SERVICES

Primary Care, Chiropractic, Nutrition Counseling, and Massage Therapy all under one roof!

Why are Nevy Health's medical services different?

Nevy Health started as a chiropractic clinic, but our service offerings have grown as we continue to seek solutions to managing pain and creating a better life for our patients. While we still offer highly-rated chiropractic care, we also offer massage therapy services, a wide selection of medical and naturopathic services, and clinical nutrition counseling & programs.

CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

Chiropractic is the science of correcting vertebral subluxations through gentle, specific adjustments. Spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications.

Chiropractic treatment given to the body helps improve the function of the neuromusculoskeletal system (Nerves/ muscles / joints). This treatment is one of the key components to your overall health and can help your spine and extremities achieve optimal function. With dysfunctions in your spinal joints you may have reduced neurological function. Your nervous system controls everything you do. At Nevy Health we provide multiple chiropractic techniques determining the best technique for each patient. We provide Sports Chiropractic care with extremity adjusting, manual manipulation, Atlas – Orthogonal, activator and more to fit the needs of each person. Chiropractic care could benefit almost everyone. We have treated infants to the elderly and anyone in between. When you have joint dysfunction you can’t always feel it. In time this joint dysfunction can lead to muscle tightness, nerve irritation, osteoarthritis, poor posture, pain, disc stress, headaches and many other problems and symptoms. The only way to know if you could benefit from chiropractic care is to have your spine and joints evaluated by one of our Chiropractic physicians here at Nevy Health.

MANUAL ADJUSTMENTS

This type of chiropractic care involves the use of the hands to improve motion to restricted joints. Restricted joints are found by motion palpation (feeling the mobility) of the joint. When a restricted or locked joint is found “adjustments” are given with a controlled force to the joint to free scar tissue restriction and adhesions in the joint that are inhibiting mobility thus compromising nerve, muscle and joint function. This restriction can come from multiple sources such as past trauma from an auto accident or sports injury, poor postures, repetitive stresses, along with mental stress and chemical toxicity.

EXTREMITY ADJUSTMENTS

Every joint in the body can become dysfunctional. Many of the pains in the extremities come from restricted mobility of the joint or muscle or both. Extremity adjusting can help restore normal motion to these joints. There have been many conditions that have been helped with extremity adjusting being a part of the treatment. Some examples include Plantar fascitis, shin splints, extremity muscle strains, and pain in the extremities just to name a few. The concept is the same as adjusting the spine. Where the joint is restricted or “locked up” an adjustment is meant to help free it up and restore more motion to the associated joint.

SIGMA INSTRUMENT ADJUSTMENTS

Sigma uses a straightforward neuro-functional approach. It provides a precise, gentle and preferred advanced, computer-assisted instrument-based assessment and treatment approach.

The key to the therapeutic response is the precise, quantified, and reproducible low force, resonant percussive impulses that are delivered to the tissue by the treatment head. Sigma can be used for both spinal adjustment and extremity treatment. Moreover it is completely adaptable, and can be integrated easily with most existing chiropractic technique approaches, philosophies and treatment styles.

CHIROPRACTIC FAQ’S

How many Chiropractic treatments does it take?

This is different with each patient.  There are many factors: age, overall health, past trauma, how long the problem has been present among many other factors.  Many patients will feel better after a few treatments but the but the ultimate goal to achieve optimal health is to restore normal function and structure if possible and this usually occurs multiple treatments after one becomes pain free.

If I don't have pain, could Chiropractic help me?

Possibly.  Many people have less than optimal function in their joints and muscles and live pain free.  This dysfunction can lead to repetitive stress to the discs, nerves, joints and muscles over time.  So getting regular adjustments to improve this function can help minimize this damage.  A good example is stage 4 cancer; Many people get diagnosed with it without having any symptoms.  The problem usually has been accumulating for some time without symptoms.  Many times the symptoms are the last thing to come.  It’s always better to treat the problem instead of wait for the symptoms if possible.  The only way to know if you have joint/ muscle dysfunction is to get an evaluation by one of our qualified chiropractic physicians at Nevy Health.

ATLAS ORTHOGONAL

WHAT IS ATLAS?

Atlas Orthogonal is a system of adjusting subluxations of the cervical spine at the uppermost vertebra which is commonly known as Atlas.

