This method is a specific muscle therapy commonly referred to as trigger (or pressure) point therapy. It is also referred to as acupressure since it is performed by applying manual pressure to tender knots in the muscle called trigger points. This technique is a system designed to locate trigger points through manual direct pressure, eliminate the muscle spasms and interrupt the flow of pain signals to the nervous system.
This technique is effective for musculoskeletal problems from the feet to the jaw and all areas in between. Precise pressure on the trigger points in a tight muscle, blocks the nerve impulses that keep the muscle in spasm, letting the muscle relax. This relieves pain and restores normal biomechanical function to the affected area. The technique provides relief from conditions ranging from strains and sprains, herniated or “slipped” discs, to repetitive motion disorders such as carpel tunnel syndrome.
Also called Flexion Distraction, this technique utilizes a special section chiropractic table equipped with a moveable leg piece. This table moves up and down, specifically stretching out the muscles of the lower back. The movement of the table tractions the muscles and gaps the joint and discs in the lower back. This technique is useful in reducing herniated discs and strained lower back muscles and ligaments.
Chiropractors utilize this method to treat musculoskeletal pain. The manipulation consists of a high velocity, low amplitude thrust to a joint that is “locked” or not moving properly, thereby restoring motion to the joint.
Ultrasound conducts minute sound waves into the muscle, reducing inflammation and helping to restore blood flow to irritated muscles. It provides immediate, and in most cases, long term relief to the affected muscles, as it assists in reducing the pain and irritation, and helps to restore range of motion.
Electric Stimulation is a modality that consists of attaching electrodes to an irritated muscle. These electrodes emit a current that stimulates and contracts the muscle, “exercising” the muscle to relieve the spasm that accompanies muscle strains.
Our office provides nutritional counseling and exercise advice. We will analyze a patient’s diet and lifestyle and recommend a program to help the patient achieve a goal of weight reduction, body sculpting and healthy eating. These consultations can assist a patient in sorting through the immense amount of dietary information available, and help the patient make more informed and intelligent decisions as to which diet works, and which program is the best for his/her specific needs. The most up to date research proves that nutrition is a more effective and natural way to deal with certain mild to moderate disease processes than traditional medicine. These diseases range from diabetes to high blood pressure, thyroid and thymus disorders to name a few.
When appropriate, the doctors will devise exercise routines to help keep a patient healthy and free of pain. These routines can strengthen weakened areas that cause musculoskeletal problems. We believe that our job is to get patients out of pain and instruct them to be pro active to keep themselves pain free in settings outside of our office.
As doctors, we realize that we cannot treat every complaint presented. When needed, we refer the patient to other health professionals for appropriate treatment. We have a large referral base that includes orthopedists, oncologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists and a host of other health care professionals. We work closely with all aspects of the medical community and share our knowledge with the medical profession.
Our treatment relieves pain related to:
- Back, shoulders
- Arms, wrists and hands
- Thigh, knee, ankle and foot
- Facial, head, neck and TMJ
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Disc Pain