Back pain is universal; it is suffered by people the world over. Proper treatment depends on getting an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Joe Cantu of The Chiropractic Office in Charlottesville, VA provides expert chiropractic treatment to residents of not just Charlottesville but also Albemarle County, Ruckersville, Crozet, Scottsville, Louisa, and Farmville.
Spinal manipulation is at the center of chiropractic care. When there is a misalignment in the spine, it causes issues all over the body as well as back pain. A chiropractor has techniques that will help get things back in alignment. Some are gentle, some are instrument assisted, and some are vigorous. All of them have the same goal, to restore the free flow of messages from the brain.
Electric muscle stimulation
During electric muscle stimulation, a low level of electric current is applied to the muscles with electrodes which are placed in the area that needs relief. They stimulate the muscles and cause them to contract, which tires them out and allows them to relax. The current also stimulates the creation of endorphins which help naturally relieve pain.
Ultrasound is a therapy that uses sound waves to heat the tissue deep under the skin. You don't hear anything, the sound waves are higher than the human range. It increases the blood flow to the afflicted area and reduces inflammation. It helps with pain, stiffness, and muscle spasm and accelerates healing.
Cold laser therapy
Low laser therapy has been found to be helpful in the treatment of many conditions, including back pain. It is effective against both soft tissue injuries and damage to bones and joints. It causes a rise in heat in the area, which stimulates healing at the cellular level.
Massage therapy and chiropractic treatments are complementary. They work even better when used in combination. Many types of massage therapy are available, some are designed to promote relaxation, and others massage the muscles to work the toxins out. Your chiropractor will discuss with you which one is right for you, depending on what you need.
Dr. Cantu of The Chiropractic Office in Charlottesville, VA offers the treatments that you need when you are suffering from back pain. Give our office a call at 434-295-4367; we are accepting new patients.