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Buesing Chiropractic and Rehab | Allentown | Bethlehem | Emmaus

Dr. Dan Buesing, Chiropractor Allentown, PA

Adjust your thinking and your health

There are so many benefits of Chiropractic Care.

Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back pain, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drugĀ­-free approach to healthcare.

Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. This is why we believe the first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine.

When two or more vertebrae aren't functioning together properly, it is what many chiropractors refer to as a subluxation or a misalignment. These subluxations are actually joint dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body.

Joint Dysfunctions in the spine may eventually lead to symptoms in other parts or joints of the body as well. These symptoms are your body's only way of letting you know something is wrong. Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health. By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care.

Benefits of routine chiropractic care may include any of the following:

  • Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
  • Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
  • Improved Physical Function and Performance
  • Improved Posture
  • Relief from Back and Neck Pain
  • Relief from Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Relief from Arm, Wrist, Shoulders or Elbow Pain
  • Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
  • Relief from Joint Discomfort
  • Relief from Bursitis
  • Relief from Arthritis
  • Relief from Chronic Injuries

Licensed chiropractors promote ongoing wellness by improving spinal and joint function often resulting in a healthier, more active lifestyle. With regular adjustments, chiropractic offers a host of preventative health benefits, and is vital for keeping your body balanced, flexible and functioning at its best. Everyone, from growing children to active seniors, can benefit from regular chiropractic care.

Article written by: The Joint Chiropractic

New, More Patient Friendly Office Hours!

Beginning the first week of November, office hours will change to: Tues, Wed, Thur: 9am-7pm Fri, Sat: 9am-2pm Sun, Mon: Closed Why the change? Mid-week hours are generally in higher demand for patients and this increases those options significantly for patients. Saturday hours remain which is also popular and convenient for patients. In order for the office to have a two day weekend, either Saturday or Monday had to go, and Monday, surprisingly, is not as popular with patients.

Many patients have requested similar options, and I have been wanting to change to this for quite a while. There are some patients who have "standing" appointments on Monday and they are the reason I was hesitant to change. However, after speaking to each of them, they are completely fine with it!

Enjoy the weekend and all the best!

Dr. Buesing

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression or Traction is primarily used for bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndrome.

It is performed with the use of a decompression or traction table, which gently and slowly distracts the desired treatment area. Specific settings are input depending on the condition and the patient. When you distract or stretch the spine, it unloads pressure and creates a "vacuum effect" inside the discs of the spine. This causes nutrients and fluid to enter the discs, rehydrating them, speeding tissue repair and may induce retraction of a bulge or herniation of the disc. As we age, our discs tend to dehydrate and thin, which is why we generally lose height as we age, so this therapy is great for general maintenance and preventing degeneration of our spine.

The patient lies comfortably on his/her back on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. You do NOT hang upside down, and it's not a "rack" (so that's good!). It generally feels very good, and most patients feel relief in as little as five minutes or even immediately.

This therapy has increased our outcomes pretty drastically, meaning our patients get better faster. They are out of pain more quickly and are able to get back to doing what they want to do, without pain. Two brief examples:

25 year old male came to the office with severe low back pain and left leg sciatica which he rated 9-10/10 with 10 being the most pain possible. He received electric muscle stimulation, spinal decompression, and chiropractic adjustments. After three visits he was 100% and was discharged from care.

72 year old male presented with severe low back pain and right leg sciatica. He was unable to move without the use of his wife's walker. He received chiropractic adjustments and spinal traction. He returned for his next visit, stated he was 50% improved, and after six more visits he was 100% and was discharged from care.

Chiropractic adjustments are the workhouse of treatments for our patients, and most will usually respond with them alone. However, having multiple adjunctive therapies, such as spinal decompression available at our office gets people better, faster. We offer fast care plans and our goal is to get you out of pain and back to full function as quickly as possible, because that's what we want if we were to see any type of physician.

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