Contrary to what you might hear people say, we do not “pop” or “crack” your back!
The doctors at Family Chiropractic Plus are licensed, professional chiropractors who can apply a number of highly skilled techniques to ease a number of chronic or acute symptoms associated with your spinal column, nervous system and joints.
Here’s a rundown of the major services we provide:
Manual Adjustment Chiropractic Care – Manual adjustments are what most people think of when they envision a chiropractic visit. Chiropractors apply different techniques, pressure being the main application, to the spinal column. In some cases, they may also make adjustments to other joints, including shoulders, hips, ankles or wrists. Adjustments can be done with devices as well, for patients who cannot tolerate the abrupt pressure and force used in a normal adjustment.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
Prolotherapy – Prolotherapy (proliferative therapy), also know as sclerotherapy, ligament reconstruction therapy, and fibro-osseous injection therapy, is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s nature healing processes to strengthen joints weakened by traumatic or over-use injury.
Nutritional Counseling – Nutrition is a key area of focus for those wishing to live a healthy, pain-free life. Diet has a major influence on your overall sense of wellbeing, and we can help you to understand how food affects your current and future health condition. Our nutritional counseling service sets us apart from other St. Petersburg chiropractors, because it shows our dedication to your whole-body health.
Massage Therapy – Because bones and muscles are connected throughout the body, it is important that both are given equal attention after an injury. If a joint is injured or irritated, it will affect the muscles around it, and the opposite is true for injured muscles. Therefore, Family Chiropractic Plus takes care of your joints and your muscles with massage therapy. Our specialists provide relaxing massage therapy that will loosen the muscles and allow for a more effective adjustment. It will also help reduce the tension in your muscles that can cause injuries and tension headaches.
Physical Therapy – Physical therapy is routinely prescribed by a doctor after an injury. Athletes undergo physical therapy all the time, but it’s for average Joes, too. Anyone who strains a muscle or “throws out” their back can benefit from physical therapy. The idea behind physical therapy is not only to heal an injury, but also to prevent a recurring or further injury in the same area. What we usually do is bring you into the office to teach you exercises that will strengthen and repair the injured area. Then we’ll give you an exercise routine to do at home each day between visits. We will ensure that you are doing the exercises properly and monitor your progress at each appointment.
Chiropractic Rehabilitation – Similar to physical therapy, chiropractic rehabilitation is a way to strengthen areas of the body that have been a chronic source of pain. It is something that should be monitored closely by a trained chiropractor, like the ones at Family Chiropractic Plus. This process includes self-myofascial tissue massage, stretching, strengthening exercises, and advanced joint mobility stretches – all practices that loosen tight muscles and the connective tissue around them. Chiropractic rehabilitation is almost always used in combination with manual adjustments in order to give both practices their full benefits.