The actual adjustment is performed with an Atlas Orthogonal Percussion Adjusting Instrument. The instrument works by percussion – a sound wave – and the bone is gently restored to its normal position.

WHAT IS PERCUSSION?

An example of percussion is Newton’s Cradle. Newton demonstrated that if you pull one ball back and release it, the balls in the middle stay put, while the ball on the end bounces away. The Atlas Orthogonal Percussion Adjusting Instrument works on this same principle.

IS YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT?

Notice the tilt of the skull and lower neck on the before picture above. The first vertebra is extremely titled. This individual has more than eighteen degrees of rotation on his second, C2, vertebra.

After treatment, the rotation was reduced to 1.4-degrees immediately. The patient is now in a much more orthogonal (at right angles) alignment and feeling much better.

YOU MIGHT BE A CANDIDATE IF YOU SUFFER FROM…

Neck Pain | Headaches | Migraines | Vertigo | Back Pain | Stiff Neck

Limited Head Rotation | Whiplash | Falls | Other stress or trauma

ATLAS ORTHOGONAL FAQ’S

What is Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?

The Atlas Orthogonal system is a painless and safe spinal correction which restores body balance and reactivates the body’s natural healing abilities.

This precision form of upper cervical spinal correction painlessly restores body balance without forceful movements or twisting of the neck or back.

Who needs Atlas Orthogonal corrections?

When most people think of chiropractic corrections, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. The Atlas Orthogonal Spinal Correction can help your body work better no matter what type of health problem you may have. Our organization is dedicated to correcting the Atlas Subluxation Complex which is a misalignment of the bone structure of the head and neck. This misalignment can block the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress, and tension.

What can I expect after my first Atlas correction?

After the first Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction, you may experience a variety of changes within your body. These are due to the nervous system responding to the structural correction. Symptoms are a positive sign that healing is taking place. In order to heal, the body must go through different cycles of repair which very often express themselves in some of the following ways: Alleviation of symptoms, tiredness/sleepiness, or muscle stiffness/soreness.

MEDICAL CARE

We understand the importance of having a medical care provider that you trust. Our providers are passionate about health care and finding the root causes of health problems, not just treating the symptoms. From annual & sports physicals to sick visits, and everything in between – you will experience a difference at Nevy Health as you begin a journey to a better you.

TRIGGER POINT INJECTION (TPI) THERAPY

WHAT EXACTLY ARE TPI’S?

Trigger Point Injections, also known as “TPI or TPI’S,” are an option for treating pain in many patients at Nevy Health. Trigger points are more commonly referred to as ‘knots’ in the muscle and often occur when the muscles do not relax or because they are tense/stressed for long periods of time. Many times, these knots can be felt under the skin. Having such “knots” can cause pain and can stress the surrounding nerves, joints, and discs of the spine.

TPI are often used to help alleviate muscle pain and decrease trigger points throughout the body helping to decrease stress on the nerves, joints, and discs of the spine. TPI have been effective in helping treat many conditions in the body.

WHY SHOULD I GET TPI’S?

We have seen excellent results in many cases when combining TPI with therapeutic massage, chiropractic adjustments and strengthening exercises to help one achieve a nonsurgical approach to pain relief and long-term healing.

HOW ARE TPI’S ADMINISTERED?

A licensed medical provider inserts a small acupuncture size needle into the trigger point. Treatment occasionally results in immediate relief and usually has no restriction of return to normal activities. The treatments are given here in the Nevy Health office and take only moments. Several different trigger points may be treated in the same visit.

WHAT IS IN THE INJECTION?

Most often, the TPI injection contains a combination any of the following: a local anesthetic, saline, as well as a homeopathic anti-inflammatory/ medication to help alleviate muscle tension/ pain. The injection helps to break down and disperse the “knot” and relax the muscle. As with any medication, potential side effects are possible but minor and include redness, soreness, and possible minor bruising around the site.

YOU MIGHT BE A CANDIDATE IF YOU SUFFER FROM…

Muscle Pain | Headaches | Tingling | Jaw Pain | Shoulder Pain | Arm Pain
Wrist Pain | Hand Pain | Knee Pain | Foot Pain | Ankle Pain | Neck Pain
Back Pain | Arthritis | Disc Herniations | Leg Pain | Hip Pain

TRIGGER POINT INJECTION FAQ’S

Will the injection hurt?

