Paraffin therapy is a soothing treatment that increases circulation, moisturizes the skin, and promotes a sense of calm. It aids in treating various conditions including: arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonits, fibrosis, inflammation and muscle spasm. Paraffin wax, which is produced by refining the wax from crude mineral oils and then purified by being boiled, chilled and pressed through a filter, is very heavy in molecular structure. This enables the wax to trap the moisture of underlaying layers of skin, to increase blood circulation and result in nourished skin. Paraffin wax treatment assists in reducing joint pain and stiffness by reducing excess fluid from surrounding tissue while providing lubrication. Many types of healthcare providers have long endorsed paraffin wax treatment as a therapeutic modality to increase the healing process naturally.
This form of therapy is delivered through the use of a traction table. It is a table that you lay down on that gently and specifically stretches your spinal joints and muscles allowing them to become more relaxed. This in turn allows the vertebral discs to have their normal space and therefore return to their normal position and function.
We use the most effective form of heat therapy, moist heat. We use a machine called a hydrocollator that keeps hot packs in 160 degree water. Several layers of towels are used between the hot pack and the skin.We generally use moist heat to ease a patient’s muscle pain and spasms. It is also a great way to prepare damaged muscles and joints for chiropractic adjustments and other therapeutic techniques.
Ice and heat have long been used to treat many painful conditions. Ice therapy is often used to reduce swelling and help control pain immediately after an injury. Heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation and can provide relief to patients with chronic pain. Depending on the patient's condition, a combination of ice or heat can be used.
Hydrotherapy is a combination of time proven therapies of whirlpool treatments, heat and massage in a single system.
Excellent results have been reported in relieving pain associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, insomnia, stress, chronic pain, muscle spasms, sports related sprains and strains.
Ultrasound, as the name suggests, is a sound wave. The sound waves travelthrough your skin and into your muscle. The sound waves can be targeted directly to the injured area and serve as a therapeutic tool to help heal muscle, ligament and tendon injuries.
Orthopedic beds combine the chiropractic healing therapies of heat and massage in a single modality that provides the patient with a relaxing therapeutic chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic beds help to increase the patients’ circulation, advance the muscular healing process and soothe any pain the patient may be feeling following a chiropractic treatment.
Electrical muscle stimulation is often prescribed for providing relief from chronic and/or acute post-traumatic pain, as well as for the relaxation of muscle spasm, the prevention or reversal of disuse atrophy, increasing local blood circulation, muscle re-education, and maintaining or increasing range of motion.
Spinal adjustments are applied to certain vertebrae of the spine which are no longer in their proper position or where functioning has become impaired. Vertebrae which lose their normal position or proper motion are commonly termed vertebral subluxations. The chiropractor uses a number of unique tests and procedures to determine which, if any, vertebrae are subluxated. If subluxations ate found, immediate correction is generally indicated. Since like cavities subluxations are not always painful during the initial states, even those who are not experiencing back or neck discomfort should receive periodic checkups.
Massage therapy is a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and musculartherapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massagetherapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aiding in recovery and range of motion.
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