Your Care in Our Office
The following information is meant to help aid you with questions you may have about your care in our office. The therapies we offer will work for you regardless of your understanding, the more you know and are involved in specific treatment approaches, the easier it will be for you to understand the reasons for your own healing process.
CHIROPRACTIC – Holistic chiropractic care offers an experience that is personalized, unhurried, thoughtful, high quality and is both time and cost efficient.
SEREM – State Energy Remedy (SEREM) is a chiropractic healthcare procedure based on the principle that all functions of the human body are guided by an intelligent energy.
MASSAGE THERAPY – Massage therapy is more than just a feel-good experience but can contribute to improved health and well-being. It aids with improving the circulation as well was reducing stress in the body.
NUTRITION – Dr. Friedrichs has earned a diplomate in Internal Disorders and uses the interpretation of blood work when working with nutrition for his patients.
Chiropractic is a philosophy of health care that dates back to the ancient Greeks. In 1895 Daniel David Palmer advanced chiropractic to a science. He used spinal manipulations, or adjustments, as treatment to correct spinal related disorders. Modern Chiropractic bases health care on maintaining the free motion of the spine and other joints of the body.
An accident, a sudden off-balance movement or even bad posture can strain or tear the many, delicate ligaments and muscles that surround and support a joint. This results in immobilization of the joint.
Dr. Friedrichs uses a chiropractic technique called Motion Palpation. This is a safe and painless, in-office, testing procedure. He will be seated behind you and use one hand to move your spine through its range of motion. The other hand will press against each vertebra. This allows him to locate the exact joint that is not moving freely. Once this fixation is located, treatment will begin.
If inflammation and swelling are present, ice or physical therapeutic measures may be used along with various pressure manipulations, called adjustments. This will help restore proper mobility to the involved areas. The adjustments will bring relief from the pain you are feeling.
STATE is the description of mental focus.
ENERGY is the flow of the body’s energy and the energy resistance causing the symptom.
Problems in the musculo-skeletal system can impede the natural healing process, and often cause dysfunction and pain. It is important to treat soft tissues such as muscles and tendons to help prevent and correct spinal problems as well as to help decrease the accompanying pain. Together, chiropractic adjustments and massage provide you with a more complete and effective system of health care.
Increases the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments.
Helps relieve pain in muscles and related soft tissues.
Helps prevent future problems.
Offers relief from the negative effects of stress.
Improves circulation and relaxes the muscle tissue.
The use of nutritional supplements can play a big part in the healing process. Dr. Friedrichs recommends supplements that come from companies which use the best sources of vitamins and minerals. These companies grow crops on certified organic farmland, utilizing exclusive manufacturing processes and using exemplary quality control standards.
Dr. Friedrichs will aid patients with a nutritional regimen that fits their personal needs and life style. Individual attention is given to patients who may want to add supplements to their diet.
General Nutritional Advice
Eat More of:
High-quality, healthy protein
Real, organic food
Vegetables and fruit
Nuts and seeds
Food you love that makes you feel nourished
Eat None or Less of:
High fructose corn syrup
High glycemic- index foods
High glycemic- load foods
Trans or hydro-genated fats
Beneficial Dietary Habits:
Eat protein and fat with every meal especially breakfast
Eat something every 3-4 hours
Finish last meal at least 2-3 hours before bedtime
Improve ph balance through intake of alkaline (plant based) foods
Lower the dietary sodium: potassium ratio
Take a multi-vitamin and other nutrients as needed