain. Keep communication lines open with your doctor if you feel possible modifications concerning weight or time might be needed. Your consistency and effort will pay off in a healthy spine.

Why is therapeutic exercise important?

Most of the time, it is necessary to perform very specific exercises as prescribed by Dr. Coleman. These exercises are designed for your posture and spine, furthering the goal of maintaining maximum spinal correction and function through improved structure. These exercises are different from any other because they are created through careful analysis of your posture, x-rays and ergonomic/postural habits and each is designed to strengthen muscles that have become weak. There are more than 128,000 possible abnormal postures. The exercises are designated specifically for you with the goal of attaining that one normal posture.

Some of the exercises prescribed for you may feel unusual at first. Remember, the exercise is the exact opposite of your abnormal posture. With that in mind, your muscles are not used to working in that position, and it can take time before you grow accustomed. Be patient. Abnormal posture takes time to develop and also takes time to correct. Some soreness might occur which is a good sign that you are performing the exercises properly. Some soreness is expected, but pain is not. Always remember that water consumption can ease soreness. Water is your friend and a key nutrient to your treatment success!

 

Why are x-rays important?ChiroSolutions Center xrays

X-rays determine where the spine is in relationship to the normal spinal models. Without an x-ray, proper treatment cannot be determined. Properly taken x-rays are like a blueprint of your spine. With x-rays, we can see how an individual spine deviates from normal alignment and allows us to decide on the appropriate treatment. The proper, individualized course of treatment can only be developed once Dr. Coleman has reviewed your x-rays. Dr. Coleman will review your x-rays with you and explain the differences between normal and abnormal alignment. At Chiro Solution Center, we are not afraid to show you your x-rays, and we tell you if we can make a change back toward normal.

As example, arthritis is another important potential discovery with properly taken x-rays. Arthritis is not a normal process of aging, but abnormal stress on bones and discs from poor posture can cause degeneration. Some people might not realize this degeneration is taking place and can be a painful “time bomb” if not addressed properly.

Where do I get my x-rays?

At Chiropractic Solution Center, you have the added convenience of having your x-rays taken on the premises, during your first appointment.

 

Can Chiropractic Solution Center treat children?

Children are our most prized assets. Their health is often more important to us than our own. Protecting them from dangers in the unpredictable world is a high priority. We feel the same way. We look to safeguard one of the most vital, necessary parts of a child’s body, the nervous system. How do we do that? By delicately taking care of the protector of the nervous system – the spine.Virginia Beach chiropractor for children and babies

Did you know that one the first parts of an embryo to form is the nervous system? This nervous system provides direction for formation of the vital organs, muscles and skeleton. Without the proper signal from the growing nervous system, nothing would form properly, and normal growth would not occur.

Dr. Coleman is trained to detect spinal abnormalities in even the youngest spines. She can see abnormal posture, feel muscle spasms, and if needed, verify spinal abnormalities with x-rays. These spinal abnormalities can then be corrected, which prevents related dysfunction later in life. Chiropractic Solution Center offers kids the treatment and knowledge to make this prevention last.

 

How long does rehabilitation take?

We treat patients for as little as a few weeks to as long as two years, depending on their health conditions. The extent to which you choose to benefit from your rehabilitation is ultimately up to you. Each of us is responsible for the quality of our health and well-being. Once a patient’s treatment plan is complete and our goals are achieved, we strongly urge all patients to continue maintenance care to gain long-term, lasting benefits. Regular exercise and healthy eating habits are lifestyle decisions and so is lifetime wellness care.

Many of the patients treated in our office have spinal degeneration (decay), which has taken years and in some cases a lifetime to develop. The trauma of the birth process, slips, falls, accidents and countless other stresses over the course of a lifetime adversely affect the health of your spine. The longer you wait to have your spine checked, the longer it will take to correct postural and structural abnormalities. However, how you choose to use rehabilitation is ultimately up to you. It has been our experience that those who stop care prior to the conclusion of their treatment plan because they are “feeling fine” return with the same challenges, which initially brought them to our office. However, patients who commit to rehabilitation to correct their conditions find their health challenges rarely return, and they enjoy a higher quality of life and health.

Getting Started

If you become our patient, there are four important steps we ask you to follow:

  • History of Injury and Examination
  • Postural Analysis
  • Spinal X-rays
  • Report of Findings

Your History of Injury will determine whether your condition is within the realm of our care. Our results will determine if you are a candidate for our care or if there is a need for referral to an appropriate specialist. A thorough spinal and musculo-skeletal/orthopedic examination will be performed to identify which structures in your body may be damaged and most likely causing your problems.

 

ChiroSolutions Center offers Personal Training as part of
our wide range of services in Town Center Virginia Beach.

 

Call Dr. Coleman’s office today
and set an appointment (757) 271-0001

 

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You have problems. We provide solutions.

ChiroSolutions Center, located in Town Center Virginia Beach, is a premier chiropractic center. We offer a wide range of services, including Chiropractic Care, Personal TrainingNutritional Guidance and Supplements, Weight LossBStrong4Life® and Silver Sneakers®.

ChiroSolutions Center provides the best chiropractic care to the people of Town Center Virginia Beach and the surrounding cities in Hampton Roads Virginia. We work with people of all ages and careers and with a variety of treatment options and goals. We are members of the Patriot Project. Click here to learn more about the Patriot Project.

 

Call ChiroSolutions Center
and set an appointment today (757) 271-0001

 

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