Chiropractic Services and Techniques
At Delmarva Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Harrington chiropractic office, but please call us at (302) 682-7975 if you have any questions!
Chiropractic care encompasses the whole body and mind. The father of modern medicine, Hyppocrates, said “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” That is why chiropractic physicians focus so much of their education and practice studying the spine. The fundamental tool of chiropractic is the spinal adjustment. Modern research is beginning to uncover the mechanisms of how this simple and safe procedure can have broad reaching positive influences on the human body. While we call it a spinal adjustment or manipulation the truth is that we are actually adjusting the nervous system. In simple terms chiropractic physicians are removing impediments to proper input and output from the central nervous system. This allows the body to heal itself and function optimally.
Low Force Techniques
We are a hands-on practice, but we acknowledge that one tool does not fit all. That is why our doctors are all experienced with low force techniques such as Activator, Arthorstim, Flexion/Distraction, Cranial Therapy, and more. So if you are worried about having your “neck cracked”, rest assure that we will do a thorough evaluation prior to any procedure, and if conventional adjustments are not right for you we are well equipped to address your needs with a more gentle approach.
Adjustments are rarely stand-alone services at DCWC. We want you to get well quickly and have the tools to function optimally when you leave our office. All patients will receive home exercises plans if desired. You may also require myofascial release, electrical muscle stimulation or in-office rehabilitative exercise plans. Our goal is to help you achieve yours! That is why DCWC is equipped with 500sq/ft therapy bay where our doctors can work with you one-on-one to help you get well and stay well.
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
Each year millions of people suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). These are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder. Our doctors use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, cranial therapy, and myofascial techniques to address each patient’s individual constellation of symptoms and return them to a pain-free life.
A spinal disk has a soft, jellylike center (nucleus) encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior (annulus). Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus. This can be the cause of chronic low back pain. Many resort to surgery or pain medication to manage these conditions. However, numerous clinical trials have shown that conservative care options are a more effective and safe way to address these conditions, especially in the early stages. At Delmarva Chiropractic and Wellness Center we employ several gentle techniques to reduce the compressive forces and enhance healing to restore proper motion in the affected spinal segments. Over the years we have helped numerous patients avoid surgery and addictive pain medications.
Most major athletic organizations and Olympic Teams employ chiropractors to keep their athletes healthy and optimize performance. You deserve the same! Dr. Riggin is accredited by the National Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is proud to be the team chiropractor the Delaware Thunder professional hockey team, but his true passion is working with local amateur and high school athletes. Whatever your sport is he will work to get you back in the game.
Chiropractic care is not limited to the spine. The joints of the shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and wrists are also common sites of joint restrictions and subluxations. And in many cases, these conditions are linked to common spinal complaints. That is why at DCWC we assess extremities in nearly all of our patients to assure the whole body is moving and functioning optimally.
The Alpha-Stim electrotherapy device is proven effective and safe for pain management and treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and depression. It has no lasting side effects, no risk of addiction, and no danger of interaction with medications. Alpha-Stim helps you fight both the sleepless nights and the overwhelming sadness that can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning. It relieves both your nagging lower back pain and the constant burden of stress. Results are long lasting and often immediate.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Harrington chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.