At Glaccum Chiropractic Clinic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Thomasville office.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Glaccum has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
You may not have to live in debilitating pain! If you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, arm pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, as well as a compressed disc syndrome of the lumbar or cervical spine, Spinal Decompression therapy may be for you.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. EMS has received an increasing amount of attention in the last few years for many reasons: it could be used as a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients; it could be utilized as a testing tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo; it could be used as a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin.
Interferential Stimulation (ICT)
Interferential current therapy, is another variant of TENS that uses the principle of amplitude modulation to decrease the discomfort of stimulating deeper tissues (muscle) when using applied electric current. With ICT, its mechanism of action is through direct stimulation of muscle fibers rather than nerves, allegedly improving muscle blood flow and promoting the healing process.
Refers generally to any type of ultrasonic procedure that uses ultrasound for therapeutic benefit. Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin's surface using very high frequency sound waves, between 800,000 Hz and 2,000,000 Hz, which cannot be heard by humans. There is little evidence that active ultrasound is more effective for treating patients with pain or a range of musculoskeletal injuries, or for promoting soft tissue healing.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Mark Glaccum can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.