Chiropractic care is well recognized for its effectiveness in treating neck pain and low back pain but it produces amazing results for so much more. It provides lasting relief for injuries such as shoulder pain, pinched nerves, sciatica, carpal tunnel, hip pain, and muscle aches and pains. Chiropractic focuses on correctly imbalances in the spine and skeleton called “subluxations” that cause stress and tension throughout the body. By correcting these imbalances using gentle chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors can provide lasting relief by correcting the underlying cause of the problem. Chiropractic care gives patients a painless, natural form of treatment for pain without the use of medications, pain injections, or surgeries.
Aches and pains are very common occurrences for women during pregnancy. As the body changes throughout the pregnancy, muscles become tight, joints become stressed, and everything shifts around a little. Dr Alorna is certified through the ICPA to treat a wide variety of pregnancy issues including neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica, carpal tunnel, numbness, arm and leg pain, foot pain, and hip discomfort. Using special chiropractic tables, specifically designed positioning pillows, and special chiropractic adjusting techniques, Dr Alorna can treat pregnant women throughout the entire pregnancy without twisting, turning, or putting pressure on mom or the baby. She is also certified in the Webster Technique which is specific for returning babies in the transverse and breech position to a normal vertex position. Her success rate is one of the best in the area and she only works with the top obstetricians, midwives, and doulas in the area.
Chiropractic for Kids
Dr Alorna first experienced chiropractic when her family doctor recommended she take her son to a chiropractor for his breathing problems. After a few treatments she began to notice a huge improvement and after a few weeks her pediatrician took him off all medications. This attracted her to both chiropractic and pediatrics. After chiropractic school she completed an additional 2 year program through the ICPA to be certified in the treatment of infants and children. She has treated infants as young as 2 days old for issues such as breast feeding difficulty, cranial malformations, earaches, colic, and sleeping problems. She regularly treats children for allergies, bedwetting, breathing issues, and minor sports injuries. Children respond much faster than adults to chiropractic care and always love Dr Alorna!
Dolan Family Chiropractic incorporates a number of physiotherapy techniques into our patient’s treatment plans in order to get better results in less time. Our office regularly uses electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, combo therapy, traction, intersegmental roller tables, and light therapy to complement our chiropractic adjustments, stretching, and muscle therapy. These physiotherapy modalities help to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and swelling, decrease pain, reduce muscle spasm, and speed up recovery in a wide variety of injuries including neck pains, back pain, muscle strains, joint sprains, and sports injuries.
This colorful application of traditional athletic taping provides the stability and support of athletic tape while promoting healing and allowing normal range of motion. Kinesio tape gained popularity during the Beijing Olympics when professional athletes from around the world demonstrated its positive effects in sports like volleyball and track and field. Kinesio tape’s special properties and unique application promotes better circulation, drastically reducing inflammation and swelling around injured areas. It helps to realign injured muscles and joints and provide support while allowing enough flexibility to remain active. Kinesio Tape works wonders for such injuries as generalized back pain, neck pain, joint sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and plantar fasciitis.
Custom made foot orthotics are specifically designed to fit each patient using the new computer system developed by Foot Levelers Inc. Unlike generic store bought shoe inserts, our custom made inserts fit every curve and drop in your feet in order to support all 3 arches of the foot and balance the base of our skeleton. The feet are the foundation of the skeleton and therefore imbalances in the feet can lead to foot pain, ankle injuries, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, sciatica, and low back pain. Correcting these imbalances and supporting the arches can provide lasting relief for people that spend a lot of time on their feet. Custom made orthotic supports can be designed to fit into any shoe and are even built into the bedding of shoes, sandals, and flip flops. And the best part, most insurance plans cover one or more pairs of orthotics with little to no cost to you.
Nutrition has become a very big part of our lives with the increases in such diseases as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity. More than ever it is important to watch what we put into our body and what we feed our families. Dolan Family Chiropractic provides quality nutritional supplies from Metagenics Nutritional Labs including weight loss products, bone and joint supplements, multivitamins, and meal replacement shakes. We offer specialized vitamin packets designed for men, women, pregnancy, children, and seniors. Drs Collin and Alorna are always available for nutrition consultations or to answer any questions you might have about diets and supplements.
Stretching and Exercises
Stretching and exercise is an important part of the healing process when it comes to back and neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments alone can make a huge difference but tight muscles can cause injuries to return and weak areas can allow more serious injuries to occur. Each patient will be given a simple stretching and exercise routine based off their exam findings and area of complaint. These simple exercises and stretches take only a few minutes to do and can be preformed in the comfort of your own home or office. By strengthening weak muscles and relaxing tight ones we can stabilize once injured areas and keep them in balance.
Light therapy is a cutting edge form of treatment now available in pain management clinics and doctor’s offices. Light therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, uses concentrated light beams to painlessly penetrate down to injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints to improve healing and decrease scarring. Light therapy works by promoting capillary formation which increases circulation. It affects blood and lymphatic vessels to reduce swelling and inflammation and increase the in flow of nutrients. Light therapy enhances the uptake and removal of cellular debris which directly reduces the scarring process and also increases the release of the energy rich molecule ATP which improves cellular uptake of oxygen and nutrients resulting in faster healing times in injuries such as back pain, neck pain, tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and joint sprains.