Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists & Naturopathic Physicians located in Federal Way, WA

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care services offered in Federal Way, WA

Chiropractic care provides a safe and effective treatment choice for various issues, including arthritis, back and neck pain, work injuries,  and auto accident injuries. At Northwest Wellness in Federal Way, Washington, the team offers chiropractic care to people of all ages. After an exam and discussion of your symptoms, they can make personalized treatment recommendations that improve your mobility and quality of life. Call Northwest Wellness today to request a chiropractic care consultation or request an appointment online.

Chiropractic Care Q&A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a manual therapy that uses the hands or special instruments to manipulate your joints, muscles, or soft tissues. 

By applying varying pressure to misaligned joints or intervertebral discs, it’s possible to improve your musculoskeletal alignment, reduce pain, and inflammation, as well as improve how your body functions. 

Chiropractic care is noninvasive and doesn’t require any recovery period. After each treatment session, you can return to normal activities right away.

What types of issues does chiropractic care treat?

At Northwest Wellness, the team uses chiropractic care to treat various musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Auto Accidents 
  • Work Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • Headaches and migraines

Some people incorporate chiropractic care in their preventive health care routine. Regular chiropractic adjustments may boost your immune system and enhance your mobility.

Are there different types of chiropractic care?

The team at Northwest Wellness offers several types of chiropractic care, including:

The Diversified Method

This Diversified Method is the gold standard of chiropractic care, taught in every chiropractic school in America. 

During treatment, your provider uses a combination of high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts to improve the alignment of your spine or joints. These thrusts are performed with your provider’s hands and forearms. It’s normal to hear popping or cracking noises during the procedure.

The Impulse Method

The impulse technique is a chiropractic adjusting system that is the highest level of technology in the chiropractic profession. 

The chiropractic impulse adjusting instrument is a great alternative for patients who simply do not prefer manual adjustments. This treatment has proven to be safe and gentle for patients of all ages. The goal of the technique is to reduce pain and inflammation in the body's systems and restore mobility.

The Graston® Technique

If you have a soft tissue injury, your Northwest Wellness provider might recommend chiropractic care with the Graston technique.

The Graston technique uses special handheld tools to break down excess scar tissue and fascial restrictions. A series of outpatient treatments can relieve chronic inflammation and speed up your return to the court or playing field.

After a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, the team makes personalized treatment recommendations.

Manual Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) uses stretching and deep pressure to break up rigid muscle tissue, relax muscle tension, and move fluids trapped in the tissues that cause pain and inflammation. STM is used to treat soft tissue injuries including muscle strains and sprains. It is a type of manual therapy.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic care is safe and usually well-tolerated. After treatment, you may experience some mild stiffness or soreness, as you would after a workout. That said, you can return to work, exercise, and other routine activities immediately after your chiropractic visit.

Call Northwest Wellness today to learn more about chiropractic care, or request an appointment online.