Salt Lake City TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment in 1-3 total visits

Jaw soreness, clicking and popping in the TMJ, headaches, clinching and grinding teeth at night, even low back pain are all symptoms related to TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) syndrome. Treatment options so far have been focused on a dental approach such as teeth grinding, mouth guards and splints.

TMJ symptoms

We have found the jaw can misalign or subluxate in specific directions causing malocclusion, jaw muscle soreness, and TMJ popping and clicking. The TMJ and jaw have become a integral aspect of my chiropractic analysis because of its connection to the upper cervical spine, low back/pelvis, Cranial system and general structural stability.

Clinically, I have found each TMJ joint (and entire jaw) can be analyzed in every possible direction as well as the associated soft tissue including the muscles, articular cartilage (similar to the knee meniscus), and ligaments. We can find your exact misalignment situation and all contributing and related issues and address within the office visit.

DNFT® Chiropractic and TMJ

The core analysis method I use is called the Reactive Leg Reflex. This extremely accurate, and sensitive test allows us to use your own body as the diagnostic instrument. This means we can find out the exact misalignment or subluxation situation causing your TMJ syndrome and related symptoms.

Directional Non Force Technique® (DNFT ®) chiropractic has gained a reputation for producing powerful and long lasting results using very gentle, light force adjustments without joint popping or cracking. DNFT chiropractic allows us to analyze any structures in the body including cranial bones, TMJ, related soft soft tissue and related areas in the spine. This includes the upper cervical spine (upper neck), low back and thoracic spine in such detail, we can essentially clear old all aspects of injuries, accumulated stress and trauma.

Dental mouth guards and splints are great to prevent teeth wearing down and morning muscle soreness. For a lasting solution to the cause of TMJ syndrome, associated headaches and neck pain, further analysis and corrections need to be done. Thankfully, this solution can be long lasting and provide just the relief you are looking for.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation. I can typically let you know over the phone if DNFT chiropractic can help your individual TMJ concern as well as how many visits (1-3) treatment may take.

– Directional Non-Force Technique® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

Spondylolisthesis and DNFT Chiropractic in SLC

This is a cross post from another blog where I’ve posted articles.

Spondylolisthesis and DNFT® Chiropractic in SLC:

A long time patient of mine has given me a testimonial regarding her experience with DNFT® Chiropractic in my office. This woman was one of my first clients in my first office and has been seeing me since for regular maintenance visits as needed. I will let her tell her story:

I have a condition called spondylolisthesis (a stress fracture in one of my lumbar vertebra) which has caused me progressively worsening lower back pain since I was 16. I initially sought treatment from a chiropractor who employed “traditional” chiropractic methods. The adjustments themselves caused me pain and never held – I saw no improvement and, in fact, the treatments only aggravated my symptoms and greatly increased my daily level of pain. I became fearful that surgery might be my only option. Then my massage therapist recommended Dr. Leusden to me. To say Dr. Leusden restored my quality of life since he began treating me would be an understatement. In less than 24 hours after my FIRST TREATMENT I was pain-free for the first time in 20 years. The treatments caused me no discomfort and they HELD. And continue to hold. I have been seeing Dr. Leusden for almost 3 years now and have been pain-free ever since that initial visit. Thanks to him and his light-force treatments, I am able to resume activities I previously had to give up, such as camping and gardening. I highly recommend Dr. Leusden to anyone seeking pain-free, lasting corrections.

Gentle SLC chiropractic treatments.

I have been grateful to this client for her faith and confidence in my work. This client’s experience with Spondylolisthesis treatment with DNFT chiropractic is a perfect example of how appropriate the DNFT chiropractic is for conditions as extreme as spondylolisthesis.

DNFT chiropractic is a great chiropractic method for anyone who is looking for lasting results in relatively few visits.

We offer free initial consultations. Contact us today at and lets see if we can help your situation with lasting effect.

