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What is Chiropractic?

Family care can start from the very beginning. Babies can benefit when their pregnant mothers receive chiropractic care. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care and often report easier births. Newborns, infants, and children can benefit, too. The birth process may be the cause of our first subluxation! Then learning to walk, ride a bike, or play sports can produce so-called growing pains. Ignored, these problems can worsen until they become more difficult to correct as an adult.
The stress and strains of our busy lives can produce subluxations, which is why periodic chiropractic checkups can be helpful. Many patients report more energy, vitality, and better overall health when under chiropractic care.
Chiropractic has been shown to be extremely effective in helping people with back pain, but that is a small fraction of what it is we actually do. The avenue of approach that we take to affect a change on your body is via your spine.
A doctor of chiropractic works with the nervous system, the skeletal system, and the muscular system. The nervous system not only controls nerve impulses, but also controls hormones, chemicals, and every tissue, gland, and organ in your body. Chiropractors do not claim to cure anything. Instead, chiropractors keep the interference away from the spinal cord to allow the body to help itself and function at 100%. By allowing this system to function at its optimum level, patients enjoy better overall health and well-being.

Chiropractic is about helping people live healthier, fuller lives. Chiropractors focus on the nervous system and painlessly adjust the vertebral column to affect the nervous system. According to Gray's Anatomy, the nervous system is the master system in the body which controls and coordinates all other systems such as respiratory, digestive, muscular, and immune. 
The techniques of chiropractic work to remove stress to spinal nerves. Spinal nerve stress or pinched nerve (subluxation) interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, and in turn can weaken the immune system, cause pain, and reduce the body’s ability to work properly. However, when the nervous system is free from disturbances, it can heal the body on its own. 

​​Chiropractic Adjustments- A chiropractic adjustment is the art of applying a precise force in a specific direction to a joint that is fixated and not moving properly, which may be irritating your nervous system. This restores motion to the joint, helping it gradually return to a more normal position and motion. The result of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, nervous system function, and overall improved health. Dr. Newbern uses a compilation of several different techniques, giving her a more diversified approach. She believes that every spine is unique and the technique that may work for one patient may not be the solution for another. 

Manual Adjustments- These techniques include hands-on adjustments of the spine and extremities, traction techniques, and muscle therapies. Often, there is a noise that accompanies this type of adjusment, which represents gas painlessly moving within the joint. 

Flexion-Distraction-  A specialty technique that performs spinal decompression. This is used to treat disc problems, facet syndrome, stenosis, arthritis, lower back and leg pain, muscle tension, and scoliosis. This technique can be highly effective, even in cases that have been resistant to many other treatments. 

Activator Method- ​ This is a low-force technique designed to deliver a safe and comfortable measure of force to move a bone or make an "adjustment". This technique is highly researched and proven to be effective in treating many different problems. 

Thompson Technique- This is a full-spine adjusting technique that emphasizes high-velocity, low amplitude, and some low-force procedures by using a drop table as an indispensable adjunct. The adjustments are considered to be low-force and high-velocity. 

Physical Therapy Modalities-

Electrical Muscle Stimulation- Used in muscle re-education, strengthening, and pain relief. It increases blood flow, reduces edema, relaxes muscle spasms, increases joint flexibility, and promotes soft tissue healing. Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these tiny waves intersect, a low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural painkillers to help relieve pain. 

Microcurrent Therapy- Uses very small amounts of electrical current (millionths of an amp) to relieve pain and heal soft tissues. An injury to the body can disrupts its normal electrical activity. Microcurrent therapy produces electrical signals like those naturally occuring when the body is functioning properly. By applying similar electrical currents, the healing process is enhanced. 

Ultrasound- Used to decrease inflammation, promote tissue relaxation in tight muscles, increase circulation, and speed up the healing process. 

Mechanical Traction-  Used to re-establish curves of the spine, facilitate distraction of joint facets, reduce muscle spasms, edema, and tissue congestion, plus it reduces fibrotic tissues and adhesions.

PNF Stretches-  Designed to rehabilitate or re-establish functional integrity to joints, muscles, or the surrounding areas. Used to increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination of movement. 

Therapuetic Excersizes-  Use of dynamic activites to improve functional performance. Dynamic activites include the use
of balance, strength, range of motion, or other functional activities. 

Myofascial Release-  Used to eliminate trigger points, relax tight muscles, realign muscle fibers, and promotes healing through increased circulation. Techniques may be active, passive, or both. 

Kinesiology Taping-  Used for increasing range of motion, decreasing inflammation and decompressing muscles. Used for structual and postural issues, pain management, and increased performance.

What is Massage Therapy?

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), our docotors believes that massage therapy coupled with chiropractic adjustments can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regiment. 

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety-percent of disease is stress-related, and nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

• Decreased anxiety

• Enhanced sleep quality

• Greater energy

• Improved concentration

• Increased circulation

• Reduced fatigue

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity
after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork
provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more
tangible physical benefits.

Our therapists at Aggieland are certified and trained in several types of therapeutic massage techniques , including:

Deep Tissue:  Similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Cranial Sacral Technique:  A form of bodywork or alternative therapy using
gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A
practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a
patient's spine and pelvis. 

Hot Stone Massage: a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth,
heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the
body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles
so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

                                  Active Release Technique:  An integrated part of wellness and
                                  health approach that incorporates yoga, acupressure,energy balancing, and massage. Thai massage
                                  respects the body's limits, while encouraging patients to reach their edge of flexibility. 

                                                                           Prenatal:  Therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-
                                                                          to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the
                                                                          function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and
                                                                          relieves mental and physical fatigue.

Myo-Cupping: A technique that uses negative pressure on the soft tissues for therpuetic purposes. This technique causes blood flow to increase around the treated area and helps to release areas of adhesions (muscles that are stuck together), while improving Qi flow. 


At Aggieland Chiropractic and Wellness Center we use only the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements. We demand superior quality from the distributors we use to ensure the quality that our patients expect. 
We carry several different brands in our office, including DaVinci Labratories of Vermont, Standard Process, Drucker Labratories,  ​​and APEX Energetics. 

Should you have any questions about any of the services or products offered here in our office, don't hesitate to call us at (979) 703-8090. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can.

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