Flexion-Distraction therapy is performed on a specially made segmented table that moves as your chiropractor slowly manipulates your spine. The manipulations, combined with the movements of the table, stretch and decompress your spine, relieving your back, leg, neck, or arm pain. This technique helps restoring the normal gliding motion of the posterior facet joint that are commonly irritated with repetitive motions and sustained posture.
Manual and Muscle Therapy
Joint mobilizations are techniques to improve arthrokinematic motion at a joint. Manual therapy also includes soft tissue techniques, such as myofascial release, trigger point treatment to improve elasticity, reduce stiffness and spasms of involved muscles and fascia, stretch connective tissues and positional release to reset nerve receptors in the muscles and tendons to reduce tension.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
Using the most up to date electrical muscle stimulation, we are able to increase blood circulation, maintaining or increasing range of motion in the joint, relaxation of muscle spasms, muscular re-education, symptomatic relief and management of chronic intractable pain and treatment and management of post-surgical or traumatic pain.
Therapeutic ultrasound is applied using a round head in direct contact with the skin. It is used to speed up the healing process by increasing blood flow to the area and decreasing swelling and pain. Ultrasound can also be used to create a deep heat in a localized area to ease muscle spasms and increase soft tissue extensibility prior to stretching.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a type of treatment that uses low levels of light to promote healing for different conditions, such as chronic or acute pain, arthritis, tendinitis, planter fasciitis, joint pain, and muscle sprain strains. Cold laser therapy is noninvasive and mostly takes place in chiropractic offices. Cold laser therapy uses low levels of energy or photons that penetrate deep into a painful tissue. The light leads to chemical changes that help damaged cells recover and re-grow. The physician uses a handheld device the size of a flashlight and places it directly on the injured area for about 1-3 minute. Treatment time may last for up to 10 to 20 minutes.
Exercise is used to release contracted muscles, tendons and fascia; improve strength, performance and functional capacities (endurance); improve flexibility, balance, coordination circulation and respiratory capacity; promote relaxation self-awareness.
Assistance to develop strategies how to decrease daily stress, improve posture and balance, improve ergonomics for your home and work place, teach proper techniques to avoid back injuries, guidance with learning home care exercises, improve self–awareness.
If you’ve been injured in a fall, car crash, or other type of accident, proper chiropractic care is essential for preventing long-term injury. Sometimes even seemingly minor injuries can have lasting effects, causing pain, discomfort, and limited function for many years after the initial event.
A personal injury requires physical treatment, not just the passage of time or the numbing or blocking of symptoms and pain, to truly attain lasting healing. AtProSpine Chiropractic, we have treated auto accident victims and personal injury cases for 25 years, built strong ties to the legal and medical communities, and can collectively serve your needs and concerns during recovery. If you need a consultation after being in an accident, call our office today. We are happy to work with your legal representatives in any case.
Why Should You See a Chiropractor After a Personal Injury?
When you’re a victim at a car accident you may suffer injuries such as whiplash, neck and back injuries, or soft tissue injuries. Seeing a chiropractor right after the accident has a number of benefits:
- Faster recovery
- Non-invasive treatment
- Reduce inflammation
- Pain reduction or relief without drugs
- Restore range of motion
What Types Of Personal Injuries Are Treated?
There are many types of personal injuries that can be treated with chiropractic care like:
- Automobile accident injuries
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Twists, sprains, and tears
- Impact injuries
- Struck by or against an object injury
- Repetitive use/motion injuries