The word chiropractic comes form a combination of the Greek words “chiro” and “praktikis”, meaning “done by hand.” Chiropractors provide specialized “hands-on” treatment of the spine, soft tissues and joints of the body.
The most common procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as an “adjustment” or “spinal manipulation.” The purpose of these adjustments is to restore mobility into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their normal movement – as a result from tissue injury. Adjustments are made by manually applying a light, controlled force into the joints that have become hypomobile. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event such as a sports injury or from an accumulation of repetitive stresses such as sitting for hours with poor spinal posture. When these tissues undergo physical and chemical stressors they adapt by creating inflammation and pain in the body and can be felt as muscle tightness. Adjustments and soft tissue techniques can manage these issues by creating more motion in the joint and or muscle to alleviate pain and allow the tissues to heal.
Dr. Jasmine Jackson focuses her treatments by creating more motion in the joints and tissues of the body. She does this by first addressing any soft tissue injury in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves in the body by using Active Release Technique (ART®)*. Then, if necessary she has a number of different techniques she may use to adjust the various joints of the body that are lacking motion. The adjustment techniques can vary depending on what the patient is comfortable with, as well as if the patient is pregnant or is a baby or child.