Sometimes aggravating the muscle may cause some discomfort, but using ice will help alleviate any pain you may experience.

Will the injection help with my muscle pain?

The injections help to alleviate muscle tightness, and assist with decreasing painful muscles and tension.

Can I exercise after the injection?

It is better to wait at least 24 hours before performing any rigorous activity, which could re-aggravate your already sore muscles.

IV THERAPY

WHAT IS IV THERAPY?

Intravenous, or “IV” means “within vein”, and is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. IV infusions are commonly referred to as drips. The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid administration (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications and for blood transfusions.

CAN’T I JUST EAT VITAMINS?

Intravenous administration of nutrients bypasses digestion, and processing by the liver. Keep in mind that everything we swallow must first be digested and passed through the portal vein to the liver, where nutrients will be disseminated to the rest of the body. That makes it difficult to use effective enough doses to bring forth a quick physiological change. Further, intravenous therapy creates “tissue saturation”, the ability to get the nutrients where we want them, directly in the circulation, where they can reach body tissues at high doses, without loss

WHY DO I NEED IV THERAPY?

Vitamins not only play a critical role in preventative health, but a starring role in treatment of illness and disease. But, in order to be effective, high doses (sometimes a thousand times higher than the recommended dietary allowance) must be used. For example, studies have shown that high doses of Vitamin C is a safe and effective method to rid the body of disease and restore natural health and wellness. The body best responds to vitamins and minerals through IV because it doesn’t have to absorb it through the digestive system, the nutrients are put directly into the bloodstream.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY?

  • 100% Absorption Into the Blood Stream
  • Fast Rehydration
  • Quickly Replenishes Deficient Vitamins
  • Fast Effects and Bodily Response
  • Quicker Delivery Than Orally
  • Increases Overall Well-being
  • Easier to Monitor
  • Avoids Negative Side Effects

IV THERAPY FAQ’S

I am always fatigued, will an IV help restore my energy?

Because they are vitamins, your body will absorb what it is lacking. Normally
you may feel positive effects within 24 hours.

Will an IV help me if I am developing a cold, so I don't have to take medication

This treatment may be a good alternative to taking antibiotics, without the side effects you may feel from medication.

How often should I get a Vitamin IV?

Receiving IV vitamins weekly can assist in maintaining a stronger immune system.

B-12 INJECTION THERAPY

WHAT’S SO BIG ABOUT THE B?

Vitamin B-12 deficiency is believed to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. For this reason, B-12 injections are sometimes used to offset the many symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency, such as fatigue and weakness, poor moods, and low concentration.

Even more serious is that B-12 deficiency can disturb red blood cell formation and elevate homocysteine levels, which negatively impacts neurological and cardiovascular health, in addition to posing risks during pregnancy.

WHAT DOES B-12 DO?

Vitamin B-12 is an essential vitamin that’s crucial for many vital metabolic and hormonal functions — including the production of digestive enzymes and carrying important nutrients into and out of cells. Due to how it helps convert and synthesize many other compounds within the body, it’s needed for well over 100 daily functions. Some of the roles that are attributed to vitamin B-12 include:

  • Forming red blood cells
  • Playing a role in DNA/RNA synthesis
  • Acting as a cofactor for methionine synthase (helping with methylation or the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, which protects cardiovascular health and more)
  • Facilitating metabolic conversion of protein and fats
  • Carrying out neurotransmitter functions and helping with production of hormones
  • Helping convert amino acids and make creatine
  • Producing myelin sheath (the coating of nerves)
    Helping with synthesis of hemoglobin
  • Playing a role in fetal development during pregnancy

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF B12 INJECTIONS?

