chiropractic services Catonsville, MD
At VIM Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest, personalized one-on-one care for our patients. Below is a sampling of the different wellness services we offer in our CATONSVILLE office.

chiropractic services Catonsville, MD

Chiropractic Care

We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle manual and instrument assisted chiropractic techniques. These methods are safe, gentle and effective. Immediately after receiving a Chiropractic adjustment, patients typically report a decrease in pain symptoms and often times exhibit and increase in their range of motion and ability to move more freely.

Diversified Technique

The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.

The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.

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Myofascial Release Catonsville, MD

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.

What to expect during therapy
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.

  • The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
  • A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
  • You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
  • The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
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Nutritional Consultations Catonsville, MD

Nutritional Consultations

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s 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? Nicole Singletary can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
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Cold Laser Therapy Catonsville, MD

Cold Laser Therapy

With Multi-Radiance Laser

Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. By definition, this type of therapy uses radiation intensities that induce minimal temperature elevation (not more than 0.1 to 0.5 degrees celsius), if any. Low­-energy lasers have been promoted as an effective way to produce pain relief.

Cold Laser Therapy is widely used for treatment of:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Wound healing

We are excited to offer cold laser therapy utilizing the Multi-Radiance Laser – one of the best lasers on the market. These non-invasive
treatments reach deep into the tissue helping to reduce pain and inflammation, increase microcirculation and increase tissue healing.

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Spinal Decompression Catonsville, MD

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure performed within our office to help alleviate back pain. It involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine). By relieving this pressure, bulging discs can retract back into place which takes pressure off the nerves in the spine. By decompressing the spine, it permits water, oxygen and other fluids to work their way back into the discs allowing them to heal naturally. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for anyone with chronic back pain who wants to get back to living a pain-free life as quickly as possible.

Decompression Therapy is a highly successful treatment for patients suffering from bulging, herniated, degenerative, or ruptured discs as well as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many failed back surgery cases. This treatment helps patients avoid the risk of anesthesia, surgical complications, and the potential of failed back surgery…

Decompression Therapy begins with a series of sessions typically 3-4 times per week. Each session is approximately 8-12 minutes. During each session, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, or therapeutic laser may be applied to help relax muscles and promote further healing of injured tissues. After treatment, your doctor may prescribe specific exercises designed to help you regain proper control and strength of the stabilization muscles which can help create long term benefits. Decompression Therapy is administered to patients fully clothed either face down or face up on the table. Clinical studies suggest Decompression Therapy provides a majority of qualified candidates with initial relief within just a few sessions. Decompression Therapy is an approved procedure that is covered by many insurance companies. This proven, non-surgical approach could help you find the pain relief you need. For more information on how you can benefit from Decompression Therapy contact your local chiropractor today!

MTD 4000 – FDA 510(k) Clearance

The MTD 4000 traction device provides traction and mobilization of skeletal structures and skeletal muscles.
The MTD 4000 may be used to relieve peripheral radiation/sciatica and pain associated with:
* Protruding discs * Bulging discs
* Herniated discs
* Degenerative disc disease * Posterior facet syndrome
* Acute facet problems
* Radicular pain
* Prolapsed discs
* Spinal root impingement
* Hypomobility
* Degenerative joint disease * Facet syndrome
* Compressions fractures
* Joint pain
* Discogenic pain

Certified in the KDT Decompression TechniqueTM

The certification course is taught by the leading experts in spinal decompression, KDT has trained doctors worldwide and treated thousands of patients using a variety of decompression systems. The topics cover an array of subjects including proper patient selection, patient positioning, treatment time, amount of force, and ancillary procedures. The course entails over 40 hours including hands-on training sessions, followed by a certification examination. It is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges.
After completing this comprehensive course, we are pleased that we can now better serve our patients and others in the community with advanced Spinal Decompression therapy.
This advanced technique is a non-surgical option that can finally bring relief to many people who suffer from neck or back pain.

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Rehab Exercises and Posture Analysis

We teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in our office or in the comfort of your own home. When done in tandem with the Chiropractic adjustments, we find patients yield greater results. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by poor posture. Poor posture that has gone unchecked for a great period of time can lead to a series of maladies down the line. Let us help you identify analyze and correct the effects of poor posture.

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Neuropathy Catonsville, MD

Neuropathy Treatment

Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.

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Activator Method

The Activator Adjusting Method uses an instrument referred to as the “Activator Adjusting Instrument” to provide the adjustive force. It is a small, hand held device that offers an impulse to the area being treated. This form of treatment is assessed by using the leg length analysis. Leg length analysis utilizes a series of body movements, challenges and leg checks to determine the location and listing of subluxated joints. The correction of the subluxations found with the leg checks is done with the Activator Adjusting Instrument (AAI).

There are many advantages of the Activator Adjusting Method. The Activator provides a faster impulse than the patient’s reflexes can counter. This necessitates less force due to greater speed. The adjustment is perceived as more gentle for the patient. The Activator provides greater specificity and reproducibility. It also puts less stress on the chiropractor’s body.

The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.

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