– Directional Non-Force Technique® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

Passive Muscle Testing Advantages in Chiropractic

Clinically Diagnostic Muscle Testing in Salt Lake City

The following elements of an alternative health care office are, in my opinion, the future of healing. These two key elements are linked with cause and effect. When looking for value in a chiropractic or alternative health care office, look here:

1. Using your body as a real-time diagnostic feedback instrument
2. Progressive visits.

AK active muscle testing

Applied Kinesiology active muscle strength testing with therapy localization.

Real-Time diagnostic feedback instrument: many different testing methods have been used to find out from someone’s body certain physiologic conditions and causes. For example, Applied Kinesiology (AK) uses specific muscle tests to evaluate organ function, spinal level subluxations, allergies, acupuncture meridian states, and more. AK uses an active muscle strength test meaning the subject is actively resisting during the muscle test. This type of testing can be very valuable in verifying and demonstrating how a stressor affects your body. The limitation to this type of testing comes in when about 15 or more questions or challenges are tested with the same muscle. Subject or client fatigue can begin to make the testing results less accurate.

DNFT Chiropractic Reactive Leg Reflex®

Another type of muscle testing (passive muscle testing) uses the same feedback system inherent in your body yet is able to test the body without the subject actively resisting. This creates a situation where the practitioner can ask many more questions and body challenges without the client or subject becoming fatigued. This also allows us to gather extremely detailed information on exactly how a stressor is affecting your system. For example, five hundred plus questions can be tested without any loss in accuracy or the client becoming fatigued.

Objective communication with the client's body. Colorado Springs chiropractor.

Dr Leusden using the client’s body as an instrument. Passive muscle test.

This type of testing is monitoring a full body response which we think relates to a unique system your body has which constantly monitors your accumulated stress state. The response can be viewed with any two analogous muscles. The most efficient way to test while a client is laying face down or face up is through a test called the Reactive Leg Reflex, the core diagnostic test of Directional Non Force Technique® (DNFT®) chiropractic which is viewed at the feet. A dynamic leg length change happens with a “yes” answer verses a “no” answer. This is a much different test than testing for a anatomic or functional short leg. Each time the feet are checked, the observer can objectively view a yes or no answer specific to what is happening within your body at that moment.

Using the body as a real-time diagnostic instrument can provide answers to many types of causative factors including:

  • structural injury storage, chiropractic subluxations (DNFT® chiropractic)
  • nutritional deficiencies,
  • emotional patterns,
  • organ weakness or support,
  • energetic imbalance,
  • acupuncture meridian imbalance,

How deep the rabbit hole goes is client specific and dependent on if a practitioner is familiar with the subject being tested and client willingness to investigate related and associated aberrant health causative factors.

Overall, you should notice your practitioner finding progressive causative factors affecting your health. What is addressed one visit holds, and deeper underlying issues are revealed each visit:

Progressive Visits: This means each visit picks up where previous visits leave off. True health care and chiropractic value exists when a practitioner can find an issue, identify the causative factors and resolve that issue. When the core cause of an issue is identified, resolving this completely does something profound for the body: the body actually prefers to be in a corrected state. No longer does the body need to hold onto and compensate for a injury, trauma or repetitive stress. Increased body system efficiency takes over and all the energy the body had spent on compensating and dealing with the accumulated stress turns towards healing and repair.

With any health care practitioner, you want to be aware of continual benefit. This is an knowing beyond the process of chiropractic retracing or the Naturopathic/Homeopathic principal of Hering’s law where you may have a return of old symptoms as your layers of accumulated injury and dysfunction are addressed. You know and experience health improvement in broad categories such as physical, mental and social well being.

Salt Lake City Chiropractic Value

Time is valuable and when you are ready for help, you want to see someone who can find the problem, fix the issue and provide a lasting solution at a reasonable cost. If this can be done in just a few visits, it means less overall cost, less time spent going to a doctor’s office and longer time periods between maintenance visits.

Contact Dr. Jonathan Leusden today for a free initial consultation to see if your condition could be helped with this profound work.

– Directional Non-Force Technique® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

Custom Orthotics and DNFT Chiropractic in Salt Lake City

DNFT Chiropractor in Salt Lake

DNFT Chiropractor Salt Lake City.

