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South Portland, ME 04106
In the past, chronic back pain sufferers had few choices but to undergo risky spine surgery or to choose prescription pain medications to mask the pain. This non-surgical pain relief gives these patients a new, potent choice that doesn’t present the risks that come with surgical intervention or long-term narcotic use.
FLEXION/DISTRACTION is a gentle and painless procedure that creates negative pressure inside the involved disc or discs, allowing them to absorb fluid and nutrients, which can reverse the degenerative and/or desiccation process in these structures, while significantly reducing any disc bulges or herniations. This, in turn, can provide you a long-term solution to pain relief, improved range of motion and better quality of life.
Flexion/Distraction technique allows the doctor to make precision stretches to the affected areas of the spine, relieving pressure and increasing disc height. This, in turn, can lead to less pain and better range of motion.
Common painful back and neck conditions that respond well to spinal decompression include:
For at least 2000 years, acupuncture has been used as a method of relieving pain as well as other therapeutic conditions. By targeting specific points and energy channels throughout the body, referred to as meridians, a chiropractic acupuncturist seeks to correct the body’s natural biorhythms and re-establish wellness.
Chiropractic Acupuncturists make use of direct patient input and questions to make a diagnosis that will guide treatment. Palpation of points of tenderness will also aid in making a complete diagnosis. Finally, a visual inspection of the face, mouth and tongue will help further illustrate potential causes of an ailment.
Chiropractic Healing Arts Center integrates Chiropractic Acupuncture as part of our wellness and pain relief programs. Including chiropractic spinal decompression, ARPwave Therapy, myofascial release, nutritional therapy, as well as other health services, we put together custom treatment programs specific to your condition to help relieve your pain and improve your overall quality of life. For more questions, give us a call or fill out the form in the contact us area.
Dr. Dunphy utilizes pharmaceutical grade supplements (nutriceuticals) and homeopathic formulae when treating conditions involving: inflammation, pain, bruises, lactic acid, myofascial disorders, adrenal dysfunction, and abnormal cortisol levels. All of the aforementioned can be involved to increase speed of recovery, as well as when a patient is not recovering adequately.