The word "Chiropractic" means 'done by hand' in ancient Greek. Chiropractors manually adjust the vertebrae of the spine and other joints to relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints, and supporting structures of the body. Chiropractors are also specialists in prescribing remedial exercise, recommending rehabilitation, and injury prevention methods.
How does an adjustment work?
An adjustment is a skillful, precise movement to a joint in the body. An adjustment optimizes function by returning motion to the joint. When the adjustment occurs, a gas bubble causes the “popping noise” you sometimes hear called a cavitation. Extensive research has been done on chiropractic adjusting techniques. Complications are rare and side-effects, like temporary soreness, are usually minor. Chiropractors are well trained to assess whether your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require treatment from another health care provider.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is broadly recognized as a sound, safe, drug-free, non-invasive therapy for various aches, pains, and injuries. Chiropractic has a tremendous safety record. Of course, no health treatment is completely free of potential side-effects. Even common medicines carry a risk. Some patients feel immediate relief after an adjustment. A few patients may experience temporary stiffness or slight swelling. However, side effects associated with spinal adjustments are typically minor and brief. Dr. Schebesch is happy to speak to you about alternatives to adjustments if requested.
Chiropractic care should be considered Preventive Health Care even if you do not experience painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain a healthy spine and joint function. Seniors may find that treatment helps them to maintain mobility and a good range of motion.
Welcome to Synergy Chiropractic
Commonly Treated Conditions:
- sprains/ strains
- herniated discs
- pinched nerves
- Acute & Chronic Lower Back Pain
- Acute & Chronic Sciatica
- Acute & Chronic Hip Pain
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Knee & Leg Pain
- Rotator Cuff Pain
- spinal stenosis
- spinal degeneration/ degenerative disc disease/ arthritis
- Acute & Chronic Headaches/ Migraines
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Repetitive Strains - Tennis/ Golfers Elbow, Carpel Tunnel
- various forms of head-aches/migraines
- infant conditions-cholic, torticollis/wry neck
- Restrictive Body Movements
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Pre/ Post Natal Care
- TMD - Disorders of the TMJ
- Acute & Chronic Vertigo
- Sports Performance - Preventive & Treatment
Most commonly treated injuries:
- Rotator cuff strains
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpel tunnel
- Knee conditions
- Trigger points
- Ankle sprains
- Various ligament sprains/muscle strains
- Repetitive motion injuries
A hands-on treatment that facilitates the body's ability to restore proper biomechanical function.
Graston Technique® to assist in soft tissue mobilization, enabling Dr. Schebesch to effectively identify and treat scar tissue and fascial restrictions that affect normal function. The Technique helps to erode adhesions physically and metabolically build a strong fix to stop chronic pathological cycles.
Through mechanical and/or manual forms, spinal decompression reduces pain caused by disc bulges, herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and degenerative and traumatic spondylolisthesis. Spinal decompression works by decreasing the daily gravitational load on injured structures between vertebrae.
Dr. Schebesch holds a certificate of physiotherapy (licensed in the U.S.) and can offer patients his wealth of knowledge in this field, in combination with his chiropractic skills.
At the end phase of a treatment plan, Dr. Schebesch emphasizes the importance of patients improving and maintaining their health with the use of prescribed home care exercises. After an examination, he educates and trains patients on rehabilitation methods, specific to their needs
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. According to some acupuncturists, this practice augments the use of regular acupuncture, can restore health and well-being and is particularly good for treating pain.
Custom Made Orthotics
Dr. Schebesch offers a product that focuses on foot correction rather than traditional bracing. This is ideal for most adult feet. The durable heel cupped design gives proper support upon initial contact, and its uniquely designed metatarsal arch properly supports the mid-stance and propulsion phases of the gait
Common Conditions improved by orthotics:
- plantar fasciitis
- knee conditions
- back conditions
- heel pain
- poor circulation
- fallen arches
What can I expect on my first visit to Synergy?
On your first visit, you will be asked to fill out a few forms, before your assessment and treatment. Arriving 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment is recommended. Dr. Schebesch will take a detailed history and discuss your primary concern. This information will be used to conduct a physical exam of the area in concern and a motion palpation assessment of the spine.
Radiographs/x-rays maybe required if they are clinically necessary, BUT this is rare. Dr. Schebesch will then arrive at a diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan with you. He will clearly outline a prognosis, expectations of treatment, frequency, and duration as well as various care options pertaining to your specific condition.
Is chiropractic care covered by insurance?
Most extended health benefits cover chiropractic care (e.g., Greenshield, Great West Life, Sunlife, Blue Cross, Standard Life...etc.) Extended health plan coverage varies, therefore you should contact your provider for details. YES! We do offer Direct Billing when permitted by the Patients Benefits.
|Extended follow up||$80.00|
|Add On Acupuncture||$60.00|
|Orthotics - 1 Pair||$450.00|
|Orthotics - 2 Pair||$800.00|
What is TMJ dysfunction?
TMJ is also known as the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects the lower part of your jaw to your skull. This joint acts as a hinge that holds your jaw and skull together. TMJ can cause pain and a limited range of motion.
Signs and symptoms of TMJ include:
- Pain or tenderness of the jaw and upper neck/cervical pain
- Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
- Aching pain in and around the ear
- Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close the mouth
- Clicking and or grating when opening or closing the mouth
TMJ treatment is assessed patient by patient basis, as each case is unique. Upper cervical chiropractic, which deals with the first few vertebrae in the neck has been used as an effective set of techniques. The chiropractor can work on key muscles such as the master, temporals, and the medial/lateral pterygoids.
Pre/Post Natal Care
Chiropractors work with the body’s natural ability to adapt and function, which is important for the normal physiological function of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy and birth.
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, including developmental and hormonal changes. Many of your ligaments may shift, which may create lower back pain as a result. Chiropractic treatments for low back pain due to pregnancy is very gentle. Any concerns or questions, feel free to discuss with our chiropractor during your initial consultation.
6 weeks post delivery is the ideal time to see our chiropractor for: re-alignment of the pelvis, assessment for a diastasis recti, help alleviate mid back, rib and neck pain that may be associated with holding and feeding your new baby, and support the body through its transition to postpartum exercise.
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, including developmental and hormonal changes. Many of your ligaments may shift, which may create lower back pain as a result. Chiropractic treatments for low back pain due to pregnancy is very gentle. Any concerns or questions, feel free to discuss with our chiropractor during your initial consultation. insert cute baby picture.