The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique
The doctors at Wellness First are highly trained in the Blair upper cervical technique. This method of adjusting is designed to provide powerful results for our patients with the least amount of adjusting.
The Blair work consists of a detailed analysis/diagnosis of upper neck misalignment and precise, gentle adjustment in this area. The results are impressive. While these precision adjustments are effective at helping individuals with neck problems, headaches, and upper extremity problems, they also help to align and stabilize the whole spine. When the neck is properly adjusted, the whole spine realigns itself from the top to the bottom. This can have a direct effect on low back pain, sciatica, disc degeneration, numbness and tingling, leg pain, and many other conditions.
Although the Blair work is the core technique at Wellness First, full-spine and extremity work is also used to help patients regain and maintain their health.
Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive, drugless method for teaching the brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way. A simple and pleasant learning modality that can help shift the way the brain produces and distributes its electrical energy. Four divisions of electrical impulses made by our brain, Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta are called “Frequency Bands”. These Frequency Bands tell us which parts of your brain are active and which frequency bands the brain should be using to complete a given task, activity or should be most active during different states of mind.
For training, individuals are connected to a computer using wires and sensors, thereby allowing the neurofeedback technology to monitor the brainwave activity. The software automatically detects when the brainwaves are properly ordered and feeds that information back to the patient in real time. The feedback appears in the form of a game, movie, or sound which signals to the patient that the brainwaves are becoming more ordered. The patient’s own brainwaves actually control the game, movie or sound activity, and the observation of this dynamic helps the brain learn how to improve its own regulation.
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Much like chiropractic care, massage seeks to offer healing through a hands-on, drug-free technique, providing a long-term benefit of lasting relief. When combined, the two can be especially helpful. While chiropractic will re-position the vertebral segment back into position, massage therapy can aid in helping the muscles relax. Massage therapy can help with discomfort in injured tissue during the stabilization process of the structure.
Dry Needling is a relatively painless treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle). More people are turning towards this practice because there are multiple benefits. It is used to reduce pain, decrease muscle spasm [and/or] tension, activate muscles, improve muscle contraction, and relax tight muscles.