Chiropractor Services

 

Our services as your chiropractor in Richmond Hill, Ga

is to locate and correct the cause of numerous health complaints. Complaints such as neck pain, low back or hip pain. From headaches and allergies to digestive disorders and asthma. Even high blood pressure, numbness, leg / arm pain, and stress (to name just a few)! Are you tired of just your symptoms getting treated? Are you looking for a correction once and for all? Then you have finally found the right chiropractor! Please give us a call or explore our site to learn more about our chiropractic services.

We want you to feel comfortable knowing that from your first visit, you will be treated with the care and compassion you deserve. We offer the following chiropractic techniques:

  • Diversified Technique

    – The Diversified Technique is the original (and most common) type of chiropractic approach, developed by D.D Palmer and taught widely throughout most chiropractic colleges. The chiropractor will complete the manipulations by hand using short and quick thrusts. Often, the patient will hear a popping noise that results from using this technique. This sound is called a “cavitation,” and is essentially caused by a release of gas when the joints are pushed past their normal range of motion. There are no other instruments used for this technique, it is all done by hand.

    Many patients seem to enjoy hearing the cavitations, although there is no scientific support to back-up the theory that the sound has any bearing on the effectiveness of the treatment received. The comparison is often made to the sound your knuckles make when you “crack” them. It is important to note that not every patient experiences the cavitations, so we don’t want you to think that you are not getting effective treatment if you fail to hear the common sounds!

  • Gonstead Technique

    – The Gonstead Technique differs from the Diversified technique because prior to beginning the adjustment session, we may make use of x-rays to identify problem areas. Further, subluxation patterns that cause nerve pressure can be identified using temperature gradient studies. Lastly, palpation techniques may be used to feel the bones of the spine to sense abnormalities in position. All of these diagnostic tools can be used in reaching the most effective clinical decisions about where to make spinal manipulations. This technique is commonly thought to be among the safest for patients.

    In 1923, Dr. Clarence Gonstead began developing this technique utilizing his bio-mechanical background, and inspired by his personal struggle with rheumatoid arthritis. Under the Gonstead Technique, many patients receive neck adjustments while sitting upright. The basic line of thought that comes from the Gonstead Concept is that subluxations can occur (and result in pinched nerves) when vertebral discs become swollen and protrude. Dr. Gonstead famously developed a five step process to identify the locations of these subluxations. Since the subluxations affect the nervous system, generally speaking, if left untreated, your entire body might not operate at 100% capacity.

  • Thompson Technique

    – The Thompson Technique is a variation of the Diversified Technique. The difference is that this approach utilizes a specially designed segmental drop treatment table that has several pieces called “drop pieces.” These drop pieces are designed to drop just a fraction of an inch upon thrust, which is thought to result in a gentler manipulation because the technique minimizes the force that must be used by the chiropractor when performing manual adjustments to the patient.

    Dr. J. Clay Thompson is credited as the founder of this technique, when he first obtained a patent in 1955. Traditionally, the patient lies face down (“prone position”), while adjustments are performed Posterior to Anterior (“P-A”). Another concept that falls under the Thompson Technique is a leg length analysis. It is thought that vertebral subluxations can be found while the patient turns their head from side to side while lying in prone position, if one leg might appear to be shorter than the other.

Additionally at Kelly Chiropractic we support our patients with other related chiropractor services such as Licensed Massage Therapy, Ultrasound, and Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Dr. Kelly also offers a variety of other wellness services including Nutrition, Diet & Exercise regimens for weight loss, pain-management and general health.

To learn more about these techniques and which procedure might be a fit for you, we encourage you to call or stop by to schedule your first consultation. We have a simple four step process to get you on your way to relief and better health!

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Kelly Chiropractic 9390 Ford Ave Suite #2
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-8080