What We Do
At Johnston Chiropractic, Dr. Derek Johnston strives to provide high quality chiropractic care, drug-free pain relief, and progressive rehabilitation that is both efficient and affordable. Chiropractic care is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Proper alignment of the spine can help in many areas, including chronic back pain, sudden onset of pain, neck and shoulder pain, and much more.
Whether you're looking for quick pain relief, corrective care, maintenance adjustments, acupuncture, or massage, Johnston Chiropractic has options available for everyone. Read more below about the different options available, and if you have more questions, you can visit our FAQ page or give us a call and we'll get you set up to start your care.
Comprehensive Spinal Manipulation
Chiropractic spinal manipulations restore or enhance mobility and joint function to the spine and skeleton with the general goal of resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. There are over 100 techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world to adjust the spine. Dr. Johnston will use the method that is most appropriate for your condition.
DRX 9000 True Spinal Decompression
The DRX9000 is the most advanced non-surgical spinal decompression treatment available today!
It is made specifically for:
herniated and bulged discs
degenerative disc and joint diseases
chronic low back pain
We provide some of the most effective, cutting-edge treatment options available for spinal, muscular, or joint injuries and conditions. Dr. Johnston will provide information on which of the therapies he feels best suit your condition.
If you are curious about any of the therapies, feel free to ask the doctor.
Low-level Laser Therapy
LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser can help reduce pain by causing the production of endorphins, reduce inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes that create swelling, redness, pain, and heat, and enhances the release of anti-inflammatory enzymes. Laser therapy also enhances lymphatic drainage which increases circulation and helps speed healing.
Low-Level Laser also works well to release tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems, and decrease mobility. It speeds bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation as well.
Acupuncture is part of a highly developed system of medicine developed over the course of 3000+ years. The ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine synergizes seamlessly with modern medicine. Practitioners of Chinese Medicine create safe and effective treatments that are rooted in this ancient tradition yet bear in mind the knowledge of modern medicine.
Therapeutic and Relaxation Massages
Massage is a manual manipulation of the soft body tissues, including muscles, tendons, connective tissue, ligaments, and lymph nodes. In addition to condition-related therapeutic massage, we also offer fantastic relaxation massage.
Our massage therapist is trained in:
Deep tissue massage
Trigger point therapy
Himalayan salt treatment
Hot stone massage
and many more!
Sports Rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary approach to treat injuries sustained through sports participation so the athlete can regain normal pain-free mobility. the primary goal is to return to pre-injury activities, whether the athlete is a professional, amateur, or casual player.
The most common injuries treated are sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments caused by overstretching or tearing. A strain, on the other hand is an injury or tear to the muscle itself. Other conditions that can be treated through a sports rehabilitaion program are fractures, arthritis issues, joint pain, and generalized pain issues.
Some modalities utilized for pain relief include ice or heat, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and therapeutic exercises.
Therapeutic exercises are patient-specific exercises used to address weakness or loss of joint mobility due to disease or injury.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
The Electrical Muscle Stimulation, or EMS, uses electrodes to interrupt the pain cycle and deliver electric pulses to stimulate tissues and muscles to promote healing and aid in the relief of pain.
Cryotherapy (Application of Ice Packs)
Many times during your Chiropractic treatment the application of an ice pack to an irritated area will be recommended. Most conditions involving pain and/or swelling (edema) will respond favorably to cryotherapy. In conjunction with Chiropractic care, ice is used most often for the calming of irritated nerve roots or for decreasing the inflammation of a "hot" spinal disc. Ice is incorporated many times in new injuries or acute conditions, or when a re-aggravation of an old injury occurs. Ice brings relief by constricting blood vessels in the involved area and thereby decreases the swelling and pressure which ultimately reduces the pain and the possibility of bruising.
Therapeutic ultrasound is the use of sound waves to penetrate deep into the muscles to treat musculoskeletal problems, especially inflammation. Ultrasound is an effective tool used to increase circulation to the affected or injured area which assists in speeding up the healing process. It can also reduce edema or swelling that causes pain.
Kinesio Taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's natural range of motion.
Benefits of Kinesiotape include:
Reduces swelling and bruising
Stabilizes joints and increases proprioception for more effective rehabilition and enhanced performance
Provides several days of relief