Chiropractic Lane is an office for the experienced doctor, Gerald J. Lane. Dr. Lane has been providing quality chiropractic care exclusively in New Jersey since his graduation from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. We are a staff of highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing friendly optimal health care to all our patients.
Dr. Lane uses many means to assist him in repairing your muscles and joint function. One of the most effective are tools called Graston Tools.
Graston tools are used by chiropractors and physical therapists who serve the U.S. Olympic teams
From the website grastontechnique.com:
Effectively Treating Acute and Chronic Injuries
The Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers — and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Tests and Diagnosis
Medical History and Physical Examination
After discussing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will examine your back. This will include looking at your back and pushing on different areas to see if it hurts. Your doctor may have you bend forward, backward, and side to side to look for limitations or pain.
Your doctor may measure the nerve function in your legs. This includes checking your reflexes at your knees and ankles, as well as strength testing and sensation testing. This might tell your doctor if the nerves are seriously affected.
Other tests which may help your doctor confirm your diagnosis include:
X-rays. Although they only visualize bones, simple X-rays can help determine if you have the most obvious causes of back pain. It will show broken bones, aging changes, curves, or deformities. X-rays do not show disks, muscles, or nerves.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study can create better images of soft tissues, such as muscles, nerves, and spinal disks. Conditions such as a herniated disk or an infection are more visible in an MRI scan.
Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans. If your doctor suspects a bone problem, he or she may suggest a CAT scan. This study is like a three-dimensional X-ray and focuses on the bones.
Bone scan. A bone scan may be suggested if your doctor needs more information to evaluate your pain and to make sure that the pain is not from a rare problem like cancer or infection.
Bone density test. If osteoporosis is a concern, your doctor may order a bone density test. Osteoporosis weakens bone and makes it more likely to break. Osteoporosis by itself should not cause back pain, but spinal fractures due to osteoporosis can.