The human body is composed of a series of systems, neurological, muscular, nervous and various other, closely interlaced systems which collectively create the human body. Chiropractic is a way of channeling healing and wellness into the body through corrective adjustments of the displaced parts of the body. By replacing the spine to its original position, unnecessary pressure, pain and discomfort is removed from the body without the use of any prescriptions or surgical methods. Dr. Aramian has excelled in her field during the course of her practice, and has earned the compliments and thanks of hundreds of thankful patients.
She has given them back feelings in their legs through adjustment, to complete detoxification through close dietary monitoring and therapeutic procedures. She preforms her treatments calmly and bestows an air of kindness,patience and compassionate care for all those who come to her for help.
Pure Balance Chiropractic offers a complete health evaluation upon your arrival to the clinic. This evaluation is designed to deliver a personal and unique strategy to improve your health and help you meet your goals. Through this evaluation we begin to design ways for you to meet your needs, and help you understand how you can best benefit from each and every one of our services. The entire evaluation is completed within a single day.
Car Accident Cases- A soft tissue injury is damage to the body's connective tissue, which means muscles, ligaments and tendons. This is the most common type of injury resulting from a car accident. Soft tissue injuries can take many forms. A “whiplash” type injury to the neck and upper back is a form of soft tissue injury.
Fall Accidents- is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide and is a major cause of personal injury, especially for the elderly.
Our Chiropractic Services help our patients who received injury from fall. We help repair muscle tissues, inflammation, and overall pain.
Sports Injuries- injuries that occur in athletic activities. They can result from acute trauma, or from overuse of a particular body part.
Treatment: Sports injuries can be treated with our chiropractic care and physical therapy
Inflamed Elbow- Bursae are thin, slippery sacs located throughout the body that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues. They contain a small amount of lubricating fluid that allows the skin to move freely over the underlying bone.
The olecranon bursa lies between the loose skin and the pointy bone at the back of the elbow called the olecranon.
Normally, the olecranon bursa is flat. If it becomes irritated or inflamed, more fluid will accumulate in the bursa and bursitis will develop.
Treatment- If your doctor suspects that bursitis is due to an infection, he or she may recommend aspirating (removing the fluid from) the bursa with a needle. This is commonly performed as an office procedure. Fluid removal helps relieve symptoms and gives your doctor a sample that can be looked at in a laboratory to identify if any bacteria are growing. This also lets your doctor know if a specific antibiotic is needed to fight the infection.
X-rays provide information that will assist our Team of Doctors in planning your treatment. X-rays can reveal fractures, spinal misalignment, joint and bone disease and other factors regarding your health status.
Dr. Aramian will send any patient that needs an MRI and X-ray before receiving treatment so that we can give our patients the care they need.
Corrective Spinal Therapy
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression in an attempt to treat:
· Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
· Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
· Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
· Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
How Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Done?
You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You either lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs.
Treatment may last 30 to 45 minutes and you may require 20 to 28 treatments over five to seven weeks. Before or after therapy, you may have other types of treatment, such as:
· Electrical stimulation (electric current that causes certain muscles to contract)
· Ultrasound (the use of sound waves to generate heat and promote healing)
· Heat or cold therapy
The most advanced and the best stander on the market designed for active paraplegics.
Walking in an upright position combined with elements of skating.Intended primarily for active people with spinal cord injury on the level no higher than Th5
having not paralyzed hands and the lack of deformation of the feet and knees.
- Improvement of physical fitness and muscle strength.
- Improvement of cardiovascular function.
- Reducing of spasticity.
- Improvement of ankle joint, knee and hip mobility.
- Reducing contractures in knee joints and hip joints.
- Improvement of intestinal motility and stool excretion.
- Improvement of bone calcification.
- Improvement of mental state, social development and integration.
Leander Flexion Distraction
Our practice utilizes the Leander Flexion Table. This table combines two bio mechanical activities: Distraction ( to pull apart ) and Flexion ( to bend ). The Leander Table uses an up and down motion to help stretch the spine gently to help relax the body and ease pain. Benefits of this therapy include.
Improved posture and locomotion while relieving pain, improving body function and restoring a state of well-being.
Increases inter vertebral disc height by applying continuous gentle decompression of the spinal column
Decreases Intradiscal pressure
Air Flex Drop Table
This unique table does flexion and distraction and also moves side to side and allows the Doctor to horizontally move the vertebra and the muscles of the spine and also stretch by passive movement to relieve spasm and tenderness, further able to aid the body and heal itself.
