Medical Specialties & Services

Services

Specialists at Springfield Clinic's Chiropractic Department offer therapies that promote the body's natural healing.

Chiropractic Adjustments

All chiropractors have the same goal: the elimination or reduction of your subluxations—misaligned bones in the spine—reducing the stress on your nervous system. Learn more

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free, and effective therapy that can help with many common medical problems, including fatigue, headaches, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain, menopause and a wide variety of other conditions.

Massage Therapy

Trained and licensed massage therapists at Springfield Clinic offer massage therapy for various conditions. Massage therapy techniques can decrease swelling and impaired joint mobility, ease muscle spasms and muscle tension, and increase circulation to promote healing. Massage also can reduce pain and improve muscle tone. Other benefits of massage therapy include reduced stress and extreme stress, anxiety and pain; improved levels of alertness; enhanced sleep patterns; release of endorphins (the body's natural painkillers); relaxation and increased oxygen supply. Massage also can reduce heart rate and blood pressure and increase energy and immune system activity.

Specialists at Springfield Clinic recognize that many complementary and alternative medicine treatments such as massage can promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness. They have created a new specialty (complementary and integrative medicine) to blend the best of both worlds—conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Physicians and massage therapists at Springfield Clinic work together to coordinate a massage therapy treatment plan for an injury or condition as part of a patient's plan of care.

Massage therapy is often recommended for these conditions:
 

  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and dysfunction
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Paresthesias (numbness and tingling sensations) and nerve pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Stress-related insomnia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Extreme Stress

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Neuormuscular therapy is a style of bodywork that works with soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin) of the body using varying degrees of pressure and movement after evaluating the patient's needs. The therapy is targeted at specific points, often where the trigger points have formed in the muscle, and the massage strokes used depend on the injury or condition. This treatment works to release the point of tension in the muscle.

John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach

MFR is a therapeutic approach for the relief of chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, and can also be used to benefit patients with fibromyalgia. The technique uses palpatory feedback, applying constant tension to an area until a release occurs.

Help with Quitting Smoking

Every year, more than 3 million Americans try to quit smoking, but only half of them succeed. With the help of acupuncture you have a greater chance of success!

Most experts agree that quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. More than 25 diseases are associated with tobacco use, including cancer of the lungs, bladder, mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, uterus and cervix. Smoking also raises the chances of developing emphysema and increases the rise of having a stroke by 30 percent.

There are plenty of incentives to quit, but it isn't necessarily easy. The good news is that acupuncture has helped millions of people to kick the smoking habit.

How acupuncture can help

Some of the largest stumbling blocks to becoming smoke-free are the stress, anxiety and depression associated with quitting. Fortunately, acupuncture treatment is quite successful at calming and relaxing the mind, reducing anxiety and alleviating depressive feelings. Specific acupoints in the ear and wrist are used to accomplish this. Additional acupoints may be included that help suppress your appetite, stimulate repair and healing of organ systems, and reduce food and nicotine cravings.

More than just kicking the habit

Using acupuncture to quit smoking yields enormous benefits. Aside from taking care of the stumbling blocks that can cause you to resume the habit, acupuncture can help restore your body to a healthy state of balance and well-being. If you are ready to become smoke-free, acupuncture can provide you with the support you need.

*Sourced from: Acupuncture Media Works. www.acupuncturemediaworks.com