Dr. Becker has been in practice, over 40 years. He graduated, from The National College of Chiropractic in 1977 and served patients in the Chicago land area, until moving to North Las Vegas in 2003.
We utilize several different therapies when treating musculo-skeletal conditions, such as neck pain, back pain, sprain / strain injuries, stress headaches and accident injuries. We focus not only on spinal treatment (adjustments), but also utilize muscle therapy and nutritional support to maximize the healing process.We will make sure your session is relaxing and pleasant. These efforts, combined with the adjustments, will likely leave you feeling less tense and more comfortable.
CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT - - also known as Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT), or Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation.
Chiropractic adjustments may benefit the spine in two primary ways -
1) Re-align subluxated (out of position) vertebrae, to reduce irritation and pain in the spinal joints and improve spinal nerve function.
2) Improve motion of fixated (stuck) spinal joints, to reduce spinal pain and improve bio-mechanical efficiency and spinal mobility.
While adjusting the spine is the single most important treatment we offer our patients, we also utilize therapies to enhance the adjustment's effectiveness. These therapies include:
MUSCLE THERAPY -
Utilizing muscle therapy (therapeutic massage) BEFORE adjusting the spine can actually enhance the effectiveness, of the adjustment. Here's why: muscles are designed to move bones, including the spinal vertebrae. If the muscles attached to the spine (paraspinal muscles) are tight and irritated, they can pull the vertebrae out of position. Simply adjusting the spine may not eliminate this increased muscle tension. The adjustment will then be less effective and will not last as long. Relaxing the tight muscles allows the spine to hold the adjustment more effectively and for a longer period of time. We routinely use muscle therapy, before we adjust the spine. This is part of our standard treatment.
HOT / COLD THERAPY -
Cold therapy (cryotherapy) is utilized for ACUTE injuries, or flare-ups, of existing conditions. Cold helps to reduce tissue swelling. Heat therapy (moist heat) helps stimulate blood flow and relax muscles, prior to muscle therapy.
Two conditions we have much experience treating, which are not typical chiropractic issues, are TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) problems and plantar fascitis / heel spurs. These conditions require not only soft tissue therapy, but also specific nutritional support. When dental success in treating TMJ is limited, we may be able to help. Our goal in treating plantar fascitis / heel spurs is to avoid cortisone injections, or surgery.