It's a therapeutic procedure (joint manipulation) where the force, the direction, the amplitude and the velocity are controlled. The goal is to restore and optimize joint mobility or alignment, and it can be done on the spine or any other joint in the body. This procedure also aims to improve joint physiology and neurophysiology. Only the chiropractor has the proper training to perform with precision. A mild pressure or light discomfort can be felt during the manipulation, but usually it is done pain free.
Techniques used: "diversified", which include, but not limited to, Gonstead, Activator, Cox, ART (Active Release Techniques), CBP (Chiropractic BioPhysics), trigger points therapy and GRASTON.
Contra-indications: fracture, infection or tumor to the area to be treated, advanced or severe atherosclerosis, stroke, transient cerebral ischemia. Depending on the severity of the condition, the chiropractor may also suggest different approach.
Side effects: local redness, discomfort, muscle soreness and temporary achiness. It is possible that your symptoms are temporarily aggravated for 24-48 hours after a treatment. For more information, discuss with your chiropractor.
At Clinic C3VN, we adapt our techniques and approach according to your tolerance to pain and touch. We respect your limits.
It's a non-invasive and non-surgical manual technique. It creates a traction at the vertebral segments to reduce the pressure on the discs and hence, decrease irritation to the affected nerves. It is mostly used for disc hernias, sciaticas, etc.
Interferentiel current: a non-invasive therapy for the symptomatic relief and management of chronic pain and post-surgical and post-traumatic acute pain. It is mainly used to decrease muscle spasms and nerve irritation. Adverse reactions may include skin irritation under the electrodes.
Ultrasons: it is used to speed up the healing process by increasing the blood flow in the treated area, and to decrease pain by decreasing swelling and edema, as well as softening scar tissue of the muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is used mostly for tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, etc.
It consists of a hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive tape that brings support and stability to the joints and muscles, without affecting the range of motion or blood flow. It is also used to to decrease swelling and pain. It is mostly used for sprains and strains, tendinitis, epicondylitis, bursitis, etc.