Complementary Services at Care Wellness Center

Spinal decompression is computer directed and controlled stretching (axial traction) that provides increased circulation to the discs and surrounding tissues.  There is a unique ability to treat disc injuries such as bulging and herniated discs and facet (spinal joint) problems with this type of therapy.  This is not your grandmother’s traction but a controlled application of force to the spine to help with radiating pain that goes down the arms and/or legs.

Acupuncture and Massage Therapy are no longer covered under Florida Personal Injury law but are still available to patients that request them as part of their treatment.

Acupuncture is the eastern discipline that provides for the balancing to the body’s energy flows and allows the body to use its own natural recuperative powers to heal itself.    The use of acupuncture points to re-direct energy that has become stagnant and the use of Chinese herbs to assist that body in healing work synergistically with chiropractic care and physical therapy to improve outcomes.  Increasing circulation by stimulation of acupuncture points speeds healing, releases endorphins to assist with pain relief and allows the body to heal more quickly.  Even the emotional symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, depression which are often associated with traumatic injuries can be treated using Chinese medicine and acupuncture.  Dr. Landon Agoado, A.P. DOM and Dr. Robert Herbst, A.P., DOM are recognized as two of the top Acupuncturists in South Florida.  They have taught acupuncture at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and are uniquely equipped to treat these types of injuries.

Massage Therapy is well recognized as a treatment of choice for traumatic injuries.  It is utilized to relax spastic muscles and improve circulation to speed healing and decrease the level of pain.  Patients are often so stressed out about their injuries and trying to maintain their normal work and school schedules and responsibilities at home that relaxation therapy becomes a very important part of treatment, besides it feels so good!