Services & Home Care

Techniques

Spinal Manipulation

A method of moving the spine in ways to correct for improper motion between pairs of vertebrae (spinal bones).  This is also known as an adjustment.   The purpose of spinal adjustments is to return the spine to a natural state of health and to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation.

Extremity and Jaw (TMJ) Manipulation

The correction of improper joint motion is not limited to the spine.  These adjustments can also be done for extremity problems, such as the shoulder, hip and ankle as well as the jaw (AKA the TMJ or temporomandibular joint).

Flexion/Distraction

Also called Cox Technique, is a type of manipulation utilizing a specialized adjusting table to provide a gentle traction to the spine.  It is mainly used for pinched nerves in the lower back due to bulging (AKA slipped) discs but can also be used to provide a generalized lower back stretch.

Myofascial Release

The goal of this is to improve muscle, ligament and fascia elasticity, mobility and length.  Examples of this are instrument assisted myofascial release, also known by the proprietary name Graston Technique, and active or passive myofascial release, sometimes called by the proprietary name ART (Active Release Technique).  

Physiotherapies

Kinesiology Therapeutic Taping

Therapeutic Ultrasound

TENS

Cryotherapy

Moist Heat

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Back and pelvic pain are common issues during pregnancy.  Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for women throughout their entire pregnancy.

Dry Needling

We now offer dry needling trigger point therapy.  

Massage

We now offer in office massage.  Please contact Crystal at (203) 979-5188 or crysmass59@aol.com to schedule an appointment.  You can also book an appointment directly with her on her website www.crystaltherapeuticbodywork.com/

Lifestyle Advice

Exercise

Stretching and exercise are a vital part of a healthy and pain free life.  We can help you plan an exercise routine specific to your condition and lifestyle. 

Custom Orthotics

 We can create customized shoe inserts to help maintain all three arches of the foot. 

Computer Work Station Setup

This is a diagram on how to properly set up your seated computer work station.  While this is ideal for sitting, utilizing a standing work station to spend part of your time on your feet is an even better idea!

Mattress Advice

We receive questions on a daily basis inquiring on what makes a good mattress.  There is no easy answer to this question as what may be good for one person may not be good for another.  Here are a few tips that can help determine whether or not you need a new mattress and what type to buy. 

Nutrition

We are happy to help discuss nutrition advice for you.  We also are happy to house an independent diet counselor in our office,  Carol Lupinacci Lalli of  14 Karat Natural Dieting. 

Home Instruction

The following instructions should be utilized based on your health care provider's recommendations.  Please consult with your chiropractor prior to administering.  

Ice vs. Heat

When you should use one versus the other.

Instructions for Acute Lower Back Pain

What to do at home if you are suffering from acute lower back pain.  

Instructions for Acute Neck Pain

What to do at home if you are suffering from acute neck pain.  

Biofreeze

A natural, menthol based topical analgesic.  Offered in a roll on, spray or traditional gel.  Ask for a sample next time you are in the office.