Today I am going to discuss something of controversy within the EDS community: Chiropractic Care.
I am really excited to share this information with you, as I have had much success with this new type of treatment. I have been really scared (as I should be!) to see a regular chiropractor. I have had them pop joints out of place, and several hurt me worse than before I sought treatment. What has led me to seek chiropractic care in the past has ranged from general neck and back problems, subluxed vertebrae, dislocated ribs, and even a dislocated pelvis. Unfortunately, the last time I subluxed a vertebra and did not get in to the chiropractor, I was literally unable to move a muscle in my entire body without screaming in pain and was completely immobile for more than two weeks. So what were my options?
When I moved back to Nevada last fall, I sought alternative treatments for my ailments, in combo with the regular doctors. I found a great chiropractor and he used a technique I had never heard of - a ProAdjuster Machine. There is no twisting, popping, dislocating, pain - nothing! You sit up in a chair. Easy. And, I am back to feeling better in less time than with traditional chiropractic treatment. For us EDSers, the only thing I have noticed as a downfall is occasional bruising, but nothing too bad or painful. It really does work. I have included the following article, written by my actual Chiropractor, Dr. Tony Jensen of Reno, NV, and also a very comprehensive video clip. Enjoy! Happy spines! (And, no, I am not a paid spokesperson! Ha!)
A New Breakthrough in Chiropractic Healing!
by Dr. Tony Jensen, DC
There is a new exciting breakthrough in treating and healing pinched nerves. Back and neck pain, headaches, numbness or tingling anywhere in the body can be caused by pinched nerves. Pinched nerves and their side effects are described in the Healthy Beginnings February, 2010 issue titled: “Pinched Nerve Caring for Your Nervous System.” Chiropractors believe in treating the source of the problem effectively and naturally. One should not have to rely on medication to get through the day, as drugs tend to mask the problem rather than treating it at the source. With the ProAdjuster Vision Technology, Chiropractic is taken to the next level.
What is the ProAdjuster? It is an advanced computer and engineering technology, with a hand-held device that allows Doctors of Chiropractic to both analyze and treat the human body in ways never realized before. Newborns, as well as the elderly with osteoporosis can be treated safely and gently with this innovative mechanism.
How does it work? The ProAdjuster computer system uses a piezoelectric sensor in the soft-tipped instrument to administer a precise oscillating force which measures specific levels of joint motion in a relaxed, effective manner. With the patient sitting in an upright position, the treatment is performed comfortably, without any turning or sudden movements. Data is then transferred and displayed on the computer monitor, allowing the doctor to isolate and treat the problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures. Following the treatment, the ProAdjuster’s sophisticated re-analysis allows both the patient and the doctor to chart all progress toward successful recovery.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing the effects of pinched nerves & you are not under chiropractic care, NOW is the best time to start. Remember, it’s always best to rule out pinched nerves before other symptoms start.
For more info [in Northern Nevada], contact Dr. Jensen at Jensen Chiropractic (775) 323-1222.
To find a doctor that uses the ProAdjuster system, visit the ProAdjuster website.
This original article was published in our wonderful local magazine, Healthy Beginnings.