Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct problems in the spine, often before the patient is even aware they exist.
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.
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.
Custom-made Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers
Patients with certain types of spinal problems benefit from custom made orthotic support (SPS Stabilizers, Shoethotics®, or Sandalthotics®). These devices stabilize the foundation of the pelvis and spine by first addressing structural problems with the feet, thereby reducing abnormal forces and stresses, while enhancing structural and functional relationships.
Biofreeze for joint and muscle pain
Biofreeze is recommended and used by therapists and health professionals for its cold therapy pain relieving effects. Users receive pain relief within minutes. Biofreeze can effectively help relieve pain from sore muscles and muscle strains, back and neck pain, arthritis and joint injuries. It can be used to relieve pain prior to ultrasound treatments, massage therapy and rehabilitation exercises. Biofreeze contains ILEX which is extracted from a Hooly shrub grown in South America and used by the Paraguay Indians. Biofreeze relieves pain by using cold therapy. This long lasting, deep penetrating pain relief can last up to several hours.