When you hear the word ultrasound, you may think of pregnancy. However, ultrasound therapy is commonly used for pain and/or inflammation. Gel is applied, which sound waves evenly then penetrate the skin. Your therapist moves the transducer head over the selected area.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is electrical current that affects the myo-neural junction – the area the nerve goes into the muscle.
As the electrical current is increased there will be an involuntary contraction of the muscular area being treated. The application of electrical muscle stimulation promotes healing and strengthening of the involved area.
By relaxing the muscles adjacent to the spine, the vertebrae are allowed to move more freely, thus helping to relieve pain and nerve irritation.
Intersegmental Traction is used to improve flexibility and circulation in the joints of the spine. Traction also opens up the joint and increases circulation flow in the spine. As the spine heals, it must do so with both mobility and strength to assure maximum recovery of strength and flexibility. Due to its soothing effect on the spine and spinal nerves, intersegmental traction also helps reduce tension and nervousness.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the fore and position of the spine. This will take pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine.
Massage stimulates circulation and production of lymph fluid to provide more efficient and faster healing time. Several techniques are used at Beemer Back Center, including Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, and trigger point therapy. Stress has proven to be extremely detrimental to an individual’s health; massage has proven to be a very effective stress reliever. In conjunction with the above mentioned chiropractic techniques most patients experience relief and pleasure from this ancient healing technique.