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Chiropractic Works is centrally located on Nolensville Pike in Nashville. We welcome the chance to meet you and introduce you to our staff and services. A free consultation session is yours upon request.
In addition to spinal adjustments, services such as preventive health care, massage, and rehabilitative exercise will help you recover optimal health and peak performance without drugs. We will demonstrate how best to care for your back, neck, and other extremities to prevent further pain.
Some insurance plans cover chiropractic care. If you’re paying out of pocket, we will find a payment plan that fits your budget. We want all our patients to receive the best treatment possible.
Palmer College of Chiropractic graduates learn these techniques as part of the Palmer College core curriculum. Since the institutions founding in 1897, these techniques have been developed into what is known throughout the profession as the “Palmer Package,” or the “Palmer Technique”.
These chiropractic techniques include Toggle Recoil (developed by Dr. B.J. Palmer), Diversified (developed by Dr. D.D. Palmer), Thompson (developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson) and Gonstead (developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead). Many people seeking chiropractic care will search for a Palmer graduate due to the safety and effectiveness of the “Palmer Technique”.
The activator is a tool used by chiropractors to gently move the vertebrae of the spine and help improve nerve function. Developed by Dr. Arlan Fuhr, it is a low-force method used in place of the manual chiropractic adjusting techniques to help reduce neck pain, back pain, headaches, and much more.
Dr. Christian B. Canete often employs the activator technique on his pediatric patients to be an effective treatment for ear aches, ear infections, colic, constipation, gas and bloating, and other gastrointestinal and digestive issues. He also uses the activator on his patients who may be sensitive to physical chiropractic manipulation, may be osteoporotic/osteopenic, may have hypermobile joints or connective tissue disorders, or who may just simply respond better to this gentle low-force technique.
Active Release Therapy is a technique that improves the body’s mobility by focusing work on soft tissue. It combines manipulation, movement, and physical pressure to help break up scar tissue in the affected are. This helps promote blood flow, improve muscle tissue pliability, and expedites the healing process.
Dr. Christian B. Canete often employs this muscle therapy in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments to improve the healing response of his patients. Many athletes benefit from this technique and notice an immediate improvement in their performance. Those patients that tend to be more sedentary due to work and lifestyle also benefit from this technique because it helps to improve range-of-motion, and reduces muscle tightness and joint stiffness.
TDN (Trigger Point Dry Needling) is an effective therapy used by Dr. Canete to treat muscular tension, knots, and muscle spasms that commonly accompany conditions such as arthritis, nerve irritation, muscular strain, ligament sprain, and herniated discs.
Dry needling is the practice of using solid filament needles (more commonly referred to as “acupuncture needles”) that are inserted through the skin and into the muscle to release painful myofascial trigger points. The technique is called “Dry” Needling because the needles are solid, and there is no solution injected as with hollow hypodermic needles.
When an injury occurs, the body produces an inflammatory response. The damaged muscle tissue goes into a protective tension state to guard against further damage. This contraction and inflammation inhibit microcirculation; the action by which blood and waste products are exchanged from the injury site. The body then begins to produce scar tissue which consequently limits the tissues’ range of motion, and can also compress nerves, and increases pain.
With TDN, a small solid filament needle is inserted in a contracted painful knotted muscle to decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve muscle flexibility, and decrease pain. When a needle is inserted into muscle tissue, it will produce a lesion that will stimulate the body’s healing response and improve the pliability of that muscle.
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow/ Wrist Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee/Ankle Pain
- Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
- Chronic Pain
- Athletic Performance
Most patients do not feel any pain. The most common sensation is pressure from the needle being inserted into the muscle tissue. The needle manipulation is intended to produce a local twitch response (LTR) that can elicit a brief pain response, but is very slight and only lasts a fraction of a second.
Most of our patients sense improvement within the first 24 hours after TDN. Even though several treatment sessions may be recommended, most notices increased range of motion, ease of joint movement, and decreased pain intensity after their first treatment.
Soreness is a common side effect and may last for a few hours to a couple of days. Occasionally there may even be bruising in that area. Simply applying ice or heat, stretching, and massaging that area will help to alleviate the soreness.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician. CST is a method of evaluating and treating the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system consists of the fluid and membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord.
A CST practitioner uses gentle touch to release restrictions in the craniosacral system. This helps improve the functions of the central nervous system and assists the body in healing naturally.
When used preventatively, CST can help the body’s immune response and can help in treating pain and other ailments such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain of neck and back
- Other orthopaedic problems
- Colic and other infant disorders
- Emotional stress and tension-related problems
- and many more!
To help patients achieve the healthiest version of themselves we are now offering CryoSkin services. CryoSkin was developed in France, and is a revolutionary machine which uses heat and cold to destroy fat cells. This gentle, non-invasive procedure can also be used to help reduce cellulite, rejuvenate skin, and help shape the body you want. No suction, no surgery. Just incredible results in about 30 minutes.
The 3 treatment options for CryoSkin are: