Comprehensive Chiropractic Care
One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) is the "spinal adjustment," which is also known as a "chiropractic adjustment." In fact, chiropractors are renowned for performing spinal adjustments. The word "adjustment" refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustments is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin words sub (less than or slight) and luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned). Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means to have a slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.
When a patient at Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa has a subluxation, depending on their condition and level of subluxation, a chiropractor adjusts the misalignment in the spine to enhance joint mobility and reduce pain, muscle spasms, nerve irritation, and nerve impingement.
Chiropractic adjustments are a highly-refined skill acquired over years of extensive training. The technique involves the manual application of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae that have become misaligned and hypomobile (limited in their range of motion). This procedure has been proven to correct vertebral misalignment and is often accompanied by a popping sound. While the popping sound may surprise first time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.
Why Chiropractic Works
Depending on your condition, discomfort from a spinal adjustment is seldom felt. In fact, many patients have reported a sense of relief from a chiropractic adjustment, which we see as a positive improvement to their symptoms shortly after receiving care. If discomfort arises after a chiropractic adjustment, the pressure typically dissipates within days under most circumstances. Optimal results are reliant on a patient's condition and number of adjustments received over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your care plan may also include massage and functional restoration exercises, which depends on availability in our Mesa office.
If your pain has a musculoskeletal origin, Dr. Manfred Ahnen, DC has the necessary experience to identify the root cause of your discomfort and treat it through a series of chiropractic adjustments to help you find pain relief. At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, our mission is to find the cause of your pain and focus our hands-on approach on providing pain relief for most spinal subluxation conditions.
At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, our thorough and efficient chiropractic treatment includes a personalized health plan. Although every human body is similar, none are identical, and every person will not feel the same type of pain relief. This is why our top priority at Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa is to help our patients experience pain relief utilizing a chiropractic care plan that fits their lifestyle and level of pain.
Tension in the body can become pain, and your body may even hold other stress patterns that carry tension and also lead to pain. In many cases, certain amounts of tension are frequently caused by auto accidents or other types of major trauma. Additionally, the pain causation spectrum for repetitive (minor) trauma is also caused by computer work.
Chiropractic care is designed to target this pain and allow the body to heal through accurate adjustments to the central nervous system. In fact, most people feel good when pain is removed. At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, we can identify spinal misalignments, the source of your pain, and address it through a series of spinal adjustments with one goal in mind: pain relief.
When stress is held in the body, it causes tension and tension creates pain. Many are surprised to learn that this level of tension in the muscles and other areas of the musculoskeletal system are some of the causes that are pushing the vertebrae out of alignment. Chiropractors have seen that repeated instances of the same body position or action causing pain can cause the muscles to learn these actions and continue even when a person is no longer performing this action. Dr. Manfred Ahnen, DC's job at Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa is to help your body "unlearn" these types of stress and tension patterns that have caused you pain for so long.
How Does A Subluxation Affect You?
Think of a subluxation as a flickering light. When a wire that is powering a light is running smoothly, the light is bright. If the wire is bent or contorted in anyway, the light may flicker because the electrical current is not reaching its destination completely. This is exactly what happens when the nerves in the body are blocked or contorted. Just as the light flickers from the impinged wire, pain is likely to be experienced when the nerves are blocked and not transmitting signals completely.
At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, our natural approach to spinal adjustments offers a focused treatment plan for each patient. Depending on your condition, our treatments have the potential of helping you stay away from surgery and medications.
At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, our safe methods give ideal benefits aimed at increasing physical and emotional well-being. When you feel better, you think clearer because your pain is relieved. A vertebral subluxation complex (subluxation) is when the vertebrae are out of alignment. Back pain or neck pain may result from subluxations.
Your spine is composed of vertebrae that are connected to nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. When vertebrae are out of place, the structures that are connected to the nerves, or in close proximity, are also affected. These areas are often adversely affected, which cause pain in unusual areas and create a snowball effect that may travel throughout the entire body.
Are My Organs Affected By Subluxation?
The spine houses the body's nerves. When trauma occurs, either by daily stress or from an accident, the result may lead to nerve flow impingement. An impinged nerve could be blocking the function of the organs, which can cause several other health conditions including pain.
If you are experiencing a problem with your internal systems, it could be related to vertebrae being misaligned. The nervous system controls basic bodily functions including digestion and respiration. It also governs higher cognitive functions like memory and intelligence. Your nerves need to physically flow throughout your entire body without interference in order for your body to function properly.
If nerves are blocked or damaged, long-term health issues may be the result. If you've suffered from major trauma or from repetitive stress, rest assured that treatment is available at Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa. We may be able to help give your nerves the best chances at returning to health and function freely like they were meant.
At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, we offer intelligent and immediate assistance for bodily issues. Our treatment includes a thorough examination, a physical assessment, and x-rays if necessary. We understand the underlying condition, treat the condition at the root, and educate our patients so they also understand what could be causing the pain. When nerves are functioning properly, the organs and muscles in the body are getting what they need.
A Silent Threat
Subluxation have often been referred to as a silent threat. Many times, subluxations are unnoticeable but that does not mean they are not causing damage to the body. At Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa, we can identify subluxations—whether they are causing pain or not—and treat them to potentially increase health conditions and energy transmissions.
Most of our patients at Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa feel immediate relief after an adjustment. As the body holds tension in certain ways, it may even guard itself from minor and major adjustments because that's how it is comfortable even though it is misaligned.
In fact, this guarding mechanism may create a build-up of fibrous tissue around the subluxation, and these impacts are experienced every day. However, when this fibrous tissue is relieved by a skilled chiropractor who understands the underlying cause of the issue, minor discomfort may be experienced because the body is transitioning back to normal. This is why we schedule a series of chiropractic adjustments to retrain the body and create an environment for optimal healing.
Properly functioning blood vessels, nerves, and the lymphatic system have the potential of increasing circulation in the body. When these areas of the body are functioning properly, they give the body what they need to thrive. The chiropractic adjustment creates a positive and powerful ripple effect throughout the entire body, and depending on your condition, you may experience increased health and vitality as a result.
Our Chiropractic Techniques
We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference.
The primary adjusting techniques we use include:
Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.
After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints.
This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust.
Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction.
Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine.
We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal.
If you've been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know.
We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.
If you are ready to feel better today, call Ahnen Chiropractic in Mesa at (480) 999-9050 to schedule an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment today. Dr. Manfred Ahnen, DC is here to help you live your life in its best quality.