Dr. Goedken uses the latest innovative technique 'specific prone', a light, gentle, and comfortable technique with outstanding results. Dr. Goedken also utilizes needleless acupuncture techniques that treat a wide variety of conditions with favorable responses to the satisfaction of both the patient and the doctor.
Other Specialized Services: Spianl Rehavilitation, Sports Medicine, Uper and Lower Extremity Adjusting, Myofascial Release Techniques
Chiropractic & Acupuncture FAQ
What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self- healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain. spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.
When your nervous system is working properly all of the tissues and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill-health.
A common interference to the nervous system is the 24 moving, weight bearing bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal position or motion of these bones can irritate the nerves, tissues, and muscles surrounding these bones resulting in impaired nervous system function. This can result in pain or other abnormal bodily functions.
My Chiropractor Prescribed A Series Of Visits For Me, Why Does It Take More Than One Treatment?
Chiropractic care is like “orthodontics” for the spine. Clinically, repeated chiropractic adjustments re-train the vertebrae, muscles, and ligaments to their proper alignment and range of mobility. Just as the time required for braces to achieve correction depends on the condition of an individual’s teeth and mouth structure, the time required for proper spinal alignment to occur depends on the condition of the individual patient’s spine, their job duties, their hobbies, their posture, and many other lifestyle factors.
Does your M.D. ever prescribe you just one pill? Does a physical therapist expect stretch and strengthen your muscles in one visit? Of course not.
Chiropractic adjustments are the same. You cannot expect to receive long lasting results with a quick fix. In order to obtain the best long term results, a series of treatments are typically recommended.
Chiropractic results may vary. Some patients enjoy immediate results while others find that their recovery takes several months or longer. Some problems may have been around for a long time and only recently may have become symptomatic. These long-standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine. It takes time and dedication to make changes to our bodies. “Health is a process, not an event!”
What Do Chiropractic Doctors Do?
Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a case history. This gives the doctor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition. and other details affecting your current health.
After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functional problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit.
What Is The “Popping” Noise Sometimes Heard During An Adjustment?
The “popping” or “cracking” noise is simply the release of gas from a joint when bones move, much like when you “pop” the cork out of a bottle of champagne or when you remove a suction cup from a window
Do I Have A Pinched Nerve?
Many patients consult a chiropractic doctor because they think they have a pinched nerve. A "pinched nerve" diagnosis is a simple way to state a very complicated condition.
Because of the way your spine is designed, abnormal spinal function caused from physical trauma, emotional tensions, or chemical toxins can affect the delicate tissues of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Nerves are irritated (facilitative lesion). This is caused when nerve tissue is rubbed, scraped, stretched by a loss of spinal curve, or irritated by malfunctioning spinal joints.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old Chinese system of natural healing (no drugs, no surgery.) Which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies.
The Chinese definition of Health is “All parts of the body functioning normally,” all 400 trillion parts. If there is an interruption in the transmission of energy flow or life force (called ch’i in Chinese), then organ malfunction, disease, pain and suffering are inevitable.
Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?
In either or both locations:
1). In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface;
2). In the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve trunks.
Are there other causes of disease besides those associated with the interference of the transmission of energy flow?
Yes, of course. Psychosomatic states, hereditary factors, poisons, adverse environmental conditions, injury, germs, malnutrition, etc…, all are disease producing.
How do you detect the disturbance in energy flow within a patient?
By many methods. Including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, and electrical instrumental findings.
Assuming I’m going to take acupuncture treatments, how are they performed?
First, the related skin points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation. Some of which are: 1) long needle insertion, 2) short needle insertion; 3) non-piercing needles; 4) finger tip pressure; 5) metallic balls taped to the points; 6) electrical stimulation; 7) moxabustion (burning of herbs over the points).
What are some of the conditions commonly treated by acupuncture?
Textbook listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture health care include: neuralgias, headaches, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, ulcers, stomach problems, diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irritation, bed wetting, female disorders, impotence, hay fever, allergies, loss of smell, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that mental problems often arise from physical disorders.