  1. Might Reduce Depression, Cognitive Decline and Dementia: Some studies show that, especially in older people, supplementing with vitamin B12 can prevent depression, restore better mood control and retain healthy memory/mental functioning.
  2. Helps Lower Fatigue: Restoring vitamin B12 to healthy levels can treat anemia, help with conversion of macronutrients and production of creatine (beneficial for building muscle mass), and reduce muscle weakness.
  3. Can Help Improve Your Metabolism: Some people turn to vitamin B12 shots to overcome a sluggish metabolism and even help with weight loss. Because injections might give patients more energy and regulate hormone production, it’s possible to experience changes in appetite, improved sleep and better exercise performance. Some even claim B12 shots improve appearance of their skin, hair and nails.
  4. Protects the Heart: Elevated homocysteine levels have been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of adults in industrialized nations. Vitamin B12 is needed for conversion of homocysteine and therefore can prevent conditions or complications like heart attack, stroke or coronary heart disease.
  5. Improves Low Sperm Count
  6. Helps with Fetal Development During Pregnancy
  7. Helps Prevent or Treat Diabetic Neuropathy

B-12 INJECTION FAQ’S

Will B-12 injections help my fatigue or dizziness?

Lack of adequate red blood cells being produced can cause fatigue and dizziness. Checking for that with the generic MTHFR test will confirm if your body is not producing and assimilating adequate B-12. There may be an improper conversion of folate which can also lead to elevated cardiovascular findings.

Can B-12 injections help with stomach disorders, constipation, or stomach pain?

Perhaps, since B12 assists in red blood cell function such as hemoglobin production.  When you are deficit, your blood cannot carry adequate amounts of oxygen to your cells. This can lead to a condition called “Pernicious Anemia,” which can cause the symptoms you are describing.

JOINT INJECTION THERAPY

WHAT’S A JOINT INJECTION?

A joint injection is a common treatment method that is performed to manage stiffness and pain that arises in the joints due to inflammation. Chronic joint pain and even acute pain that is intense may cause mobility problems that can disrupt an individual’s daily routine and decrease that person’s quality of life. If the symptoms are not properly treated, they can eventually start to have detrimental effects on emotional and mental health as well.

Several types of joint injections have been established for the purpose of pain management. A typical joint injection usually consists of a combination of a corticosteroid and an anesthetic that target both pain and inflammation. However, here at Nevy, we encourage using a more natural supplement such as Supartz FX or other naturopathic remedies.

IS THERE AN EXAMPLE YOU CAN PROVIDE?

The knee joint is one of the most common areas of the body to sustain damage or injury, and is often treated through knee joint injections. Physicians often suggest different forms of knee injections according to the severity and underlying cause of the pain.

There are four bones that make up the knee joint, known as the fibula, tibia, patella, and femur. The bones function as one structure in order to enable smooth movements. In addition, several muscles, including the quadriceps and hamstrings, promote knee flexion and knee extension. The quadriceps are supportive muscles for the frontal portion of the knee and the hamstrings support the posterior portion of the knee. Ligaments and cartilage help steady the knee joint as well. Moreover, the ACL, known as the anterior cruciate ligament and the PCL, known as the posterior cruciate ligament, are important ligaments positioned in the central region of the knee, that enable the joint to rotate. The medial and lateral meniscus are cartilage that cushion, protect, and prevent the tibia and femur from rubbing together.

Damage or injury to any of the structures that make up the knee may lead to throbbing pain or inflammation that can become chronic. For example, twisting the knee in abnormally rapid manner during vigorous activities such as sporting events can lead to an injured tendon. The gradual wear and tear of cartilage in the knee, also referred to as degeneration, may result in pain and swelling as well. Physicians generally inquire about a patient’s medical history to determine if a known incident led to the onset of the pain or if the knee has been previously injured. Imaging screenings may also be performed in order to help the physician properly diagnose the source of the pain and determine which type of knee joint injection will be most appropriate.

MASSAGE THERAPY

DOES MASSAGE REALLY HELP?

Massage therapy has been shown to have immense benefits, and is also a great complement to chiropractic care, as well as being helpful for many other conditions as well.

The range of treatments continues to potentially help with chronic diseases, injuries, alleviate tensions in muscles, and neurological disorders. Whether it is past trauma, repetitive daily postural stresses, or general stress and muscle toxicity, our bodies are constantly subjected to strain.  Massage therapy is a great way to help offset the obstacles of our daily lifestyles.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A MASSAGE?

Getting one massage is great for your body, and getting massage therapy treatments on a regular basis is even better. Partake in a regularly scheduled self-care plan and you will begin to see how big of a difference it can make and how healthy you will become. Consider massage therapy a necessity to your health and wellness plan.

Therapeutic massage therapy is a great complement to chiropractic and medical care. In order to effectively aid adjustments, it is important for muscles to be relaxed and stretched. Massage therapy will not only help your body be more receptive to treatment but it can also help prevent future pain and injuries.