The Anatomotor has been a trusted leader among traction-massage treatment tables for nearly 60 years. Amazingly versatile, the Anatomotor is designed for soft-tissue massage, intermittent and constant traction, heat and vibration.
The Anatomotor has a moving top on which the patient glides back and forth just under the normal respiration rate. Two sets of adjustable-height massage rollers straddle the spine and rhythmically loosen taut muscles. This deep-kneading massage effectively prepares the patient for traction which actually separates the spinal vertebrae.
Graston Technique is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and post-surgical. The Graston Technique offers many advantages to the patient such as
Decreases overall time of the treatment
Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
Resolves chronic conditions and aids in neuro musculoskeletal recovery
The activator instrument is used for low force adjustment
The activator delivers a controlled, light and fast thrust.
Activator adjusments are quick and controlled, allowing for precise and exact adjustment.
Sacro Occipital Technique
We use pelvic blocking techniques as part of another low back disc protocol
Our treatment with pelvic blocking techniques includes the use of cushioned wedges, which are placed under each side of the pelvis along with gentle maneuvers allows gravity to do the work in order to draw the disc away from the nerves. Disc Injuried are treated in a series of non-force treatments with monitoring and evaluation.
This technique uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. With the Thompson Table, the table segments can be cocked up a fraction of an ich, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will dorp. Benefits of Thompson table is that the drop pieces assist the thrust therefor minimizing the force used for the adjustment.
- Spinal Traction Table
- Decreases disc pressure
- straightens curves
- Breaks muscle spasms
- Massage therapy for full spine
Therapeutic Ultrasound as a treatment modality has been used by therapists over the last 50 years to treat soft tissue injuries. Primary benefits of ultrasound are as follows
Speeding up the healing process from the increase of blood flow to the treated area
Decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema
Gentle massage of muscles tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area
Enhance the cell-repair effects of the inflammatory respond
Electro Therapy and Inferential
Interferential stimulates the muscle in a way similar to a normal muscle contraction.
It helps to reduce pain in the same way as Tens
Aids in the circulation
Allows the removal of any build-up waste product
vasodilation and increase blood flow
Infrared Horizon " Red Light "
Red Light could be directly applied on the spine, knee, elbow, TMJ, carpal Tunnel Syndrome or anywhere patient experiences pain or inflammation. Benefits include
Accelerated tissue repair
Eliminate or reduce various pains, including inflammation, loss of range of motion.
As well as improve sensation on impaired nerves
Heat Therapy is used on chronic injuries and late stage acute injuries.Heat is used at our clinic for rehabiliation purposes.
- increasing the extensibility of collage tissues
- Decreasing joint stiffness, reducing pain, relieving muscle spasm
- Reducing inflammation and edema
- Increase blood flow to the affected area
Trigger Point Therapy
Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. They are a topic of ongoing controversy, as there is limited data to inform a scientific understanding of the phenomenon. Accordingly, a formal acceptance of myofascial "knots" as an identifiable source of pain is more common among bodyworkers, physical therapists, and chiropractors and osteopathic practitioners. Nonetheless, the concept of trigger points provides a framework which may be used to help address certain musculoskeletal pain.
The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns which associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere. There is variation in the methodology for diagnosis of trigger points and a dearth of theory to explain how they arise and why they produce specific patterns of referred pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction.
Therapists may use myotherapy (deep pressure, massage or tapotement), mechanical vibration, pulsed ultrasound, electrostimulation, ischemic compression, and stretching techniques that invoke reciprocal inhibition within the musculoskeletal system. Practitioners use elbows, feet or various tools to direct pressure directly upon the trigger point, to avoid overuse of their hands.
A successful treatment protocol relies on identifying trigger points, resolving them and, if all trigger points have been deactivated, elongating the structures affected along their natural range of motion and length. In the case of muscles, which is where most treatment occurs, this involves stretching the muscle using combinations of passive, active, active isolated (AIS), muscle energy techniques (MET), and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching to be effective. Fascia surrounding muscles should also be treated to elongate and resolve strain patterns, otherwise muscles will simply be returned to positions where trigger points are likely to re-develop.
The results of manual therapy are related to the skill level of the therapist. If trigger points are pressed too short a time, they may activate or remain active; if pressed too long or hard, they may be irritated or the muscle may be bruised, resulting in pain in the area treated. This bruising may last for a 1–3 days after treatment, and may feel like, but is not similar to, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), the pain felt days after overexerting muscles. Pain is also common after a massage if the practitioner uses pressure on unnoticed latent or active trigger points, or is not skilled in myofascial trigger point therapy.
