Lodge Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness
Electrolysis is a treatment for the permanent removal of unwanted hair. A very fine, sterile probe is inserted into a hair follicle and a slight amount of electrical current is applied destroying the hair root and further growth. The treated hair is removed.
Electrolysis is effective at permanently destroying actively growing hair—hair that is above the skin surface. Because hair actively grows over weeks and months, a series of treatments are needed for each area according to the growth schedule of the hair.
The number of treatments depends upon the size of the area to be treated, the number of hair follicles, as well as your heredity, hormone levels, cell sensitivity, and medication use. Tweezing and waxing prolongs the treatment time. Because of the cyclical nature of hair growth, you may see hair growth for months but the number of hairs will be declining.
At the initial consultation, you will be provided with an individualized treatment schedule. To achieve the best results staying on the recommended schedule will speed you to freeing yourself of superfluous hair forever.
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Massage can be an incredibly beneficial part of your healthcare regime. Research has shown that massage has been beneficial in the treatment of neurological disorders, chronic diseases, and injuries, as well as relieving the tensions of modern lifestyles. There are many physical benefits of massage, including: improvement of blood circulation, movement of lymph fluid, alleviation of low back pain, improvement in range of motion, reduction of pain and swelling, promotion of tissue regeneration resulting in reduced formation of excessive scar tissue, increased joint flexibility, reduction of spasms and cramping, softening and relaxation of injured, tired, or overused muscles, rehabilitation after injury, improvement in posture, relief from headaches, and overall relaxation.
Massage can also help support your chiropractic treatments. By relaxing the muscles and soft tissue with massage, chiropractic treatments are often more effective. The relaxation of the muscles allows for alteration of muscle memory and loosening of the bonds that hold the bones in place, thus allowing the bones to be adjusted more easily and to stay aligned without being pulled out of place by muscles that have adapted to misaligned bones.
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There are many adjustment techniques available to chiropractors, allowing them to utilize the method that best suits the patient being treated. Below, we have listed the adjustment techniques used in this office.
Chiropractic Care and Ultralign
You can achieve improved health for your body now and in the future beginning with a simple anatomical concept. The nervous system (the brain and all the nerves) controls every function of your body. If this network is interfered with, pain can ensue, as does your bodily malfunction, often resulting in sickness and diminished overall health. The "something" you can do to improve performance and your health is to maximize the health of your nervous system. There are several ways to do this. The number one way is allowing your doctor to utilize the Ultralign System to analyze and treat your body.
The Ultralign utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility by reducing fixation or enabling motion in abnormal areas. The Ultralign uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body and result in a positive change to the health of the joint or tissue.
Flexion-Distraction Therapy (also known as Spinal Traction) is a gentle chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for neck and back pain. Flexion-Distraction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine. It can be beneficial for many conditions, including: disc herniation, ruptured discs, bulging discs, failed back surgical syndromes, sciatica, whiplash injuries, arm pain, neck pain, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, failed course of steroid injections, spondylolisthesis, pinched nerves, and headaches.
The technical description: Flexion-Distraction increases the intervertebral disc height to remove annular tension on the annular fibers and nerve by making more room and improving circulation. It allows the nucleus pulposus, the center of the disc, to assume its central position within the annular fibers and relieves irritation of the spinal nerve. Spinal traction may also alleviate back pain by stretching tight spinal muscles that result from spasm and widen intervertebral foramen to relieve nerve root impingement. Additionally, it improves posture and locomotion while relieving pain, improving body functions, and creating a state of well being.
Patients with spinal conditions benefit from this therapy because the traction reverses the force of gravity. In short, spinal traction stretches the spine to take pressure off compressed discs. This straightens the spine and allows the body to heal itself. The goal of traction is to reduce pain to assist the patient in becoming more functional.
In addition to utilizing the Ultralign System and Flexion-Distraction (Spinal Traction), Dr. Lodge utilizes the drop table method. The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion, and/or function of a vertebral joint. Specifically, an adjustment is intended to correct vertebral subluxation (misalignment of the vertebrae producing nerve interference). The drop table is a chiropractic adjustment method, in which the patient lays on a special table with sections that can be raised up in order to be dropped down. The chiropractor applies a quick thrust, at the same time the section drops down. The dropping of the table allows gravity to assist for a lighter adjustment without the twisting positions that can accompany other techniques.
The Steps of Chiropractic Care
Being Your Best
Simply put, we experience our lives through our nervous systems. That's why optimizing our spines and nervous systems is the key to becoming all that we can be. Chiropractic care and other healthy habits create new possibilities.
Beyond preservation, is the realm of prevention. Periodic chiropractic checkups can help catch new problems early. This can minimize the severity of flare-ups. Those who value their health often take this proactive approach.
Keep Your Health
Regular chiropractic care can help maintain your progress and avoid a relapse. Your visit schedule will vary based on your age, condition, and the stresses in your life. The intention is to help you preserve your progress so far.
Fix The Problem
With the obvious symptoms reduced, many opt to continue their care. This helps stabilize and strengthen the spine. Rehabilitative care builds on the investment used to get relief and helps make changes that are more lasting.
Many people begin here. Their ache, pain, or other obvious symptom is often what prompts them to begin chiropractic care. If you stop care as soon as you feel better, before muscles and soft tissue heal, you can invite a needless relapse.
Spinal Decay and Chiropractic
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Spinal decay is a degenerative process that worsens with time. It starts with some type of uncorrected trauma to the spine; a slip, a fall, a car accident, learning to walk, even the birth process may be responsible. The first phase of spinal decay is revealed as a loss of proper spinal curve or a reduced ability to turn and bend. Other areas of the spine often compensate, starting a chain reaction of health problems. Left uncorrected, the body responds by depositing calcium onto the affected joint surfaces, ligaments and connective tissues. This second phase of decay is the result of the body's attempt to repair, stabilize, and splint the malfunctioning spinal joint. In the third phase of spinal decay, the integrity of the spine has become permanently compromised. While chiropractic care cannot help areas of the spine already fused together, areas of the spine not yet affected can often benefit from chiropractic care.
The purpose of chiropractic care is to locate areas of the spine that are not working right and use specific adjustments to improve its function and structure. This simple but powerful intervention has helped millions avoid the crippling effects of spinal decay.
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