Functional Chiropractic & TTAPS Technique
Dr Lum combines soft tissue manipulation with gentle chiropractic adjustment without the sudden movements associated with a typical chiropractic adjustment.
He also employs a unique adaptation of the TTAPS technique that can be utilized for neurological disorders, musculoskeletal problems, autoimmune disease, and other forms of chronic illness to enhance neurotransmitter function and reduce pain.
Most patients find Dr Lum's method of soft tissue treatment to be very gentle and long-lasting.
By incorporating both manual and natural medicine therapies, Dr Lum will work to improve the way your muscles and joints function so that you may enjoy a more active life.
It is important to remember that not all pain is musculoskeletal in origin - there may be internal imbalances that can be corrected to give you additional relief.
Dr Lum employs a unique modification of the TTAPS technique to stimulate organ function, muscle function, lymphatic flow, neurotransmitter function and reduces pain.
This technique can be very beneficial for autoimmune patients, sufferers of chronic disease and those who have limited success with conventional treatments.
TTAPS stimulates nerve function and can reset the 'memory' of pain. Pain becomes chronic when your neural networks repeatedly fire for pain. Much like practicing an exercise routine will give you muscle memory, frequent pain will create a pain memory. TTAPS stimulation can stop this cycle.
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Functional Chiropractic Services
Targeting the Biochemical Causes of Pain
Many times, pain is not simply a matter of injury or structural impairment.
Pain in our joints, muscles, and bones can be caused by inflammation from a chronic condition. A poor diet can make a person feel sick, tired and have aches and pains all over the body.
It is also very common to suffer from 'referred pain' - which is pain that is actually coming from an organ but is manifesting in another location in your body - like in your back.
Food sensitivities can cause severe muscle and joint pain and even lead to patients being incorrectly diagnosed with arthritis. If it is suspected that there is a biochemical source of your pain we can run diagnostic testing to determine the cause.
My approach to functional chiropractic has its roots in physical treatment but often leads to biochemical assessments of patients through bloodwork and other testing.
To truly solve pain problems, it is essential to get to the root cause.