RESTORING MOTION AND REDUCING PAIN
Repetitive motion, poor posture, an injury, or traumatic event such as a car accident, can all create issues with joints and muscles. Chiropractic manipulation is an effective method to restore proper joint motion as well as decrease inflammation and pain. More normal joint range of motion is critical to more complete healing following an injury.
Dr. McCourt specializes in manual adjustment and expertly adjusts the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot joints and soft tissues.
Care Specific to You and Your Needs
After your initial consultation, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on your symptoms, examination results and preferences different manipulation and mobilization techniques, as well as adjunctive therapy, such as ice, heat, and range of motion exercises, may be used during your chiropractic care. We will always use the methods that are most beneficial for your recovery and that you are comfortable with. Our goal is to reduce your pain, restore normal joint function and muscle balance, and return you to the activities you enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What techniques do you use and why?
Dr. McCourt uses two chiropractic techniques – Gonstead and Diversified. These are both manual adjustive techniques that are performed with the hands. Dr. McCourt uses these techniques because they are great at obtaining and maintaining increased spinal joint range of motion. Increased and more normal joint range of motion promotes better and more complete healing.
What are the Gonstead and Diversified chiropractic techniques?
Dr. McCourt has used the Gonstead and Diversified techniques successfully for 28 years.
Gonstead is a very specific type of adjusting technique that uses x-ray, range of motion testing and systematic analysis to identify spinal issue and then applies very specific adjustments to obtain better joint range of motion.
Diversified technique is a system of adjusting that is more generalized than Gonstead, but works very well early on in a patient’s treatment plan. You can’t always adjust the most serious joint issues initially due to spasms and pain, but a little more general method is of very good use to obtain increased joint range of motion until a thorough, more specific adjustment can be obtained.
Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
Yes. Children respond very well and quickly to chiropractic care in most cases.
What is the “popping” noise sometimes heard during an adjustment?
The popping noise that is heard following an adjustment is the quick release of air bubbles that form in the joint spaces. The reason an “audible pop” is important, is that it lets the treating doctor know that motion between two joints is being obtained. If better range of motion can be obtained, than more healing can take place.
Will you take x-rays and are they safe? What if I'm pregnant?
X-rays are only taken of the injured areas. Current x-rays have very small doses of radiation and the benefits of taking the views far outweigh the risks. If you are pregnant, x-rays will not be taken of the lower back. However, x-rays can still be taken of the neck and upper back with protective measures in place – your belly will be shielded with a lead apron to protect the baby from being exposed to radiation.
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