Chiropractic treatments involve spinal manipulation, which is a treatment that applies pressure on a joint of the spine. It is also called spinal adjustment. It is used to improve pain and function.
Manipulation can be done with the hands (manual adjusting) or a special device (activator adjusting). The careful, controlled force used on the joint can range from gentle to strong, and from slow to rapid. Sometimes other joints of the body are also worked on to help treat the spine. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to increase movement in the joint and relax the muscles.
We offer both manual adjustments and activator adjustments.
Manual Chiropractic Adjustments are performed by gently manipulating your spine through a hands-on approach. Adjustments can be made to correct misalignments of the spine. The result is enjoying less tension, better energy and reduced discomfort thanks to the healing power that manual adjustments can offer.
Spinal mobilization, a similar form of manual therapy, is often interchangeably utilized with spinal manipulation. The goal of spinal mobilization is the same as spinal manipulation; to restore proper joint function and decrease pain. Spinal mobilization is typically performed by hand (manually) in the form of a lower-velocity low-amplitude thrust
The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the “Activator” to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
We treat a wide array of health conditions using chiropractic to bring you back to full health. This list is just a small sample of the many conditions we can address for you. If you have any questions, please call us to speak with the chiropractor about your specific needs.
Dr. Brian Formolo offers more than 20-years of experience as a Holistic Chiropractic Physician. He serves both residents and visitors on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and Upper Captiva (North Captiva) Island.
Learn more about Dr. Formolo and find out why his patients say he is the best chiropractor around for neck pain, back pain, car accident injury care and more!
If you have been in an auto accident and sustained an injury we can help. Our auto accident injury Chiropractor, Dr. Brian Formolo, could save you months of driving across town for care while juggling other commitments. The doctor travels to your home, office or vacation rental for no extra charge. Our doctor travels so you don’t have to. And after a car accident, especially when you are in pain, less driving is better.