- Provides a great way to relax and help alleviate musculoskeletal conditions.
- Dilates blood vessels improving blood circulation in targeted areas and throughout the body.
- Can help improve muscle tone and reduce muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity or injury.
- Provides a sedative or stimulating effect on the nervous system depending on type or length of massage.
- Helps to reduce Edema (swelling) of the extremities.
- Can help relieve muscle tension and mental stress to aid in a stress reduction and relaxation program.
- It makes you feel good!
Spider Tech (Kinesio Tape)
Spider tech allows many individuals with injuries to remain active, preventing the loss of strength and mobility.
Can be used for either acute or chronic conditions.
An excellent therapuetic tool for indiviuals recovering from surgery.
It relieves pain, inflammation and spasm in the muscles while allowing full range of motion.
Incredibly comfortable to wear, can be worn up to 5 days.
Providing ongoing therapuetic benefits for the entire time it is worn.
Ionic Cleansing's purpose it to remove toxins and other impurities in your body through the soles of your feet. Other terms for ionic cleansing include ionic foot bath and detox foot bath.
Removal of toxins helps the body's cells to function at a higher level
Some of the benefits of ionic cleansing include
Removing unwanted toxins.
balancing the body's Ph and electrical energy
improving function of the organ systems
improving muscle strength
increasing range of motion
Neutralizing free radicals
The ionic Body Cleanse is also known to increase circulation, prevent and reduce swelling, aid in the healing of bruises, strengthen the endocrine system and help to improve the function of the heart, liver, and pancreas.
Intracell assists in the deep manipulation of soft tissues such as muscle.
It helps to strengthen the muscles by employing Nutritional Biomechanics. intracell aids in patient for fibromayalgia syndrome, trigger point pain, muscle strain and delayed muscle soreness.
Muscle management techniques
Weight Bearing Excercises
Benefits not only your bones, but improves heart health, muscle strength, coordination and balance.
To improve functional performance and reduce joint pain.
Provides a total body toning workout.
Helps to increase muscle and joint strength.
Helps improve balance and reflexes.
To relieve sore tight muscles.
Assists in core training, stretching, myofascial release, postural alignment and balance.
A primary benefit of exercising with an exercise ball as opposed to exercising directly on a hard flat surface is that the body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, engaging many more muscles. Those muscles become stronger over time to keep balance. Most frequently, the core body muscles — the abdominal muscles and back muscles — are the focus of exercise ball fitness programs.
A major benefit of using an unstable surface is the ability to recruit more muscle units without the need to increase the total load. The greatest benefit of moving an exercise onto an unstable surface is achieving a greater activation of the core musculature, exercises such as curl-up or push-up performed on an exercise ball. An unstable surface increases activation of the rectus abdominus and allows for greater activity per exercise when compared to a stable surface. Exercises such as a curl-up on an exercise ball yields a greater amount of electromyography (EMG) activity compared to exercises on a stable platform. Performing standard exercises, such as a push-up, on an unstable surface can be used to increase activation of core trunk stabilizers and in turn provide increased trunk strength and greater resistance to injury.
Enable the user to set up an exercise regime that can be adhered to irrespective of the weather.
Cushioned tread can provide slightly lower impact training than running on outdoor surfaces. Although cushioned belts have mostly been deprecated out of use and cushioned replacement belts may be hard to find, many treadmills have rubber or urethane deck elastomers (cushions) which are superior in cushioning and last longer than cushioned belts. There were for a time banana shaped flexible decks that were among the very best as far as cushioning that were priced at a midrange level, but currently these are not being sold, perhaps because of the increased manufacturing cost of making the flexible deck. Cushioned belts also don't last as long as regular belts due to their construction out of weaker materials. For calorie burning, incline can be used to significantly reduce impact for a given rate of energy use.
Incline setting can allow for consistent "uphill" training that is not possible when relying on natural features.
Rate settings force a consistent pace.
Some treadmills have programmes such that the user can simulate terrains, e.g. rolling hills, to provide accurate, programmed, exercise periods.
User progress such as distance, calories burned, and heart rate can be tracked.
The belt exercise has proven benefits such as:
- Improve Immune function in obese
- Boosts disease fighting T-Cells and B-Cells, which are vital for the immune system