At Saleeby Chiropractic Centre, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Raleigh chiropractic office, but please call us at 919-782-4733 if you have any questions!
Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.
The Spinal Adjustment is the term used to refer to the procedure that is employed to correct vertebral subluxations. The intensity and location of the adjustments may vary from treatment to treatment, depending on the outcome of the evaluation on that particular visit. The scientific terminology used to describe an adjustment is “closed reduction vertebral repositioning”. Spinal adjustments will change the internal structure and function of the spine, therefore restoring normal vertebral function.
Videofluoroscopy (VF) is a fascinating diagnostic tool which allows the spine to be radiographically examined while in motion. The patient is placed standing under a fluoroscope, and is then asked to perform specified ranges of motion while these motions are being recorded on a videotape. These motions are observed on a monitor at the time the patient is performing them, recorded, and are kept as a part of the patient’s permanent record.
Modern technology has made it possible for this machine to work at a very low radiation dosage, thus making the exposure to the patient very minimal in comparison with conventional radiographs.
Thermographic Temperature Readings
Thermographic temperature readings are obtained on each visit to our office. A highly sensitive infrared light is used to compute the external body temperature, which is normally 93.5 degrees. This temperature should not be confused with the normal internal body temperature, which is 98.6 degrees for most people.
The infrared light is a handheld instrument which is slowly glided from the lower spine to the top of the spine while the temperature is computed throughout. A graph printout is then produced by the computer console, and these graph printouts are kept as part of the patient’s permanent file.
Throughout our Chiropractic research, we have determined that the external body temperature is controlled by spinal nerves. The body is normally composed of dermatomes, which are areas of the skins that are controlled by the spinal nerve roots. This instrument is glided over each dermatome in the spine. These temperature readings are very valuable in monitoring the changes that take place in the spine and with the spinal nerves. While they are not specific in diagnosing spinal problems, they are helpful in identifying areas of nerve interference in the spine.
Computerized Force Analysis and Recording Instrument
The Computerized Force Analysis Instrument is the most recent technological development from our research center. Developed by an engineer, this instrument is used to assist in detecting, correcting and monitoring vertebral subluxations. It measures the biomechanical activity of each spinal segment, which indirectly measures neurological function by comparing the pneumatic force of the instrument, which is connected to the computer brain through a calibrated sensor, against the resistance of the paraspinal tissue.
Information is displayed on the computer screen indicating the areas of abnormal spinal function and its suspected subluxations. A correlation is then made with the videofluoroscopic, radiographic, and thermographic findings, accurately and precisely identifying the spinal subluxations.
Treatment is then administered by programming the appropriate information into the computer. Mechanical, low velocity repetitious thrusts controlled by the computer are then applied to the corresponding spinal segments to begin the correction of the subluxations. This procedure is called a “Chiropractic adjustment”.
Post treatment analysis with the computer and thermographic temperature readings determine the necessity for subsequent spinal adjustments and future fluoroscopic studies.
Once complete correction of the spinal subluxations is obtained, the computerized instrument is a very valuable tool in early detection and prevention of future subluxations.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients’ return to optimal health.
Foot Leveler Orthotics
With the use of a state of the art 3D foot scanner we can provide custom fit Orthotics through Foot Levelers. Once scanned the different options available to you will be discussed. The Orthotics should arrive within a week and one on one fitting will be scheduled with Dr. Prickett.
The benefits of chiropractic go far beyond relieving back and neck pain and can help people of all ages from infants to the elderly.
Chiropractic is proven effective in the treatment of many common ailments including…
- Auto Accident Injuries (Whiplash)
- Spinal Trauma
- Sports Injuries
- Headaches (Tension/Migraines)
- Back/Neck Pain
- Shoulder/Arm Pain
- Hip/Leg Pain
- Knee Pain
- Foot and Ankle Pain
- Pinched Nerves
- Slips & Falls
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Work-Related Injuries
We provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr Stephen Saleeby has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
At Saleeby Chiropractic Centre, we teach our patients how to perform special “blueprint” exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient’s specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to “coach” our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Raleigh chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.