At Moseng Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Flagstaff chiropractic office, but please call us at 928-773-9781 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Brent Moseng has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Developed by Clay Thompson, DC, Thompson Technique uses an adjusting table with a pneumatically driven, segmented drop system, which quickly lowers the section of the patient’s body corresponding with the spinal region being adjusted. The doctor thrusts at high speed, using minimal force, because while the thrust initiates movement, the fast drop carries the joint through the remainder of its range of motion. Leg length checks, palpation, X-rays and other appropriate tests are used by the Thompson practitioner in determining where to adjust.
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. Diversified Technique addresses the biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to a specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries.
Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine.
~~FLEXION / DISTRACTION
The flexion-decompression adjustive procedure and an adjusting table enhanced and developed by James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, are based on a distractive force (supplied with the contact hand) combined with table motion. The Cox table is designed to restore normal physiological range of motion to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal joints. Flexion-Decompression manipulation is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure which works with the body's natural design to aid it in healing properly. Additional goals of the flexion-decompression adjustment include transfer of metabolites into the spinal disc, decreasing intradiscal pressures and decompressing inflamed/compressed spinal nerve roots.
Applied Kinesiology employs a system of muscle testing and assessment of whether certain muscles are found to be consistently weak. Based on this information and patient history, appropriate diagnostic work-ups, including lab work and X-rays, are used. George Goodheart, DC, who developed the technique, identified relationships between certain muscles and the function of corresponding organs. Especially in Europe, some medical doctors and dentists employ AK to supplement diagnostic information.
Treatment with Applied Kinesiology includes chiropractic adjustments, using various techniques. Work on affected muscles and reflex systems related to affected muscles, and nutritional programs also may be used. Many practitioners feel that adjusting is easier following AK muscle work, which helps balance the muscles surrounding the spine.
Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The task of relieving pain comes about as a result of drawing areas of herniated disc back into place. Decompression achieves this by creating negative pressure within the disc, referred to as negative intra-discal pressure. This creates essentially a vacuum to draw the bulging and herniated disc materials back into the disc space and relieve pressure. As the ligaments that hold disc material in place become stretched or torn due to bulging and herniation, decompression strengthens the ligament bands that hold the disc material in place to heal & prevent future recurrence.
~Erchonia Cold Laser
About Low Level Laser Therapy FDA Approved Medical Technology
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, remove scars, heal
wounds, regenerate nerves and solve addictions. On January 17, 2002, the first U.S. Low Level Laser Therapy
(LLLT) company, Erchonia, received FDA clearance through clinical trial. The study took 100 patients complaining of Neck and Shoulder pain. Half were treated with a useless red light (placebo group), similar to that on a computer mouse or grocery check-out, and the other half received LLLT. The treatment group beat the placebo group by 66%! That’s 66% faster relief and more complete relief, a remarkable margin. Such a study is known as “double blind” research, and is the gold standard for measuring the validity of a therapy. Similar studies have been passed by the FDA for Carpal Tunnel, Wounds and Scar Tissue. There are
over 2000 published studies on LLLT reporting zero negative side effects. Visit www.Erchonia.com for in-depth
“What does this thing do again?”
In a nutshell, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) causes tissues to heal faster – muscle, skin and nerve – 66% faster
according to the above FDA study. Specifically, LLLT works at the cell level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP, it’s like
gasoline to a car. LLLT stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called the mitochondria (nicknamed the
“powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. Thus with more ATP at the
cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.
Conditions and Symptoms
As is true of many alternative therapies, you may receive alternative benefits to being treated, in addition to what
you wanted fixed in the first place. This is because the ATP being produced is “systemic”, meaning although
we’re focusing the laser on a particular area, the ATP is ultimately being sent throughout your entire body. The
list of symptoms responding to LLLT is growing, and more valid research is being performed on a daily basis.
