While chiropractic is typically associated with the
"cracking" style of joint manipulation, there are many treatment
methods employed in modern chiropractic offices. Ultimately, the
method of treatment depends on the diagnosis of your condition,
but Dr. Green utilizes the following methods:
Dr. Green will speak to you about the different types of
manipulation, and often utilizes "non-cracking" methods. If
you're nervous about joint manipulation, and many are, don't let
your fears keep you from seeking help. Dr. Green also uses
Flexion/Distraction manipulation which has proven effective in
Specifically, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization,
which utilizes instruments that detect aberrant movement
patterns and adhesions in the fascia, the underlying support
tissue that runs from head to toe, and enables muscle tissues to
glide smoothly over one another. This technique is very
effective in treating conditions such as sprained ankles, tennis
elbow, and back and neck pain when the fascia is determined to
be a pain generator.
Disc pain can often lead to the "pins and needles" feeling
associated with the leg or arm pain that often accompanies it.
When these symptoms are present an end range loading exam is
utilized to determine what exercises should be performed (or
avoided) so the patient will be able to manage their condition
at home. An end range loading exam involves the patient moving
through certain ranges of motion at their own pace to determine
the effect the movement will have on the patientís symptoms.
Often, scar tissue prevents
nerve tissues from moving appropriately, which can lead to pain.
Neuro-mobilization can free these tissues and decrease pain.
Once the correct method of mobilization is discovered in the
exam, the patient can continue the treatment at home with
The most important part of your treatment will be the things
you can do for yourself. This means exercises to strengthen the
stabilizing muscles of the spine which will give you a means to
manage your own symptoms. Dr. Green will instruct you in the
office with a minimum number of exercises that have been proven
effective in the management of back and neck pain. Again,
self-advocacy is the most important part of your treatment, and
Dr. Green strives to give his patients a sense of independence
in managing their condition.
Dr. Green has limited time slots available each week to consult with patients on a one-on-one basis regarding their eating habits. Consults typically last an hour.