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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a natural method of healthcare that involves the evaluation of the spine and nervous system. During his examination of the spine, Dr. Thoma searches for evidence of vertebral subluxation. Misalignment, restricted movement, tenderness and swelling are all part of the vertebral subluxation complex. Considered to be a stress reaction of the spine the vertebral subluxation can have profound effect on your nervous system’s ability to communicate with every other part of the body.

Once your spine has been evaluated for areas of subluxation, we can correlate it with the condition of concerns you have. The benefits from a chiropractic adjustment that you may experience include

  • Better movement
  • Easing of tension
  • Breathe better
  • Less pain
  • Walk Better
  • Improved strength
  • Sleep better
  • Better Balance and more!

Time Is the Ultimate Healer

Your body will regain its ability to heal well. It may, however, take time for this process to get started. We’ll recommend more frequent visits in the beginning of care to start changing your “pattern” of subluxations. Feeling better comes quickly, getting healthy takes time.

Spinal Correction

At Cape Henry Chiropractic Wellness we also use posture as a marker for your treatment success. Posture is a window to your spine and the health of your nervous system. Specialized spinal adjustments and strong posture exercises make postural correction possible. Stand tall and look younger, feel better and move better. Research shows stand tall and live longer.

Regular progress examinations will measure your improvement. The frequency of your visits will decrease as your re-evaluations show the results you have gotten.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Dangerous?

The risk associated with a chiropractic adjustment is having it done by an untrained provider and the health status of the individual receiving the treatment. Dr. Thoma primarily utilizes instrument adjusting techniques for their gentle, precise and measured delivery following a thorough spinal examination. Dr. Thoma is dedicated to providing comfortable, safe and effective quality care.

Conditions Commonly Helped

Chiropractor care is perceived to be associated with certain pain-related conditions, but incorporating chiropractic care while making lifestyle changes can be remarkably effective in addressing a broad array of conditions that include:

  • Allergies/Asthma/COPD
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Sleep issues
  • Vertigo
  • Degenerative disc
  • Fatigue
  • Hip/Knee/Ankle/Foot Pain
  • Bladder weakness
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Indigestion

At Cape Henry Chiropractic Wellness we look at the whole person. While all of the above conditions have benefited from care in our office Dr. Thoma does not treat the condition, rather he treats the person with the condition. Wellness strategies focus on removing the interference to your nervous system so that your health can improve.

Our Tools

Dr. Thoma has learned many techniques over his years in practice. Some would say that his practice is cutting edge as he gravitates toward the latest that science has to offer in proven effective modalities. Read more about his methods below:

Spinal Reflex Analysis

Extremely beneficial for identifying the root of almost all chronic spinal pain syndromes. Spinal Reflex Analysis identifies an Axial Spinal Reflex associated with an unstable subluxation. Referred to as the area of greatest spinal cord stress this reflex initiates a pattern of muscle activation in the spine causing symptoms far removed from the source. At Cape Henry Chiropractic Wellness we look at the health of the entire spine.

Extremity work

Our care is a ground up approach. We look to the structure and function of the feet as they relate to your ankles, knees and pelvis. Remember Chiropractic care is a nervous system based healthcare that relates problems of the extremities back to their potential source. For the extremities the spine is like the fuse box in your home. When all else fails always check the circuit breaker!

Myofascial Release

The longer you have a condition the more likely that the fascial tissues will be involved. Fascia is the connective tissue covering all of our muscles, organs, vessels, nerves and especially brain and spinal cord. The fascia can become restricted in movement, develop adhesions or act like shrink wrap when dehydrated. It is wholly integrated and energy dependent on the highly electrical nervous system. Utilizing a pleasant feeling percussive tool helps to release the fascia which can then have a profound impact on pain and overall health.

Lumix Laser 3-250

This superpulsed laser with nanotechnology is the most powerful soft tissue laser available. Laser therapy provides light energy that speeds up healing and reduces pain and inflammation. The warmth, relaxation and healing energy provided to the nervous system has a powerful calming effect. It is exactly what is needed to reverse the stress associated with chronic pain. This modality used in conjunction with the spinal reflex analysis and IQ IMPULSE adjusting instrument gives us breakthrough results in chronic pain.

Impulse IQ Adjusting Instrument

The latest in chiropractic technology provides gentle and precise computer-aided chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain and restore function. A high-tech sensor provides information from your body’s response to the adjustment. A micro-computer inside the instrument gives the doctor feedback about your results.

The Wellness and Prevention Lifestyle

Once your condition has been corrected and your nervous system functions optimally, we will recommend a wellness and prevention protocol as appropriate to your lifestyle.

Wellness Strategies

Dr. Thoma embraces a wellness and prevention paradigm shift away from the sickness and disease paradigm that has our culture experiencing exponential growth in preventable chronic diseases. Change must come from education on the three main ingredients to wellness: dietary, movement and mental hygiene. The key is to follow a path that’s consistent with the way we were genetically designed to live. That’s our goal for you at Cape Henry Chiropractic Wellness.

For some a jump start to spark balance back into our systems is required. The following are modalities we use:

Infrared Sauna

Sauna usage and its benefits date back to the 16th century. Our below chest style sauna provides health and wellness benefits in a more comfortable and relaxing way. The infrared light provides penetrating warmth that feels like “sunshine”. It benefits in many ways including neurotransmitter, cardiovascular and immune system benefits.

Strong Posture Exercise Program

How old we look, feel and move has everything to do with our posture. The quality of our balance, alignment and movement will determine the strength of our posture. This program teaches a 10 minute daily exercise routine to achieve and maintain strong posture. Research has revealed STAND TALL, LIVE LONGER.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency Therapy

Referred to as “cellular exercise”, PEMF therapy has many documented benefits. Most significant to our practice is the charging of cell membranes and internal organelles much like a capacitor. Unhealthy cells have a lower membrane potential than do healthy ones. This modality is a spark to the renewal process.

Nutritional Supplements

Dr. Thoma is a proponent of incorporating those vitamins and essential nutrients considered to be required for your genetic needs. He performs a Wellness Questionnaire, Total Health Scan and Wholistic Methylation testing and will recommend a customized supplement plan.

Energy Balance Ionic Therapy

This modality provides a cellular cleanse. A pool of warm water that is ionized into a charged ion field stimulates simultaneously all the acupuncture points that begin or end in the feet. The result is a subtle flow of energy throughout all of the meridians creating balance and a feeling of wellbeing. Byproducts are thought to be body alkalization and system detoxification.

Ready to Get Started?

Before embarking on a plan of care, Dr. Thoma will provide a complementary consultation and spinal examination to make sure you are a candidate for chiropractic care. Contact us today to book your first appointment! Our staff can verify insurance coverage on your visit to our office.
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