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The McMahon Chiropractic & Acupuncture LLC offers various treatment methods and services which address your specific needs and physical goals to achieve wellness and harmony.

Manipulation: Chiropractic manipulation refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Chiropractic manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation), is a common therapeutic treatment for low back pain. The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function.

Spinal Decompression (decompression Table):

Spinal Decompression implements the latest technology to execute a distraction force to relieve nerve compression associated with low back pain or sciatica. Spinal Decompression Therapy slowly pulls and releases, relieves pressure from the spine to allow bulging discs, herniated discs, and degenerated discs to absorb nutrients and water and return back to their healthy state and normal position. By relieving those damaged discs, the pressure they may be putting on nerves, including the sciatic, can also be relieved, thus alleviating back pain. Spinal decompression has demonstrated positive outcomes to decreased pain caused by degenerative disc disease, sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, and even failed spinal surgeries. Clinical studies have presented evidence that there is an extremely high success rate for treating lumbar disc problems with spinal decompression therapy. With decompression, the cost is significantly less than surgery, and the chance of hospital infection is absent and offers promising results for the future, and effective management of patients with all types of disc disease and spinal injuries.

Nimmo Muscle Massage: Also referred to as the Nimmo Receptor-Tonus Method, was discovered by Raymond L. Nimmo, D.C. The Nimmo Muscle Massage Technique focuses on trigger points by applying pressure at the proper degree and intervals resulting in relief of strained muscles and eliminating or reducing muscle spasms.

A normal muscle has muscle tone, ). Accidents, injuries and other forms of trauma may cause too many impulses to fire into the spinal cord producing hypertonus or acute muscle spasm. If this situation exists for a sufficient time, it can change the position of bones, producing subluxations, body distortions, low hips, etc. A trigger point may later form in the muscle which sends a barrage of painful impulses into an area producing constriction of the blood vessels with consequent  damage  to   surrounding  tissues.

Acupuncture Treatments: Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body's energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.

Electric Muscle Stimulation: also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. EMS is both a form of electrotherapy and of muscle training.

Intersegmental Traction: Intersegmental traction gently helps reestablish the normal and natural ranges of the body's spine. Intersegmental traction tables also help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It has been shown that professional intersegmental traction treatments greatly accelerates recovery progress from certain types of back injuries.

Hot/Cold Therapy: Heat and ice are the two most common types of passive, non-invasive, and non-addictive therapies. Heat and cold can be used alternatively and are often used as a prelude to exercise therapy.

Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion.

Cold therapy produces vasoconstriction, which slows circulation reducing inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain.

Therapeutic Massage with L.M.T.: Their are several effective forms of therapeutic massage which are designed to address specific ailments, injuries, and forms of discomfort. From promoting relaxation, to better circulation, to improving natural and harmonious ranges of motion, the therapeutic massage technique used will depend upon your specific needs and goals for wellness.

Stretching / Exercise Instruction: Stretching and Exercise Instruction is the art of identifying your bodies physical limitations, and developing stretching and exercise programs to help address and improve ones general health and range of motion. Improved range of motion and providing your muscles essential stimulation often leads to improving the quality of ones life from a physical perspective.

Nutritional Counseling: Having a proper nutritional program can help improve an individuals general health and assist in a achieving a a better quality of life. Good nutrition promotes a healthy lifestyle and aids in your bodies natural ability function at an optimal level of performance. Changing your eating habits may provide you with improved levels of energy as you go throughout your everyday life.

 If you have been injured or are experiencing physical discomfort, contact McMahon Chiropractic Care in Toledo, Ohio today to find out if chiropractic care can help give you a better range of motion, relieve pain and discomfort, and help you achieve wellness.

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1833 Eastgate Rd (at Glendale)
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Experienced Toledo Chiropractor; providing professional Chiropractic Care and Services for residents in Toledo, Ohio, Lucas County and the surrounding Northwest Ohio communities.

 

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