Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment is a manipulation to the "subluxated" vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally, causing pain. The objective is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals to increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability and improve function.

Techniques

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  • Diversified
  • Activator
  • Drop Table
  • Flexion/distraction
  • Webster Technique

Here at Kinkaid Family Chiropractic, we utilize flexion distraction technique to help the intervertebral discs maintain hydration. Intervertebral discs are the shock absorbers of the spine. These oval-shaped sacs sit between each pair of vertebrae, cushioning them from the impact of everyday movements. Each disc is made up of two parts: a fibrous shell known as the annulus fibrosis and a gel-like substance called the nucleus pulpous. Much like a waterbed shifting under the weight of a bowling ball, the disc changes shape whenever the spine rotates or flexes, fluidly adjusting to absorb the motion and protect the vertebrae. Over time, the discs begin to lose elasticity and flexibility—a condition called degenerative disc disease (DDD) that affects 60% of people over the age of 40, according to Medscape. This can lead to problems such as neck or lower-back pain or more serious conditions such as herniation, which occurs when the disc’s inner fluids leak through the annulus fibrosis. Although DDD can be the source of chronic pain, treatment does not always require surgery. At Kinkaid Family Chiropractic, DDD can be managed with chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression.

Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that is used to relieve certain types of chronic back pain and neck pain. Mechanical decompression works by slowly and gently stretching the spine, taking pressure off of compressed discs and nerves helping them to properly heal.

Roller Bed therapy

The roller beds are used to aid in the adjustment process.  While laying on your back, your muscles get massaged, reducing muscle spasms, tension, and inflammation while loosening up the joints. 

X-rays

We take x-rays in house and go through the results with you in depth. Both of our Doctors have been trained to read x-rays and can identify problem areas to focus the chiropractic adjustments on.