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Services and Techniques

Services and Techniques

At Barger Chiropractic of Folsom, we take great satisfaction in providing the finest chiropractic acute, chronic and wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Folsom office.

Chiropractic Care

We provide high-tech spinal correction utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Chiropractic has never before been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. James Barger brings to the residents of Folsom, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills and surrounding communities years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

Activator Technique

The Activator procedure is a leading-edge and growing trend in Chiropractic. The Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) was formulated through over 30 years of research in the areas of orthopedics, neurology and chiropractic to find joint dysfunction in the spine and extremities. The benefit of the Activator Instrument is it gives a dependable and reproducible adjustment each and every time. Patients of Barger Chiropractic of Folsom can have no fear that too much force or too much torque will be applied to the spinal column. It is also extremely accurate. The following link will give you additional information:Activator Methods Site http://www.activator.com/about/

“Flexion-Distraction” technique

Flexion-distraction technique has become the most widely used approach to treating symptomatic disc injuries involving back pain and the often-accompanying leg pain. Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts or stretches the spine and which allows the chiropractor to isolate the area of disc involvement while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm. There is little or no pain involved in the treatment.

The tractioning or distraction of the disc combined with isolation and gentle pumping of the involved spinal area allows the central area of the disc, the nucleus pulposus, to assume its central position in the disc. Flexion-distraction helps to improve disc height.

These actions move the disc away from the nerve, reducing inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually the associated pain into the leg.

Flexion-distraction is applied by Dr. Barger in his Folsom office combined with adjunctive physiotherapy, supplementation, and home instructions. Eventually, specific exercises for low back disc pain are introduced. Dr. Barger evaluates and monitors his patients throughout the treatment program.

With flexion-distraction protocol, Dr Barger follows a “50% rule”: if a patient has not improved objectively and subjectively by 50% at the end of 12 sessions, then imaging studies are recommended and spine specialist referral is advised. If there is substantial worsening at any time during treatment, x-rays/MRI and neurosurgical referral are recommended. But this is necessary in less than 10% of the time.

Corrective Exercises

At Barger Chiropractic of Folsom, we teach our patients specific exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique condition. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and will improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and functioning at optimum level.

Lifestyle Advice

At Barger Chiropractic of Folsom, we “coach” our patients on certain activities that should be avoided or done differently to prevent aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient obtain a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness. This is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Nutritional Counseling

Specific recommendations are made at Barger Chiropractic of Folsom 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? Dr. James Barger can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. He has additional certification in Functional Diagnostic Medicine to aid you.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. Barger Chiropractic of Folsom provides screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. We also do a computerized postural evaluation with written report on the majority of our patients. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.