Gentle DNFT chiropractic checks and adjusts 25-40 anatomical possibilities for each vertebrae

I have been seeing a chiropractor of some kind for the last 30 years. As many chiropractic techniques as there are stars in the sky have been done to this body. Having also been through chiropractic college and been in active practice for the last almost 5 years, I have taken on a more objective view of physical medicine and manual therapies.

Many people come to my office after trying many other health-care modalities. A universal experience of these clients seems to be all the doctors, therapists and chiropractors they saw claimed to have the answer for their situation. I also claim to have answers for many health concerns. The main difference are my answers (healing modalities) are relatively consistent, and long lasting. This means fewer office visits and longer lasting corrections.

Sole Supports Custom Foot Orthotics in Salt Lake City

Our feet are in many ways our body’s foundation. If you foot was in perfect posture, arch perfectly supported, this postural benefit is transferred to your knees, hips, low back, thoracic spine, neck and even cranial bones. My seasoned recommendation for staying away from a chiropractor or physical therapist’s office? DNFT™ Chiropractic and Sole Supports™ custom foot orthotics.

Salt Lake City Custom Foot Orthotics

Sole Supports Custom Orthotics support your ideal foot posture

Combining the pure structural clearing possible with Directional Non-Force Technique™ (DNFT™) chiropractic in 2-4 initial visits with the long-term foot and posture stability available with Sole Supports™ custom foot orthotics can make an incredible lasting change. The result of these two combined modalities are long-lasting complete body stability, fluidity of movement and often significant decreases in pain, stiffness and trauma related injuries.

Start with a clean slate and then with Sole Supports, every step you take helps maintain a clear trauma and injury free body.

Treat your body right, get your spine and feet in perfect posture Today!

Free initial consultations are always available. Contact us today: Dr. Leusden, Salt Lake Chiropractor, to find out more about DNFT Chiropractic and Sole Supports custom foot orthotics in Salt Lake.

Here is another popular link:  Frequently Asked Questions about DNFT Chiropractic.

– Directional Non-Force Technique® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

Whiplash Treatment Salt Lake City

You’ll know if your whiplash injury can be helped after the first visit!

Whiplash injuries can be a life changing event. Having a constant awareness of neck stiffness, reduced range of motion and muscle spasms because of a vehicle or sports accident can make people frustrated and irritated. Other commons symptoms related to whiplash injuries can be:

  • headaches,
  • TMJ syndrome,
  • upper thoracic (upper back),
  • shoulder and neck pain.
  • lower back stress and injury.
  • decrease exercise motivation
  • depression

Common therapies for whiplash include some types chiropractic, physical therapy, and medical approaches including electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot and cold therapies, stretching, muscle strengthening, and medication. These treatment options often take many visits and usually result in short term palliative benefit. Long term muscle relaxer or narcotic type pain medication use is not an ideal pain management option. These treatment options can be expensive measured in dollars, time spent in office visits in addition to often unpleasant pain medication side effects.

Gentle Chiropractic Salt Lake City

Gentle Chiropractic, safe, efficient, fewer visits including whiplash treatment

Thankfully, there is a solution offering a treatment course at a fraction the cost and time requirement of other popular whiplash treatment options. Using a sophisticated muscle reflex test called the Reactive Leg Reflex we are able to identify exactly how the trauma of a whiplash event is stored in your spine. The bones, muscles, disks, ligaments can be analyzed in detail in real-time without the need for routine x-rays. This analysis and treatment is also safe for acute and chronic whiplash injuries for all ages.

The adjustments are very light, gentle impulses which function to help your body essentially wipe the slate clean of the store injury. There is no joint cavitation or popping or cracking during the treatment either.

The usual treatment course using this approach are three initial visits. The first visit introduces you to DNFT® chiropractic as well as significant analysis and adjustments. The majority of the initial treatment is done during the first. The upper back, neck, upper cervical spine and TMJ is analyzed in detail and corrected as needed.

