Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Top-rated Chiropractor in Delaware

Chiropractic Care is Not Just for Neck and Back Pain

Any number of factors, such as falls, accidents, stress, tension, or over-use can cause improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine, called subluxations. These events can interfere with the vital exchange between the nerves, tissues and organs. Although many people think of back and neck pain when they think of chiropractic medicine, in fact subluxations can result in a multitude of symptoms including:

 

Treating the source of the problem, not just the symptom

Doctors of chiropractic are trained to locate the source of pain or discomfort, even though it may actually be far from the location where the symptom is occurring- and then we correct or adjust the joints in the body to set it up to heal on its own.
The doctors of Pure Wellness will custom tailor each patient’s care. We will choose the best correction or adjustment dependent upon your age, condition, and health goals. The important aspect to remember is that chiropractic success occurs by addressing the source of the problem, not masking the symptoms.

  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica (pain radiating down through the pelvis and back of the thigh)
  • Arm pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Disc problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Constipation and other organ dysfunctions

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Pure Wellness Acupuncture

Pure Wellness Acupuncture

Medical Appointments & Trigger Point Acupuncture (Dry Needling)

Medical Appointments
Medical appointments cover a wide variety of conditions, including joint pain, migraines, allergies, digestion, and women’s health. Appointments are typically around an hour and most patients will require several visits in a row. Generally, acute issues take 4 to 6 visits, while chronic issues may require longer term management, but each case is unique.

Trigger Point Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Generally included as a part of most orthopedic treatments during medical visits, this specific technique has been utilized by acupuncturists for many years in the United States. Licensed acupuncturists undergo hundreds of hours of training in needling techniques to ensure safety of patients during needle insertion and manipulation.

How does Acupuncture work?
Hair-thin needles are inserted into acupuncture points or points of heat in order to bring endorphins and energy, promoting your body to heal itself.

What will My Acupuncturist Do?

During an initial examination, a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms, and lifestyle. An appropriate physical examination may be conducted which may include a pulse and tongue evaluation. This information is organized to create a complete, accurate, and comprehensive diagnosis of where the blocks/imbalances are in the body. Visits usually last 30-90 minutes.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is an extremely safe, all-natural drug-free therapy, yielding no negative side effects, just feelings of relaxation and well-being. You may experience vague numbness, heaviness, tingling, or dull ache where the needle is inserted. All reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working.

How Should I Prepare for the Visit?

  • We’re here to help you! Write down and bring any questions you may have.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs, or alcohol for up to 6 hours after the visit.
  • Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, make note of any changes that may have occurred, such as alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in frequency and type of symptoms

 

Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?

Each health policy must be reviewed to determine acupuncture benefits. If Acupuncture is not covered, don’t worry! Pure Wellness has set up affordable payment plans for this service.

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Massage

Massage

Pure Wellness Massage

Massage therapy can be one of the most important steps in your chiropractic care program. Together, chiropractic and massage can facilitate the natural healing process by keeping the body in proper alignment and ensuring a free flow of nerve impulses and circulation of fluids.

Benefits of Massage

The therapeutic effects of massage are recognized by personal and clinical experience, and supported by scientific research. They include:
• General relaxation
• Improved circulation
• Muscle relaxation
• Reduction of anxiety
• Improvement in cellular nutrition
• Relief from negative effects of stress

Today’s Health Problems

Many of today’s health problems are caused by chronic stress and conditions of modern living and working. Prolonged mental and physical stress may lead to tension headaches, backaches, ulcers, colitis, blood sugar irregularities, high blood pressure and heart disease. Too much stress has also proven to impair the immune system leaving us vulnerable to many diseases and inhibiting our recovery.

Driving or riding in daily commutes, and sitting for long periods of time at work stations can tax the body. The repetitive movements required in certain occupations, such as office work (ex., computer data entry, filing or sorting), physical labor (ex., carpentry or gardening), playing musical instruments (ex., violin or guitar) and sports (ex., golf or tennis), all lead to chronic muscle tension, dysfunction and pain. Muscles shorten with chronic tension, which leads to the loss of flexibility in joints, misalignment and poor posture. Therapeutic Massage Can Help! Contact us!

