Ultrasound therapy involves using ultrasound waves emitted through a round-headed wand that is placed directly onto the patient’s skin. Ultrasound gel is used to help assist in the transmission of ultrasound waves and to reduce friction. The frequency range can between 0.8-3.0MHz. Ultrasound therapy can increase muscle relaxation and blood flow, and help with pain relief. The frequency used will depend on the patient’s tolerance and may be increased as the patient adjusts to the therapy.
Electrical stimulation therapy, or e-stim, helps reduce inflammation and pain, and relaxes the muscles by causing a contraction, and fatiguing the muscle so it relaxes. The treatment involves using electrical stimulation and mimicking the natural way the body exercises its muscles. E-stim can be used for pain relief, to prevent muscle atrophy, increase range of motion, and improve circulation.
Back adjustments may be used to decompress the spine and alleviate pain in the neck, back, and other parts of the body. Back adjustments may be used as part of an overall wellness routine or for pain relief. The adjustments can also improve mobility, reduce nerve irritation, and improve alignment and posture. There are several different types of chiropractic adjustments that may be used to help with headaches, feet discomfort, joint pain, and more.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Also known as IASTM, this type of therapy can help relieve muscle pain and inflammation. Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization we use. It involves using the appropriate instrument to help relax the affected muscles and bring down any swelling in the area. The technique also increases blood flow which can help reduce inflammation and increase muscle relaxation.
The use of hot and cold therapy will vary based on the patient’s needs. Heat therapy may be used to decrease muscle spasms, relax tense muscles, alleviate pain, and increase range of motion. Cold therapy, or cryotherapy, which is offered at the ChiroCare office in Aventura, can reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and stimulate the healing process.
As the ChiroCare team likes to offer patients overall wellness plans, dietary management may be provided. A nutritious and healthy diet can help with the healing process. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent some back discomfort or joint pain. Our team can help educate you on making healthy choices and create a nutrition plan that benefits you.
Chiropractic care is much more than spinal manipulation. When used in combination, these therapies can exert a beneficial influence on body functions and provide pain relief.
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