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ABOUT US

At Clifford Chiropractic we treat the cause of your pain and not just the presenting symptoms.  By relieving the subluxations in your spine allowing the body to heal itself naturally.

 

Issues

Low Back Pain

 

Spinal manipulation is the most common technique. Some techniques
can be done manually and some will require the help of chiropractic instruments. In
addition to spinal manipulation, other therapies may be used that are designed to decrease
pain and to increase the health of the spine and surrounding structures. The approach
used will vary depending on the patient’s physical condition and the cause for their back
pain.

Knee

 

Ice to reduce inflammation around the joint along with a soft tissue massage to
improve the knee’s range of motion are common treatments of knee pain. Manual
manipulation and mobilization techniques can help with restricted movement in the joint
as well as the surrounding joints. While treating the pain in and around the knee, it may
also be necessary to determine if there are alignment issues in other areas of the body that
might be contributing to the knee pain.

Numbness, Tingling & Pain

 

These are symptoms of a nerve blockage and will be
treated by an investigation to determine where the blockage is occurring. Common places
for a nerve blockage are in the spine, along the ribs, upper arm, elbow or wrist, or in the
legs from the hips down to the heels. The technique used to treat these symptoms will
vary according to the location of the blockage and the symptoms.

Foot & Ankle 

 

For ankle pain, as long as the pain is in the joint, and not due to a sprain or
tear, an adjustment can be done by pulling on the foot in a specific manner in order to get
the ankle joint to move. In some cases, the relief can be instant. The foot, however, is
made up of many little joints that can easily go back out of place as soon as the patient
begins walking on it again due to the pressure of the patient’s weight. Although, Dr.
Chris would be happy to make an assessment, an appointment with a podiatrist might be
a better solution in this case.

Neck Pain

 

A neck adjustment, also known as cervical manipulation, is a precise
technique that is applied to the joints of the neck and is usually done manually. The goal
of this technique is to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore the neck’s range of
motion. It may also increase the movement of connecting muscles. This procedure can
result in increased ability to turn and tilt the head as well as reduced pain, soreness, and
stiffness. A continuing treatment plan might include mobilization, massage or
rehabilitative exercises.

Shoulder Pain 

 

Can be caused by the muscles and ligaments shifting out of alignment
and pulling differently. Depending on the symptoms, treatment can include gentle
techniques that can be performed to adjust the joint or to shift it forward or backward by
using a drop table piece or a manual adjustment. Adjusting the neck and upper back can
also help to relieve shoulder discomfort.

Arm & Leg 

 

These pains typically originate in the back and neck. It can be treated by
realigning the discs and other parts of the spine to release the pressure on the nerves that
go through the back region and into the arms and legs. This can be achieved with manual
manipulation.

Headaches & Migraines

 

A spinal manipulation or an adjustment will be performed in
order to increase spinal function and to decrease the stress on the body. Dr. Chris will
also be happy to work with you to determine how to avoid reoccurring
headaches/migraines, such as a change in diet, daily behaviors, and a reduction in
environmental factors.

 
 

Techniques

  • Activator Methods®

    • This technique uses a small, hand held instrument, which provides a quick and gentle impulse force to the spine in order to treat back pain, neck pain and headaches.

  • Diversified

    • One of the most common techniques that is done by hand along with possibly the assistance of a table or block. This method can cause a popping noise that is typically associated with chiropractic adjustments.

  • Spinal Decompression

    •  A therapeutic approach to relieving back pain and/or leg pain in order to stretch the spine by using a traction table. The patient should not feel any type of pain during or after the procedure but may feel a relaxing stretch in the back afterwards.

  • EMS

    • Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a procedure to reduce inflammation, muscle
      spasms and back pain. This is achieved by placing electrodes on the skin, and sending
      gentle electrical pulses into the affected soft tissue where the muscle may be tight. This
      procedure cues the body to release endorphins, which eases pain.

  • Myofascial Release 

    • A therapy focused on releasing shortness and tightness in the
      muscles. This is a common therapy for patients after losing flexibility or function
      following an injury or after having consistent pain in the back, shoulder, hip, or any area
      containing soft tissue. Also treats Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpaltunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches.
  • Thompson Drop

    • This technique involves the patient lying face down on a drop table
      that is adjusted to fit the patient. Dr. Chris will then apply a quick thrust above the drop
      piece of the table, activating the drop piece of the table to lower. This will assist with the
      manipulation of the joint.

  • Flexion Distraction 

    • Technique that is typically used to help treat conditions of the
      lumbar spine. This is a non-invasive method to increase spinal motion and to help resolve bulging discs and disc herniation.
       

 

 
 

CONTACT US

Our Address

1027 South 17th Ave Suite C

Wausau, WI 54401

Tel: 715-355-9009

Opening Hours

M-W-F  8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

T-Th 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

 
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