Chiropractic care offers a unique connection to the human body that helps us discover how things are working in our muscloskeletal system through a visit-to-visit process of checking, adjusting, and correcting any and all subluxation and discomfort.
Many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors only treat back and neck ailments, mainly because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The main goal is to restore and optimize your health.
Techniques Suited to You
Dr. Merlino is skilled in modern and classic chiropractic adjusting methods. He will tailor his work to your unique needs and comfort level.
Diversified: This is our primary technique. This chiropractic technique allows your full body to be addressed, including your neck and back, hips, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands. This method involves adjusting or manually manipulating joints to help them move better.
Cox Flexion-Distraction (Cox Distraction-Decompression): This is a gentle system of getting the needed nutrition to discs and related joints. This technique can especially be useful for the lower back. For those needing a lighter approach because of disc problems or spinal stenosis, this is a great approach as it gently opens up space for your nerve roots.
Activator Methods®: When requested by our patients, this handheld device can be used in place of hands-on adjusting. A rubber tip delivers a gentle impulse, producing movement of stuck or malfunctioning joints and freeing up the related nerve function.