We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. The Active Family doctors have years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients find relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health and wellness.
Spinal Decompression is the evolution of traction therapy. If it is appropriate for your course of care, spinal decompression may be recommended to help nourish the intervertebral discs, decrease radiating symptoms (such as sciatica), and assist in the speed of recovery while undergoing structural care. Dr. Tyler will be able to customize any decompression therapy to meet your specific needs, helping in acute and chronic problems and adapting the machine to work with neck or lower back.
If decompression is included in your care plan, you may anticipate spending an additional 15-30 minutes in the office once a week.
In a recent study of 219 patients with herniated discs and degenerative disc disease, 86 percent who completed the therapy showed immediate improvement and resolution of their symptoms; 92 percent improved overall; five patients (2 percent) relapsed within 90 days of initial treatment.(Glonis T, Groteke E. Spinal Decompression. Orth Tech Review 5(6):36-39; Nov-Dec 2003.)
If you have suffered from any of these issues and not seen an improvement in other offices, this may be a great option for you.
Insight Subluxation Station
We utilize a state-of-the-art system in our office that allows us to measure and record how well a body is functioning, and how it is responding to care. This scan is preformed during the initial examination and may be repeated as you progress through care, allowing you and the doctor to compare pre and post results. It’s one thing to feel better while under care, and we want you to feel better, but it is our aim to work with your body and allow it to function at a higher level.
Over time, daily stress can change a person’s health. Muscles along the spine can shorten, spinal joints can begin to lock while postures twist and shift. Most importantly, the nerves inside the spine that connect the brain to the body start to be affected. The spinal nerve tension begins to change the core of your body.
The chiropractic “COREscore” is a powerful and simple way to measure and report the tension in your spinal nerves. Using three important measurements we are able to assess the stress present in your body (conscious or not). Heart rate variability determines your overall ability to adapt to the daily stress you encounter. Muscle tone and balance evaluates the control of the muscles that support and move your spine. Organ and gland control assesses the part of your nervous system that helps control your organs, glands, and blood vessels, and can be measured through the paraspinal temperature. These three scans are quick, easy, and non-invasive, allowing Dr. Tyler to accurately measure and assess your health as you continue to reach and exceed your health goals.
This technology is certified by the Space Foundation and is used on Super Bowl champions, Olympic Gold medalists and star athletes around the world. Dr. Tyler is excited to bring this technology to Longmont and offer it to families interested in improving their overall wellness as well as to athletes who are looking to improve their health in a measurable and predictable manner.
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. Use of specific exercises are used to correct deficiencies caused by trauma, inactivity, muscular imbalances, poor flexibility or biomechanical inadequacies.
This comprehensive and consistent approach works to retrain muscles, restore joint function and prevent recurring injuries as well as doctor visits. When corrective exercises become necessary, they help maintain proper posture, improve lifting mechanics while helping to determine the “Do’s and Don’ts” related to certain jobs or daily activities. The effectiveness of the treatment protocol depends on the patient’s commitment to their therapeutic exercises and doctor’s recommendations.
When most people think of Chiropractors, they think of someone who only adjusts your neck and back. While Chiropractors do specialize in treating the neck and back regions, they have been trained to do much more. Our team here at Active Family Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Treatment is only the beginning to living a healthier, pain-free life. There are many other factors that contribute to how complete your recovery will be. For example, proper nutrition and exercise help promote the body’s natural healing process and is an essential component to your chiropractic care. Living each day with a healthier perspective is easier than you think. We are here coaching and cheering you on the whole way!