Chiropractor Chandler AZ

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS

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Chiropractic adjustments restore motion to stiff and "stuck" joints. We use gentle procedures to get the joints moving, which will reduce your pain and speed recovery. In addition to manual manipulation, we also utilize special techniques including Activator Technique, Distraction Therapy, Thompson Technique and the Arthro Stim Adjusting Instrument. Our diverse techniques and backgrounds allow us to adjust you in the most comfortable way to quickly get you moving again. We then complement the adjustment with various therapies to further speed healing and get you feeling better.

We take a comprehensive approach to your healthcare by combining complementing therapies and practitioners. This approach addresses pain and dysfunction while reducing recovery time and risk of re-injury.

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Physical Therapy

We combine multiples types of treatments and therapies into your rehabilitation and recovery. Below are short descriptions of some of the treatments and therapies that could be utilized in your treatment plan.

CLASS IV COLD LASER FOR PAIN AND INFLAMMATION

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Deep tissue low level laser treatments are ideal for joint stiffness, inflammation, arthritis, tendonitis, neuropathy symptoms and more. The class IV low level laser therapy turns on the cellular repair systems to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation and soreness, and block pain receptors for fast pain relief. This is especially true for arthritis pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve entrapments, neuropathy and other pain management conditions.

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GRASTON TECHNIQUE FOR TREATING ACUTE AND CHRONIC INJURIES

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The Graston Technique® was originally developed for athletes and is changing the way both patients and clinicians - including athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists and occupational therapists - view the treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that effectively breaks down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. This technique utilizes specially-designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

We use Graston Technique to help decrease acute and chronic pain, especially for neck and back injuries.

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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

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Shockwave therapy is a new treatment to help decrease pain and speed up healing. Over time, muscles, tendons, and ligaments develop soft tissue injuries that do not completely heal. Shockwave therapy helps break down the poorly formed tissue and speed up healing and repair.

The therapy initially began for plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and patella tendonitis with excellent success. Now it is used to treat a variety of muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. We have used shockwave therapy for many types of injuries, especially knee tendonitis, neck pain and back sprains. People with nagging chronic injuries are finding significant relief after years of pain.

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SPECIFIC EXERCISES

Exercise balls are utilized to improve core strength and endurance. Research has shown that improving core strength reduces an individual's back pain. We follow a step-by-step protocol to properly coordinate your core strength and prevent future low back injuries. This is the missing step for many individuals who have chronic back pain every few months.

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Many people with low back injuries have lost normal muscle patterns in their low back and stomach. Studies have shown that specific exercises will further reduce low back injuries. For instance, one of the benefits of yoga and pilates is their improvement of the body's strength and muscle pattern coordination.

We follow a goal-oriented pyramid process of identifying weak core muscles and then properly retraining those muscles for long-term benefit. Exercises begin very simply on the floor and then progresses to an exercise ball. More challenging exercises are added only when the individual is ready for them.

We have been very successful in treating chronic low back pain with our combination therapies and personal attention. People who thought they were going to be limited by back pain forever have been amazed at their results and new ability to experience life.

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PROPRIOCEPTION AND BALANCE

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Proprioception describes the body's process of contracting muscles to control posture, joint positions and balance. Proprioception exercises specifically improve muscle coordination and train the body to be more efficient.

The exercises emphasize muscles working together to produce the most amount of muscle coordination with the least amount of effort. This is important as people tend to lose normal proprioception and muscle coordination through a sedentary lifestyle, injury or by compensating for other injuries.



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STRETCHING

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Tight muscles continue to aggravate injuries and prevent proper healing. By personally stretching you, we improve your flexibility and range of motion, which in turn speeds up your recovery time. We will not hand you a worksheet, put you in the corner, and expect you to get better at home.

TRACTION & DECOMPRESSION

Traction or lumbar disk decompression can decrease back pain by improving the mechanisms that cause pain. Disc decompression decreases the pressure on the lumbar disc and facet joints, opens the neural foraminal canal, and decreases the stress on the fibrous disc layer. All have been associated with low back pain.

