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Chiropractic Therapy

Pain from trauma such as an auto accident, pinched nerves, disc herniations, or degenerative and arthritis conditions respond well to conservative treatments and care that help decrease pain. When you see a chiropractic physician, your body is provided with the adjustments it needs to heal and thrive from within.

With West Coast Integrative & Wellness Center as your chiropractor, you’ll have access to individualized care focused on your overall health. You’ll also benefit from a variety of gentle, cutting-edge treatment methods that can help with a variety of health concerns. Our practice serves the area around Fort Myers, FL, and we’re eager to help you attain the best treatments possible.

Chiropractic care is frequently used to treat injuries from auto accidents, and Dr. Kaster has years of experience treating these types of injuries. Dr. Kaster helps patients achieve optimal health by treating a variety of conditions ranging from traditional musculoskeletal conditions (headaches, spine, ankle, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joint pain) to identification of other causes of pain not typically identified by a medical provider. Such as leaky gut syndrome, supplementation/lifestyle changes that support a decrease in inflammation as well as food allergy testing.

The type of treatment we use will depend on the nature of your injury or illness. To learn more about which treatment may be right for you, read the descriptions of each therapy below.

If you’re in the SWFL, FL, area, and are looking for relief from pain or another discomfort, give our practice a call at 239-332-2555. We’ll be happy to use our expertise to help you increase your quality of life.

Chiropractic Care is beneficial to your health.

Chiropractic is natural health care that focuses on the relationship between the spine, which houses the spinal cord, and the nervous system, and how this relationship impacts your health. Chiropractors are the primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being for their patients worldwide.

Chiropractors place an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, as well as wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While chiropractors use no drugs or surgery, they do refer patients for medical care when interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.

Do you need chiropractic treatment in Ft Myers, FL?

Here at The West Coast Integrative Wellness Center, our chiropractic care utilizes different techniques and treatment alternatives that can be used to aid in relieving pain and its associated symptoms. Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.’s) treat patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. They most often tend to neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, and pain in the joints of the arms and legs.

We Offer The Following Chiropractic Treatment Options:

Dr. Kaster incorporates a wide range of chiropractic techniques to address spinal adjustments, and an array of neuromusculoskeletal and general health issues.

Not all techniques are appropriate for all patients. Dr. Kaster utilizes several techniques depending on the patient’s needs and diagnosis. Most of the time more than one technique is used during a treatment.

  • Activator Technique

    The Activator Technique uses a device that has the appearance of a “gun” or “clicker” as patients will describe. The device can be adjusted to increase or decrease the impulse delivered. This is used with patients who do not tolerate manual manipulation or in elderly patients where there is a concern for osteoporosis.

  • Diversified Technique

    The Diversified Technique is considered manual manipulation with gentle to medium impulse. Audibles are usually heard during this treatment and the sound is nitrogen gas releasing from the patient’s joints.

  • Flexion / Distraction / Cox

    The Flexion / Distraction Technique uses a table that allows the doctor to stretch the thoracic (middle back) spine, however, its primary use is for the lumbosacral (lower back) region. This enables the doctor to open up the joints in the spine, stretch the muscles of the lower back- especially the quadratus lumborum, and create a negative pressure over the discs of the lumbar spine that in some cases helps retract a herniated, or protruded disc. Axial traction is usually applied at the same time; this helps to increase the stretch over the lower back.

  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia

    MUA is a non-invasive technique performed by trained chiropractic physicians who work with anesthesiologists. After medical clearance, the patient is sedated to achieve a state of relaxation. This state of relaxation allows the doctor to complete a series of adjustments and stretching movements without patient apprehension or muscle guarding. The results for properly selected patients are phenomenal.

  • Therapeutic Stretching

    Therapeutic stretching is an adjunctive therapy within a chiropractic treatment used to help manage pain, rehabilitate damaged soft tissues (such as muscles, ligament and tendons), and restore normal range of motion and function.

  • Axial Distraction

    Vertebral axial distraction/decompression is a relatively new technique in the non-surgical treatment of disk and stenosis conditions. It works by decompressing the disks of the neck or the lower back to relieve pressure on the nerve caused by disk herniations, degenerative disk/joint disease (stenosis), sciatica, radiculitis, or facet syndromes.

  • Neurodiagnostics / Electrodiagnosis

    Neurodiagnostics, also known as Electrodiagnosis or Electro-Neurodiagnostics, END, is the study and recording of activity in the brain and nervous system to determine if they are functioning correctly. Dr. Kaster assists physicians in the diagnosis of conditions including epilepsy, vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, head trauma and many more. All of our studies are performed with the latest diagnostic equipment.

  • Ischemic Compression

    Ischemic compression is a therapy technique used in physical therapy, where blockage of blood in an area of the body is deliberately made, so that a resurgence of local blood flow will occur upon release. It is commonly applied to trigger points, in what is known as trigger point therapy, where enough sustained pressure is applied to a trigger point with a tolerable amount of pain, and as discomfort is reduced, additional pressure is gradually given.

  • Myofascial Release

    Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. It is a treatment which uses continual palpatory feedback to achieve release of myofascial tissues. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

  • Thompson Technique

    The Thompson Technique uses a mechanical table or toggle board that has what is termed a drop mechanism. A gentle to medium impulse is delivered to a given body part and the drop mechanism releases and stops. This allows the joint to mobilize, rarely an audible is heard with this technique.

Treating Patients in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Surrounding Areas Since 2003
With Musculoskeletal Conditions & Other Conditions Requiring Chiropractic Care