Personalized
Treatment
Options

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Harbor Chiropractic offers a full range of personalized treatment options for men, women and children of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. Through a thorough evaluation and any necessary imaging procedures, our doctors are trained to find the source of your issues.

Behind every adjustment performed is a specific intent and purpose, based on your initial evaluation and in-depth look at your health history. When you are a valued patient of Harbor Chiropractic, you are family — and we hope you feel it when you walk through our doors.

Manual Adjustments

During a manual, hands-on adjustment, our skilled and trained chiropractic physicians use controlled manipulation to realign a joint, improve spinal motion, and increase your flexibility. This is what most people consider the “classic” chiropractic treatment, and it can sometimes produce a satisfying cracking sound. The chiropractic adjustment restores the proper position and alignment and by doing so, it relieves the pressure on the nerve.

Manual Adjustment by a Chiropractor
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Instrument Assisted Chiropractic Adjustments

Similar to manual chiropractic adjustments, instrument assisted chiropractic adjustments manipulate your spine and surrounding musculoskeletal system to reduce nerve inflammation and irritability and improve the function of your spine. Unlike manual adjustments, there are a variety of tools that may be used, all of which work to make your adjustment more effective, accurate and safe.

Instrument Assisted
Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

This treatment helps to promote an inflammatory response at the cellular level through the application of stainless-steel tools against key soft tissue areas. Applying pressure and movement of the device to treat the affected region helps to promote inflammatory healing and increases localized blood flow. Adhesions within the soft tissue, which may develop from surgery, immobilization, repetitive strain or overuse, are broken down and function is restored.

IASTM - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
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Digital X-Ray

Harbor Chiropractic has the added benefit of in-house X-rays, alleviating the need to go elsewhere for imaging, saving you time and money. Digital X-rays are a starting point for diagnosing or screening a variety of issues. When you’re relying on your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis, image quality is everything.

Cupping Therapy

This type of alternative therapy involved placing cups on the skin to create suction. Suction is thought to improve the flow of energy in the body and facilitate healing. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting needles into the body to stimulate sensory nerves in the skin and muscles. This treatment may help with chronic pain and other physical conditions. Acupuncture points help to stimulate the central nervous system, releasing chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

Auto Accident /
Personal Injury Care

If you or a family member are unfortunately involved in an auto accident, it is very important that you schedule an appointment to evaluate the extent of those injuries. Florida law requires an evaluation within 14 days of an auto accident, or you cannot use your personal injury protection (PIP) to resolve any injuries.

Car accident pain relief and neck pain treatment by a Chiropractor

Therapeutic Rehabilitation Exercises

These specialized exercises are prescribed for our patients to help develop strength, endurance, range of motion and flexibility. Our rehab protocols are important for not only helping patients improve their mobility but stabilizing their properly adjusted position. We take patients through a progression of in-house exercise protocols, so you can complete them at home.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)

A viable treatment option for injury rehabilitation, electric muscle stimulation speeds up the body’s natural recovery process. E-stim can also relieve pain, reduce swelling, and promote general muscle tone. This treatment provides electrical pulses to the area of an injury, soothing nerve endings and may increase blood flow to speed up healing in tissues.

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Ultrasound Therapy

Different from diagnostic ultrasound, this technique uses sound waves to create a deep heat therapy. A micro-massage is created when these sound waves are applied to soft tissues and joints. Therapeutic ultrasound can be especially effective in sprains, strains, acute conditions and chronic issues.

Pregnancy

Postural changes occur during pregnancy due to ligaments having more laxity from increased hormone release. Chiropractic adjustments help to maintain correct alignment within the pelvis. This reduces the stress on the low back, takes pressure off the nervous system and aids in pain relief. Our team is trained in the Webster Technique which is a specific chiropractic analysis & adjustment that reduces nervous system stress, balances pelvic bones, muscles & ligaments, and optimizes the mother’s pelvic function in pregnancy and birth.

Chiropractor for Pregnancy back and joint pain

Flexion-Distraction Adjustments

Flexion-distraction manipulation aims to reduce stenosis of the ligament around the spine, decreasing intradiscal pressure and expanding the intervertebral foramen. This aids in the recovery of damaged spinal nerves and functional recovery of surrounding structures. A special table provides the movement necessary to stretch your spine while our experienced providers apply a gentle pressure to enhance the effect.

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Cold Laser Therapy, is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment utilizing specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity and promote natural healing processes. Erchonia’s state-of-the-art LLLT devices deliver targeted, low-intensity laser beams to the affected tissue, enhancing cell metabolism, reducing inflammation, and accelerating tissue repair. Widely used for pain management, wound healing, and various musculoskeletal conditions, Erchonia’s LLLT offers a safe, effective, and drug-free solution for patients seeking relief and improved quality of life.