Although there are many types of chiropractic techniques, the Balanced Body Center is proud to offer the most advanced, effective, and gentle techniques. We are proud to be one of the only clinics in the Southeast to offer the NUCCA system of upper cervical care. As health complaints have become more complex, the Balanced Body Center has expanded the services offered in our facility to meet all of our patients' needs.
We remain the only clinic in the country to combine the NUCCA technique with a complete approach to health which includes gentle full spine techniques, rehabilitation, physical therapy, functional medicine, nutrition, and a full diagnostic facility. You will not find a more complete approach to natural health anywhere else. Our complete approach uses the following:
Primary Chiropractic Techniques
- Soft Tissue & Massage Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Therapeutic Stretches
- Physical Modalities
- On-Site Physical Therapists
- Health Training & Education
- Dietary & Nutritional Counseling
- Laboratory tests including Blood, Urine, and Specialty Tests
- Diagnostic Testing
- Lifestyle Modification Counseling
- Incontinence Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Laser Therapy
The chiropractic spinal adjustment represents the cornerstone of the chiropractic treatment. Spinal adjustments are used successfully to treat a variety of different soft tissue disorders as well as a number of other health problems. Our doctors offer a unique combination of techniques that are safe, effective, and comfortable.
Spinal adjustments or spinal manipulation is the process of applying a quick but gentle pressure to "subluxated" vertebrae in a corrective manner. The adjustments are not and should not be painful. In fact, most patients look forward to their chiropractic adjustments as they usually provide immediate relief from discomfort and increase one's sense of well-being. Many years of study and practice are necessary to acquire the skills of providing an effective and safe spinal adjustment.
Research has shown spinal adjustments to be the most effective treatment in numerous conditions, including back pain. This is because spinal adjustments correct many of the structural, biomechanical, and neurological abnormalities of the spine which cause or contribute to a high number of back, neck, and other non-spinal ailments.
Soft Tissue & Massage Therapy
There are a number of soft tissue therapy techniques which can be successfully employed to assist in the reduction of pain and muscle hypertonicity and spasm. Some of these include massage therapy, trigger point therapy, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. The need and benefits of these therapies vary from patient to patient. Depending on your condition and response to treatment, we may incorporate one or more of these therapies into your treatment plan. Our clinic has well trained physical therapists, exercise therapists, and massage therapists on site to help manage your condition quickly and conveniently.
Therapeutic Exercise for Life
Exercise is essential for a long, healthy, and vibrant life. It has been scientifically shown to increase health by lowering blood cholesterol levels, strengthening the immune system, decreasing body fat, increasing one's sense of well-being, and increasing muscle strength, tone, and function.
Chiropractors understand the importance of exercise and the essential role it plays in health. We encourage all patients to participate in physical activities which promote cardiovascular health and we can assist you in finding the right activity. We do recommend that those over the age of 40 or those with known health problems consult our office prior to initiating any new exercise regimen.
Therapeutic Exercise for Injuries
Therapeutic exercises for the neck, back, and extremities are an essential part of the rehabilitative process following injury. Chiropractic doctors commonly prescribe specific strengthening and stabilizing exercises and stretches for their patients with back, neck, and extremity problems.
Exercises provide many benefits during the healing and preventative stages. Early on, exercise prevents muscle deterioration and promotes joint health. Later on, exercises increase strength, proprioception, and stability to protect from new injuries and recurrences of past problems. All of our onsite physical therapists and exercise therapists have been trained in specialized procedures to help you achieve muscular balance.
Therapeutic stretching is important to prevent scar tissue and adhesion formation following injury. Stretching is most effective when initiated early on in the treatment plan before scar tissue becomes permanent. Maintaining a regular stretching program once the rehabilitation stage of treatment has been completed will help keep tissues flexible and loose, increasing mobility and preventing the development of new injuries.
There are several physical modalities which, in certain cases, can provide additional pain relief and accelerated healing. Our office offers a wide variety of therapies to help reduce pain quickly.
Health Training & Education
Health training and education is aimed at reducing work-related injuries. Optimal workstation setup, the employment of ergonomics, training of proper lifting techniques, adequate physical conditioning and the employment of appropriate safety precautions all play important roles in employee health, work injury prevention, and employee satisfaction. Part of any successful and effective treatment plan should address these issues. Our experts will review lifestyle changes required to ensure continued health.
Diet & Nutritional Counseling
Dietary and nutritional imbalances are responsible for and contribute to a great number of prevalent disorders and illnesses. The top killers such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer have all been linked in numerous ways to diet and nutrition. Our doctors are well trained in the fields of functional medicine and nutrition. We also offer an abundance of on-site diagnostic testing, blood chemistries, and specialty laboratory testing. Our procedures and diagnostic tests allow our doctors to determine the cause of your condition and what tools will help you restore health quickly and naturally.
Lifestyle Modification Counseling
Good health is much more than the absence of pain or discomfort. Health exists along a very wide spectrum and where you lie on that spectrum largely depends on the lifestyle choices you make on a daily basis. Years of many small unhealthy choices can manifest into very serious health problems. Unhealthy choices include habitual poor posture, improper lifting techniques, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, excessive reliance on medication, excessive soda and coffee consumption, excessive saturated fat consumption, lack of nutritious fruits and vegetables, and excessive mental stress. These slowly chip away at your good health. We can help you sort through and identify those unhealthy decisions and provide you with practical strategies to deal with and effectively manage them.