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The spine is the body’s foundation and when it is out of alignment, the central nervous system cannot effectively send and receive messages through the body. Through our services, we can identify the root of any pain, injury or discomfort and create a treatment plan to help you live a healthier, more active life.
Treatment consists of gentle techniques to correct spinal alignment abnormalities. Use of blocks, instruments, mechanical traction and manual adjusting are all available to use depending on each patients needs and concerns.
- Corrective Exercises
- Lifestyle Advice
- Nutritional Counseling
- Spinal Decompression
- Genesis One Laser
Active stretching and strengthening exercises are incorporated with each patient to assist in the healing time and reducing risk of exacerbation of symptoms. These exercises are designed to be performed in the comfort of your own home. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Dr. Napotnik often finds it helpful to “coach” his patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. His goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. He recognizes that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between the chiropractor and the patient.
Proper nutrition is vital to improving your health and well being and Dr. Napotnik will discuss each patient’s unique needs to help then reach their full potential. Supplement recommendations, additional pamphlets and websites to follow may be provided to patients to keep them focused on their health
Use of computerized traction resulting in spinal decompression may be beneficial for those suffering from disc bulges or herniations, degenerative disc, spinal stenosis, radiating arm or leg pain. The treatment is well tolerated and a non-invasive way to potentially avoid surgery.
This is a class II laser that is FDA cleared to provide relief of muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, promote relaxation of muscle tissue, and increase local blood circulation where heat is indicated. Neck pain, back pain, hip and knee issues, TMJ, headaches, tendonitis are just some of the conditions laser can treat.
What the Laser Treats
- Soft Tissue Injuries/Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tendonitus/Carpel Tunnel
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Whiplash/Neck Pain
- Migraine Headaches
- Hip & Knee Bursitis/ Arthritic Pain
- Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injury/Bursitis
- Fibromyalgia/Multiple Joint Pain
- Post-op Wound Healing
- Many Other Chronic Conditions
Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions
Dr. Napotnik specializes in gentle, low force treatment techniques to provide the best relief in the safest manner. Some patients may experience slight soreness after their first visit but quickly after.
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. In the case of children, it is very gentle.
Chiropractic care involves correcting spinal misalignments thereby removing irritation to the nervous system which controls everything in the body. If your issues are due to nerve irritation then chiropractic care may help.
A complete history and thorough physical examination will be performed and if needed x-rays of the spine may aid in the diagnosis and treatment. Most patients will receive their first adjustment that day as well.
The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.
A variety of conditions have been shown to respond well to laser therapy, including muscle and joint pain, arthritis and tendonitis, hip and knee issues, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, headaches, neuropathy, tennis elbow and many others.
Most patients experience a popping or cracking sound during spinal manipulation. This is not dangerous, and it typically does not cause discomfort for patients. This sound occurs because gas and fluids are moving through your spine. Your body depends on fluids to lubricate the bones between each section of your spinal joints, so it’s normal to have this fluid in your skeletal system.