Chiropractic Tired of assembly line chiropractic care, where everyone gets the same treatment? Tired of only seeing your chiropractor for 3 minutes per visit? Have you been adjusted for over 2 months without much change in your condition? Dr. Noah Edvalson provides chiropractic care at the Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine. He believes that the joints and soft tissue are intimately connected, so he treats the muscle, fascia, and connective tissue on every patient that receives chiropractic adjustments. When you remove the muscle knots and trigger points, and break up scar tissue using Graston Technique and myofascial release, you hold your adjustments much longer, and you get better faster! Our typical style of adjusting is "diversified", which means we use a hands on approach with the best style of adjustment for each area of the body. Most adjustments are typical chiropractic adjustments that may cause a pop/crack, but we also utilize drop table, flexion distraction, traction, and more. For those that prefer, we do offer some gentle and instrument-assisted manipulations using our Arthrostim device (similar to Activator instrument). Have an extremity problem like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, or rotator cuff impingement? We even adjust feet, knees, hips, hands, elbows, and shoulders! What is Chiropractic? What is Chiropractic?Have you ever heard the saying, “If the twig is bent, so grows the tree”? Think about this: If your spine (or other joints in the body) is not able to function properly, it will trigger a chain reaction that will affect the whole body...or bend the body to be like the afflicted joints. Joint dysfunction can lead to pain, stiffness, fatigue, headaches, and more. Manipulation of these joints will enable the body to heal and function properly again. Remember that chiropractic care is not limited to the back, but it is the most popular reason to seek chiropractic care. The manipulations and adjustments are performed to restore proper function once again to that area of the body. What can Chiropractic help with? What can Chiropractic help with? Some of these benefits include: Stimulating the nerve fibers around the joint to trigger the brain to recognize it once again and reminds it that the joint needs to move. Freeing up adhesions and scar tissue that may have developed in or around the joint area. Increasing blood flow to the affected area, therefore more nutrients are delivered for healing and function. Helping to pump stagnant fluid that may be irritating a nerve or blood vessel. This can make an enormous difference because the nerves control most of the functions in the body. Returning bones to their correct position. Bones don't have to be completely dislocated to cause pain in the body. Enabling muscle tissues to relax. Many times, people with chronic muscle pain have associated joint pain. Surrounding muscle tissues will always be taken into consideration during treatment. Chiropractic care is encouraged for all bodies. Why wait until the twig is bent before you decide to change it? Keep that twig healthy and supple and without illness, with just a little maintenance. Success Stories using Chiropractic Success Stories using Chiropractic “I've seen a number of chiropractors over the years. My experience with Dr. Noah was unlike any other chiropractic experience. He took time asking questions to understand exactly what was bothering me, and asked about not just the pain I was experiencing but about what my average day consisted of. Which might seem a little strange but it helped him determine what kind of things I could do to prevent re-aggravating my back. I noticed a significant improvement after my very 1st visit. I would recommend anyone who has chronic back pain to stop by and see Dr. Noah.” Medical Research about Chiropractic Medical Research about Chiropractic A Bit of HISTORYThe natural healing art of chiropractic was first developed by a magnetic healer named D.D. Palmer in 1895. According to history, it all started when Harvey Lillard — a man who was deaf in one ear — went in to see Palmer for his condition hoping that he had something up his sleeve to cure the deafness. When Palmer learned that Lillard suffered a head injury that preceded his condition, he evaluated his spine and noticed that a vertebra in the upper back seemed wildly out of alignment. According to Palmer: “I had a case of heart trouble which was not improving. I examined the spine and found a displaced vertebra pressing against the nerves, which innervate the heart. I adjusted the vertebra and gave immediate relief — nothing ‘accidental’ or ‘crude’ about this. Then I began to reason if two diseases, so dissimilar as deafness and heart trouble, came from impingement, a pressure on nerves, were not other disease due to a similar cause? Thus the science (knowledge) and art (adjusting) of Chiropractic were formed at that time.” Palmer coined his manual therapy technique chiropractic, which comes from the two Greek words cheiros and praktikos (meaning “with hands”). Since then, countless millions of people across the globe have benefited from this manual therapy that some sources date back to Hippocrates! Additional Info about Chiropractic at the ICIM Additional Info about Chiropractic at the ICIM Almost all insurance companies now help cover your cost of chiropractic care. To know for sure, please talk with your health care provider for specifics. Many people are afraid it will hurt to be adjusted because they are already in a lot of pain. It is a normal reaction to be protective of a wounded area. However, here in our office, we strive to keep you comfortable and many times, relief is felt almost immediately as those muscles let go. Let go of the fear and take a step to achieving a better state of health. We are here to help you make that a reality!