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At Westminster Accident & Injury Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Westminster office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing state of the art chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Christopher Higgins has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients rehab exercises to help correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health. For more information check out our Rehabilitative Exercise page.
Digital Motion X-Ray
DMX is an advanced fluoroscopic based X-Ray system that allows Doctors to view the spine in real-time motion at 30 x-rays per second. The procedure is performed with the patient standing or sitting and actively moving in a weight-bearing position within the system. This type of X-Ray is exceptionally useful in diagnosing many different pathology's that regular X-rays and MRI's cannot detect. Other studies that are done while being still, may not reveal the problem area. If the image is captured while the patient is in motion, the pathology can be seen in action, hence proving the injury an x-ray or MRI may not be able to detect. For more information check out our DMX page.
Modern healthcare is committed to using the highest quality research and clinical grade instrumentation to document patients progression.This device is used during your progressive treatment that will provide important physiological data to help improve and chart your progression. Our skilled staff will guide you through the motions of the exam, it is non-invasive and it only takes a few minutes to record. This device measures muscle activity in the back and neck the same way an EKG measures heart palpitations. Great for any personal injury case for an accurate recording of the injury site.
Dynamic Range of Motion
This modern clinical grade instrumentation is used to correctly calculate the exact degree of movements that your spinal column has. By measuring and graphing the degree of muscle contractions your injury, we are able to adjust your treatment plan according to your test. We also demonstrate the before and the after test to show that you have improved under our care.
The best way for our Doctor to diagnosis your condition is to acquire radio graphs to see what is physiological going on in your body. The images will be ordered according to location of pain, and the type of trauma that you have endured. We have a Radiology technologist that will insure proper care during your X-ray examinations. The study time will be short and done here on site.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion. For more information check out our Massage Therapy page.
Intersegmental Traction tables
Intersegmental traction tables mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously stretching ligaments and muscles. These tables also help increase blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility. By gently reestablishing the normal ranges of the body's spine, you will be able to have more flexibility and range of motion. Intersegmental traction tables also help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It has been shown that daily use of a intersegmental traction table greatly accelerates recovery progress from a back injury.
Revolutionary advancement in Science and Technology Have Created the Impulse iQ® Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Higgins uses the latest chiropractic technology in caring for you using the Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument®. This patented and FDA registered device was developed to provide gentle and precise computer-aided chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain and restore function. Impulse iQ® is controlled by micro-computer circuitry housed within the device that produ ces a controlled force that chiropractors can use to treat different areas of the body. Computer-assisted chiropractic adjusting with Impulse iQ® gives the doctor objective feedback about how your problem area is responding in real-time for custom tailored treatment just for you.
The state-of-the-art Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument® has a high-tech sensor that provides information from your body's response to chiropractic adjustments to a micro-computer inside to give the doctor feedback about your results.
High-tech computerized adjustments with Impulse iQ® actually precisely measure how the spine is moving during the treatment so that just the right amount of care can be provided.
YEARS OF RESEARCH
have gone into the development of the Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument® to create gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments that are safe and effective for patients of all ages. COMPUTERIZED ADJUSTMENT. High-tech computerized adjustments with Impulse iQ® actually precisely measure how the spine is moving during the treatment so that just the right amount of care can be provided.
Impulse iQ® has three different force settings for different parts of the body and to treat patients of all ages. The controlled low force thrust of Impulse® make treatments comfortable.
Impulse iQ® is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments and 100x faster than manual chiropractic adjustments. The gentle thrust is faster than the body's tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment.
Energy Balance and Detoxifying Foot Bath System
EB 305 is an ionized foot bath designed to restore the body's energy and balance, while facilitating and aiding the body's natural detoxification process. It balances and restores the body's Ph and electromagnetic energy.
How it works: The copper array conducts direct current into the water and generates an ionic field that transfers into the body. The bubbles coming from the array indicate the ionic field is being created as the hydrogen and oxygen particles separate. Warm water allows feet to sweat, opening the pores, and allowing a greater absorption rate through the skin.
Recommended Treatment Protocol:Phase I: Two to three treatments. This helps to balance the body's PH and prepare it for further detoxification.Phase II: A series of 10 to 12 treatments using the standard detox time "Start" Key.
How much it costs:$20 per treatment;or buy 5 and get the sixth FREE !
How long it takes: 30 minutes on average.
Indications for Use: Great for reducing toxic buildup, digestive issues, allergies, pain & aching etc.
Supports: a proactive regime for chronic illness and speeds recovery from acute illness. Can also help move things forward when your progress has reached a plateau.
Contraindications: Do Not Use: You are pregnant or lactating or you have a pacemaker, transplanted organ, arrhythmia, or are taking heart-regulating medication. If you are diabetic or have low blood sugar, eat a meal prior to treatment.Designed and developed to restore the body's energy, balance and facilitate it's natural detoxification process. Proven in clinical trials to balance and restore the body's ph level and electromagnetic energy. State of the art research and development used to provide a form of energy that the body can readily use - "Bioenergetic Life Energy".