Number of Treatments needed: 4-12 treatments are necessary to begin the healing process of tissue, although
in some cases relief can begin immediately. Maximum treatment would be 1x per day per area, minimum would
be 1x per week to still see results. Multiple areas of complaint may be treated. Including, but not limited to:
Acute and Chronic Pain Tendonitis Carpal Tunnel Sprains & Strains
Neuropathy Hip Pain Sciatica Plantar Fasciitis
Neck & Back Pain Arthritis Sports Injuries Foot Pain
Headaches & Migraines Fibromyalgia Scars and Scar Tissue Wound healing
Nerve & Disc Pain Shoulder Pain
Cost for individual Laser Treatment
5-15 minutes $30.00 per session
Package of 6 treatments $150.00 (buy 5 get 1 free)
Package of 13 treatments $300.00 (buy 10 get 3 free)
~Custom Orthotics by Foot Levelers
Foot Levelers is the world’s leading provider of individually designed Stabilizing Custom Orthotics, custom orthotic flip-flops, Shoethotics® and Sandalthotics®, as well as therapeutic products. These products are designed to help reduce pain in the feet, legs, hips, back and neck, so you can enjoy a fuller and happier life at work, home or play.
Foot imbalance or dysfunction can have ripple effects, transferring imbalance (and pain) to the ankles, legs, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, even the skull. Foot Levelers orthotics are custom-built to balance and support your unique feet and body, and to suit the demands of your individual lifestyle and activities. By balancing and supporting the feet, they help balance and support the spine, which can help relieve pain and improve your body’s overall biomechanics. Custom orthotics are a research-proven solution for plantar fasciitis, low back pain, ankle sprains/ankle instability, knee pain, and many other musculoskeletal conditions.
~~Radial Pressure Wave Therapy "Shock wave"
TARGETED PAIN RELIEF
RPW allows for the treatment of indications with radial, pneumatically-generated, low-energy acoustic waves, or ‘pressure pulses’.
The applied pressure pulse propagates radially within the tissue, generating a therapeutic effect.
• ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY 1
• DISORDERS OF TENDONS INSERTIONS 2
• MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS 3
• PAIN & INFLAMMATION IN ORTHOPAEDIC CONDITIONS 4
• PLANTAR FASCIITIS 5
INTENDED TO BE USED TO HELP:
• REDUCE MUSCLE PAIN AND ACHES
• TEMPORARILY INCREASE BLOOD FLOW
• ACTIVATE CONNECTIVE TISSUE
Common painful conditions that can be treated by Radial Pressure Wave (RPW) therapy to help reduce pain, increase blood flow,
and activate connective tissue in the affected area.*
Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP): Localizing and Deactivating Trigger Points
• Triggers are localized at the low energy level (approximately 2 bar) by passing the transmitter over the muscle region
being treated (increased sensitivity to pain) and then deactivated using a higher energy level (approximately 3 bar).
Activation of Muscle and Connective Tissue: Increasing Circulation
• Promotes blood flow through the tissue and boosting metabolism.
Pulse Vibration Massage
• Soothing relief from muscle strain and stress.
Disorders of Tendon Insertions: Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain, or Heel Spur
• Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the foot caused by excessive wear to the plantar facia that supports the arch
Tendinosis Calcarea/Supraspinatus-Tendon: Shoulder calcifications and chronic shoulder pain
Radial and Ulnar Humeral Epicondylitis: Tennis elbow, inflammation of tendon attachments on cubital or radial part of elbow joint (humeral)
Achillodynia: Pain due to inflammation of the Achilles tendon or the bursa associated with it.
Retropatellar Pain Syndrome: Pain in the front of, behind, and around the kneecap.
Tibial Edge Syndrome: Pain located along or just behind the medial edge of the tibia
Proximal Iliotibial band Friction Syndrome/Trochanteric Insertion Tendonitis: Pain or aching on the outer side of the knee or hip
At Moseng Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
~~If you have never been Food tested before, NOW IS THE TIME!!
We test 95 specific foods to determine how your body reacts to foods.
This is great for those who suffer with…
Weight Loss Resistance - Thyroid Challenges – Digestive Issues –
Migraine Headaches – Fibromyalgia - Chronic Fatigue – Skin Problems/Eczema –
Kids with ADD/ADHD – Inflammation Problems - Chronic Pain –
Auto Immune Conditions (MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.)
Again, with FoodTest95 we’re able to completely customize your food list based on what your blood work shows! It’s a simple 3-minute test that we do in our office. It’s truly amazing and we’re so excited to now offer this to our patients!
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Flagstaff chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
We also offer many different products from various supplement companies including Biotics, Dr. Greens, Nutri-west, Xymogen, Pure Encapsulations, Fenix, Pro Botanixx, Sombra, Nordic Naturals, Ortho molecular, and Anabolic laboratories.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Brent Moseng can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Flagstaff community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 928-773-9781 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.