Our goal at Johnson Chiropractic Group is to enhance the lives of our patients by freeing them from acute and chronic pain and increasing physical mobility and performance. We are committed to delivering reliable, results driven chiropractic care, exercise therapy, neuromuscular and massage therapy treatments to eliminate the need for drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic Neurologists are trained to recognize the cause and effect relationship between spinal misalignment and altered neurological function. Chiropractic Neurologists use multiple therapies including spinal and extremity manipulation, rehabilitative exercises, soft tissue therapies and electrical therapies to treat spinal, extremity and neurological conditions.
Typically, chiropractors evaluate and treat a patient's skeletal system by properly aligning the vertebrae and adjusting the spine. The term "adjustment" refers to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of chiropractic treatment is to release joint restrictions, improve range of motion, decrease pain and improve bodily function.
If left untreated, spinal and extremity joint restrictions may cause friction, inflammation and a progressive breakdown of cartilage, also known as Osteoarthritis. Joint cartilage is a very thin layer of tissue inside the joint. Thus, it becomes very important to remove stress from the joint in order to prevent complete degeneration of the cartilage.
The adjustments made by a chiropractor consist of high velocity, short lever arm thrusts applied to vertebra and extremity joints, which is often accompanied by an audible release. This sound is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide which releases joint pressure.
Research shows that chiropractic care is significantly safer than comparable pharmaceutical and surgical treatments, and produces far fewer (4,000 times fewer) negative side effects. To further understand chiropractic's effectiveness, the Canadian chiropractic profession is currently involved in additional research to further examine neck adjustments. Recent research conducted at the University of Calgary, demonstrated that neck adjusting is done well within the neck's normal range of motion; that no force is applied to arteries during an adjustment; and that arteries are not stretched during adjustment.
A patient may experience immediate relief from an adjustment, however most spinal and extremity injuries require supportive soft tissue therapy and exercises to fully heal. Combining manipulation with NMR (Neuromuscular Reeducation) and rehabilitative exercises greatly reduces the frequency and duration of treatment needed to fully recover from most injuries.