CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CARE
Dr. Baxter, BS, DC specializes in auto accident cases, plantar fasciitis and TMJ disorder. Her combined knowledge of Chiropractic, Meridian Therapy, and Nutrition has helped thousands of patients to achieve their health goals. Dr. Baxter takes into consideration your lifestyle, family history, stress levels, health complaints, diet and exercise routines. She can teach you various ways of reaching and maintaining these goals throughout your life.
She has utilized her knowledge and training to assist all ages from children to the elderly. Pregnant women, vegetarians, vegans, and those with medical complications or certain disease processes can also benefit from her skills. Her Health Center offers a wide variety of nutritional supplements, anti-aging strategies, and detoxification techniques to meet your needs.
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WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractors are the world's #1 providers of alternative health care. They provide a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare and pain relief.
Dr. Baxter, BS, DC focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. She specializes in pain associated with Plantar fasciitis and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction often referred to as "TMJ."
She also has extensive experience treating general complaints such as headaches, back, neck, and joint pain. Patients that have been involved in motor vehicle accidents and those with neurological complaints respond quite well to chiropractic treatments. Many people choose to utilize chiropractic care not just for pain management, but for wellness and preventative care, to keep them functioning at their optimum levels. The most common therapeutic procedure performed is the "chiropractic adjustment," or "manipulation." Adjustments of the affected joints and tissues restore mobility, alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Many chiropractors use the term subluxation to describe when your spine shifts from its proper position or loses its normal range of motion, affecting the surrounding joints, muscles, and nerves. There are many different types of techniques used to gently adjust or manipulate the spinal joints back into a normal position.
TYPES OF CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUES
Dr. Baxter, BS, DC uses a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches combined with Meridian Therapy to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. She often combines the following techniques with other traditional therapeutic modalities to get patients results quickly. The techniques she uses vary based on each patient's particular needs. The primary adjusting techniques used at our clinic include:
- After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up "stuck" joints.
- Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and adjustments using a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. It is a light force technique, that allows gravity to do much of the work.
- Sacro Occipital Technique is aimed at normalizing the relationship between the pelvis and the head through a series of adjustments.
Activator Methods® Instrument Assisted Adjusting
- This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. It is fantastic for infants, those suffering with osteoporosis, spinal stenosis and other spinal conditions that cannot be treated with a traditional adjustment.
- By testing or challenging specific muscles, the doctor can determine the exact location of lost structural integrity and many non-spinal health problems. She uses her hands along with an instrument to make the the adjustments.
- This technique is used for upper cervical adjustments and also uses a special table headpiece, which allows for a light thrust gravity assisted adjustment.
- Is a non-forceful, energy balancing, hands on technique using contralateral movement and stretching.
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.
MERIDIAN THERAPY TREATMENTS
Meridian Therapy is a non-invasive needle-less technique used to bring the body into balance and to restore and maintain health. Ancient principles of this healing art state that there are 12 superficial channels, or meridians, and a network of deeper channels that interconnect the 12 meridians. All of these channels need to be open to flow freely in order to keep the body in balance.
Traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese meridian therapy use many different techniques to accomplish healing and balance within the body. Meridian therapy uses a combination of non-invasive, needle-less techniques for the relief of pain, and to help balance energies within the body allowing healing to occur.
With Meridian therapy, traditional acupoints accessing the meridians are stimulated through an electrical current, cold laser, or with acupressure to relieve pain and balance energy or Qi (pronounced "Chi") bringing the body back into a state of balance.
WHY MERIDIAN THERAPY?
Traditional American life—including chemicals in our food, water, medication, poor eating habits, stress, anxiety, pollution, and daily wear and tear on our bodies—leads to blocked or stagnant energy flow along these meridians.
Sometimes they can even back up and overflow, causing pain along a meridian. Chronic blockage can result in no Qi movement of any kind along a meridian. People with these types of blockage tend to suffer from chronic illness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Meridian Therapy as effective as traditional acupuncture?
Yes. Meridian therapy can be used to treat any condition that can be treated with traditional acupuncture.
Acupuncture is actually a type of meridian therapy that uses needles to stimulate the acupoints accessing the meridians. However, there are more comfortable non-invasive ways to stimulate acupoints -- needle FREE.
What conditions can be treated with Meridian Therapy?
Any condition treated with traditional Chinese medicine. Meridian therapy can help alleviate acute and chronic pain patterns, headaches, and help speed healing. Many patients utilize meridian therapy to relieve stress and anxiety and keep themselves in a positive state of balance.
How do I know if Meridian Therapy is right for me?
If you fear needles then Meridian therapy may be the right choice for you. A traditional meridian therapy treatment takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes and does not require you to remain in one position for the entire treatment. It is also less expensive, as you don't have to pay for the disposable needles.