Our chiropractor is a third generation doctor with additional certification in treating Frozen Shoulder.
We have found that it can be simple to make an accurate assessment of your physical tensions and postural imbalances. Our chiropractic care is directed by your body. We will show you how your spine's positioning is related to your pains, then help your body to restore proper alignment. This reduces pain, plus increases energy, flexibility, and strength.
If your health is your priority, then we are ready and able to help you improve your health today. It can be easy to start. Our staff cares about you meeting your health goals so that you can feel good quickly, be more effective with everyday issues like earning a living, and be free of pain to move gracefully again. We can offer you everything from hope to stress relief to a relaxing massage. Your body deserves expert attention. Make the choice to get our expert assistance now.
Do you suffer with low back pain, neck pain or carpal tunnel?
Have you been told you need neck or back surgery?
Decompression Traction Therapy is an effective treatment for these conditions. It is very affordable and less expensive than surgery.
Decompression Traction Therapy is the hottest new therapeutic device for treatment of painful nerve compression and disc herniation syndromes!
The Decompression-Reduction-Stabilization therapy is an effective treatment for:
Do you have a herniated disc, multiple herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, or any other type of spinal problem? Is your doctor suggesting surgery, Pain Management, or Physical Therapy? Have you tried Chiropractic and just could not get enough relief?
Research indicates the disc is responsible for a significant number of lumbar/leg pain and neck/arm pain syndromes. Compression increases intradiscal pressure leading to annular compromise and possible extrusion of nuclear material.
Since the disc is an avascular structure, it doesn't receive fresh blood and oxygen with every beat of the heart. It requires "diffusion" created by motion and 'Decompression' to restore nutrients and enhance healing.
Decompression is defined as reduction in pressure (intradiscal). Recumbent positions (both prone and supine) decrease intradiscal pressures in comparison to standing and sitting. However focused, axial mechanical +Y translation traction, (creating 'Decompression' i.e. unloading due to distraction and positioning) has been shown to reduce disc pressure and enhance the healing response even further.
There is some suggestion in the literature that extruded nuclear material may be "drawn in" by the reduction of intradiscal pressures. This concept however is not uniformly accepted since the length of time the material stays 'drawn in' has not been established in controlled studies.
However, a temporary reduction in intradiscal pressure can still have a profound effect on the healing process via increased contact with the blood supply and fibroblast migration (so called phasic effects). This is in addition to the pain relief created neurologically by stretching soft tissue (e.g. stretch receptors, mechanoreceptors etc.) make Decompression Traction Therapy a logical and viable addition to a "passive" pain care regiment.
Clinically it is important to establish criteria both in the utilization of Decompression Traction Therapy and in defining its utility. (As with many therapies, hyperbole and overstatement are common.) Axial Decompression (both lumbar and cervical) is first and foremost a "passive" therapy and as such has definite limitations in "curing" a chronic musculoskeletal condition. Its value is most specific in helping referral pain not solely low back or acute low back pain (symptoms for which manipulation has proven beneficial).
Loss of local muscle control, abnormal posture and alterations in spinal curves are the probable underlying source of most spinal 'compression' and degeneration. Therefore a "passive" therapy has little effect in truly fixing the underlying problem.
However, that being said, Decompression Traction Therapy (done safely within established protocols and a clear understanding of it's limitations) can often effectively enhance the healing process and render quick, effective and often amazing pain relief in a properly selected patient population (many who have previously failed other treatments). Additionally it may also be very useful in determining the overall prognosis of passive care and expediting the phase-in of rehab protocols.
Spinal Disc Decompression, utilizing Decompression-Reduction-Stabilization, is a unique, non-surgical therapy developed for the treatment of chronic lower back pain, herniated discs and degenerative disc diseases.
ACTIVATOR: The Activator technique is another very LOW FORCE and gentle means of adjusting the patient without causing any unnecessary strain or stress on the patient’s body. The Activator allows for direct adjustment to the place required with a preset amount of gentle force that is always in control.
