What is chiropractic?

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Chiropractic is a form of natural health care that is both conservative in nature and also very effective. It is most effective for different musculoskeletal pains and injuries, but has also been recorded as helping with a number of different ailments. Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages and has unique benefits for each different age group. Children are growing every day and to do so properly, they need a full functioning and healthy body. As we age, we need to stay moving. Often times, pain can prevent us from moving as well or as often as we should. Chiropractic can have a tremendous effect in both instances.

Trained at the place where Chiropractic started, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, Dr. Ryan trained under the profession’s finest instructors in the techniques of Gonstead, Diversified, and Thompson. He also utilizes Flexion-Distraction and Activator Methods as part of treatments for patients based on their preference and presentation.

Flexion-Distraction works to decompress the discs of the spine by allowing gentle pressure to be applied in order to traction out the spine. There are no quick movements or thrusts given during this form of therapy. It is a great tool for disc problems in the neck and low back.

Activator instrumentation is offered for patients who hold a preference for a low force adjusting technique.

Chiropractic for Kids

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Taking your kids to be adjusted by a chiropractic is one of the healthiest choices you can make for a child. Children are so neurologically sensitive due to the growth and development process. By getting adjusted, you are ensuring that the child has the ability to grow without the effects of physical and chemical stressors that will manifest in the form of fixations in the spine. It’s been observed that chiropractic can help with things like colic, ear infections and even constipation in children.

Dr. Ryan loves working with children, as he’s seen the tremendous benefits in working with his own children. The adjustments are gentle and very low force. He also has the ability to work with cranial faults and sutures that are also a very important consideration when assessing a child.