Leber Chiropractic Center, PC
Services & Phases of Care
Our Services:

At Leber Chiropractic Center, we use only those therapies and modalities that have been validated clinically or through research. Brief descriptions of the most commonly used methods are listed below:

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments:

The term Adjustment refers to a wide range of techniques that are used to restore proper motion and alignment to your spine. It is this aspect of the treatment that makes chiropractic unique and different from other approaches to health.


Myofascial Release (Trigger Point Therapy):

Best described as a firm nodule within a taut band of muscle fiber, Trigger Points are areas of accumulated metabolic waste (lactic acid) and micro-spasm.  Myofascial Release helps disperse waste, reduce pain and improve blood flow.

Intersegmental Traction:


Before your Chiropractic Adjustment, lie on your back while motorized rollers repeatedly travel the length of your spine.  The rollers help lubricate the spine by gently mobilizing the vertebrae.  This increased circulation of spinal fluids can help slow or stop the degenerative changes that result from spinal fixations.  Most patients find this very relaxing and enjoyable.

Dry Hydromassage (Hydrotherapy):

Finish every visit with full body Dry Hydromassage.  Imagine a heated waterbed with seven high pressure rotating jets, three for your spine (neck/back) and two for each leg.  The treatment intensity is fully adjustable by the patient, even while in use.  It’s a great way to reduce muscle spasm, reduce inflammation (lymphatic drainage) and increase circulation.

Therapeutic Stretching:

The body often compensates to minimize the stress on irritated joints.  The areas of decreased flexibility and spasm must be addressed in order to "hold" your adjustments.

Rehabilitative Exercises:

In order for the body to support the changes in posture necessary for long-term stability & improvement, certain core stabilizer muscles must be strengthened.

New Patient Procedure:

After completing a health history, relevant topics will be discussed in greater detail.  After the history, a spinal examination is performed.  The exam consists of several procedures that will aid in detecting the cause of your problem.  The actual tests that are performed vary based on your individual presentation.  Posture analysis, weight-bearing tests, motion palpation, static palpation, range of motion, muscle strength, orthopedic & neurological tests are commonly used during this time.  There are no invasive procedures performed in the office.
  After all available information has been reviewed, a Report of Findings will outline your case.  If accepted for care, recommendations will be made at this time.  If further testing is required or other care is needed, a referral will be made.


Three Phases of Care

Relief Care (Phase I):

The first phase of care is designed to improve the motion and alignment of the involved segments of your spine.  As the biomechanics of these joints improve, pain-sensitive adhesions will be removed, inflammation and nerve irritation will be reduced, and your symptoms will diminish.  The frequency of care during this period is higher, typically 2 visits a week.  Regular and repetitive treatments are absolutely necessary to remove adhesions, remodel ligaments and retrain the spinal muscles.


Corrective Care (Phase II)
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Once the motion and alignment of the involved spinal joints have improved, the frequency of care will decrease to once a week.  During this time, you will be instructed on techniques that will aid in your long-term improvement.  Therapeutic stretches, rehabilitative postural exercises, ergonomics, and other factors that promote the healing of supportive soft tissues (muscles, ligaments & discs) will be discussed.  Common factors that lead to relapse are insufficient muscular support, repetitive daily activities and joint degeneration.  These factors must be addressed to achieve correction and/or stabilization of your condition.


Wellness Care (Phase III)
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Many people choose to continue benefiting from chiropractic with periodic spinal adjustments.  These visits typically occur once every 4 to 6 weeks, on a maintenance and preventative basis.  The goals of
Wellness Care include locating minor problems before they become more serious, minimizing the arthritic changes that occur due to poor joint motion & alignment, reducing the likelihood of flare-ups in problem joints, and maximizing your quality of life by maintaining mobility as you age.

How much you choose to benefit from chiropractic is entirely up to you!

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