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

  • Potential decrease in lower-back pain and improve overall range of motion
  • Has been known to contribute to a shorter and easier labor for expectant mothers
  • Is often used to relieve and ease a medication dependency
  • Can potentially enhance your immunity by stimulating the lymphatic system
  • Helps to stretch and exercise weak or tight muscles
  • Helps athletes recover from strenuous practices
  • Has been known to help improve the condition of your skin
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Promotes tissue regeneration
  • Overall improve your circulation
  • Potentially reduces the appearance of adhesions and swelling post-surgery
  • Helps to decrease the  number of spasms and cramps in muscles
  • Potentially helps to alleviate migraine pain

TYPES OF MASSAGES

DEEP TISSUE

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage uses firm pressure to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It can be very effective for certain chronic aches and pains as well as general muscle tightness, spasms and tension.

How Does It Work?
It’s used to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, joint strain, limited range of motion, and inflammation.

At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied. The most common techniques include:

Stripping – deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs

Cross Friction – pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions “knots” and realign tissue fibers

TRIGGER POINT

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain if the pain is coming from the trigger point. Many patients have experienced a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment but sometimes will need more than one session to see results.

CUPPING

Massage cupping is essentially the inverse of the typical massage therapy. Instead of exerting pressure on the different points of the body for healing, massage cupping uses suction to to pull the skin, fascia and muscles upwards. Massage cupping has been known to be used over the centuries by many cultures and the oldest records of traditional Chinese medicine talk about using the therapy to cure a range of ailments. Massage cupping can be used very effectively in combination with other forms of therapeutic approaches.

How it Works

When the therapist exerts suction from a pump mechanism on the different muscles and fascial restrictions of the body certain changes are brought about inside the body.
Massage cupping could result in:

Promoting the flow of blood to the muscles and tissues, and removing stagnation
Supplying oxygen and nutrients to the cells
Softening the tightened muscles
Loosening of adhesions and knots
Lifting the connecting tissues
Opening the blockages of the lymphatic nodes and easing the flow of lymph
Releasing and draining of excess fluids and toxins like lactic acid from the tissues and cells
Drawing inflammation from the deeper tissues to the surface of the skin so they can heal
Stimulating and later, calming the peripheral nervous system
Eliminating chronic congestion

Massage cupping has been used as a treatment for many symptoms such as stiff muscles, stress, migraines, fatigue, along with back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and ankle pains that stem from muscle and fascia dysfunction. Muscles that have been injured, undergone trauma or exertion, accumulate lactic acid and other toxins. Massage cupping can be used to help drain these toxins so the muscles can heal.

MATERNITY MASSAGE

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage may help relieve many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).

In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which can aid in better sleep.

DURING THE PRENATAL MASSAGE
Our therapists take extra consideration to make sure you are comfortable during your massage. We use specific pre-natal massage pads or will work with you in the side lying position to allow you to be as comfortable as possible during your massage.

CRANIAL SACRAL

Cranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which can alleviate tension, stress and certain pains.

Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the cranial and sacral bones and is meant to decrease tissue stress from chronic injuries and also has been used as a form of treatment for headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.

RELAXATION / SWEDISH MASSAGE

This form of massage is sometimes referred to as swedish massage. This type of massage is with less pressure and meant to fully relax the person getting the massage. The techniques used are usually lighter in the amount of pressure and and at times will allow the patient to fall asleep. This can be a great source of therapy for a long stress filled day.

MASSAGE THERAPY FAQ’S

How can a therapeutic massage help my health?

Massage therapy does more than make our patients feel good, it actually helps their body function better. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and tightness, increase range of motion, while also aiding in recovery. Therapeutic massage is also a great adjunct to a chiropractic adjustment because it can loosen the muscle tension on the joints of the spine and extremities. Therapeutic massage also helps with blood flow, lymph drainage, mental relaxation as well.

What types of massage are performed at Nevy Health?

We employ multiple massage therapists that offer a wide types of massage.  A brief list of the techniques we offer are: Deep tissue, sports massage, massage cupping, crainiosacral, trigger point, myofascial release, pregnancy/maternity massage and more. Ask your therapist what techniques they specialize in on your next appointment!

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