Wyckoff Chiropractic Treatment

Your Wyckoff chiropractic doctors at the Low Back Pain Treatment Center have a combined experience of over 60 years in the treatment and correction of spinal conditions.

The chiropractic techniques they perform have a foundation in the basic adjusting principles developed by the founder of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, and progress to the most advanced techniques in use today.

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Spinal Adjustments:

Manual adjustments of the spine help in restoring correct alignment of the spine and thereby enhance range of motion, mobility, and improve the neural signals to the major organs in the body.

The immune system, nervous, and digestive system to name a few, can all be enhanced through correct chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care is effective at removing the cause of a problem such as pain or dysfunction, rather than merely treating the symptoms.

There are many reasons why the vertebrae can be thrown out of alignment (injury, degenerative changes, improper movement, etc.), but the good news is that chiropractic has been shown to be very effective in correcting the spinal misalignments and allowing the body as a whole to work optimally again.

For those patients in acute pain, who are worried about a spinal adjustment exacerbating their symptoms, the doctors can use a non-force chiropractic technique called SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique) which relies on gravity rather than force to align the spine. 

If you are also hesitant of having your neck manually adjusted the doctors can use a low force adjusting instrument to provide the needed adjustment. Our Wyckoff chiropractic doctors will address all of your needs, questions, and concerns during your first visit.

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Extremity Adjustments:

Many people think chiropractic care is all about the spine, and it is true that spinal adjustments are a central component of what chiropractors do. However, the chiropractic approach can also be used to treat problems with other parts of the body, in particular, with the joints outside of the spine.

In the simplest terms, joints are the places where your bones meet, such as the jaw, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. Most of your joints are designed in such a way that they allow a particular range of movement. When that normal motion is lost due to bony misalignment, muscle or connective tissue resistance, or nerves becoming entrapped in a particular extremity joint, then an extremity adjustment is warranted. A joint is not healthy unless it can perform all of its normal ranges of motion.

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Within your joints, misalignment of the bones, soft-tissue restrictions, nerve impingement and inflammation can all cause pain and interfere with proper functioning. These sorts of problems can be caused by acute (sudden) trauma as well as chronic overuse or misuse. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a well-known, common condition resulting from repetitive use of the arm and wrist, usually due to computer work.

Sports can lead to acute injuries such as sprains and strains, and can also lead to overuse injuries of the joints. Even everyday life has its risks, particularly for people whose musculoskeletal system may already be more fragile—for instance, seniors and those with chronic health conditions that affect bones, muscles and connective tissues.

Our Wyckoff chiropractic doctors are expertly trained in adjusting the extremity joints through years of post-graduate training in the specialties of rehabilitation and sports chiropractic. Patients who need extremity adjustments might complain of numbness or weakness in an extremity, stiffness, limited joint range of motion or joints locking up. Let the doctors know on your first visit if you experience any of these problems.

Drop Table Technique:

Also known as Thompson technique, after its inventor, the conditions of the neck, mid-back, and low back don’t always require forceful spinal manipulations.

Drop table techniques are a form of chiropractic treatment that involves slower, low-velocity movements and spinal maneuvering. This form of therapy allows the affected joint to stay within its passive range of motion and is considered gentler.

The Wyckoff chiropractic doctors use a specialized table to provide the drop adjustment to many joints within the spine and extremities.

One of the very specialized drop adjustments our office provides is the atlas specific drop which produces excellent results in alleviating the symptoms of migraine headaches, ear infections in children, and sinus problems.

 

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Myofascial Release:

Not all pain is caused by obvious injuries like broken bones or cuts. Some pain may stem from the myofascial tissues. These tough membranes are wrapped around your muscles to provide support and connect them to other parts of the body. When myofascial tissue is stiff, it can restrict movement in both the joints and the muscles. This can ultimately lead to muscle and joint pain. During myofascial release, the doctors will locate and release areas of myofascial tissue that are tight and stiff.

When the muscles and other soft tissues are damaged due to tears, pulls, or hypoxia (not getting enough oxygen), the result may be that the body produces thick, rough scar tissue in the affected area. Scar tissue prevents tissues from moving freely. As that scar tissue builds, muscles weaken and become shorter, tendinitis can develop due to tension on the tendons, and nerves become ensnared.

All of this causes a reduced range of motion, loss of muscle strength, and pain. Additionally, nerves may become trapped, which causes weakness, tingling, and numbness. Myofascial release techniques break up adhesions to return the affected area to a normal range of motion. This form of soft tissue therapy is an excellent complement to the spinal adjustment and the doctors perform it regularly to restore the patient to a pain free lifestyle.

Flexion/Distraction Technique:

Flexion Distraction is a technique used by the doctors to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. The treatment is a safe, gentle, low impact procedure and works well to take pressure off of the spinal nerves that may be injured or dysfunctional.

Flexion Distraction involves using a special table that expands and pivots, flexing the spine in an automated and gentle motion. Our Wyckoff chiropractic doctors will use some manual techniques in conjunction with the table to resolve the lower back pain. The goal is to allow the spine to move correctly in a manner that will remove pressure from the nerves. The technique is also very useful to stretch the para spinal muscles of the low back thereby preparing the patient for a lumbar adjustment.

 

Electrotherapy:

Electrical muscle stimulation is a technique to help reduce muscle stiffness, spasm, swelling and edema. It helps with pain management and restoring range of motion in the joints, muscles, and ligaments. The doctors utilize many forms of electrotherapy including microcurrent.  

With microcurrent therapy, electrical impulses are used which are only slightly more powerful than those exchanged by the cells. Because the voltage levels used are so low, they do not cause any pain or discomfort and stimulate healing on a cellular level.

Ultrasound therapy is also utilized to reduce swelling and inflammation in tissues.  The combination of ultrasound therapy with electrical stimulation provides a way to better target and relax tissue. Combo therapy especially with the high volt waveform gives our patients the greatest chance at the fastest recovery.

Other Services:

While chiropractic care is our primary service, we do have other services such as spinal decompression, laser therapy and many other treatment options available.

We are here to help you out of pain.

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Office Hours

Monday
10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm

Tuesday
9am-7pm

Wednesday
10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm

Thursday
9am-7pm

Friday
10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm

Saturday
By Appointment Only

150 Godwin Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-8860