A chiropractor uses several methods of therapies to treat problems of the neck and back. An initial visit to the chiropractor would involve a careful physical and neurological evaluation to help diagnose spine-related pain. A thorough diagnosis of the chiropractor would suggest the patient a treatment plan. Treatment would generally involve exercises, spinal traction, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, counseling, TENS, and lifestyle changes.
Therapeutic Exercises and Stretching
Your Palo Alto chiropractor would suggest exercises for the back and neck to help decrease pain and muscle deterioration. These exercises are effective for pain management. With time corrective exercises would promote joint health and increase muscle and collective strength and maximize stability.
Regular stretching would work on the tissues of your body, making it flexible, enhances movement, and protects it from further injuries.
Spinal traction helps decompress the spine, minimize vertebral pain, and reduce nerve pressure. A traction device would be used in areas of the spine to reduce pain.
Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Soft tissue manual therapy helps improve the function and soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, etc.
This type of therapy transmits electric pulses to specific areas of the body to help the patient relief themselves from pain, inflammation, and muscle spasm.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation)
TENS is a muscle stimulation machine that helps control pain. The intensity of stimulation can be externally controlled, assisting patients to come out through severe pain.
A deep heat therapy, when applied to soft tissues, can treat the condition by sound waves. This therapy can help reduce pain, swelling, stiffness, and increase blood circulation.
Discover more about our chiropractic therapies by requesting a consultation with Palo Alto chiropractor, Dr. Heshmat. Call our office at (650-470-0008) or request an appointment online.