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What truly differentiates doctors of chiropractic from any other healthcare professionals is the fact that chiropractors are the only professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat what are called spinal subluxations. The word "subluxation" comes from the Latin words meaning "somewhat or slight" (sub) and "to dislocate" (luxate). So the term 'vertebral subluxation' literally means a slight dislocation or misalignment of the bones in the spine.
When a subluxation occurs, a chiropractor can correct the misaligned bone and allow it to return to its proper position. This procedure is appropriately called an adjustment, and the adjustment enables the body to heal. We use a technique called Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique. The Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for improved patient care. AMCT uses the Activator Adjusting Instrument to give consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both. Removing the misalignment and correcting the joint dysfunction relieves stress that the joint dysfunction is causing and allows the body to move more freely. This decreases inflammation in the area, which thereby relieves pain. To keep the joints moving correctly several adjustments over a course of time may be necessary, in addition to massage, physical therapy, stretching exercises, or strengthening exercises. In the chiropractic world, keeping the problem fixed and preventing its reoccurrence is just as important as the initial remedy.
There are actually five components that contribute to the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC).
These changes get progressively worse over time if they are not treated correctly, leading to chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, muscle trigger points, the formation of bone spurs, loss of movement, as well as muscle weakness and spasm. Chiropractors have known the dangers of the vertebral subluxation complex ever since the birth of the profession. More and more scientific research is demonstrating the tremendous detrimental impact that subluxation have on the tissue of the body. In order to be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the vertebral subluxation complex through chiropractic care.
Our 96th Street office is convenient to north Indianapolis, Nora, Carmel, and Zionsville.
Chiropractic Office Hours
Dr. Mary Jo Johnson
|8:00am-4:00pm||10:30am-6:30pm||8:00am - 4:00pm||
Therapeutic Massage Hours
Becky Troyer, CMT
|10 am - 7:30 pm||11 am - 6:30 pm||11:30am-7:40pm||10:30 am - 6:30 pm||-||Closed.|
Marie Scott, CMT
* Special appointment only.
Thank you Dr. Johnson - your gentle and holistic approach to chiropractic care and wellness is greatly appreciated. Your work and that of your wellness team is among the best!
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