Working alongside Perham Health medical doctors, our chiropractors help provide a non-invasive treatment option for patients with a variety of needs. Chiropractors consult with other doctors for items such as pain management medication. Patient care is connected as doctors work together to find the best treatment plan for each patient.

Common injuries treated include sprains of the neck or spinal region, lower back injuries, sciatica, headaches, foot/ankle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder injuries. Many people suffering with these conditions also find the addition of massage therapy beneficial.

A chiropractic treatment is often referred to as an adjustment. An adjustment is a highly specific form of manipulation and is the basis for chiropractic care.

There are many different treatment methods and techniques. They range from the classic manual spinal adjustment where there is the audible “crack” resulting from the vertebra moving into the desire position, to low-impact instrument adjustments where there is no sound or perception of movement. These include:

  • Diversified technique
  • Flexion-distraction (Cox Technique)
  • Thompson technique (drop piece)
  • Activator methods (instrument adjusting)
  • Extra-spinal adjusting of extremities – shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee, hip, ankle, foot, jaw, ribs
  • Muscle energy technique

Although chiropractic manipulation therapy (adjustment) is central chiropractic care, additional modes of treatment are often used to help hasten your healing, reduce pain, and ensure a successful recovery. Additional treatments include:

  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Therapeutic exercise instruction
  • Kinesiotape therapy
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Spinal decompression / traction therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Acupuncture

Chiropractic’s role in concussion management is in the role of assessment, post-injury treatment, and managing referrals to other health disciplines for concussion care and treatment.

Our chiropractors administer and interpret Impact test data – both baseline and post-injury tests, assess for spinal and traumatic brain injury (concussion), and develop a plan for treatment and/or referrals as needed.

Chiropractic works closely with occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and athletic trainer to provide well-rounded care.

In addition to general chiropractic services, Perham Health’s chiropractic team provides the following specialty services:

  • DOT physical exams
  • Digital gait scan for custom orthotics
  • Body composition testing
  • Athletic physicals
  • Right eye assessment – computerized eye movement assessment to determine brain health
  • Nutritional supplementation and wellness consulting

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