Chiropractic care •
Chiropractic care focuses on treating the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It addresses pain throughout the entire body, from the head and neck to the soles of the feet. The most common procedures that are used are spinal and joint manipulations, also known as adjustments. These manipulations create a more efficient relationship between muscle, nervous system and bone, which effectively allows for better communication within the body.
Medical massage therapy •
Medical massage can be used to treat a variety of conditions, in conjunction with other treatment methods. Unlike purely relaxing massage, our medical massage therapist, David Vanscoy works hand-in-hand with the individual diagnosed conditions of each patient. David has been working with Farabaugh Chiropractic for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge of best evidence-based practice methods. Massage therapy has been shown to not only improve circulation, pain management, and mobility, as well as improve conditions such as: neck/back pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and many other issues.
Decompression is a non-surgical therapy option for our patients who are looking to relieve pain through alternative methods and promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. If you have tried injections, steroids, or various other treatments and have not had relief, contact us now. After a consultation and examination, we will be able to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.
Dry needling •
Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points addressing muscular and connective tissues. There are no drugs or injections associated with this treatment which is why it is ‘dry’ needling. The placement and movement of the needle alone communicates with nerve impulses to normalize pain control, muscle tension, and range of motion. This treatment has proven to be extremely effective in combination with other treatment options, such as decompression and chiropractic care. Most common areas of treatment are to the upper and lower extremities for pain as well as for headaches and sciatic symptoms.
Myofacial and tool-assisted release •
This treatment technique assists people with chronic pain, decreased range of motion because of tension in the tissues, and with muscle strains. This can also help release tension that contributes to poor posture, joint alignment, and affects the way you sit at rest or move with activity. With injury and inflammation, smooth muscle fibers can get disorganized, not allowing this fluid movement, adding to limited motion, pain, and discomfort as you move. Myofascial release (manual and tool-assisted) is a technique utilized to assess these areas and through assisted range of motion, begins to re-establish normal tissue quality and reduce pain.
Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. Studies in the U.S. indicate that acupuncture can help relieve chronic low back pain, dental pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia and symptoms of osteoarthritis. It has also been shown to be effective in treatment of gastrointestinal issues, emotional issues (anxiety and depression), and smoking cessation. To learn more about our acupuncturist, click here.
Physical rehabilitation •
The core of rehabilitation at Farabaugh Chiropractic stems from the theories of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and the McKenzie Methodof movement. DNS is a rehabilitation approach which stimulates movement control centers in the brain to activate how our bodies were meant to move by restoring and stabilizing locomotor function. Essentially, every mobility issue, tight muscle, or stuck joint is really an underlying stability issue. Our healthcare staff determines how to best rehabilitate the stability issues through a variety of exercises and therapy modalities.