- Activator Method
- Auto Injury
- Chiropractic Care
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Rehabilitation Exercises
- Diversified Technique
- Electrical Stimulation
- Massage Therapy
- Neuromuscular Re-education
- Nutritional Consultations
- Pediatric Chiropractic
- Posture Correction
- Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic
- Spinal Screenings
- Traction Flexion Distraction
- Worker’s Compensation
- Work Space Ergonomics
The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
Though it is scary whenever you are involved in a car accident that results in injury, you need to remain calm. What you do directly after your accident may affect your reimbursement when you file a claim to your car insurance company.
Here are some things to think about after you have a car accident and are injured.
Seek Medical Help: If you are hurt at all, even only a little bit, you need to see the doctor.
You must always remember that some injuries don’t show up until a few days later. You may experience pain, discomfort, dizziness, and even numbness days after the accident.
Take Detailed Notes and Pictures: It is really important to take good notes, especially if you are going to submit a claim to your insurance company.
Make sure that you have the names and addresses of any doctors, chiropractors, therapists, and other professionals that you visit.
Be sure to keep all of the receipts for your medical care including any medications or anything you need for your health. If you have copayments, be sure to write them down too. You should also write down any travel expenses that you incur as you travel back and forth to your appointments.
You should also keep a diary about your injuries and care, including how much pain you are in every day and how you are inconvenienced by your injuries.
Keep any notes and emails from your doctors, plus write down your own medical notes about your care. If you make any phone calls, make note of them and keep those notes handy.
To make your claim stronger, you need to have the following information:
- Information about the accident. Take pictures and notes about where it happened. It is also really important to have stop signs and traffic lights in the picture, if applicable.
- Photos of your car. Make sure that you take good pictures of your car from every angle. Take close-ups and some from farther away.
- Financial changes. If you are losing work or even the opportunity to work due to your accident, make note of it.
- If possible, get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Photos of your injuries. Bruises and injuries will fade so be sure to have a friend take pictures of your injuries.
All of these notes and photos will greatly help you with your case. If you are looking to settle or need to hire a lawyer, all of these will help you to win your case.
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We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.
Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.
If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.
Rehabilitation exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The rehabilitation exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Rehabilitation exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.
The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.
Here at Bay Area Wellness Center we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Do you maintain your posture correctly throughout the day or slouch frequently? Have you been experiencing aches and pains in your back or neck? Poor posture is the probable cause. Not to worry, poor posture can be corrected or improved with physical therapy. If you are suffering from poor posture, the highly experienced team at Bay Area Wellness Center in St. Petersburg, FL , can help. Our chiropractors and massage therapists work with you to ensure you feel better by identifying the underlying cause and severity of your poor posture to improve your quality of life and help you lead a pain-free life. Contact us today to learn how we can help you correct your posture.
Here at Bay Area Wellness Center, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.
Sometimes all that stands between your daily pain and a happier, healthier you, is a chiropractic adjustment. Your body naturally wants to be in alignment, and our daily activities can throw what is naturally aligned out of balance. Also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. Here at Bay Area Wellness Center, we can help you achieve balance and proper alignment, giving you relief and improving your health.
Our goal in treating your joint and spinal issues is to reduce subluxation, increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our highly skilled chiropractor will work with you to relieve your pain and get you back to living a pain free and healthy lifestyle.
Traction Flexion Distraction
Flexion Distraction is a technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar, or lower, spine. It is a non-surgical technique that aims to increase spinal motion and resolve disc bulges or herniations. This chiropractic technique can relieve pain you may be feeling in your neck, back, and/or lower extremities. During your appointment, the doctor will manually adjust your lumbar spine in a safe and effective manner.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.
Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that replaces lost wages and pays for medical and chiropractic care for people injured on the job. It typically covers a number of injuries that can happen to nearly any worker. These injuries may occur as a result of a slip and fall accident, tripping over a hazard or on an unsafe surface, or falling off a ladder. For some workers, workers’ compensation will cover injuries that happen while the worker is driving or traveling as part of his or her work duties.
Musculoskeletal disorders affect a person’s muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments.
A number of musculoskeletal disorders can keep a worker off the job, including:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
- Headaches and migraines
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.
B-12 Vitamin Injections
We are now offering 1ml B-12 vitamin shots. B-12 shots prevent B-12 deficiency which can cause:
- Cognitive slowing
Most of us get our B-12 from food, typically meat, fish, eggs or dairy products. However, some people are unable to absorb the B-12 from food. If you’re vegan or have similar dietary restrictions, or you know that you’re B-12 deficient, you may benefit from regular B-12 shots.
Kenalog is an anti-inflammatory used for arthritis of the:
- S.i. joint
Kenalog decreases inflammation which decreases pain. Local steroid injections put the steroids where they need to be to get the benefits without systemic side effects.
Give us a call to learn more about our steroid injection options.
Trigger Point Injections
Adhesions in the muscles create pain. Trigger point injections use a small amount of lidocaine to immediately relieve pain from adhesions, while the needle breaks up those adhesions. These injections help with knots in the muscles (trigger points) and fibromyalgia pain.
Interested? Ask our Docs about trigger point injections at your next appointment.