An interesting phenomena happens when we identify a primary, underlying subluxation (chiropractic addressed stored spine or anatomy lesion). Once this segment is gently corrected and all associated anatomy is addressed, the body will spontaneously reveal a level above or below. The next segment is then analyzed and corrected. Again, the body can reveal the next layer of injury. This process is repeated over and over again, identifying all injured anatomy and correcting it as we find it until the entire region is clear. Not only does the Reactive Leg Reflex test show us exactly how stress is stored, it also allows up to evaluate if the adjustment worked.

The first visit in Dr Leusden’s office addresses the major complaint and much of the associated and surrounding related anatomy. The second visit,(usually within a week) picks up just where the first visit left off. Because the analysis is so detailed and complete, the body actually prefers to be in a corrected state and holds onto the adjustments or corrections extremely well.

The third visit about a week to two weeks after the second visit monitors how well the body has held the adjustments done so far. Any residual layer of injury is then identified and corrected. This initial treatment course often produces a major positive change with results that clients increasingly become aware of more and more as time passes.

Being in a corrected and aligned state is more efficient and stable than living with injury and whiplash type events. The body no longer needs to adapt and accommodate to the accumulated stress of the injury and can then redirect that adaptive energy to healing and repair. There is an efficient whiplash treatment option that offers fewer visits, lasting corrections at a very reasonable cost. Contact Dr. Leusden today to see if your condition could be helped with DNFT chiropractic.

Dr Leusden, Salt Lake chiropractor, offers free initial consultations and can with high probability tell if your injury is something effectively addressed with DNFT chiropractic.

Check out this page on Dr Leusden’s neck pain treatment in Salt Lake.

– Directional Non-Force Technique® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

How to study diagnostic muscle testing used across health care disciplines

DNFT Chiropractic’s Reactive Leg Reflex® offers a novel way to study diagnostic muscle testing

The core diagnostic test used in Directional Non-Force Technique Chiropractic® is called the Reactive Leg Reflex®. Included here is an abstract I’ve done detailing a protocol for studying this truly valuable yet largely understudied phenomena.

Excerpt from the Abstract:

Introduction: Various methods of patient evaluation using diagnostic biofeedback exist which attempt to gather dichotomous (“yes” verses “no”, strong verses weak) information from the patient’s body regarding neurophysiologic states, chiropractic subluxation, disease and pre-clinical conditions and causes [1,2,5,6,11]. This type of analysis is theoretically monitoring a distinct sensory modality dedicated to information regarding stored stress patterns and states. There are conflicting views on the validity of manual muscle testing and other dichotomous neurophysiologic diagnostic biofeedback tests currently used in fields such as chiropractic, osteopathy, neurology, naturopathy, dentistry, psychiatry and others [4,7,8,9,10]. This paper proposes a methodology to study this phenomenon in a relatively objective manner using two case study sEMG data sets with qualitative analysis as examples. The core diagnostic test of a chiropractic technique, Directional Non-Force Technique®(DNFT®) uses a test described as the DNFT “Reactive Leg Reflex ™ ” (RLR) that according to protocol, indicates presence or absence of subluxation as well as directions of correction [1,3]. The RLR procedure has inherent qualities such as subject testing passivity, and test procedure consistency which make this test a good candidate for studying the neurophysiologic biofeedback phenomena. The methodology herein offers a proof of concept to evaluate this clinically utilized and academically understudied sensory feedback modality.

#PDFtribute

Link to the Abstract PDF with references:RLR Jan2013

– Directional Non-Force Technique® Reactive Leg Reflex® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

Gentle Chiropractic Salt Lake City

Chiropractic Treatment in Salt Lake City.

” You’ll know after the first visit is this work can help you!”

Dr. Jonathan Leusden, Salt Lake City Chiropractor, specializes in a unique Chiropractic method, Directional Non Force Technique ®, or DNFT ® that uses an accurate form of passive muscle testing or reflex monitoring to find exactly how stress and injury are stored in the living body.

This very gentle approach uses no joint mobilization or traditional methods of cracking, popping or twisting of the spine. And yet, produces amazing results using light pressure to clear bone, ligament, vertebral disc, muscle injury and more.

Dr. Leusden using gentle Chiropractic in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Leusden using gentle Chiropractic in Salt Lake City.

