Chiropractic Services

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who primarily concentrate on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal disorders and other mechanical conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care places a strong emphasis on the body’s ability to heal itself without employing surgery, drugs, or other medical measures.

Patients often experience relief from a wide range of painful and dangerous symptoms by seeking quality chiropractic care. At AZ Life Style Chiropractic, we address countless health and wellness issues using a variety of approaches. Read more about some of our specific services below.

Chiropractic:

Adjustments: Spinal evaluation and treatment using diversified techniques, applied Kinesiology techniques, muscle testing, manual adjusting, specialized instruments and drop table assists.

MyoFascial Trigger Point and Dry Needling: Dry Needling (percutaneous therapy) is used for the reduction of pain and spasm, myofascial restrictions or impaired function. Most patients feel very little discomfort as needles are inserted, and many feel complete relief with only 3-6 treatments.

Modalities Offered

Manual Adjustment

The “classic” chiropractic treatment, manual adjustments are done by hand to perform a broad spectrum of coordinated contact movements. Manual adjustments may be used to address various patient health and wellness concerns. Applying direct pressure at specific points, we can dramatically improve the function of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other soft bodily tissues.

Intersegmental Traction

Using a traction table, we employ spinal decompression to gently stretch the spine. By altering the position and force placement of the spine, spinal decompression reduces pressure on the spinal disks (gel-like cushions that separate every vertebrae in the spine). This process can cause bulging and herniated disks to retract, which can relieve back pain, improve flexibility, and promote healing by moving nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to these disks.

Electro-Muscle Stimulation

Otherwise known as e-stim, electro-muscle stimulation uses clinical electrical equipment that produces pulses that replicate the signals emanated by the neurons of the human nervous system. By directing mild electrical currents to specific nerves, e-stim produces muscle contractions that improve blood flow and promote tissue repair. Electrical stimulation is a powerful therapy that has also been used to block pain receptors and even restore the natural motor function of stroke victims with nervous system paralysis.

Cold Laser Therapy

As part of a comprehensive chiropractic care program, laser therapy has proven to be an effective way to manage pain for many patients. Using a targeted light spectrum, laser therapy helps to ease inflammation, encourage nerve regeneration, and generally speed the healing process for individuals who have suffered injuries or are living with chronic pain.

Nutritional & Lifestyle Counseling

In the wake of an injury or a surgical procedure, many people can benefit greatly from a targeted physical rehabilitation regimen. When patients come to us for rehabilitation, we will use a combination of adjustments and other modalities. For post-treatment care at home, we generally recommend a program of exercises to help in recovery from physical trauma and to rebuild former mobility and range of movement.

Naturopathic Medicine

Primary Care:

  • Sports Medicine & Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Family Medicine
  • Hormone Management (not replacement)

Regenerative Medicine:

  • Stem Cell
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy
  • Perineural

Pain Management:

  • Soft Tissue Therapies
  • Gua Sha
  • Cupping
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger Point

IV Therapy:

  • Immunity
  • Hydration
  • Vitamin C
  • Stem Cell
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

IV Infusion Therapy

As an increasing number of individuals grow more health conscious, experts in the healthcare industry discover creative ways to assist patients in obtaining the nourishment they want and desire.

In a hospital or other medical environment, the use of intravenous lines, or IVs, is not an unusual occurrence. However, were you aware that your chiropractor may also make therapeutic use of IVs in his or her office? The treatment is known as IV Therapy or infusion therapy, and it offers a number of significant advantages.

Weightloss

At AZ Lifestyle Chiropractic, we believe in the positive and lasting effects of the Ideal Protein method. What is the Ideal Protein method? Ideal Protein is a Ketogenic Weight Loss Protocol that was designed by a doctor. This protocol approaches weight loss as a form of healthcare and uses food as a form of medicine. The goal of this protocol is to give you the ability to lose weight and live your best, healthiest life for the rest of your life.

Corrective Exercises

Whether part of a prescribed physical rehabilitation program or for general preventative or restorative purposes, chiropractic exercises can be powerful complements to regular chiropractic office visits. The pelvic tilt and the supine bridge are just a couple of exercises that virtually anyone can do at home to improve their overall health and wellness. When you come to us for treatment, corrective exercises may be one way that your treatment continues outside of our office!

Stemcell Therapy

Stem cells are derived from raw materials, when used in injection setting, they are intended to differentiate into specific cell types. The growth factors that stem cells are formulated with are essential for the natural healing process. There are a few different types of stem cells used for injection therapy. Embryonic stem cells are removed from embryos when they are 3-5 days old and Perinatal stem cells are from amniotic umbilical cord blood. These two types of stem cells can develop into specialized cells to heal and repair. Stem cells injections will target these damaged, diseased, or dysfunctional areas of tissue throughout various locations of the body and will decrease recovery time and speed up the healing process. Stem cell injection therapy can repair damaged tissue in conditions such as tendonitis, non-healing bone fractures, joint pain, ligament damage, arthritis, bursitis, muscular injuries, and some organ damage.

Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Applied Kinesiology (AK), developed by Dr. George Goodheart in 1964, uses bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength of various muscles in the body. This highly individualized, in-depth system of analysis, allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient’s state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole body care.