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What is Arizona Chiropractic?

Arizona Chiropractic is a health care profession that places focus on disorders of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on an individual’s general health. Chiropractic Arizona care is most often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to neck pain, back pain, pain in the arm and leg joints and headaches.

Arizona Chiropractic Doctors, which are often referred to as chiropractic Arizona physicians or chiropractors, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to patient health care that includes diagnosis, patient examination and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises, as well as provide dietary, lifestyle and nutritional counseling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors is known as “spinal manipulation,” which is also called “spinal adjustment.” The purpose of this manipulation or adjustment is to restore mobility to the joint by manually applying a force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be solved by a traumatic event, such as improperly lifting a heavy object or through any number of repetitive stresses, such as sitting in a position with poor spinal posture for an extended amount of time. In both cases, injured tissue undergoes chemical and physical changes that may cause inflammation, diminished function and pain. An Arizona chiropractic adjustment or manipulation of the affected tissues and joints restores mobility, thereby alleviating muscle tightness and pain and allowing joints and tissues to heal.

Arizona Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation rarely causes any discomfort. However, some patients may experience mild aching or soreness following treatment that usually resolves within 48 hours.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, care from an Arizona chiropractic specialist may be the primary method of treatment. In other cases, the care of a chiropractor may support or complement medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal pain associated with the condition.

Chiropractors may assess patients through laboratory testing, clinical examination, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when treatment is appropriate and when it is not. Arizona Chiropractic doctors will readily refer patients to appropriate care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for a patient’s condition, or if the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of a health care team.

Arizona Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the non-invasive, safest, drug-free therapies for the treatment of neuromuscoskeletal complaints. Although it has an excellent safety record, no treatment is completely free of potential negative effects. The risks associated with chiropractic are very small relative to other health care. Many patients feel immediate relief following treatment but others may experience mild soreness such as aching. Today’s literature shows that this minor discomfort or soreness that follows spinal manipulation commonly fades within 12 to 48 hours.

Chiropractors are health care professionals that focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems as well as the effects associated with these disorders on general health. Chiropractors commonly treat patients complaints regarding neck pain, back pain, pain in the arm and leg joints and headaches.

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Absolute Health Arizona’s Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic is the fastest growing natural health care profession in the world. It was discovered in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A. D.C.’s (Doctors of Chiropractic) specialize in locating and correcting a serious condition known as Vertebral Subluxation. A vertebral Subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of the twenty-four moveable bones of the spine.

Vertebral Subluxation are commonly caused by stresses and impacts to the body from poor posture, poor sleeping habits, slips and falls, vehicular accidents, sports impacts, strenuous exercise, work injuries, childhood falls, even the birth process. Subluxations cause dangerous stress to the spinal chord and the delicate spinal nerves which exit the spine between the spinal bones. This causes irritation to the nerves and interferes with their ability to function properly. This nerve interference causes the body to lose its ability to function optimally and ill health eventually results.

Though serious even in their early stages, subluxations are often not painful. Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.

Dr. Sara Penton uses many different techniques in her chiropractic clinic, as she feels every patient is different and unique and has a need for specific treatments plans suited towards their specific health care needs. The following are some of the different techniques that Dr. Penton is trained in: Sacro Occipital Technique, Neuro Emotional Technique, Diversified Technique, The Brimhall Technique and The Activator Method.

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What is Biofeedback?

According to an article by Bette Runck of the National Institute of Mental Health biofeedback “is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies.” For example a physical therapist may use biofeedback to help stroke victims regain movement in paralyzed muscles. Biofeedback treatment has been proven to alleviate pain and stress. Nobody can explain just how biofeedback works but most patients benefit from biofeedback by learning to relax and modify their behavior. It is believed that relaxation is a key component in biofeedback treatment of many disorders, particularly those brought on or made worse by stress.

Absolute Health implements the LIFE System in their biofeedback process. The LIFE System is designed to aide in the reduction of stress and muscle relaxation. The LIFE System biofeedback process consists of three steps:

  • As a premier biofeedback system The LIFE System records subtle “reactive” informal “stress potentials” provided during the assessment procedure with the practitioner.
  • The LIFE System evaluates the responses through the high-end visual graphic interface.
  • The computer challenges the individual with the information by feeding it back to the client. A portable windows based application the LIFE system offers the practitioner enhanced therapy modalities as well as in house testing capabilities.


Intuitive interface, aesthetic design and state of the art computer programming offers practitioners an easy to use interface.

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Welcome to the Absolute Health Blog

Welcome to the Absolute Health Blog. Absolute Health mission is to provide all our patients with the best healthcare possible. At Absolute Health we look at the WHOLE person, and truly care about getting all of our patients to the best optimum health possible. Our blog will strive to provide the highest quality content on topics regarding healthcare focusing on allergy relief, biofeedback and chiropractic. We will attempt to address healthcare industry trends, customer concerns as well as provide more insight into how our healthcare facility functions and the services we provide.

Absolute Health welcomes your questions and comments and will strive to use this blog as a platform to address your questions and concerns. Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope you will return and look forward to providing you with the highest quality content regarding healthcare, allergy relief, biofeedback and chiropractic.

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