Chiropractic Pain Treatments
Trigger Point Therapy
The tight area within muscle tissue that is causing pain in other parts of the body is called trigger point. The pain could range from sharp, intense or dull ache. Trigger point therapy, using an isolated finger pressure, will “deactivate” the trigger points and alleviate the pain.
Chiropractic Spinal & Extremity Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulations is carried out by trained and licensed chiropractors using their hands or an instrument to correct structural alignment, reduce tension, improve body function to promote self-healing. It’s a non-invasive and drug-free technique that relieves pain and help patients achieve optimal health and total well-being in the long run.
Myofascial therapy is often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues (thin connective tissues that extends throughout your body). Removing myofascial tension helps improve circulation and promotes muscle healing.
Active Release Therapy
Active Release therapy is a manual therapy that targets to treat soft tissue injuries caused by adhesions or tissue scaring in the muscles. The specialist uses his hands to put pressure on affected areas to treat the soft injury tissue by breaking the adhesions. There are also stretches and manouvers incorporated while working on the specific region. This therapy is usually applied when someone presents with a chronic problem.
SOT Therapy & Deneroll Blocks Stretching
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) Therapy aims to balance our structure and stabilize our pelvis. This helps to spur and stimulate the nervous system to accelerate healing. SOT, which most practitioners are chiropractors, is believed to enhance balance, neurological integrity and integrated function of the organ structure and neurological mechanism. Having said that, specialist makes all of these happen through functional chiropractic neurology and biomechanics, nutrition, soft tissue techniques and the diagnosis and treatment of the craniosacral respiratory mechanism (CSRM).
Craniosacral & TMJ Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is an effective treatment for many conditions in babies and children, such as colic, reflux, irritability, plagiocephaly (flat head) and breast feeding issues. It involves gentle corrections to the cranial bones of the skull and the sacrum in the low back to relieve Dural tension around the brain and spinal cord. The therapy also includes corrections such as gentle jaw adjustments, soft tissue therapy to treat the Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that can cause jaw pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain and digestive problems.
Traction Therapy (Neck and Low Back Spine)
This can be done manually or mechanically. There are two main forms of spinal traction. The first uses bare hands to administer manual force on muscles and joints in order to widen the space between vertebrae by positioning the patients into a state of traction. The latter makes use of pulleys, ropes, and slings to decompress vertebrae and disc and relieve muscle spasms. This procedures are said to relieve back pains in the process.
This technique is used for joint injury prevention which athletes most commonly experiences in the ankle and hand. Using an adhesive tape, it lessens the severity of the injury to the ligament, lowers your chances of being injured again, and gives the most support while limiting backward bending.
Nutrition, Diet & Exercises
Proper nutrition is a necessary health behaviour to encourage musculoskeletal health. If you are seeking chiropractic care to recover from an injury or even just to maintain musculoskeletal health, nutrition becomes even more important. Nutrition and chiropractic care are interwoven to the point where even the slightest nutritional mishap can take away from all the good work you have done with your chiropractor.
Electrotherapy is a form of pain management that uses electric current to stimulate muscles and nerves. Through the skin, the electric stimulation is sent to block the pain signals delivered by damaged nerves or muscles to the brain. It provides therapeutic effect to enhance range of motion and alleviate your pain by penetrating tissue and reducing its tightness.
Ultrasound therapy is known to increase tissue relaxation, stimulate local blood flow, and aid in scar tissue breakdown. Local blood flow can help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation by delivering more nutrients to the infected area. This therapy is commonly used on sports injuries, acute problems.