Your doctor will evaluate the joints around your area of pain to determine if a joint is limited in its normal range of motion. The adjustment is then performed at the sites of restriction to restore proper movement and function. The result is often immediate, providing a feeling of extreme relief. The adjustment has the benefits of increasing spinal flexibility, normalizing muscle tone, and improving the function of the nervous system. There are many Chiropractic techniques, but our doctors prefer manual, hands-on adjustments to achieve the desired results.
Physiotherapies are a regular part of treatment plans at Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture. physiological therapeutics enhance recovery and effectively maintain the results of your treatments. Early phases of care often include treatment with Therapeutic Ultrasound and/or Electric Muscle Stimulation to relieve muscle pain, reduce muscle tension, and increase healing circulation to the area.
Muscle stretches are frequently used to balance muscle tone, which reduces painful areas of tension and improves function.
Progressive functional exercises are used with advanced stretching techniques to strengthen and coordinate muscle groups. The doctors at Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture use “functional exams,” which evaluate your body mechanics to determine which specific exercises you need for optimal recovery. This is unlike most other clinics which provide generic exercises for a non-specific goal.
Flexion-Distraction technique uses a specialized table that allows your doctor to gently stretch your back in a specific way while applying gentle pressure to your spine. It is an option your doctor can use to treat cases of sciatica, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndromes, or general low back pain.
Therapeutic Laser Treatment
Lasers of this kind are often referred to as “cold lasers,” or “low level lasers,” and represent the latest technology in conservative treatments. Your doctor will use a focused beam of light set at a precise wavelength to trigger biological reactions in the cells of the area of concern. These reactions increase cell metabolism which decreases healing time, decreases inflammation, improves nervous system function, and reduces pain. Treatments are painless and quick, and patients often experience only a slight tingling sensation if anything at all. The equipment we use is FDA approved and backed by significant clinical research.
A specialized type of elastic, water-proof athletic tape is applied to the skin to normalize muscle tone, enhance recovery from muscle or joint injury, and/or reduce swelling or bruising. The tape is worn for several days for continual support and maximum benefits. This type of therapy is especially useful in athletes and sport-related injuries. Many professional athletes and Olympians use Kinesio Tape® both in injury recovery and support during events.
Dietary recommendations may be given to support and improve illness or injury recovery, or to enhance well-being. The doctors also have the highest quality nutritional supplements available on the market today. These supplements are only available to healthcare providers and are developed based on the most recent research. They provide the proper dosages for optimal absorption into your body which increases the effectiveness of the therapy and is more cost effective for the patient.
The Activator tool is an instrument your doctor may use to provide a very specific and gentle adjustment to a joint with similar results as a Chiropractic Adjustment delivered by hand. Although manual adjustments are preferred by the doctors at Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture, activator treatments are often times very useful in treating children or the elderly.
Custom Shoe Orthotics
Using the latest technology from Foot Levelers orthotics company, your doctor can scan your feet to map pressure points that indicate how healthy the arches of your feet are. These results are used with a gait analysis exam to create a customized orthotic shoe insert specifically for you to correct for improper foot mechanics that may be contributing to foot, knee, hip, or back pain.
I came to Dr. Fodel when I was about 6.5 months pregnant. I had a host of issues from heartburn, to recent sugar cravings, tiredness, and a general concern about having a healthy pregnancy. I had an unplanned c-section (a large difference from the planned natural childbirth I’d envisioned) with my first child and wanted to do anything that I could to promote my health and well-being in order to have a successful VBAC. Dr. Fodel created a plan for me that included nutritional supplements and acupuncture, and soon I was feeling much better. Later in my pregnancy as my back began to ache, she used cupping to help ease the back pain. It was absolutely the only thing that worked to help my back. I think I was probably the only 8-9 months pregnant woman who consistently had almost no back pain! While, all of this is amazing, the most wonderful thing about Dr. Fodel is her dedication to her patients. I know she has spent countless hours on my “case,” educating me, answering my questions in great detail, and trying to solve the things that were a little more resistant to improving. She went far beyond what I would expect and exhibited a level of care and dedication to me as her patient that I have never experienced from any care provider before.
Drs. Fodel & Roland have---in all seriousness---changed my life. I have had (well, HAD!) chronic back and neck pain since 2004 when I was in a car accident. Over the years I had visited 3 different chiropractors before finding Synergy, all who were very nice and who helped my back to feel better, but it was always dependent on me continuing to have weekly adjustments. I'm so thankful I found Synergy because they have a more holistic vision of health and wellness. They incorporate physical therapy by giving you at-home exercises that target the muscle areas that need strengthening, which helps to keep the pain from returning. Brilliant! You'd think all chiropractors would do this. The bottom line is that these docs are actually interested in you getting BETTER, not just in taking your hard-earned cash! : ) Dr. Roland is extremely knowledgeable about exercise and has me do short workouts---in office---that target areas I need to work on. This is great because I need all the motivation I can get & it's hard to slack when a doctor is telling you what to do ; ) They also incorporate (if you're interested) nutritional counseling. This, in particular, has really made a HUGE difference in my energy levels and general well-being; we all know that when we have more energy, we feel better overall. Dr. Fodel really takes the time to understand your overall health, or lack thereof, and can really make a difference! As you can see, I have nothing but great things to say about this place! It's such a relief to find doctors who are still interested and invested in their patients health and well-being.
I went to see Dr. Fodel for acupuncture because several friends had recommended acupuncture for stress, allergies, digestion and general aches & pains. She spent much more time with me, reviewing information regarding my health, than any of my doctors had. I had been on prescribed medications for GERD and allergies for 10 years with no improvement. Two months after getting acupuncture and taking the recommended vitamins and supplements from Dr. Fodel, my symptoms had greatly improved and I no longer needed the prescription medications. I enjoy my visits with Dr. Fodel. She is professional, caring, never in a hurry, I know that she will take time to discuss any issues that I am having, and I always feel better after my acupuncture treatments. I have recommended Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture to many of my friends and family. I know that I am now on a better road to enjoying my health in my middle-age years.
I had been suffering from lower back pain for the better part of 2010 and as the New Year 2011 rang in the pain went from bad to worse. I was at a loss regarding what to do. I had already committed myself to NOT having back surgery and taking pain medication everyday was not an option for me either. I was desperate. One day while reviewing my insurance plan and what alternative medicine options where available, I came across Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture,I immediately called and made an appointment with Dr. Fodel. When I first walked (if you can call it that) into the office each step was slow and arduous and racked with pain. I was very near tears. Dr. Fodel did a through assessment of me from my medical and family history to my range of motion to even my DIET! She suggested dietary changes (I never knew that there were inflammatory foods that affect arthritis) and slowly began therapeutic treatment. Each time I came back for treatment my condition improved. Now a little over a month later I am pain free and I haven’t taken any medications in weeks!!! My diet has changed and under Dr. Fodel’s care I am building up my core muscles. Most importantly I feel WONDERFUL and I am walking just fine! Dr. Fodel is a patient and caring physician who always offers encouraging words. I am so grateful that I discovered Dr. Fodel and Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture.
After many years of stomach pains and discomfort, I am overcoming this uncomfortable feeling. To me, it is incredible that after years of struggling, in three short weeks I was able to notice a huge difference in how I feel. This short time of dedication altered my way of thinking and eating for a lifetime. I feel better because of what I am eating and I know which foods now trigger those stomach pains. I am more educated on how to best take care of myself to continue in this new lifestyle I have chosen.