Lumbar disk decompression is an effective treatment for treating low back pain, especially if the decompression is combined with proper strength and stability exercises. Disk decompression decreases the pain and the exercises stabilize the lumbar spine.

The lumbar spine is controlled by a series of muscles that stabilize the spinal joints. With chronic back pain, weakness and time, the muscles often lose coordination and stabilization. Proper exercise can activate and strengthen the weak muscles to further improve back pain.

Learn more about the benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy in our Chandler - Sun Lakes office.

MASSAGE THERAPY

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Massage is a term describing a variety of techniques to therapeutically stimulate or soothe the soft tissues of the body. Massage works to relax and stimulate muscles by increasing blood flow, temperature and lymphatic flow. But massage is for more than just relaxation! It is incredible at reducing swelling and muscle spasms while improving range of motion. It's also great for breaking up scar tissue between muscle fibers. Massage can also be used exclusively as therapy.


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NEUROPATHY TREATMENT WITH LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY

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Low-level laser therapy utilizes specific wavelengths to trigger mechanisms within the body. Specific wavelengths cause arteries to dilate or increase the amount of blood that flows through the blood vessels in the feet. Increased blood flow means more nutrients can get to the nerves.

Another wavelength within the body triggers increased cell and repair mechanisms in the neuron. One of these mechanisms increases ATP or energy production. ATP is the cell's energy source, and if a cell has extra energy it can utilize that for healing. Chronically injured cells often have low levels of ATP, which further complicates its normal repair processes.

Combining increased blood flow with increased cellular repair gives the nerve an opportunity to heal. Learn more about new Neuropathy Treatments.


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SPORTS INJURIES

We work with many local athletes and specialize in sports injuries. Our knowledge of the body's biomechanics complements our combination of services to provide relief to many athletes who have struggled with injuries.

We actively treat the injured tissue with massage therapy, stretching, exercise, shockwave therapy and the Graston Technique to speed the healing process. Then we work to strengthen weak muscles to prevent the injury from reoccurring. We want you participating in your activity again as soon as possible!


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FOR THE SUN LAKES & SUN BIRD CROWD

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We realize that older bodies often require gentler techniques for more comfortable adjustments. We have equipment specifically made for patients who have spinal arthritis, stenosis, pace makers, surgical replaced knees and hips that help many feel immediate relief after treatment. Treatments include roller tables, cervical traction, lumbar traction, lasers, light exercises, flexion distraction, Activator, and stretches.

Our office defines itself by the quality time we spend with you listening to your concerns. Our goal is to provide you with the service you want and expect, but that you likely won't find at other offices. Together we will come up with a plan to meet your needs and goals of improved quality of life.

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ACUPUNCTURE

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Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world and treats a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to): allergies, arthritis, back pain, digestion, fibromyalgia, headaches, injuries, infertility, pain management, stress, insomnia, strains and sprains, and stroke rehabilitation. Very fine needles are inserted into points that stimulate the body's natural healing process. Acupoints are areas where the body's energy, or qi (pronounced "chee"), is concentrated and easily accessed.

Acupuncture is a safe, gentle, relaxing therapy. Needles are only about as thick as a strand of hair. They come pre-sterilized and are discarded immediately after use.

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NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

Dr. Don Selvey

Copper Valley Health is part of the Alpha Chiropractic family and located inside our offices. Dr. Don Selvey specializes in treating chronic disorders in men and women of all ages. Dr. Selvey takes his time with each patient to explain not only what is going on, but also the various options for treatment and cure. He respects both traditional and modern treatments - your medical care is personalized to you, based on your needs, health and expectations.

Naturopathic services include well-checks, weight loss, women's health, men's health, pain management, medical marijuana certification, acute care, lab testing and supplements.

Read more about Naturopathic Medicine at Copper Valley Health.