At The Chiropractic Way, Dr. Tako and his team treat a variety of conditions using many chiropractic techniques to help diagnose and find the root cause of your issue and the ones that will bring fast and durable pain relief, and restore function.
During your first visit, Dr. Tako and his team will go over the recommended length and frequency of treatment.
Conditions we treat
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Extremity pain (wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles)
- Car accidents
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Personal injuries
- Scar treatment
- Sports-related injuries
- Sprains and strain injuries
- TMJ disorders
- Unexplained pain or dysfunction
Techniques we use
P-DTR functional neurology
P-DTR stands for Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex. It is a neuro-muscular modulation tool used to diagnose and treat potential imbalances of the nerve receptors and nerve signals that affect muscles, ligaments, and soft tissues. Through a series of simple muscular resistance tests and stimulation of various areas of the body, Dr Tako looks for hyperactive nerve receptors in areas of trauma or surgery. He is then able to quickly and durably restore optimal nervous system activity which in turn efficiently treats a wide range of pain and function issues. This treatment is painless, non-invasive, and no downtime is needed after treatment.
The Gonstead Adjustment
This is a specific and precise treatment that addresses the areas of subluxation (problem areas). We take great care to ensure a precise thrust and bio-mechanically correct position for the most painless, accurate adjustment possible.
The Decompression Table
The Decompression/Cox-8 chiropractic table allows for efficacious spinal flexion and decompression. It helps treat patient that cannot be adjusted traditionally and patients with radicular disc herniation, degenerative disc, and spinal stenosis among other conditions.
The Flexion-Distraction Technique
This technique is used to treat symptomatic disc injuries involving back pain, as well as secondary pain that is felt down the leg. In the flexion-distraction method, we use a specialized table that gently stretches the spine, allowing us to isolate the area of disc involvement while slightly flexing the spine with a pumping rhythm. With no pain to the patient, we can move the discs away from the impinged nerve, resulting in reduced nerve root inflammation and eventually reduced pain and inflammation in the leg. Dr. Tako may also recommend this technique to stretch the joints of the low back.
The Drop Table Adjustment
The Drop Table Adjustment method uses a specially made table with sections that can be raised about three-quarters of an inch and then “dropped” down with the weight of the patient. This takes advantage of the spine’s inherent joint design to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve motion. This technique allows the patient to remain stationary during the adjustments and ensures they do not feel discomfort from the adjustment.
In some cases, subluxations, fixations and joint impropriety may occur in the extremities, and these may sometimes cause chronic spinal problems.
In most cases, we will check and adjust the spine before checking and adjusting an extremity; extremity adjustments should complement spinal adjustments. Common symptoms of extremity subluxation, fixations and joint impropriety include the following:
weakness or fatigue in the extremities, pain in the extremities or extremity joints,
stiffness or immobility in the extremity joints, chronic back problems, catches in the extremity joints, or chronic cervical problems. The aim of extremity adjustment is to analyze and evaluate the extremity, establish an extremity treatment plan, and coordinate this plan with the spinal treatment plan.
The Gavilan Treatment method utilizes instruments created by Technica Gavilan to improve the healing and restoration of soft tissue pathologies. We use these specialized instruments to spot soft tissue restrictions that alter the musculoskeletal system. By addressing these restrictions, we can increase range of motion, decrease pain and enhance athletic performance.
Nasal Release Technique
This technique is used to gently restore balance to the body’s systems, by unlocking the plates of the skull. Minimally invasive, fast and comfortable, our team can provide you with this treatment at our office by inserting and inflating a small balloon in the nasal passages, thus stretching the plates of the skull and releasing tension.