A chiropractic adjustment is a treatment in which chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument to manipulate vertebrae with abnormal movement patterns and irregular functionality. These adjustments aim to increase range of motion, improve functionality, and reduce subluxation and nerve irritability.
Therapeutic exercises include movements or activities that remediate or prevent impairments of body functions and structures. Stretching and yoga are two of the movements that help to repair and rebuild physical strength, endurance, power, and flexibility.
Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that eases pressure on the spine. A chiropractic traction massage utilizes a system of rollers that stretches and massages the muscles in the back, stretch the spine, decompress the discs, and decrease pressure on the nerve roots.
Neuromuscular Re-Education is a method of treatment that retrains your muscles and nerves on where, when, and how fast to move. It improves movement, strength, balance, and function. One of the most common forms of neuromuscular re-ed is balance training.
Manual therapy treats lower back pain, neck pain, muscle tension headaches, and many other conditions. It reduces pain and increases range of motion through hands-on techniques that treat soft tissue and joint structures.
Therapeutic activities incorporate balance, strength, and range of motion. Examples include lifting stations, closed kinetic chain activity, and stretching. These activities play an essential role in your health as they improve flexibility, mobility, and prevent further injury.
Ultrasound therapy utilizes sound waves to treat both musculoskeletal problems as well as inflammation from injuries, such as sprains, tendinitis, and bursitis. Sound waves go deep into the soft tissue, joints, and ligaments to help reduce pain, stiffness, and spasms. It increases blood flow and speeds up the healing process.
Electrical stimulation uses light electrical pulses to reduce inflammation, stop muscle spasms, and relieve back pain. Electrodes are placed on the skin in areas specific to your pain during treatment.
Hydrotherapy utilizes water and its varying temperatures and pressures through hot baths, saunas or wraps, or whirlpools. This treatment focuses on the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli. The use of heat promotes blood flow and faster healing, while cold reduces pain.