ELECTRO MUSCLE STIMULATION (EMS)
This therapy helps relax muscles, reduce spasms and swelling and help create a more effective adjustment. Through a gentle current sent through your muscles, EMS decreases spasms and increases blood flow for healing. EMS feels like a gentle massage that you can enjoy while you relax.
Often used as an effective form of pain relief, we use EMS in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation. With strategically placed electrode pads, low levels of electrical current excite the targeted muscles producing rhythmic contractions.
There are many types of electrical stimulation. Some are used to promote pain relief, reduce inflammation, avoid muscle atrophy and lessen muscle spasm:
- Low Volt – For reducing muscle spasm and pain relief.
- High Volt Galvanic– Muscle spasm reduction.
- Russian Stimulation– Muscle strengthening.
- Interferential– Pain and inflammation reduction.
- Iontophoresis – A pain and swelling reduction technique.
- Micro Current – Increase cellular metabolism to enhance healing.
We choose the approach that best matches your clinical presentation.
When your posture and mobility are compromised, some muscles along your spine tighten while others become weak and fatigued. With time, affected muscles and ligaments make spinal correction more difficult. We use Intersegmental Traction to gently stretch and elongate the muscles supporting your spine to enhance the retraining of your spine providing you with these helpful benefits:
- Joint motion– As you lie relaxed, face up on our table, rollers beneath the surface slow travel up and down your spine. This adds motion to each spinal segment, the key to restoring improved spinal function.
- Improved circulation– The gentle stretching of supporting muscles and soft tissues increases oxygen and blood flow, essential for healing.
- Muscle relaxation– When muscles relax and spasms subside, healing and the recovery process from a spinal injury can be accelerated.
- Reduces swelling– New injuries are often accompanied by edema and fluid build up. Motion to spinal joints reduces this protective mechanism and sets the stage for better healing.
- Disc hydration– With blood supply to the discs almost nonexistent, disc nutrition and healing depend upon the circulation of fluids surrounding each joint. Traction helps circulate these fluids, supplying nutrition and removing cellular wastes.
- Passive exercise– Like stretching before a workout, intersegmental traction helps restore elasticity to muscles supporting the spine. This helps break up adhesions and scar tissue, making your chiropractic adjustments more effective.
- Feels great – You’ll love the relaxation! Traction feels good, is good for you and is an important adjunctive procedure that enhances the effects of your chiropractic care.
These 10-15-minute sessions, either before or after your chiropractic adjustments, help retrain your spine, establish better support, improved mobility and reduce the effects of scar tissue.
Cryotherapy is sometimes call cold therapy. The procedure utilizes low temperature in a medical therapy that reduces swelling and eases aches and pains from acute injuries. Our team use cryopacks to isolate the treatment to the specific area you are experiencing discomfort. If needed, we will send you home with a cryopack for use between visits.