Unless informed that it was the name of history’s coolest dinosaur, most 6-year-olds would have trouble even pronouncing the word “chiropractor”—but after a 6-year-old Devin Luzod received successful chiropractic care for severe allergies, he told anyone who would listen that he wanted to be a chiropractor when he grew up. By 2000 he had received his certifications from NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association), and his Las Vegas practice was booming.
NUCCA, a branch of chiropractic care, focuses on centering the weight of the head over the neck rather than on forceful “cracking” of the spine. Using gentle shifts and adjustments, Dr. Luzod sends healing energy throughout the body to ameliorate ailments such as headaches, limited mobility, and pain induced by repetitive motion or working all day in the same beanbag chair.
Start your table time at the Wellness Institute of Nevada with an exam and consultation, where a licensed clinical massage therapist will assess the damage of life’s demands and prescribe a proper course of massage treatment. Tense tissues and stiff appendages can benefit from a deep-tissue massage, which aims to liberate tightly wound muscles from HBO-less prison cells far beneath the skin’s surface. A Swedish massage works to soothe soreness and calm nerves through a mélange of manipulating motions such as kneading, stretching, and tapping. Trigger-point massage uses a finger-pressure technique that targets painful, tightly drawn bands of muscle fiber, which create sore spots throughout the body and look stupid in overalls. Often, two or more methods are incorporated into each one-hour session at the Wellness Institute, helping to ease muscle tension, stimulate blood and lymph circulation, and restore lost ranges of motion, allowing one to finally show those street-performing braggarts what real miming talent looks like.
At Mountain West Chiropractic, Dr. Kenneth M. Bahoora and his team treat spines based on the clinical biomechanics of posture—a system created by doctors, engineers, and mathematicians. Its treatments shape spines to more stably withstand gravitational pressure, attacking a variety of posture-related ailments at their root. The end goal of all the clinic's treatments—whether the team is crafting a weight-loss program or administering digital x-rays—is to ferret out the root causes of illnesses and treat those, rather than simply masking symptoms.
Though at its core Horizon Spine and Sport is a chiropractic office, doctors Chuck Badger and Shira Hornfeld do much more than realign spines. The SCU graduates thoroughly investigate each patient’s condition, searching not only for spinal or alignment issues, but also for unique biochemical and environmental traits that can help them to understand the causes of existing pain—such as injury or opening doors headfirst—and map out an effective treatment plan.
Once they’ve analyzed a patient’s health history and conducted an orthopedic and neurological exam, the duo employs the most pertinent methods and equipment to treat and rehabilitate corporeal woes. The office’s heated infrared bed purges pain-causing toxins and pops ingested popcorn kernels, and an FDA–approved spinal-decompression apparatus heals herniated disks and radiating leg pain without surgery or medication.
The team at Las Vegas Pain Relief Center use what they term a "multidisciplinary approach" and a "truly functional approach" to dissolve pain. This means they rely on a wide variety of techniques to relieve a wide variety of pain types. Available treatments include injection therapy, massage, and hyperbaric chamber sessions.