Full Body Chiropractic Adjustments

The word “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek words chiro and praktikos, and means “effective use of the hands”. The primary treatment method in chiropractic is the “adjustment”; this treatment focuses on misalignments or fixations of the spine and other affected joints. These misalignments or fixations cause pain and inflammation around the joint, which can place pressure on nerves and other sensitive structures. The adjustment is usually done by hand, but we can utilize a wide range of treatments when delivering this type of health care. We have learned that this diversified approach allows us to customize treatments for best results for each patient rather than universally performing one particular method of care.

We adjust patients using a variety of techniques including:

  • Diversified
  • Thompson drop
  • Gonstead
  • Low force Molding and Mobilization
  • Activator
  • Extremity adjustment
  • Low force infant adjusting

We also teach and encourage patients to make positive changes to there lifestyle and work habits (lifting technique, ergonomic assessments, etc.) thereby reducing their need for care in the future.

Rehabilitative Therapies

We utilize the following therapies to enhance the effectiveness of the adjustment:

  • Interferential: Gentle electric stimulation to reduce muscle spasm, pain and swelling and increase circulation.
  • Ultrasound: The use of high frequency sound vibration to create a micro-massage to soft tissues and joints. This reduces swelling and helps to break up adhesions in soft tissues.
  • Intersegmental traction: We use various methods to induce stretch and release of the joints in your neck and low back.
  • Active Myofascial Release Technique and Trigger Point Therapy: These are soft tissue mobilization techniques similar to massage which help to relax tight muscles and remove adhesions.

Exercise Rehabilitation

We have found that Chiropractic care can be made even more effective by the addition of an appropriate therapeutic exercise routine. This can be as simple as two or three stretches which you perform at home to a complicated exercise rehabilitation program performed under supervision at our office. Studies show that this optimizes the speed of healing and improves function rapidly and effectively.

At Cannon Valley Chiropractic we have a nicely equipped rehab room available to those patients who can benefit from its use.

DOT Physicals

Dr. Maki is a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation and has been performing DOT Physicals for over ten years. We provide affordable DOT Physicals, usually same or next day appointments that last about 30-45 minutes. Bring your drivers license, medication list and be prepared to provide a urine sample.

Our current price is $85, if you are an employer with more than five drivers, discounts may apply.

Products and Supports

As an added benefit, Cannon Valley Chiropractic offers a wide range of nutritional supplements and topical analgesics for sale. Low back supports, specially designed pillows, various braces and custom made orthotics (shoe inserts, both rigid and flexible) are also available.

If you have any questions about our services or products, please contact us. Dr. Maki or his staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.