According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Chiropractic care is centered upon examination, diagnosis, and treatment of segmental dysfunction within the joints of the spine and extremities, as well as the use of other therapeutic modalities. Following examination, Dr. Lindsey will determine whether or not any imaging is required and what the initial course of treatment shall be. If imaging (X-Ray, MRI, or CT Scan) is required, the patient will be referred to a local imaging center. After the examination has been performed and any imaging has been reviewed, Dr. Lindsey will begin treatment, which may consist of chiropractic adjustments, therapies, and/or rehabilitative exercises. The chiropractic adjustment is utilized to improve spinal and extremity joint function, which can lead to a decrease in pain and tension in the surrounding areas, as well as restore normal range of motion. There are numerous different techniques that may be used to perform a chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Lindsey is trained in several techniques, so she is equipped with a technique to suit patients from infants and children to the elderly. Dr. Lindsey will choose which technique to use based on her best judgement, the patient’s condition, and the patient’s preference. She is trained in both manual and instrument/low force adjusting. Dr. Lindsey is trained in the following techniques:
- Thompson drop
- Flexion Distraction
- Webster technique
- Activator technique (Basic & Intermediate)
- Sacro-Occipital Technique
- McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) – Parts A & B
Dr. Lindsey may also choose to utilize therapies such as heat or cold therapy, electric muscle stimulation, myofascial release, therapeutic ultrasound, or rehabilitative exercise to promote faster recovery.
Following examination, Dr. Lindsey will determine whether or not any imaging is required and what the initial course of treatment shall be. If imaging (X-Ray, MRI, or CT Scan) is required, the patient will be referred to a local imaging center.
In addition to adjustments and therapies, chiropractors are also trained in nutrition and may provide nutritional counseling. See nutritional counseling page for more information.