Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. Spinal manipulation is a therapeutic intervention performed on synovial joints in the spinal column.
Massage Therapy helps relieve stress, pain and increases your body’s own natural ability to heal. Your body is designed to heal itself.
Massage Therapies can often speed up and increase your chances of recovery by using proven techniques that will increase your body’s own natural ability to heal. Massages often reduces stress, relieves pain, releases toxins, breaks up toxins, breaks up adhesions, increases flexibility, increases the benefits of chiropractic care.
Massages also relieve headaches, sinus problems, reduces sciatica, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel symptoms, and foot pain. It can also help sports’ injuries heal up to 50% faster and many other conditions related to the soft tissues.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves.
When applied to soft tissues and joints, the sound waves are a form of micro-massage that help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and spasms.
Electric Muscle Stimulation Therapy
This type of therapy uses light electrical pulses that are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin.
There are many different types of electrical stimulation. Some are more beneficial for pain relief or to reduce inflammation, some for muscle spasm, and some actually cause muscles to contract in order to reduce muscle atrophy. Some have combination effects.
Heat/ Ice Therapy
Ice and heat have long been used to treat many painful conditions. Ice therapy is often used to reduce swelling and help control pain immediately after an injury. Heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation and can provide relief to patients with chronic pain. Depending on the patient’s condition, a combination of ice and heat can be used.
Intersegmental Traction Table: In chiropractic traction-massage, the patient lies face up with a pillow under the knees. A system of rollers then moves up and down the spine, gently stretching and massaging the muscles of the back. Traction-massage usually is performed just before an adjustment to relax the spine, making the adjustment easier to perform, more comfortable, and more beneficial.
Rehabilitation Equipment & Exercises
Chiropractors commonly prescribe specific strengthening exercises for their patients with back, neck, and extremity problems. These exercises can decrease pain, prevent muscle deterioration, promote joint health, increase strength, stability and range of motion, and protect against new or recurring injuries.
Following an injury, therapeutic stretching is an important way to prevent scar tissue from forming. Even after the injury has healed, maintaining a regular stretching program helps keep tissues flexible, increases mobility, and protects you from new injuries.