Services and Techniques


At Life Symmetry Chiropractic, we offer a variety of different services to help you best reach your optimum health.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is our main service here at Life Symmetry Chiropractic, but there are many different techniques available. Here is some more information about chiropractic so you can know what to expect and make an informed decision about your care.

Examination

Examination

A chiropractic examination is similar to a physical examination at a medical doctor’s office but looks more closely at posture, movement, and the condition of the spine. Undressing is not usually necessary for it. As part of the examination, it sometimes is necessary to take X-rays of the spine to better assess your condition. The chiropractic examination gives the chiropractor the information needed to find areas of subluxation and to create a treatment plan specific to your needs and situation.
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Adjustments

Adjustment

Adjustments are used to help correct subluxations and restore the body’s natural ability to heal. There are several different ways that an adjustment can be given.
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By Hand

By Hand

This is the most common type of adjusting and there are several techniques that adjust using only the hands. Dr. Schuneman, DC is trained extensively in giving adjustments by hand. Often these adjustments are accompanied by a “popping” noise but it is not necessary for an adjustment to take place.
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Using Drops

Drop

Some chiropractic tables have special “drop pieces” that can be used to assist the adjustments. These tables have sections that can be elevated an inch or two and then “drop” back into place while the adjustment is given. The adjustments still use the hands but with the addition of the drop.

Instrument-assisted

Instrument Assisted

There are several different adjusting instruments that can be used to make adjustments. These often provide a more “gentle” approach to adjusting and usually are not accompanied by the “popping” sound. Dr. Schuneman, DC trained and uses an adjusting instrument called an Activator. This hand held device gives a specific impulse to give adjustments and can also be used to help relax tight muscles.

Low Force

Low Force

Dr. Schuneman, DC is also trained in several low force techniques. These use only a few pounds of pressure or less to make corrections. These techniques often use sustained pressure without a quick thrust. These techniques are safe for everyone from the newborn baby to the most sensitive individual. Again, it is unusual to have the “popping” sound with these adjustments, though it does occasionally happen.
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Other Services

Nutrition

Nutrition

What you eat affects overall health. Dr. Schuneman, DC has a nutrition background and can help with suggestions of ways to improve health through nutrition. Dr. Schuneman, DC focuses on eating whole foods to meet nutritional needs. Whether it is a desire to be healthier and have more energy or to lose a little extra fat, nutrition can be a key factor. It is amazing how much what you eat can affect your health!
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Massages

Massage Therapy

At Life Symmetry Chiropractic, we have access to several wonderful certified massage therapists. Massage is an excellent way to compliment chiropractic care and to help relieve stress. If you need a deep tissue massage or just one for general relaxation, the massage therapists know a variety of techniques to meet your needs.
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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical approach to treating such conditions resulting from a disc bulge or herniation such as back or neck pain, sciatica, or other numbness/tingling in the extremities. Spinal decompression works by applying traction to the spine to take pressure off the discs in between the vertebrae. It is thought to reduce the pressure within the disc and may even be able to help reduce the disc bulge or herniation. The traction also allows more nutrients to enter the disc to help it to heal.