By Sam St. John
According to the American Chiropractic Association, there are 77,000 chiropractors in the United States treating an estimated 35 million Americans every year—proof of the popularity of this health care profession.
According to Linda Brown, owner of Brown Chiropractic and Wellness Center, chiropractic care is “a way of looking at the human body as a whole. It’s based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing.”
Chiropractors don’t just adjust your neck and back. They are also utilizing new forms of technology to help patients in other ways. At Brown Chiropractic, two of those forms of technology include thermography and pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) treatments.
Thermography or Medical Infrared Imaging uses a heat sensitive camera that detects areas of increased heat, which indicates inflammation and either increased or decreased metabolic activity.
The infrared camera demonstrates different areas of temperature variations. These variations, when evaluated by trained radiologists, can be used to follow breast health in both women and men. Other uses of this technology include imaging of the carotids (arteries that connect the heart to the brain), sinus cavities, thyroid glands and the spinal column.
If the spinal vertebrae are not moving correctly, the nervous, circulatory and immune systems can be impacted. This may cause less than optimal functioning throughout the entire body. This can often be seen as increased heat in the spinal segments. Chiropractors can use this information to create a specific care plan for the patient and monitor improvements.
All thermograms are read by Jeanne Stryker, MD, DABR for continuity of care.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Treatments
With PEMF treatments, safe magnetic fields are used to “stimulate healing at the cellular level.” This, according to Brown, decreases pain and inflammation while improving mobility and an overall feeling of well-being.
“If our tissues, muscles or facial movements are restricted, it can cause interference with the electrical impulses moving through them. Pain and disease are not the initial cause but can be key indicators of nerve interference,” she says.
The treatments are considered to be a type of cellular exercise which gives the cells power to increase circulation, expel cellular waste, absorb nutrients and reduce pain by rebalancing the cell’s electrical charge. Patients find that they sleep better, have less pain and experience an overall feeling of well being. Other benefits include reduction in inflammation, enhanced tissue healing, bone strengthening and stress reduction.
Disease manifests when impaired nutrient flow and waste accumulation inhibits the cells natural repair cycle. Restoring these elements is the key to the overall health of your body.
If you are feeling pain in your joints, suffering from headaches or always tired, Brown suggests giving them a call for a consultation. Their newest forms of technology could identify problem areas and point you down a path where healing can begin.
“We will locate subluxations and reduce or correct them through a series of gentle chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine,” Brown says. “Reestablishing structural integrity is the foundation of health. Eighty percent of all conditions improve when the structure of the body is properly reestablished to allow a free flow of vital energy.”
Learn more at www.LindaBrowndc.com.