Gentle Low-force Chiropractic Care in Eagan
Why Patients Often Call Us:
- Pain & stiffness in back or neck
- Sciatica & leg or foot pain
- Numbness & tingling
- Carpal tunnel symptoms & arm pain
- Headaches & migraines
- Fibromyalgia & chronic pain
- Pregnancy-related pain
- Auto accident & work-related injuries
What Patients Often Tell Us:
- Sleeping better
- Thinking more clearly
- Improved sensory integration
- Better attention & focus
- Digestion is improved
- Dizziness has gone away
- Sinuses are draining better
- Ear infections have stopped
Neurologically Based Treatment
The goal of our chiropractic wellness care is to identify and correct neurospinal dysfunction. This improves function of nerves, muscles, joints, and (indirectly) organs. We pay special attention to the upper cervical spine (neck), as it is a common source of neurospinal dysfunction. The upper cervical spine influences the cranial nerves, cerebellum, and brainstem. These areas of the nervous system control basic body functions, movement, and coordination.
We approach neurospinal dysfunction primarily by using a “tonal” chiropractic technique – that is, it is concerned with relieving tension in the deepest layers of the body. In addition to the spinal joints, we are concerned with the tension (tone) within the skull, spinal cord, and protective coverings (meninges) of the brain and spinal cord. For neurospinal corrective adjustments, we begin with a reflex-based neurological analysis. There are no “cookie-cutter” adjustments; at each visit, the patient will be adjusted in a slightly different pattern. This breaks the nervous system out of its unhealthful patterns. Occasionally, we may need to adjust manually, modifying our technique to avoid twisting the spine. We can also adjust cranial/sinus bones, jaw joints, and all other non-spinal joints, helping with conditions such as plantar fasciitis (foot pain) and carpal tunnel syndrome (hand tingling).
The gentleness of our chiropractic health approach makes it ideal for people with osteoporosis or prior spinal surgeries, as well as children. Some direct benefits of correcting neurospinal dysfunction include less back pain and muscle spasms, decreased numbness and tingling, and increased flexibility and coordination. Since the nervous system controls all body functions, patients often report indirect benefits such as deeper sleeping, improved digestion, and stronger mental clarity. Our goal is to help every patient express healing and performance at a higher level.
7-year-old girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, before and after addressing neurospinal dysfunction.
We want to measure indicators of neurospinal function, so we perform computerized diagnostic testing. These painless, non-invasive tests give us an estimate of the performance of a patient’s nervous system. The exam findings above show objective changes in a 7-year-old girl who had received a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Before care (left picture), white is normal muscle tension, green is mild, blue is moderate, and red is severe excess muscle tension. Black is off the scale, and yellow is below normal. After care (right picture), this child was wasting far less energy on postural muscle activity, meaning that her brain and nervous system were functioning more effectively. From her mom’s perspective, she showed strong improvements in emotional control, sleeping, and focus on tasks after a six-week course of chiropractic wellness care in our office.