Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is the cornerstone of patient care at
Brooks Chiropractic. 

What is chiropractic? Simply put, chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic is sometimes referred to as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment."

The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.  Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time.  In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Myofascial Release &
Trigger Point Therapy
Therapeutic Exercises ​​& Strengthening Sessions
Therapeutic exercise and strengthening are a pillar of good health.  The human body was designed to be in motion.  While chiropractic care is our primary focus, additional benefits can be obtained from rehabilitative strengthening. 
Recent studies show that chiropractic adjustments work best and are most effective when done in conjunction with exercise training. These “Active Chiropractic Care Plans” require that the patient also perform specific home exercises between adjustments.
These exercises are determined and supervised by Dr. Brooks and are meant to not only restore function quicker, but more importantly, help the patient be less afraid of activity, gain confidence that they will be okay, and in the end improve the quality of daily life much sooner than with chiropractic adjustments alone.
  Current studies are showing that low back and neck pain are not simply short-term, one time episodes, but are chronic conditions that have acute flare-ups throughout a person’s lifetime.
This makes it very important that patients have some way to self-manage their flare-ups. This pushes the goal of the treatment program away from simple pain relief and more toward reactivation and restoration of function.
Ideally, a combination of chiropractic and exercise treatment programs will help patients into a mindset of “pain management” as opposed to “pain avoidance”.

Chiropractic care with the correct exercise program helps patients play an active role in their treatment program and allows for a renewed ability to perform daily activities and improve the quality of life. 

 At Brooks Chiropractic, many patients benefit from the addition of Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy. 

This approach is used when patients have experienced chronic or long-term pain. What is a trigger point?  Simply put, trigger points are adhesions that form along muscle fibers and fascia.
When one or more trigger point is activated, they tense up and create a knot-like lump that can often be felt by the patient themselves. These little knots can compress nerves, especially if the trigger points are located along the spine or in the neck. This creates pain and inflammation in the area and often leads to symptoms that appear unrelated.

Combining the soft tissue work of trigger point therapy with the skeletal manipulation of chiropractic,
Dr. Brooks helps patients get the relief they need quickly, while maintaining results longer. 

Many patients discover quicker recovery with the addition of Trigger Point Therapy &
Myofascial Release. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brooks to determine if this approach will work best for your situation.

Additional Therapies​​

Interferential Therapy: 
Brooks Chiropractic offers the latest in muscle stimulation known as “Interferential Therapy”. This is utilized primarily before an adjustment, but in some cases after, to help relax tense and tired muscles. It reduces pain sensation and can enhance the chiropractic adjustment.

Helps to accelerate healing through micro-massage of the treated area. Ultrasound works best for acute and painful situations.

Moist Heat:
Provided to patients prior to the Adjustment. Moist heat is beneficial by penetrating deep into the muscles and tissue and allowing for increased Oxygenation of the tissues and promoting a relaxing feeling prior to the adjustment. This is often combined with above therapies.

Used to reduce inflammation and speed the healing process.

Regardless of your specific situation, Brooks Chiropractic has the tools to help you reach YOUR full potential.