Techniques & Specialties

Finding the right chiropractor for you is a difficult task. “Will I hear a crack? Will is hurt? Will I have to go forever? Will she specialize in my problem? Does she treat triathlon injuries? Do I have to get x-rays? Will adjusting my low back really help my knee pain? What if I don’t like the way it feels?” These are all questions we hear frequently. Dr. Lauren Hendrix, DC,MS believes it is her job to find what works best for YOU. Schedule a consultation and find out how we can help.

Cox Technic

Cox® Technic is widely known and respected throughout the Chiropractic field. It is known to be a fantastic treatment protocol for treating patients suffering low back pain related to disc issues. Cox® Technic is proven to: cox

  • Decrease Disc Pressure
  • Reduce Spinal Stenosis pressure
  • Reduce pressure on the spinal nerves
  • Returns motion to the spine

Cox® Technic can be used to treat:

  • Disc Herniations
  • Low Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Low Back Surgery Syndrome
  • And much, much more!

Dr. Lauren has completed extensive training in Cox® Technic, including hands on training with Dr. James Cox, founder of the technique.


Graston Technique Graston

Graston Technique is an instrument assisted method of soft tissue treatment. The stainless steel metal instruments allow Dr. Lauren to detect and treat scar tissue and fibrotic adhesions that are affecting your normal function. Whether you are aiming to complete an Ironman, walk a 5k, be a scratch golfer, or type hours each day for work, scar tissue and fibrous adhesions limit your ability to perform those tasks effectively and pain free! You may ask, “Why is this scar tissue a problem?” To answer your question, scar tissue limits range of motion, causes pain and prevents you from functioning at your best.

What does this treatment do? Graston Technique separates and breaks down collagen cross links, stretches connective tissue, increaeases skin temperature, changes the reflex pattern in the chronic muscle holding patters, increases blood flow to the area and increases cellular activity to the region. All of this leads to YOU performing and functioning at your BEST!

Graston is a phenomenal treatment method for both spinal and non-spinal complaints. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • IT Band Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • and the list goes on…

Dr. Lauren is one of only 2 certified Graston Technique providers in the West County area. In addition, Dr. Lauren was part of a Logan College of Chiropractic research group studying Dynamic vs. Static Treatment of Lower Extremity Complaints with Graston ® Technique. Pairing Graston Technique along with functional rehabilitation and chiropractic adjustments has given Dr. Lauren exceptional results for a wide array of conditions.


Kinesio Tape Kinesiotape

The Kinesio® Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. It is not a restrictive type of taping and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during an athletic event. Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to treat anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in-between. Examples include rehabilitation from sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions, and many more.

Think you’ve seen this crazy tape before? You probably have! It’s been used on the likes of:

  • Lance Armstrong
  • Kerri Walsh
  • Dr. Lauren
  • Discovery Cycling Team

 

[Infographic] What is Soft Tissue?
 

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