Following soft tissue injury or repetitive wear and tear, the individual often alters the normal position or flexibility of the spinal vertebrae, causing misalignments or “subluxations”. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are designed to restore normal alignment, take pressure of nerves, and thus minimize pain and inflammation. This gentle manipulative therapy is highly effective in rapidly returning the injured person to a functional pain-free status.
Just like the spine, joints of the extremities can also misalign or “subluxate”. When this happens, biomechanics of that joint can become altered and result in strain, sprain, or nerve entrapment. Jacksonville chiropractor Dr. Land locates and corrects misalignments of the shoulders, elbows, wrists/hands, hips, knees, and ankles/feet to treat extremity injuries.
Exercise and Rehabilitation
As a certified sports chiropractor, physiotherapist, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Dr. Land applies scientific knowledge to prescribe a specific condition-based rehabilitation program for each patient. Sport-specific strength training and conditioning direction may be given to student athletes and weekend warriors, as well as providing guidance for soft tissue injury prevention.
Chronic inflammation is being recognized more and more as the root cause of (modern) disease, as well as pain from injuries and misalignments (subluxations). Some examples of conditions associated with inflammation include: auto-immune disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, sciatica, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and the list goes on. Causing pain, fatigue, cognitive decline and depression, chronic inflammation has reached epidemic proportions in industrialized nations. Managing inflammation on a long-term basis promotes general health, healing, and natural pain management.
Dr. Land recommends specific vitamins, supplements, and a nutrition plan to his patients to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce inflammation. For more information on inflammation reduction through nutrition, please ask him at your visit. He is happy to explain more to get you on the right track.