What is Chiropractic
The science of chiropractic care relies on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. This relationship affects one's health and the body's ability to function. Misalignments of the spine can result in pain and discomfort throughout the body and can also interfere with your body's innate ability to
heal itself. With chiropractic, these misalignments can be corrected by adjusting the vertebrae that make up the spine. These adjustments work to relieve your pain and help you achieve physical balance and an overall sense of well being. Chiropractic adjustments are often combined with a physical therapy treatment plan designed to heal and strengthen your musculoskeletal system so that you can enjoy a pain free, active lifestyle.
Dr. Redington has been practicing chiropractic for 20 years. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where the practice of chiropractic was founded and developed over 100 years ago. He uses a variety of techniques and therapies to treat a wide variety of conditions and individuals. Some techniques include Cox®, Diversified, Thompson and Activator. Dr. Redington is a Cox® Certified practitioner.
Read below for more details about these techniques. For more information about the therapeutic modalities available at Complete Chiropractic click here.
The Cox Technique is a form of decompression therapy for the intervertebral discs of the spine. This is a low velocity, high-amplitude technique innovated by Dr. James M. Cox D.C. for the benefit of freeing nerve root compression caused by compressed discs. The Cox technique creates a "push, pull, pumping" effect on the intervertebral disc and allows these benefits:
Increase in intervertebral disc height, removing tension in the annular fibers and the spinal nerve, by making more room and improving on the circulation of the surrounding tissue.
Drops pressure within the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc.
Allows an increase of area of the intervertebral foreman where the nerves exit the spine.
Remobilizes vertebral joints, thus realigning the spine.
This technique is a gentle, safe, non-force procedure which helps the body's natural healing mechanisms to work properly. Through the use of this procedure in conjunction with patient education on core strengthening, nutrition, ergonomics and other life style changing advice, a patient can lead a more pain free life, and restore their spine's health.
For more information on this technique please visit Cox Technic
The Diversified Technique is the most commonly used chiropractic treatment. This manipulation
is a safe and painless method to efficiently and effectively move a joint and perform a manual
The Thompson Technique involves the analysis of leg lengths to determine where the
misalignment/s are located. Once established, the doctor uses a "drop table" to deliver a gentle
thrust to set the drop piece in motion to target the specific joint or tissue.
The Activator Technique utilizes a small, handheld, spring-loaded instrument that delivers a
quick impulse to the spine. This tool is used to safely deliver enough force to correct the misalignment.