Your first visit will consist of a thorough face to face consultation of your complaints and concerns followed by a physical examination. If x-rays or other imaging studies are necessary they will be performed. The information gathered from the consultation, exam findings, and imaging studies (if needed) will be analyzed to create an appropriate treatment plan suited to your specific needs.
Chiropractic is a treatment that focuses on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. Some of the common things that are effectively treated are headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand pain, arthritis, thoracic pain, rib pain, lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain and dysfunction, knee pain, tendinitis, foot and ankle pain, etc. Also, because chiropractic has a positive effect on balancing the nervous system there are other conditions that can also be helped, such as, digestive complaints, fibromyalgia, lupus, sleep disorders, colic in infants, etc.
Chiropractic helps by balancing your musculoskeletal and nervous system through a specific hands on technique called "adjustments".
Many patients are in a lot of pain when first coming to our office. We use a combination of therapies similar to a physical therapist to help decrease pain. Once the muscles are relaxed it makes the adjustment much more comfortable. The adjustment itself may be scary to many first time chiropractic patients but is never painful.
Every case is different because every patient is unique. Not all patients require x-rays. If you have a problem that can be better treated or diagnosed through x-rays, then they will most likely be recommended.
Every case is unique. Once a consultation, and examination have been performed. Dr. Bradley will come up with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Some people only need a couple of treatments and others need more.
One of the most common misconceptions about chiropractic is that many people believe that once you go to a chiropractor you will have to go the rest of your life. This just simply isn't true. Those who choose to make chiropractic part of a regular routine in order to maintain a desired level of health may come in for care on a regular basis. Others may only use chiropractic to get symptomatic relief. The choice is entirely up to you.
Chiropractic is among the safest forms of healthcare available. It is an all natural, holistically based healthcare treatment. Many people are able to avoid unnecessary drugs and surgery as a result of chiropractic treatment.
When two smooth surfaces are in contact, such as is the case with spinal and peripheral joints, these surfaces can lose their normal range of motion due to misalignment and pressure from muscular imbalance or tension. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper movement between these joint surfaces. When a joint that is fixated or out alignment is "adjusted" the two surfaces that make up a joint are rapidly moved away from each other. This movement causes what is known as cavitation, causing air or gas to release between the two surfaces. As cavitation occurs a "popping sound" is released.
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Your first visit will consist of a FREE consultation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression. During this visit a complete review of your history and symptoms will be discussed. You will have a full understanding of what non-surgical spinal decompression is and how it works. You will also be given a demonstration of the DRX-9000. If x-rays or an MRI have already been performed, Dr. Bradley will review them. If they have not been done, recommendations will be made accordingly.
Non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX-9000 is an excellent treatment option for herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, nerve root compression, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, degenerative arthritis and many other forms of chronic lower back pain.
Non-surgical spinal decompression utilizes state of the art technology that stretches a specified segment of your spine. This gentle stretch is done in such a way as to not create what is known as muscle guarding or spasm. By keeping the muscles that surround your spine relaxed the stretch is able to decompress the specified spinal disc and vertebral area and create a negative pressure in the disc. When disc herniations are present, this decompressive force draws the bulging material back to the center of the disc where it should be, thus alleviating the pressure on the nerve and/or spinal cord structures. Once this pressure is removed, pain is eliminated and your spine can begin to heal and be properly rehabilitated.
When a patient is in a significant amount of pain they may not get any appreciable relief at first. But, usually by the third visit, pain levels begin to significantly decrease. The treatment itself is not painful and in fact it feels good. Many of our patients fall asleep while on the table because they are finally getting some relief of their pain.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is not a covered service under health insurance plans. Some clinics may lead patients to believe this to be a covered service, but they are either billing for other services rendered on the same visit or they are using questionable billing practices. Our service is a cash based procedure. Once it has been determined whether or not you are a candidate a complete care plan with pricing will be reviewed with you with payment options.
We have been helping people with non-surgical spinal decompression using the DRX-9000 since 2004. We have helped thousands of people get out of pain and get their lives back. They have been able to get off of powerful prescription drugs and avoid surgery. We take great care in determining whether or not a patient qualifies for care. By taking these measures we are able to give our patients the best chance possible of getting well. Obviously we can't help every single person that comes in, but when we review a case that is beyond our abilities we will make sure to refer you our to a specialist who can offer you some viable options.
The average treatment plan is 20 visits over a 6 week period. Some cases are different and may require more or sometimes less treatment.
A typical treatment plan consists of 5 visits per week for the first 2 weeks, 3 times per week for the next two weeks and finally two visits per week for the final two weeks.
We have care plans ranging from $2500 to $6000 depending on one's needs.
For further reading please visit our Spinal Decompression page.
Massage is a procedure offered in our office as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Once a consultation and examination have been performed, a treatment plan will be developed. Often times massage therapy will be recommended as part of your treatment plan. If massage therapy is recommended, Dr. Bradley will go over the findings with his massage therapist, so that she knows exactly what parts of your body to work on. You can expect the utmost is professionalism and competency from our massage therapists with results as well.