The genius of DNFT chiropractic lies in the diagnostic sensitivity, accuracy and detail. Knowing exactly when and where to adjust allows this work to produce potentially dramatic results with very light pressure, in very few visits. The adjustment or treatment holding power allows each visit to pick up where previous visits leave off.

This method is a great choice for people hesitant to see a chiropractor due to the few visits, light force corrections without joint cavitation or popping, and the holding power of the adjustments.

Any area of the body is able to be specifically analyzed and completely addressed including: pelvis, low back, hips, SI joint, thoracic spine, ribs, cervical spine, cranial bones, TMJ, mandible, shoulders, forearms, hands, knees, feet/ankles and organ reflexes.

Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments

Contact us today for a free initial consultation to see if Dr. Leusden, Gentle DNFT Chiropractic Salt Lake City  could help your concerns.

– Directional Non-Force Technique® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

Surface EMG and the Reactive Leg Relfex: a Proposed Methodology to Evaluate a Dichotomous Neurophysiologic Re!ex with Diagnostic Potential.

How to study the Reactive Leg Reflex® leg check used in DNFT Chiropractic®

The core diagnostic test used in Directional Non-Force Technique Chiropractic® is called the Reactive Leg Reflex®. Included here is an abstract Ive done detailing a protocol for studying this truly valuable yet completely understudied phenomena.

Excerpt from the Abstract:

Introduction: Various methods of patient evaluation using diagnostic biofeedback exist which attempt to gather dichotomous (“yes” verses “no”, strong verses weak) information from the patient’s body regarding neurophysiologic states, chiropractic subluxation, disease and pre-clinical conditions and causes [1,2,5,6,11]. This type of analysis is theoretically monitoring a distinct sensory modality dedicated to information regarding stored stress patterns and states. There are conflicting views on the validity of manual muscle testing and other dichotomous neurophysiologic diagnostic biofeedback tests currently used in fields such as chiropractic, osteopathy, neurology, naturopathy, dentistry, psychiatry and others [4,7,8,9,10]. This paper proposes a methodology to study this phenomenon in a relatively objective manner using two case study sEMG data sets with qualitative analysis as examples. The core diagnostic test of a chiropractic technique, Directional Non-Force Technique®(DNFT®) uses a test described as the DNFT “Reactive Leg Reflex ™ ” (RLR) that according to protocol, indicates presence or absence of subluxation as well as directions of correction [1,3]. The RLR procedure has inherent qualities such as subject testing passivity, and test procedure consistency which make this test a good candidate for studying the neurophysiologic biofeedback phenomena. The methodology herein offers a proof of concept to evaluate this clinically utilized and academically understudied sensory feedback modality.

#PDFtribute

Link to the Abstract PDF with references:RLR Jan2013

– Directional Non-Force Technique® Reactive Leg Reflex® and DNFT® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA

 

Love for Lacey Fundraiser 2012

Lacey Picard, DC, DNFT chiropractor in Salt Lake’s Fundraiser September 15, 2012

Labor day weekend 2011, Lacey Picard D.C. was involved in a tragic accident. She experienced significant brain injuries, broken boones and has been mostly bed ridden since. Recovering from an accident of this magnitude is a long and courageous journey and she needs our help.

Lacey Picard D.C.

Lacey Picard D.C.

Cheryl, Celeste and Nicole of Skincare, Inc, Salt Lake city acne, aging and skin care experts are organizing an amazing event in Lacey’s honor to raise funds for her rehabilitation therapies Lacey desperately needs and wants.

September 15, at Soldier Hollow Golf course in Park city, the Love for Lacey Fundraiser. There are many ways to help and any support you can offer is warmly welcomed.

Here are the ways to contribute:





Lunchen at Soldier Hollow Golf Course

There is a lunchen for all golfing participants and anyone who just wants to support this cause. The cost is just $25 for an amazing and delicious lunch in Lacey’s honor. Please download the registration form here: Love for Lacey Lunchen registration form and return it to Celeste at Skin Care Inc via email (customerservice@cherylinc.com), fax or in person. You may also call Celeste directly to register: 801-278-9296 

Auctions, Raffles, Contests and Prizes Galore.

