Chiropractic Care

Experience Effective Care With our Boca Raton Chiropractor

Shadowood Chiropractic Center and Dr. Allan DellaBella welcome you to the benefits of natural chiropractic care. If you live in or around the Boca Raton area and are seeking natural care for management of pain, injury recovery or to improve your general health and well-being, we invite you to visit our center to discover our healing services. Chiropractic care is considered an alternative health care. However, chiropractic care uses the body’s own ability to heal itself, which should not be an alternative- that should be your first response to pain or an injury. Dr. DellaBella positions your body into a healthy alignment so that it uses it’s own abilities to recover and heal. All this is performed with gentle techniques that are non-invasive and do not use medications that may have side effects. Our health team’s goal is to return you to an active and enjoyable life. Plus, we care for your entire family to keep you full of energy and resistant to future illnesses and injuries.

Chiropractic Care – Customized for your Needs

Dr. DellaBella uses a variety of chiropractic care techniques to ease your pain and improve your health.

  • The Diversified Technique – Is a series of manual adjustments that Dr. DellaBella applies to align your neck and back. These gentle spinal manipulations set the vertebrae into better alignment to lessen the pressure on nerves and discs. As a result, your back pain is alleviated and your mobility is restored.
  • Thompson Drop Table – Which absorbs some of the force from the adjustments and places your body in a premium position to accept the manipulation.
  • Activator – This tool is able to apply force in small areas for pin-point adjustments. The Activator may be useful when adjusting your wrists, elbows and shoulders to eliminate discomfort. These techniques and more become part of your chiropractic care program after a complete evaluation is performed. Dr. DellaBella seeks out the causes of your pain or injuries and then develops a personalized plan for healing.

Benefit from Integrated Wellness & Chiropractic Care in Boca Raton, FL

  • Nutritional support to educate you on the value of healthy eating. We show you how to select the best foods for your needs and how to consume an adequate amount of calories. Foods provide energy for movement, but we also want you to maintain a healthy weight to avoid other health risks.
  • Lifestyle changes that teach you ways to position your desk or work area to eliminate pain and overuse injuries. Our health team will also show you easier ways to sleep, stand and lift to protect your back and joints.
  • Corrective exercises to help you overcome muscular imbalances that may be contributing to your discomfort. These include strengthening exercises and stretching movements. We encourage an active lifestyle and also provide chiropractic care for athletes seeking to improve their performance or overcome a sports injury.
  • If you are dealing with chronic pain, have been injured in an auto accident, have suffered a sports injury or are struggling with years of pain from poor posture or overuse, Shadowood Chiropractic Center has solutions. Our Boca Raton chiropractor treats your needs the natural way to improve your overall health and reduce your pain. To learn more or to schedule your first appointment, please call us today at 561-488-4000.

Chiropractic Techniques Used at our Boca Raton Chiropractic Office

Chiropractic care has undergone an amazing amount of development and enhancement since D.D. Palmer made the first such spinal adjustment back in 1895. While the old techniques remain powerfully effective, newer methods have made chiropractic care more valuable than ever for treating a wide range of conditions and clientele. Our Boca Raton chiropractor, Dr. Allan DellaBella, has the advanced skills and training necessary to put many of these techniques to work for you.

Diversified Technique

Diversified can be considered the original chiropractic care method, and it’s still the most widely practiced method for its effectiveness in so many different situations. Manual application of high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust mobilizes misaligned joints, often producing the familiar “pop” of internal gases being released from the joints (cavitation).

Thompson Technique

The Thompson Techniques centers around the use of a special drop table that is adjustable in various ways. This table allows us to notice leg length differences and other telltale misalignment markers; it also helps us perform precise adjustments to isolated areas of the body.

Gonstead Technique

This detailed chiropractic technique relies on X-ray data to help our chiropractor identify both primary and secondary subluxations (joint misalignments). The use of tables, chair-based cervical adjustments and long-level adjustments (with the chiropractor stabilizing the body above or below the adjustment point) makes this method unique.

Activator Method

The Activator Method delivers targeted adjustments with a high degree of accuracy. A handheld device known as an Activator makes adjustments so quickly and easily that the muscles have to time to tighten in response, allowing for optimal results with minimal discomfort.

Cox Adjustment Technique

The Cox Adjustment Technique is a table-based method for relieving disc problems and vertebral compression. Application of flexion distraction to specific parts of the spine can reposition bulging or herniated discs and relieve spinal nerve impingement.

Motion Palpation

Feeling the spinal column for abnormalities can alert our Boca Raton chiropractor to specific alignment problems that require adjustment. Adjusting the joint while it’s in motion then restores the joint’s normal alignment and mobility.

Flexion Extension

Flexion extension can help patients suffering from spinal curvature issues in the thoracic or cervical spine. These adjustments are made as you lie on a specialized upper-body support.

Extremity Adjustment

Extremity adjustment involves the adjustment of joints in the arms, legs, hands, feet shoulders, elbows, hips and even the ribs. These joints can lose their alignment and/or experience chronic pain just as spinal joints can. Careful adjustment at these points can help you overcome extremity pain and improve your range of motion.

How Chiropractic Can Help You & Your Family

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

What is a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation?

In this video, Dr. Allan DellaBella explains chiropractic adjustment and manipulation. A transcript has been provided below for your convenience:

“Hello my name is Allan DellaBella a chiropractic physician in Boca Raton, FL. Today we are here to answer the question. What is a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation. I am going to use this time to demonstrate a few of the more popular techniques in chiropractic. Now we are going to use Madisen who is my chiropractic assistant and also a patient in the office. Madisen if you would lay face up on the table. There are firmer techniques and lighter techniques to use depending on the patient and depending on what’s wrong with the patient if the patient prefers a light technique we can stay with a light technique. A slightly firmer technique sometimes get the patient better a little quicker but the lighter technique’s also do just fine, it just may take a little while longer.

Now the first technique I’m going to demonstrate to you is the Diversified technique a patient lays like such, I come in find the vertebrae that is out of place and just push the bone back into place like such. Now that’s more of a firmer technique.

Now another technique we use is the Thomson technique, face down please Madisen. The Thomson technique is more of a more mild technique it works as the table absorbs the brunt of the force. We contact the vertebrae using the table like such and then the doctor just puts the force of the direction into the patient like such where the table absorbs the impact and the bone goes into the proper place.

While Madisen is in this position I am going to demonstrate the Cox technique. The Cox technique is where a disc is either bulging outputting pressure on the nerve root, if this finger is the disc and these are the vertebrae the Cox technique will help bring the disc back into its proper place. This is also a fairly lighter technique, the chiropractor establishes the bone in question or the disc level and by flexing the lower portion of the spine and holding the level stable and also flexing the body just the right amount we can actually create a vacuum that sucks the disc back into its proper place away from the nerve root and away from the spine.

Another technique to use which is more of a moderate technique is the Gonstead technique if you will lie on your side facing towards me. The patient lays on their side and the doctor take the patient like this, just like that we put the pelvis back into place.

If you will lay face down one more time, an example of the Activator technique which is one of the more lighter technique we establish the firmness of the adjustment by setting the activator to the right amount of force then we find the vertebrae that needs to be corrected. This acts almost like a small drill by contacting the right point in the vertebrae you use as a fulcrum to push it this way or bring it this way and slowly but shortly you push the vertebrae back into its proper place.

Now these are just a few of the more popular techniques we use as chiropractors. There are also other techniques but as your chiropractic physician we will find a technique that is right for your particular case not only the way your vertebrae or your spine maybe out of place but also based on your personality in which you might like a firmer or lighter technique we will marry the right technique for your situation.”

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