We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered at our office, but please call us at 608-776-4325 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing various chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Dr. Carrie has had years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other conditions that patients don't realize originate from the spine. Dr. Carrie adjusts hands on and will make sure her patient is comfortable with the type of adjusting technique that they want. Dr. Carrie specializes in the Gonstead technique, Diversifed technique, and the Thompson technique.
Exercises & Stretching
At Darlington Chiropractic Clinic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted exercises and stretches from Dr. Carrie will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to Dr. Carrie to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While she will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by Dr. Carrie can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. We have many supplements on hand in our office to help assist you in your health goals.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by Dr. Carrie can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Darlington community, we provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment.
When dry needling is applied to an affected muscle or trigger point, it can decrease muscle tightness, increase blood flow and reduce pain. Patients often report immediate relief after treatment. The needles remain in your muscle for a short period of time — between 2-5 minutes during treatment and can be scheduled with an adjustment or its own treatment.
Custom-made foot orthotics are inserts that are placed into the shoe to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. They work like shock absorbers, removing pressure and stress from painful areas in the foot and ankle. A custom 3-D scan is performed at our office and once orthotics are ordered you can receive them within a week! They help reduce back pain, knee pain, and foot pain.
Electric muscle stimulation
EMS therapy creates steady electric impulses that stimulate muscle contractions. This repetitive contracting and relaxing of the muscle has the effect of: Increasing circulation (blood flow) to the affected tissue area, which aids in repair and decreases inflammation.
Deep heat ultrasound
Ultrasound treatments help to relieve pain, increase blood flow, reduce swelling and inflammation, and promote tissue healing. By doing so, it is able to successfully treat and reduce the painful symptoms of multiple conditions.