SOT (SACRO OCCIPITAL TECHNIQUE): The SOT technique is another gentle technique that can be used, as it effectively lets the patient’s own body and the force of GRAVITY make the adjustment. Consisting of exact placements of a couple of leverage blocks by the Doctor, the patient then just gently rests for 10-15 minutes while GRAVITY realigns the spine into place with no sudden or forceful action at all.
OTHER TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE: Our doctor uses other adjusting techniques when he feels they are appropriate for that particular patient’s condition to return them to HEALTH. We use various diversified techniques which consist of the traditional hands-on types of adjusting most people associate with Chiropractic and have great success with them.
ADDITIONAL THERAPIES: In order to make sure each patient can receive the most out of their treatment sometimes they benefit from additional therapies.
The Doctor only recommends additional therapies if it will truly enhance that patient’s particular recovery and return to HEALTH. The following is a list of the various THERAPIES used by Dr. Dickerson and staff:
• Heat / Cryo (cold) packs Therapy
• Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy
• Ultra Sound Therapy
• DMS Therapy
• Myofascial release / Trigger Point Therapy
• Spinal Decompression
COLD LASER THERAPY is an excellent treatment that is often utilized to treat a wide array of conditions and pain. This therapy allows the body to naturally heal itself by utilizing a combination of electric stimulation and cold laser technology. This low level laser therapy consists of a light-emitting device that can be utilized on many different parts of the body.
In addition to simple back and neck pain, cold laser therapy has been utilized for a number of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and sprains. The number of conditions that have been notably increased in the usage of this therapy include carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries, muscle and joint pain, as well as a long list of others.
The Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) uses percussion, mechanical vibrations that reach deep into the muscle tissue to stimulate proprioceptive functions. Much of muscle pain stems from various conditions, strain, lactic acid build up, scar tissue, etc… No other device on the market matches the effectiveness of the DMS.
DMS provides deep muscle tissue with kinetic forms of percussion and concussion vibration, which in turn facilitates the patient or athlete with the benefits of:
Faster rehabilitation from injury
Increased lymphatic flow
Breaks up muscular scar tissue
Reduced lactic acid build up
Soft & Active tissue release
The DMS also concentrates on general or local muscle spasms. It increases muscle metabolism and increases the lactic acid cycle to relieve pain. Deep, rapid, short-duration percussion is the key to the elimination of pain. The DMS can be used in effective management of acute and chronic pain, not exclusive to, but including migraine headaches, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, edema, myofacial pain and frozen joints.
The DMS is known to increase the circulation of blood and flow of lymph. The stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels to dilate, which also facilitates blood flow.
DMS can help loosen contracted, shortened muscles and can stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. This muscle “balancing” can help posture and promote more efficient movement. DMS is also being used for Integrated Manual Therapy and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction.
In medicine today, leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability), isn't typically diagnosed. However that doesn't mean that it's not affecting your health. Many health issues related to leaky gut syndrome go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or are ignored by traditional medicine. If you suffer from any of the following you may have LGS:
A healthy weight and proper nutrition is essential to the healthy lifestyle you desire. The staff at Dobson Ranch Pain Relief is here to help you obtain your weight loss and nutritional goals. We have various plans and options to fit your needs.
It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce the addition of the Contour Light Program in our office.
The Contour Light Program blends science and physiology to help you become healthier and lose inches off of those hard to effect places like the waist, chin, thighs and arms. The Contour Light Program treats all the areas on the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. In fact, many Contour Light patients lose between 5 to 20 inches of fat in less than a month!
Although, we highly encourage and recommend a healthy diet and exercise regime, often times stubborn unwanted fat remains. The Contour Light Program offers simple nutritional suggestions and easy exercise options combined with a 30-minute treatment to help you lose stubborn fat.
The Contour Light treatment is totally painless. You can expect to feel a gentle, warm sensation. Most patients read, listen to music, or take a nap during the 30-minute treatment.
The Contour Light Program is safe for nearly all individuals. There are zero side effects. The treatment is painless and many patients see same day results! The best part about the Contour Light Program is that your normal activities can be resumed immediately following the treatment.
Needless to say, we are very excited about this tested and proven technology and would love to tell you more about it. If you would like to improve your health and experience rapid fat loss in a safe and effective manner please contact the office to schedule your free consultation.