Chiropractic Care

Custom Treatment To Ease Your Pain

Feel better. Move better. Live better.

Pain comes in all shapes and sizes. Finding the source and treating it specifically is the key for our Chiropractic team. Has your pain caused you to miss work, feel tired, become irritable, and missing out in the simple joys of life? It doesn't have to be that way!

When your joints are out of proper alignment whether in the short or long term, your overall bodily function and mobility will be hindered. Neck and back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and ear infections are just a few of the issues you may be experiencing if your spine is subluxated. Thankfully, our team at Riversedge Chiropractic Wellness Center in Old Town, ME is here to help! We use safe, nonsurgical chiropractic techniques and specific therapies that focus on correcting the alignment of your spine and joints while keeping the relationship with your nervous system top of mind. We listen, we care, we get results!

When you meet with our Dr. Cheryl La Grange for your first visit, we listen to exactly what you're experiencing with regards to pain, function, mobility, and overall health issues. We take as much time as you need to share your story with us, for us to hear your fears and concerns about what your life will look like if this doesn't resolve, and to explain clearly, in detail, what we are going to treat and why. This way, we can design the best treatment program specifically for you. Once a treatment plan has been established, your chiropractor at Riversedge will work out your individual chiropractic adjustment and therapy schedule to resolve subluxations, muscle, tendon and ligament issues so that your body works the way it's supposed to. Treating the cause rather than chasing the symptoms.

The most common reasons patients seek Chiropractic Care include low back pain, neck pain and extremity problems.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and controlled and aim to restore joint function and mobility. Adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve health and performance.

At Riversedge we take a detailed case history from each new patient, spend time educating them about the importance of chiropractic care and their condition. Once all this information is gathered, Dr. Cheryl La Grange will make her diagnosis and will design the individual care plan to treat your pain. Dr. Cheryl relies on decades of clinical experience and customizes each care plan to provide the best outcomes possible.

Chiropractic is affordable when compared with other medical interventions such as surgery and is covered by most medical insurance plans.

Contact us today to begin your Chiropractic care journey and schedule your appointment with our team in Old Town.

What can you expect from your Chiropractic appointment?

When our bodies are out of proper alignment whether short or long term, your mobility will be hindered. Neck and back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and ear infections are just a few of the issues you may be experiencing. Thankfully, our team at Riversedge Chiropractic are here to help! We use safe, nonsurgical therapy that focuses on the proper alignment of your spine and joints while keeping in mind their connection to your nervous system.

Many of our patients are experiencing Chiropractic care for the first time, and with that comes many questions. Don't worry, we are here to answer all of your questions and concerns.

When you come to us for a chiropractic services, we'll:

  • Discuss your symptoms, health history, and goals as you begin your journey towards freedom from pain
  • Complete a musculoskeletal examination and gait analysis if necessary
  • Go over all treatment options, including manual adjustment, light force adjustment, table or Thompson drop adjustment and instrument adjustment
  • Go over your individual treatment plan that will achieve your overall health goals.
  • Start your treatment plan right away

Once a treatment plan has been established, Dr. Cheryl will place you in different positions on the adjusting table and perform a series of manual impulses to all affected joints. This releases pressure in the joint and aligns muscles and joints so they work the way they’re supposed to. We may also incorporate other treatment methods, like using ice, moist heat or electric stimulation, to assist in pain relief.

Often, the impulse applied to the joints causes an audible cracking sound, called cavitation, which is a good sound! This happens when the joint opens up and the correct motion and function are restored. Most patients start to feel relief as soon as these manipulations are performed.

Each chiropractic treatment program is unique. Some issues correct themselves faster than others depending on the cause of the pain and the length of time you've been suffering. Depending on your situation, we may offer additional pain management services in order to have you back on your feet feeling great again. It's important to follow the prescribed treatment schedule created by our chiropractic team, towards your path to a pain free life!

Call our chiropractic care team today at 207-827-5951 to get the process started.



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Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques At Riversedge

When the spine is misaligned, it can cause pain, difficultly moving, or impaired nerve function. As Doctors of Chiropractic, we have studied chiropractic care and its application, and perform chiropractic adjustments to manipulate the spine. Our chiropractic adjustments are delivered manually or with the help of tools.

In addition to relieving neck and back pain, with chiropractic care we are able to relieve muscle stress around the spine, increase range of motion, and improve muscle strength. Patients who receive chiropractic care often reduce medication use and recover from injuries more quickly.

Spinal Manipulation:

The most common adjusting technique we use at Riversedge Chiropractic to treat back pain is the manual spinal adjustment. This technique helps to realign the spine and surrounding muscles without surgical intervention. It involves the application of a controlled force. This force is applied to joints that are restricted in movement by tissue injury. These tissue injuries can occur as a result of trauma, such as falling down or incorrectly lifting a heavy object, or as the result of repetitive stress, such as spending hours sitting in an awkward position at the desk.

During spinal manipulation, our chiropractic docs apply pressure to the spine by hand or with and adjusting instrument. Every person's body is different, we use our expertise to evaluate your spine and make the necessary adjustments. By realigning vertebrae we reduce pressure on any pinched nerves, giving your spine the space it needs to bend and flex with reduced pain.

Direct Thrust Technique:

We use a high-velocity force to realign a specific part of the spine, such as the neck.

Joint Mobilization:

We move joints through their range of motion to increase the amount of movement. This could include circling wrists, ankles, or shoulders. This is a gentle, low-velocity technique.

Table Adjustments:

For a gentler way to apply direct pressure for spinal adjustments, your chiropractor may use a special table that has a drop piece. This piece releases at the same time as the chiropractor applies a direct thrust to the spine. This allows for the same type of adjustment as a toggle drop but with less force applied. This is a great technique for older patients and those who are in too much pain to be moved around on the table.

Instrument Adjusting:

We use an activator or an impulse adjuster to move stubborn joints, or for those patients who prefer instruments to manual or direct thrust type adjusting techniques.

Flexion-Distraction Technique:

We regularly use this technique for disc pain accompanied by leg pain. Flexion-distraction uses a special table that stretches the spine while at the same time uses a pumping motion to flex it. This is a pain-free technique that can offer substantial relief as the discs are moved away from any involved nerves. The pumping, flexing action helps increase space between discs and re-positions the gel-filled cushioning between each disc. Flexion-distraction is a series of treatments that follows the 50% rule: if a patient has not improved after 12 sessions by at least 50%, imaging is recommended, and a referral to a spine specialist is made. If a patient's pain increases during treatment, the treatment is stopped and imaging is recommended, as is neurological assessment.

Subluxations - What Are They?

Humans are built to be mobile! But in today's world, many of us are sitting for longer periods of time almost every single day. Combine that with non-stop demands, stress, inadequate sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise, and possible drug side effects, and our bodies begin to break down.

We call this issue Subluxation, which is a gradual wearing down of the spine, causing pain, immobility, and can lead to chronic issues. At Riversedge Chiropractic, we won't just fix Subluxations in your spine, we'll educate you on the type of issues you're are experiencing and identify a longterm solution to avoid these issues in the future.