At DesRoches Chiropractic treatment will consist of the chiropractic adjustment and at times may include myofascial soft tissue work, therapeutic exercise, and nutritional recommendations as needed.
The adjustment is the most powerful tool of a chiropractor will utilize to treat both spinal and extra-spinal complaints. This includes both joints of the spine as well as joints of the arms or legs, including hands and feet. For more information look to the WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC tab.
Dr. DesRoches specializes in locating and adjusting your spine with comfortable, effective, and safe techniques. Dr. DesRoches is well versed in many adjusting techniques of the profession and if there is a technique you are familiar with feel free to call office to inquire about its usage in our office.
DesRoches Chiropractic primarily treats their patients with the classic hands on manual adjustment however, there are several other ways that we can adjust patients depending on Dr. DesRoches' determination and patient comfort. At DesRoches Chiropractic we treat the whole family from infants to the elderly as the adjustment can give life changing benefits at any age.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER THERAPIES
Below are examples of other therapeutic treatments provided at DesRoches Chiropractic which are used when indicated and will vary from patient to patient.
Therapeutic exercise can be an important part of treatment and when combined with the chiropractic adjustment it yields more rapid and longer lasting effects of your treatment. At DesRoches Chiropractic we like to say that exercise and movement truly is medicine in and of itself. However, it is important to note that exercise in and of it self may increase the dysfunction and wear and tear on your joints without being properly corrected and adjusted.
Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.