Reflection Ridge Chiropractic offers a wide range of services to meet your healthcare needs.
Drs. Kabler and Armstrong have years of training and experience in spinal adjustments. Besides manual manipulations to correct subluxations and realign the spine, we may also prescribe strengthening exercises, nutritional counseling, and advise on lifestyle changes to help restore you to optimal health. Finally, we offer state-of-the-art technologies to provide our patients with the very best in neuro-musculoskeletal care. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists.
In addition to spinal adjustments, we also provide spinal decompression, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, electro-muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage therapy, and sports physicals.
Vertebral subluxation is the medical term for misalignments of the spinal vertebrae that put pressure on nerve roots. Subluxations can be caused by accidents, tension, over-exertion, and injuries to the spine.
Displacements of spinal vertebrae put stress on the nerves that run through the spinal cord to regulate and control the rest of the body. Stress on these delicate nerves causes malfunctions in the affected tissues and organs. Even slight misalignments in the spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing the afflicted portion of the body from responding with its full capacity.
Spinal misalignments can leave the body susceptible to health problems when decreased nerve function does not allow it to work properly. Some of the effects of spinal misalignments are listed in this table. The bones are from the top of your spine to the bottom. There are seven cervical vertebrae of the neck, twelve thoracic vertebrae of the mid back, five lumbar vertebrae of the lower back, and the base- or tailbone.
Left uncorrected, vertebral subluxations can lead to arthritic changes called subluxation degeneration. This is a relentlessly destructive process caused from neglected spinal misalignments or injury. Because pain is not always present, this condition can go undetected for a long time, just like a cavity decaying in a tooth.
The science of chiropractic care uses painless, manual adjustments to the vertebral column to correct alignment problems and remove pressure and irritation on the spinal nerve roots. Once the spine and nervous system’s integrity has been restored, the body’s own natural healing power can then return the individual to health. Chiropractic is the largest natural healthcare discipline in the world and emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and rely on the body’s ability to self-heal.
We look at the whole picture
Like other healthcare providers, we follow a standard routine to gain information about the patient. We consult, review the case history, conduct a physical examination, and we may request laboratory analyses and/or x-rays. Chiropractors are interested in the whole person, so we may ask about your life: Do you eat well? Exercise? Get enough sleep? How do you deal with stress? What do you do for work? And finally, chiropractic physicians conduct a careful analysis of the patient’s physical structure, paying particular attention to the spine and nerve roots, since this houses the central communication system that controls the entire body.
We fix the origin of the problem
Using this information, a diagnosis is made; included in the diagnosis is the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the ailment in order to eliminate it; we do not treat just the symptoms. If your roof is leaking, you wouldn’t simply catch the drips in a bucket, but you would repair the roof to prevent it from leaking further. Similarly, if the migraine headache you’ve had all week is being caused by a misaligned vertebra that’s irritating a nerve, we want to realign the vertebra to prevent the pain. Chiropractic physicians don’t just treat your discomfort, but we look behind the pain to find the source.
Conditions that can benefit from chiropractic care:
- Low back pain
- Neck or shoulder pain
- Headaches brought on with tension or stress
- Auto accident injury
- Knee or ankle pain
- Any Sports or Work injuries
- Carpal Tunnel symptoms from repetitive motions
- Pain between shoulder blades
- Difficulty sitting, bending and lifting
- Problems sleeping due to neck or back pain
- Inability to perform daily activities due to muscle or joint pain
- Poor range of motion
- Recurring joint pain, stiffness or swelling
- Sprains and strains
In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Kabler also offers acupuncture. Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old medical practice that originated as a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Stemming from the philosophies of Daoism, acupuncture aims to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself by stimulating specific anatomical areas called acupuncture points. Nearly every health condition can benefit form this ancient healing science.