Chiropractic care focuses on the natural well-being and best health of our patients. We treat your whole body naturally and holistically. Working with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, we are able to make a positive impact on your health.
Why Do I Need Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a hands-on method of mobilizing the body to promote natural healing. It helps restore the mechanical function of the spine and joints of the body, allowing the body to self-heal as designed.
Dr. Leon focuses on finding areas of motion restriction and misalignment in the spine, which can put pressure on the nerves, causing pain and loss of function. At Spinous Chiropractic Center, our job is to correct the problem and ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Our patients have seen improvements with issues such as
Low back/hip pain
Pregnancy and pediatric issues
We use several techniques to provide patients with the care they need. Our primary technique is Thompson Drop Table because of its gentleness. It’s ideal for all ages and severity of complaint—there’s no twisting, cracking, or popping.
We also use Diversified, the most used technique worldwide, corrective chiropractic, and ultrasound.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.
What to expect during therapy
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.
- The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
- A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
- You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
- The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
At Spinous Chiropractic Center, Dr. Leon helps prevent mechanical dysfunctions in children and promotes unrestricted natural growth of their bodies. Children sustain many traumas as they grow, starting with the birth trauma, the most serious one of all.
Before Dr. Leon provides any care, he sits down to discuss everything with the parents. He tells them what’s going on and what needs to be done. He answers all their questions and makes sure they’re comfortable before moving forward.
Once the child sees their parents are comfortable, they relax, which makes adjustments easier. Dr. Leon uses the Thompson Drop Table to adjust every child because of its gentle approach. One of the ways he brings the kids into the process is to tell them he’s moving a piece of popcorn around on their back.
Many common childhood conditions show improvement with chiropractic, including
- Holding childs hand
- Postural problems
- Growing pains and more
It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Why should a pregnant woman see a chiropractor? The bigger risk is not being checked.
A woman’s body undergoes incredible changes during pregnancy. The spine experiences numerous microtraumas as the body adapts, and the strain on Mom’s joints and muscles, balance issues, and pressure from an enlarged abdomen are substantial.
Chiropractic care keeps Mom’s body aligned as changes occur, and helps the nervous system function at its optimal level. When the spine is adjusted, it helps maintain the health and mobility of the joints, to support the pregnancy and delivery.
While chiropractic care during pregnancy is an important part of prenatal care, many women don’t know about the benefits, both for themselves and their unborn baby. Some benefits from adjustment are relief from headaches, back, chest and neck pain, sciatica, and tight hip muscles.
Making sure the mom-to-be is comfortable and pain-free is good for her and the baby. Better overall health, less swelling, morning sickness, and hormonal swings have also been noted. Many of our moms report easier and quicker labor and delivery too!
Cupping is an ancient practice and can be found in Egyptian texts as far back as 1550 B.C. It was practiced in ancient Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures as well. Within modern medicine, cupping has been adopted by practitioners across many different fields, including chiropractors.
We perform cupping therapy by placing specialized cups on your skin for several minutes to create suction. You can think of it as the opposite of a massage – pulling your tissue up rather than massing your tissue down. Depending on your needs, cupping can also be combined with acupuncture.
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Joint problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
Your practitioner will create the suction in the cups through the use of a small handheld vacuum device. This causes the skin and underlying tissue within the cups to lift, allowing for greater circulation and relief of pain. In most cases, these cups are left in place for a few minutes and then gently removed.
Benefits of cupping include reduced pain and inflammation, a greater sense of well-being, decreased pain and irritation caused by skin, joint, and muscle issues, improved digestion, and lowered blood pressure.
Side effects are generally mild and may include bruising where the cups were placed and minor discomfort. Bruising and marks left from the therapy typically last a few days, but may take more than a week to fade.
At Spinous Chiropractic Center, we provide services for every member of the family, regardless of age or severity of condition. Chiropractic is especially beneficial for seniors, as they experience several common problems with advancing age. To maintain a high quality of life into the golden years, it’s crucial to take care of the body by maintaining mobility, strength, and balance.
Chiropractic and Seniors
Chiropractic’s method of hands-on treatment may help seniors attain general wellness and lasting pain relief. While chiropractic care has been shown to provide numerous benefits for people of all ages, seniors in particular may improve their quality of life through consistent visits to a chiropractor.
Senior getting back adjustment
While benefits vary from patient to patient, the most common benefits for seniors include
- Increased mobility
- Pain relief
- Improved balance/less fall risk
- Less arthritis inflammation
- Better circulation
- Overall well-being
- Higher energy levels
- Better quality of life
How Does It Help?
Seniors often suffer from chronic and acute pain, less flexibility and mobility, balance issues, and postural alignment. Major changes occur in the spinal joints, ligaments, and muscles as they become weaker and more fibrous. The spinal discs begin to dry out.
Chiropractic adjustments are modified to address the needs of seniors. Dr. Leon is very gentle with his patients, primarily using the Thompson Drop Table to provide gentle care. There’s no twisting, cracking, or popping, and seniors receive low force adjustments only to protect their joints. Strengthening exercises may also help improve range of motion.
Chiropractic care has a natural and holistic approach, which makes it the right choice for patients who need maintenance care. Our gentle services for seniors help improve mobility, increase flexibility, and reduce muscle pain.
Protecting Our Seniors
Chiropractic care is an essential cornerstone of both preventive and palliative care. As adults age, and their health begins to decline, it is even more essential to safeguard their health with regular chiropractic maintenance. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
We see all levels of athletes in our practice, from youth sports to professional. When people live more active lives, it can have a positive effect on overall health. Unfortunately, more activity can lead to injuries. Sports injuries can be minor, but when pain continues, with no sign of healing, you need to see a chiropractor.
Sports chiropractic is therapy to reduce pain, speed the healing process, and correct any issues connected with your injury. We ensure you’re balanced, in alignment, and help build back your strength.
How Chiropractic Benefits Athletes
At Spinous Chiropractic Center, we focus on the injured area, and the cause. Every injury is unique; when you come to our office, you’ll receive a thorough examination, with special attention to your joints. Pain in the Joints may indicate further damage in need of urgent attention. Pain may also be caused by over-extending or straining muscles during your activities.
Conditions which may benefit from chiropractic include
- Sprains & strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Injury rehabilitation
- Pre- and post-surgical recovery
Our natural, holistic care helps reduce soreness, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility, focus and coordination. Muscles function much better after an adjustment. Athletes recover faster from injury when restricted joints are released. Safely returning the athlete to activity not just healed, but stronger is our goal.
Getting You Back in the Game
Your care plan is customized to your sport or activity, and any therapies necessary to restore your body to proper health. Many professional sports teams now have chiropractic care as part of their health regimen.
Athletes use sports chiropractic in sports like
- Volleyball and more
Dr. Leon has worked on the sidelines of the Mexican soccer team and Ironman competition in Houston, TX, helping the athletes recover after their activity. He knows what you need to revive, restore, and recover fully.
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