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Spinal Decompression

imageIf you suffer from long term back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your life this can be. Nonsurgical spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This takes pressure off the spinal disk, which are the gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:
  • Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg.
  • Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

Spinal Decompression is performed on a specialized table. Decompression traction is applied slowly and gently by computer control, fully customized for each individual. Lying comfortably on the table, the patient is fitted with a wrap-around harness. The computer controlled traction device is then programmed to produce a gently progressive distraction of the spinal vertebrae and discs. With a series of such treatments, most patients experience a significant reduction or even elimination of symptoms, as discs and nerves undergo healing.

Treatments may last 13-20 minutes and may require several visits before seeing results.


Massage Therapy

imageStudies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

  • Swedish massage: This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
  • Deep massage: This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
  • Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health


Electro-Muscle Stimulation

image Electrical stimulation, or e-stim, is a widely used therapy that utilizes electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. This is achieved by placing electrodes on the skin around the affected area. The chiropractic therapy assistant adjusts the settings on the e-stim machine to a level that is comfortable to the patient. The patient will feel a tingly sensation that is often compared to how an extremity feels when it is 'asleep'. This therapy increases blood flow, relaxes the muscle and reduces inflammation. It is commonly used to treat muscle spasms, muscles strains and help reduce soreness. It is also used as a pain reducer. Many times it is used in conjunction with spinal decompression therapy to reduce the symptoms of a bulged or herniated disc.


Ultrasound

imageUltrasound has been used as a treatment for muscle spasms, strains, inflammation and soreness for over 50 years. Ultrasound is applied by using a metal ultrasound head paired with ultrasound gel. The gel is applied to the skin and is required for the ultrasound waves to pass through the skin to the tissue underneath. Ultrasound waves cannot be felt by the patient and are not seen or heard. The high frequency of sound that makes up ultrasound waves are not audible to the human ear. Ultrasound works by causing the tissues to vibrate. This increased vibration produces heat within the tissue. The heat production cannot be felt by the patient. The increase in heat production helps to reduce pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. The increased heat also increases blood flow which promotes healing.


Cold Laser

imageCold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process.

It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.


ChiroThin

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