An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Chiropractic is the foundation of our clinic services and is the primary tool used to improve “structure”, the first of the 6 Steps to Wellness. Our number 1 concern is your safety. Thus, we provide chiropractic adjusting procedures that allow us to provide care for infants to geriatrics. Our oldest patient is currently 96 years old and travels 40 miles for a visit because she knows she is safe, and our chiropractic procedures are effective. At Townsend Chiropractic and Wellness Center we have modern rehabilitation equipment that is designed to be used in conjunction with our Chiropractic techniques to help strengthen and rehabilitate injured tissues.
Dr. Townsend provides the traditional hands-on manipulation, as well as mechanical manipulation using adjusting instruments and drop-tables. He is particularly proud of the Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT) that requires nothing more than a soft touch to produce effective reflexes to eliminate pain. PNT is an effective option for infants, the elderly and frail, and for patients with surgical interventions that do not allow for standard manipulation techniques.
Dr. Townsend’s Chiropractic procedures are typically used in conjunction with mechanical percussion, and laser therapy to enhance the effectiveness of the Chiropractic adjustment. Frequently appropriate nutrition is needed for the adjustment to “hold”. Simple, no-cost tests are available to establish the need for those patients that need nutritional support to get the most of their chiropractic adjustments.
Dr. Townsend also provides cranio-sacral treatments that are also safe and gentle. Cranial adjusting takes Chiropractic services to another level of effectiveness. Normalizing the bones of the cranium affects the entire body by relaxing the fascia that begins at the top of the brain and ends at the bottom of the feet. The fascial surrounds all the organs of the body. It also surrounds most of the nervous system and muscles of the body.
Chiropractic adjustments of the back and spine are very effective for the relief of back and neck pain. Headaches are frequently relieved by spinal adjustments, as well. Spinal adjusting is more than just moving bones; it also relieves irritated nerves, relaxes tight and painful muscles and improves general health and well-being by maximizing the nerve communications to all the tissues of the body.