**IMPORTANT** Please click here to read our new 2020 Massage Policy, effective 2/1/2020

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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Other Services

Additional Services Available at Pure Wellness

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Our KDT Spinal Decompression System offers patients a painless, non-surgical and side effect-free treatment for conditions previously refractive to traditional medical care. Spinal Decompression can help relieve pain and symptoms associated with many low back and neck pathologies. Some common conditions treated are herniated discs, facet syndromes, degenerative discs, bulging discs, and spinal root impingements.  Spinal Decompression can significantly reduce recovery time over traditional therapies from several months to just a few weeks.

Spinal Decompression is a classification based application of axial traction with the intention of decompressing a compressed structure, namely a disc. It is based upon directional preference positioning and specific protocols. We administer treatment parameters at safe force levels based upon science and research standards. Decompression accelerates tissue healing with a dramatic decrease in pain and inflammation by a process called osmosis which is an interchange of fluid in and out of the discal space. Unlike all other treatment modalities, Decompression therapy actually takes pressure off of the spinal nerves, helps disc pathologies heal, and is a powerful non-addictive drug free form of pain management.

What Conditions Can Benefit from Spinal Decompression?

  • Bulging Discs
  • Herniated Discs
  • New and Old Disc Injuries
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Failed Back Surgery

Kinesio-Taping

Rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion. 

Dr. Joelle Renaud is our certified KINESIO-TAPING® practitioner.

 

KINESIO-TAPING® is very beneficial for:

  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Low back pain
  • Disc herniations
  • Ankle sprains/strains
  • Bruising
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tension headaches

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

This effective 15-minute therapy works by transferring electrical impulses through the skin to the underlying nerves and tissue. This causes a blood flow increase to the area of pain or spasm, resulting in reduced muscle inflammation and soreness. Ice is also applied along with EMS to help further decrease pain, spasms, and swelling. This allows your muscles to relax and is typically completed before your chiropractic adjustment.

Computerized Range of Motion Testing

Spinal injuries will often result in a reduction in the normal ranges of motion in the body, as well as affecting many muscle groups. With our state-of-art computerized range of motion evaluation system, we are able to give accurate and objective assessment of the regions of your body which need the greatest attention.

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Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Stop Guessing. Start Discovering!

DNA- Based Health Management

At Pure Wellness, we use innovative genetic testing for customized wellness and personalized nutrition. There is no one-sized-fits-all approach to total health, but there is only one YOU! Let go of the confusing gimmicks and weight loss trends. You cannot work against your DNA, but you can work WITH your body and what it is designed to do! Let us help you uncover your true self! 

What is Genetic Testing for Wellness? 

Genetic Testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micro-nutrients, etc., and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.

With the genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and tailored to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.

Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.

The Process:

While the science behind our products is very complex, the process you will follow to obtain your genetics-based recommendations is quite simple. After scheduling an appointment with one of our health & nutrition professionals, we will guide you through a health assessment and DNA collection. You will simply rub the sterile cotton swab in the kit along your gums for one minute, we will pack up the sample and send it to the lab for analysis. Our federally certified lab will analyze your sample and within 3-4 weeks, we will send your Health Coach a notification that your GxSlim and/or GxRenew Report is ready. 

Once your report is ready, you have secure, unlimited access to all resources within our patient portal. When you login to our secure web portal, you will be able to view your complete diet and lifestyle recommendations and you’ll be able to access our genotype-specific health content library. This comprehensive resource library contains hundreds of articles, videos and recipes that are curated and directed to you based on your unique genetic profile. Your report and health content are available at any time and accessible from any connected desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

After completion notification, we will schedule a Report of Findings for review. This appointment gives us time to help you understand YOU and to answer any questions you may have about your GX Slim and/or GX Renew Report. Creating a plan to help you integrate the recommendations into your current lifestyle is just one of the long-term benefits of the personalized wellness Health Coaching sessions. 

View sample reports below:

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