At Longevity Effect, we provide a unique and individualized experience for every patient. Like conventional medicine, chiropractic is based on scientific principles of diagnosis through testing and empirical observations. Treatment is based upon the practitioners experience and expertise. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, chiropractic is meant to improve the health of the individual in an effort to avoid illness in the first place.
Applied Kinesiology, also know as muscle strength testing, is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the knowledge that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances or other organ or gland problems.
Everyone is unique and deserves a uniquely thorough approach to improving their health and vitality. By combining Chiropractic treatment, Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, & other natural injectable therapies, Dr. Brandon Washatka is able to specifically diagnose and treat every patient based on their symptoms and history providing a truly unique and individualized experience.
When the neck is in it’s proper state, all of the discs, joints, ligaments, muscles, and central nervous system are happy, healthy and working properly together. However, if the natural curve of the neck is lost or altered due to whiplash or other injuries, the components begin to work against each other.
An unnaturally straight neck puts pressure on discs, joints, and ligaments which can be painful and lead to more serious injuries. This abnormal neck position can also cause stretching and irritation to the central nervous system. This can result in interference to normal transmissions being sent to every cell and organ in the body.
With Chiropractic Treatment, these issues and symptoms can be reversed and the natural curve of the neck can be restored. When patients arrive for their first visit, the patient will be asked to fill out forms that provide background information about his or her symptoms and condition.
Patients are usually asked to provide information on family medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous and current health providers and treatments.
Well, chiropractic care is a health care profession based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles. Chiropractors can make you feel better by realigning your neck and spine!
Yes, they are! Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not technically medical doctors, but go through a very similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession. Chiropractic school is no joke!
Chiropractors are known for their special expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They can also treat sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints. The benefits of chiropractic care go beyond this and extend into general health as our core body structure affects overall function and health.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort promote healing.
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.
The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Each patient’s care is unique and therefore customized to meet their specific condition and needs. Your chiropractor will modify adjustments based on your size, weight, age and health condition.
For many, back pain can become chronic if left untreated. Chiropractic care has been shown to ease and even eliminate back pain for many patients.
The human body as a machine for the performance of work has its foundations in three major areas of study: mechanics, anatomy, and physiology; more specifically, biomechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy, and neuromuscular physiology.
AK evaluates the CHEMICAL, STRUCTURAL, & EMOTIONAL dysfunction of the patient acknowledging one can not be treated without focusing on the others to ensure the whole person and treated and not just the symptoms.
Chiropractic Care, Injectable Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture,
If you suffer with any of these symptoms, chiropractic care may be for you.
A herniated disc is common when bad posture continues for a long period of time. Chiropractic realignment can help fix the issue
Lower-back pain is one of the most common symptoms that can be resolved by chiropractic care. whether from a car accident, sports injury, or every day life, chiropractic can help
Whiplash can be a painful and lasting experience for those in a car accident or similar incident. A chiropractic adjustment plan can help fix the issues from whiplash
A 9 month pregnancy can put lots of tension on a mother’s back. Chiropractic adjustment can help relieve the pain and damage in the back from pregnancy
Although chiropractic care is not proven to completely fix headaches or migraines, it has been proven to help relieve pain from headaches in many cases
Whether from an old sports injury, or looking down at our phones, chiropractic can help relieve an assortment of different levels of neck pain
Though not proven to solve all stomach/digestive issues, chiropractic adjustment has helped relieve digestive problems in many cases
Chiropractic Care is certainly not a replacement for your medication or the suggested lifestyle to lower blood pressure, however, chiropractic care can help!