Common Conditions Treated
BACK AND NECK PAIN, SHOULDER/ARM PAIN, HIP/LEG PAIN, HEADACHES, WRIST PAIN (CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME), FOOT/ANKLE PAIN, ARTHRITIS, TENDONITIS, SPRAINS AND STRAINS, PINCHED NERVES, NERVE ENTRAPMENTS, SPORTS AND DANCE INJURIES.
Chiropractic’s New Twist -----Motion Palpation!
According to chiropractors the reason the rest-drugs-exercise program often doesn’t work is that it focuses on the muscles, and it’s not always muscles that are the original cause of the pain. Rather, say chiropractors, it is malfunctioning joints or vertebrae that cause trouble, with muscles becoming tight and spastic to compensate for locked joints and to protect the vertebrae from further damage. What is motion palpation? It is a diagnostic procedure for determining which of the six ways a vertebra is failing to move in order to determine where the spine is malfunctioning. Once the problem area is located, the most immobile area is then treated by manipulation. Non-spinal joints can also be analyzed and treated using motion palpation. In cases where two or three areas feel equally fixated, the doctor’s experience and skill are important in determining where to start, because certain immobile areas are protective or compensatory, and not primary. This type of diagnosis and manipulation makes the doctor far more specific in the treatment----and more accurate in finding the chronic trouble spots.
Active Release Techniques (ART)
A.R.T. is a hands-on case management system that allows the practitioner to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves. Specific injuries that apply are repetitive strains, adhesions, tissue hypoxia, joint dysfunction, nerve entrapments, and sports injuries.
Generally speaking laser therapy is remarkable for the fact that it safely and effectively reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and heals damaged tissues. In healing tissue, the laser increases the synthesis of collagen-the same matrix found in cartilage. As the synthesis of collagen is increased the cartilage begins to rebuild. Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light. This allows the body to affect it’s own repairs. Therapeutic lasers treat an extensive list of ailments involving skin, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, connective tissue, and joints.
The chiropractic office of Joel Bienenfeld, D.C. offers a full array of services including chiropractic care using motion palpation, active release techniques, laser therapy, massage therapy, therapeutic exercises, nutritional and lifestyle counseling.
Call our office for an appointment at (310) 993-6656