Pain from an auto accident or a medical condition such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can be debilitating, but there are treatments that can help you decrease your pain levels. When you see a chiropractic physician, you provide your body with the adjustments it needs to heal and thrive.
With Kaster Chiropractic and Associates 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 this type of injury. However, Dr. Kaster also helps patients achieve a wide variety of outcomes, ranging from weight loss and relief from allergies to the alleviation of headaches, depression, and fibromyalgia symptoms.
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, or the surrounding area?
Welcome to Kaster Chiropractic and Associates.
Chiropractic care utilizes different techniques and treatment alternatives that can be used to aid in relieving pain and its associated symptoms. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) 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.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine that focuses on the interaction of the body’s structure, particularly the spine, and how well it functions. It also focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how these disorders affect the general wellness of the body. The most common technique used by chiropractors is spinal manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment). The goal of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility and correct vertebral misalignments, which can cause nerve interference in the spine, by applying a manual force to the hypomobile joints. Due to the fact that your nervous system connects all systems within the body with your brain, unimpinged nerve communication is essential. A chiropractor can work to minimize interference, helping your body avoid degenerative diseases and associated stress. This technique rarely causes discomfort.
Other techniques, such as cryotherapy, physiotherapy, interferential electrotherapy, massage therapy, diet, and nutrition, are also incorporated when treating patients.
Kaster Chiropractic and Associates of Ft Myers uses these techniques to stop spinal nerve disruptions, which can optimize your body’s ability for healing. For more information on how we can help you visit our sitemap and information sections.
Why should you choose Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors detect the early signs of degenerative changes in the joints. By mobilizing the joints, chiropractic care helps to reduce pain and improve joint function. After a chiropractic adjustment, the body will be enabled to heal itself more effectively, and thus, results in pain relief.
Beyond pain management, spinal manipulations enhance the ability of the nervous system to function at its optimal level. One survey showed, about 96% of patients rated the outcomes of chiropractic care at or above a good rating. Another study concluded that adding manual mobilization to an exercise program resulted in better pain relief than an exercise program alone.
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This technique uses an instrument with a gun-like appearance (also known as “clicker,” based from patient’s descriptions). It is indicated for the elderly population and for patients who can’t tolerate manual manipulation.
A technique indicated for patients whose disks are compressed due to disk herniation, degenerative joint disease, sciatica, radiculitis, or facet syndromes.
It is a manual manipulation that uses gentle to medium impulses.
Neurodiagnostics is the study and recording of brain activity and the nervous system. Some of the conditions that are diagnosed with the help of neurodiagnostics are epilepsy, vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.
The Flexion-Distraction Technique uses a special table that enables the joints in the spine to open up to be able to stretch the thoracic (middle back) spine, and primarily, the lumbosacral (lower back) region. In some cases, the negative pressure that’s created over the discs of the lumbar spine can help retract a herniated or protruded disc. To increase stretch on the lower back, axial traction is usually applied simultaneously.
This technique is commonly used to treat trigger points. Sustained pressure is applied to trigger points depending on the patient’s pain tolerance. When discomfort decreases, additional pressure is applied. It is also a technique used in physical therapy.
A technique that puts a patient in a sedated state. When the patient is relaxed, the chiropractic physician will stretch and correct the patient’s impairments. It is a non-invasive technique and the results for suitably selected patients are excellent.
This method uses continual palpatory feedback to reach the release of myofascial tissues.
Therapeutic stretching aids in pain management and the healing of damaged soft tissues, such as muscles and tendons. It also restores a normal range of motion.
A technique that requires a mechanical table that has a drop mechanism. An impulse of gentle to medium intensity is given to a body part, then the drop mechanism releases and stops. This will result in the mobilization of joints.
Conditions That Respond Well To Chiropractic Care
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Diet & Nutrition
Frequent Colds /Flu
High Blood Pressure
Knee /Ankle / Foot
Low Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Numbness or Tingling
Posture & Exercise
Repetitive stress injuries
Chiropractor in Fort Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Kaster Chiropractic and Associates in Fort Myers, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.
Schedule an appointment today.