An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Our first goal is to give you relief from any pain. The second goal is to correct any underlying causes of your health problems and teach you how to maintain your health and prevent future problems. We have noted by improved nervous system function, chiropractic care can have a positive effect on many secondary health conditions not normally thought of as " neck and back" problems.
Dr Nietzold gives gentle, safe and effective chiropractic adjustments.
A healthy nervous system, particularly a healthy spine column, is a key ingredient of good health.
A chiropractic adjustment is a very common method for Dr. Nietzold to treat back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, extremity pain and other painful conditions caused by mechanical derangements. When it comes to chiropractic adjustments for pain relief. Dr Nietzold is extremely successful and knowledgable with over thirty years of experience. We are centrally located between Clearwater and Largo, FL.
The adjustment itself is gentle , safe and non-invasive. The technique is similar to osteopathic manipulation, performed by licensed DO's ( Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine). There are MD practitioners who are certified in this practice as well.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific low force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. This is where Dr. Nietzold gently manipulates your spine so any joints that aren't moving properly can be put back into motion. Adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness,and allowing tissues to heal. Dr. Nietzold uses various adjustment techniques to be able to customize his treatment to each patient. That's because every patient and adjustment is different based on many factors and might require a distinct approach. The Primary adjusting techniques we use include:
Cox Flexion-Distraction - We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal.
Thompson - Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine.
Diversified - After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up " stuck" spinal joints.
Motion Palpation - As you turn and bend we'll apply a light pressure to the joint being tested with our fingertips to feel how well things are moving.
What Kinds of pain-related conditions are adjustments used for?
Pain and stiffness of the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, chest, abdomen, hips, legs, knees and feet
* Certain types of headaches
* Carpal tunnel
* Sport injuries like tennis elbow, strained muscles, and sprained joints and ligaments
As a philosophy chiropractic recognizes that the body has a natural ability to express its health potential to the fullest.