Lacey Picard's smile

Lacey in Good Spirits

There will be auctions (amazing donated items, vacations, services), raffles, prizes, contests and tons laughs and fun. The Lunchen is a great way to contribute directly to Lacey’s fund and be involved in the other fundraising opportunities.

Play Golf at Soldier Hollow in Lacey’s Honor!

Foursomes cost $400 and individuals cost $125 for 18 holes of golf with a shotgun start September 15th at 8:30 am (plenty of time to catch the Utah BYU football game). All the golfing procedes go directly to Lacey’s fund so this is a great way to help her cause. Here is the registration form: Love for Lacey Golfer Registration

In addition to a round of golf there will be golfing contests and prizes such as Closest to the pin, long Drive, Putting contests, hole in one. This should be a great day for golf. Register soon to reserve your space as it is limited!

Contact Celeste: 801-278-9296, customerservice@cherylinc.com

Hole Sponsorship

This is a great option to promote your business. There are ways to make this contribution tax deductible as well. Hole sponsorship starts at just $400. The details are on the registration form: Love for Lacey Hole Sponsorship.

Contact Celeste: 801-278-9296, customerservice@cherylinc.com

Volunteer!

Not golfing? Coming to the lunchen and just want to help the event run smoothly? This is quite an event and any help you can offer is appreciated by everyone! It should be a great day and we would love to have you there. Contact Celeste: 801-278-9296, customerservice@cherylinc.com for details. 

Simply Donate!

We have figured out a way to make donations tax deductible. Please help if you are in a position to. Contact Celeste: 801-278-9296, customerservice@cherylinc.com for details or visit the public facebook event page for updates: Love for Lacey 2012 fundraiser

We now have a Paypal account set up to donate!




Hope to see you there! Many thanks,

Jonathan Leusden D.C.

 

 

Scoliosis Treatment SLC

Scoliosis treatment Salt Lake City

Scoliosis example. Dr. Leusden does not use x-rays for his analysis or as a treatment basis

Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment SLC

DNFT® chiropractic can be an effective conservative approach to treating scoliosis. Many people notice a shoulder imbalance, hip imbalance or spinal curve when they bend at the waist. Often idiopathic scoliosis is diagnosed as a child or teenager. Treatment options can vary from restrictive braces, endless exercises and stretches or spinal fusion.

Gentle Scoliosis Treatment, Lasting corrections, Fewer visits.

I have been fortunate to have had significant success with clients diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis either when they are still a child or teenager or later in life. Typically, the most dramatic changes in spinal curves can happen when the client is younger although people of all ages have benefited form this type of chiropractic technique.

Usually, the initial course of care includes an initial consultation, treatment, and then a follow up appointment about a week later. We then give the spine and body about two weeks to adjust to the changes made. Another follow up appointment after a couple weeks allows us to see how well the spine is accommodating to the adjustments. At this point, an additional follow up appointment is recommended for two to six months later for further evaluation. The holding power of these specific gentle adjustments is relatively much longer than other adjustment or manipulating approaches. This is due to the specific analysis and real-time detail available using the Reactive Leg Reflex. This testing method allow us to identify the exact stress patterns stored in the spine, pelvis and cranium causing a scoliosis condition. The body actually prefers the corrected state and can hold onto the changes made potentially indefinitely.

DNFT chiropractic is a great complement to allopathic and physical therapy scoliosis treatment and monitoring.

The benefits to this approach are simple: fewer treatment visits, lasting gentle corrections (spinal adjustments), all with less overall treatment cost. This also provides significantly less overall stress around a scoliosis diagnosis for the client, family and friends.

Gentle Chiropractic Salt Lake City

Find out today if your condition could be helped with Dr. Leusden’s approach. For a free consultation, click this link:  Salt Lake City Chiropractor.

Interested in more details about this chiropractic technique? Check this out: DNFT Chiropractic.

– Directional Non-Force Technique ® and DNFT ® are registered trademarks owned by Christopher John DC of Beverly Hills, CA