What Is Chiropractic?

At New Hampshire Spine & Sport, our goal is to help you get back to your life. Back pain, neck pain, and other injuries can take you away from the things you love to do. But there’s hope! New Hampshire Spine & Sport offers thoughtful diagnosis and state-of-the-art chiropractic care in Manchester, NH, just across the Amoskeag Bridge from I-293. Many of our patients have found relief in the treatment of back pain, ankle and foot pain, IT band syndrome, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

We specialize in the treatment of spine and limb pain with Cox Flexion Distraction, and soft tissue conditions using Active Release Techniques (ART). Dr. Baroody is certified in treatment of the whole body with Active Release, including the cutting-edge Complex Protocols.

Cox Technic

Developed by James Cox, D.C., Cox Technic is the premier technique for the treatment of non-surgical disc and disc-related problems. Using a specially designed chiropractic table, the spine is gently decompressed with a contact on the specific vertebrae involved as the table moves the it through the various ranges of motion.

Manipulation under decompression is gentle and rhythmic, allowing a release of restrictions that are difficult to address with other techniques. At New Hampshire Spine & Sport, we utilize the Cox 8 table, and Dr. Baroody is fully certified in Cox Technic. 

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique, or ART, is a soft tissue diagnosis and treatment system developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy. He originally developed it to treat a class of injuries known as cumulative trauma disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Over the years, it has become clear that ART is useful for a full range of soft tissue problems, including rotator cuff injuries, nerve entrapments, sprains, strains, and for enhancement of athletic performance. This last use has become so popular that there is an ART tent at every Ironman event. 

Active Release Technique is designed to release the scar tissue that is preventing your joints, nerves, and muscles from moving the way they were intended to. Generally, it is a good thing if the treatment reproduces the symptoms to some extent because this confirms we are dealing with the source of the problem. Sometimes this is more uncomfortable than others, but the treatment, like any kind of treatment, is always geared to the patient.

Active Release has been used by a large number of elite athletes, including mixed martial artist Frank Shamrock, and body builder Miloš Šarčev. For more information, please visit www.activerelease.com.