Massage therapy is an excellent form of natural treatments that can help relax sore and tight muscles. This in turn allows greater flexibility within ones body making it easier to go through either chiropractic adjustments or therapeutic exercise. Massage therapy has been shown to improve overall circulation and have a positive effect on one's overall well being.
Massage therapy is mostly a relaxing and soothing form of therapy. In some instances a patient may have muscles that have become chronically tight and perhaps have formed what are referred to as "trigger points". If trigger points are present and massage has been recommended, the massage may a little more intense than the usual "relaxing and soothing" massage most people are familiar with.
No you do not have to be fully undressed. We want to respect all patients and we understand that everyone is different when it comes to their comfort levels.
We offer both 1/2 hour and 1 hour massages.
That will be determined by your particular case.
Relaxed and invigorated.
Our cash discounted fees are $30 for 1/2 hour and $60 for 1 hour.
For further reading please visit our Massage Therapy page.
On your first visit a thorough consultation of your health complaint will be taken. You will fill out a detailed health history questionnaire and if you decide to go with our unique approach you will be provided with the requisition form to take to the lab for blood work. Depending on your particular health problems you may also be requested to do a hair analysis, this is a take home test kit (all details will be completely explained).
Nutritional imbalances and deficiencies are a big part of why people are unhealthy in today's world. When a comprehensive whole body approach is taken, the body shows an amazing ability to heal. Almost any disease process can be reversed with proper nutrition and a whole body approach to health. Of course there are certain disease processes where medical intervention is absolutely necessary and if we detect any serious disease processes through your laboratory testing we will refer you to an appropriate medical specialist.
We use a detailed blood test to evaluate the overall health of your body. Often times we can catch imbalances in your physiology before a disease process sets in. By making specific nutritional recommendations off the results of your blood and other laboratory tests we are able to objectively measure your response to our recommendations. Once we have all of the results of your tests, we will provide you with a 90 day plan of specific diet and nutritional protocols to follow. After the 90 days re-testing will be performed to monitor your progress.
By bringing the body into a state of optimal physiological health your body has all of the materials it needs to heal and maintain a state of health.
We usually place patients on 90 protocols and re-test to determine future needs. Keep in mind that some cases are unique and we may take a different approach in needed.
The beauty of using laboratory testing to determine a person's nutritional needs is that you only end up taking the nutritional supplements that your body truly needs. It takes the guess work out of nutrition.
Yes, in most cases. But it is still up to you to follow it, we can only give recommendations.
If you like real food that is healthy and nutritious for you, than no. If you live on fast food and processed food, than yes.
Our initial consultation for nutritional analysis is $150. The lab testing and cost of supplements varies with your particular needs. All costs will be explained to you up front after a plan has been set following your consultation.
For further reading please visit our Nutritional Counseling page.
Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive musculoskeletal and postural evaluation. The findings from this evaluation will let us know what postural and muscular balances are present. All of this information will allow us to put together a specific corrective exercise routine tailored to your unique needs.
Whether you are struggling with chronic pain, injuries that don't seem to ever go away or just want to learn how to train at peak levels, this approach can help you.
Most people have been greatly misled when it comes to exercise. In fact most people have no idea how to perform an exercise properly nor do they really know what exercises they should specifically be doing to improve their weaknesses or imbalances. Because of this lack of information many people are actually hurting rather than helping themselves when they exercise. With the knowledge you will gain from this approach you will be able to take your physical well being to another level.
You will be able to expect results that you've never experienced before by applying the knowledge you will gain with this approach. You will exercise and feel better than through most other methods because you will be balancing your body and exercising to target your unique needs.
It is actually much easier to work with someone with no prior exercise experience, because they have not developed bad habits and incorrect ideology concerning exercise.
We offer two different avenues for our clients. Once an evaluation has been performed and a program built, the client has two choices, they can perform the exercises in our facility, with one on one attention, insuring proper form and execution. They can continue to use our facility or once they have learned how to perform each exercise properly and have a complete understanding of what to do and how to do it, they can choose to exercise on their own.
We offer a variety of packages based on the findings of the evaluation and the needs of the client. Programs are generally written with a 4 to 6 week period. After the initial period a re-evaluation is performed to determine any changes to the exercise program that may be necessary.
Obviously exercise is something that everyone should be doing at one level or another. Our goal is to educate our clients so that they exercise in a manner that is appropriate for their unique needs and goals.
Our initial consultation and examination is $100.00. Once a program has been designed, we have a variety of packages available to offer our clients.
For further reading please visit our Corrective Exercise page.
To learn more about our overall approach go to our About Bradley Chiropractic Nutrition page or our homepage. If you have any additional questions that you could not find or were not answered above, please give us a call, visit out Contact Us page, or leave us a message below. We look forward to hearing from you!