Chiropractic Adjustments treat symptoms such as lower back pain, headaches and neck pain.
Summit Spine and Wellness has skilled chiropractors serving the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas since 2001. Dr. Lenny Roberts and Dr. Tom O’brien are Board Certified chiropractors and certified Active Release Technique (ART) practitioners. They are proficient in extremity adjusting and many other chiropractic techniques including Diversified, CBP (Clinical Biomechanics of Posture), Motion Palpation, Cox Flexion Distraction, and Pediatric Adjusting. Yes, we treat kids! Our doctors have adjusted children as young as a few minutes old.
Anyone with a spine can benefit from it being as healthy as possible!
WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT?
A chiropractic adjustment consists of a chiropractor using his or her hands (or some cases an instrument) to reduce restriction or imbalance in the spine thru what is called a chiropractic adjustment. Restriction or imbalance can occur from :
birth trauma, falling while learning to walk, playground accidents, sports injuries, motor vehicle and work injuries, and repetitive stresses like lousy phone or computer posture…yep, how’s yours right now?
Our office focuses on correcting structural (posture) and functional (loss of proper motion of the bones and muscles) issues that cause tension in the spine!
Many people think of chiropractic for pain relief and it works great for that, but ultimately, this improves the body’s overall function.
HOW DOES THE ADJUSTMENT WORK?
Chiropractic works because when bones are not moving and functioning properly and our posture is out of alignment. This puts excess pressure on the nerves and muscles. Muscle spasms and reduced nerve function arise as a result. A chiropractic adjustment restores proper motion in our joints. In our office we work towards restoring proper posture to get and keep you at your best. Restoring proper structure and function results in less pain, but more importantly, improved overall function of the body.
WHAT DOES A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT TREAT?
We specialize in finding and fixing subluxation – areas of the spine that are structurally and / or functionally stressed. The word “subluxation” when broke down to its parts:
Sub = less
Lux = light
Ation= a state of
So a sub-lux-ation = a state of less light. Think of your bodys amazing potential as a huge bright, vibrant light. Thru the stresses of life(physical, chemical and mental) our body functions but not optimally…like a dimmer switch on that light. When you have a subluxation, your body is not performing at its highest levels. Imagine you have a dimmer switch between your brain and your body. When the dimmer switch is on “high”, your body performs at its highest level (optimal). When the dimmer switch is on “low”, your body operates at its lowest levels (dysfunctional). Subluxations, in addition to decreasing optimum function, can lead to numbness, tingling, pain, loss of strength, or potentially no symptoms at all!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST VISIT?
A conversation. Sure, the information provided on the intake form is important, but we want to get to know you. What brings you into our office? What have you tried to correct your issues? How are these issues impacting your life and keeping you from what you want and need to do? Our first visit is designed to gather intel, put together pieces of your puzzle, and see if we can help you.
If we feel as though we can help, we don’t guess , we test.
Our evaluation typically consists of weight bearing x-rays to see your posture,
HOW SHOULD THE PATIENT PREPARE?
Just show up! Preparing for a chiropractic appointment doesn’t require anything. When a patient has an appointment, he or she will need to fill out a few painless forms to help the doctor understand the patient’s issues and contributing causes to their issues. We do a consultation, examination and most often, structural and functional x-rays to put together pieces of your puzzle. We also use a digital foot scan to see how you are weight bearing in gravity and if a foundational imbalance is contributing to your issue. Think about it. If a multimillion-dollar house has a poor foundation, it doesn’t matter the cost or how beautiful it is. Over time, the house will fall apart and break down. The same thing happens with the human body!
Motion x-rays to see how the bones in your spine move (or don’t move) when you are moving and a digital foot can, we set up a time to review our findings and customize a treatment plan to help you get your life back!