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The CBP Technique

Cleary Family Chiropractic uses CBP, also known as “Chiropractic BioPhysics,” a technique designed to improve spine and postural alignment. This non-invasive technique combines joint and body part adjustments, extension traction of the head and neck, “mirror image” stretching exercises, and manipulation of the spine. While doctors treat patients symptomatically, chiropractors see the body as something that needs to be entirely maintained, like a well-oiled machine. 

The CBP technique also helps improve:



Muscle reflexes


Nerve reflexes


Balance


Head/neck alignment


Long-term pain relief



The CBP technique focuses on correcting the curvature of the spine to a normal, healthy state. If you’ve recently suffered a personal or work injury, or experience constant headaches, dizziness, back pain or neck pain, your body is telling you to see a chiropractor! In most cases, poor posture is to blame for these problems. Cleary Family Chiropractic is committed to helping patients live a pain-free life by usin…

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

Cleary Family Chiropractic is there for you when accidents unexpectedly occur in everyday life, such as a whiplash injury due to a sporting mishap or an auto accident. According to Mayo Clinic, “whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.”


Symptoms of whiplash include:




Neck pain and stiffness


Worsening of pain with neck movement


Loss of range of motion in the neck


Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull


Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms


Tingling or numbness in the arms


Fatigue


Dizziness


Blurred vision


Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)


Sleep disturbances


Irritability


Difficulty concentrating


Memory problems


Depression


If you are showing signs of whiplash for several days to a couple weeks after an accident, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs are required to diagnose how severe it is. At Cleary Family Chiropractic, we take pride in being the premier chiropractic office in Woodstock for treating whiplash. Once…

Headaches

According to the national headache foundation, 45 million Americans suffer from chronic reoccurring headaches, many of these headaches if not a majority come from tension found in the joints and muscles of the neck. At Cleary Family Chiropractic we recommend spinal manipulation as it has proven to cure headaches and cause them to occur less frequently than medicine.
Causes of headaches include stress, poor posture, changes in sleep, some processed food, and alcohol. For at home treatments of headaches, some solutions include sleep, reducing stress, drinking plenty of water, a heating pad on the back of your head, and spinal manipulation that can be done by Dr. Matthew Cleary.
Chiropractic adjustments for headaches are beneficial because the doctor will alleviate stress in your system and provide relief for your brain to relax. Studies show that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches at different levels of frequency but the issue remains. Instead of popping pills, fighting through …

Active Release Therapy

Cleary Family Chiropractic, located in Woodstock, GA., is dedicated to helping any and all patients find relief and assistance by providing natural, noninvasive alternatives. One of these alternatives, administered by Dr. Matthew Cleary and Dr. Dave Sikanowicz, is called Active Release Technique (ART). ART is a patented soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

ART is primarily used to treat conditions stemming from overused muscles, like back pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, tennis elbow, and shin splints. These overused muscles can be caused by pulls, tears, and collisions. Not getting enough oxygen is another common cause. The results are a build-up of scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue locks up muscles that need to move freely. If left untreated muscles weaken and nerves become trapped. Patients will experience a reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.

At your ART appointm…

Sciatica

Sciatica, also known as a pinched nerve, is a nerve that has pressure applied to it, causing pain and discomfort. When a pinched nerve occurs on the spine, this is usually caused by a herniated disc. At Cleary Family Chiropractic, located in Woodstock, GA., Dr. Matthew Cleary and Dr. Dave Sikanowicz can help alleviate your symptoms and correct the cause through non-surgical measures.


Symptoms of a pinched nerve are weakness, tenderness, prickly sensation, stabbing sensation, and a burning sensation. Most pinched nerves in the spine happen in the neck and lower back because these are the areas that are constantly moving. This causes radiated pain down the arms or legs. Sciatica is the name for this radiating leg or arm pain, named for the largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve, which is the cause of the problem.

Sciatica itself is characterized by the signature leg pain, accompanied by possible tingling, numbness, or weakness. These symptoms will travel down the low back through th…

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, putting pressure on your spinal cord. This irritates the nerves that run up and down the spine to your arms and legs. At Cleary Family Chiropractic, located in Woodstock, GA., Dr. Matthew Cleary and Dr. Dave Sikanowicz commonly treat spinal stenosis. This condition is becoming more popular due to it occurring from spinal degeneration, which affects older populations.

When bordering structures of the spinal canal begin to shift from their normal structure, space becomes limited on the spine. As we age, the discs located between each vertebra begin to shrink. Ligaments begin to thicken and vertebra can develop spurs which protrude into the spinal canal. While younger patients can develop spinal stenosis, the primary factor is age. Arthritis is a major cause of stenosis, along with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylolisthesis.

The most common symptoms are back pain and pain traveling into the legs. Pain in …

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasounds is used to treat joint pain, muscle spasms and soft tissue injuries. Therapeutic ultrasounds aren’t the same as traditional ultrasounds that are used to screen the inside of your body. At Cleary Family Chiropractic, we offer therapeutic ultrasounds to patients to treat inflammation and increase blood flow.
This device emits small sound waves at a high frequency and is applied to soft tissues and joints. The heat from the ultrasound helps to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow. Therapeutic ultrasounds are believed to help with the healing of injuries as well as decreasing pain and stiffness.
We encourage our patients who are dealing with joint pain, muscle spasms, and soft tissue injuries, to give therapeutic ultrasounds a try. After applying ultrasound gel to your skin, our doctors will use the ‘wand’ on your injured area to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Remember to make an appointment with us if you are dealing with any pain, your health is our nu…