The daily stresses of our life can wreak havoc on our bodies. Whether you’re sitting for hours in car commuting to and from work, spending the day hunched over a computer, lifting your children or doing manual labor, the spine suffers the most from our daily activities. In fact, experts estimate that roughly 80 percent of people will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. After the common cold, lower back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor and/or emergency room.
That’s why chiropractors exist: to undo the damage our bodies absorb after everything we put them through. Using a century-old technique based on manual therapy, chiropractic services treat and prevent neuromusculoskeletal disorders, particularly those that cause lower back pain, neck pain and headaches.
Working with other treatments such massage therapy and physical therapy modalities such an ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation, chiropractic services address the underlying issues causing discomfort and outright pain in the spinal region, as well as the skeletal, nerve and muscle groups affected by it. Injuries or stress can alter the normal biomechanics or alignment of your spine. This can cause your nervous system to function improperly, leading to headaches, neck and back pain, paraesthesia (numbness and tingling) in the arms or legs (sciatica) and other kinds of problems.
Through practiced manipulation of the spine and the body’s extremities, chiropractic care can in many cases reduce inflammation, restore mobility, alleviate pain and tightness, and allow muscles to heal. Patient assessments such as clinical examination, lab testing, diagnostic imaging and other interventions are conducted to make sure the most effective course of care is followed. There are many manipulation techniques from gently pressure to a non-force tool which doesn’t including any twisting movements. Not all patients are candidates for spinal manipulation so your therapy will not include it. Also, if you are not comfortable with spinal manipulation then we never perform it.
At Complete Spine and Wellness we have multiple qualified massage therapists who provide various methods of massage. Massage therapy relaxes muscles, easing and soothing your aches and pains. Studies have shown massage therapy increases blood circulation, combats depression, improves balance and flexibility, reduces the pain of arthritis, increases joint mobility, improve postures, and encourages overall well-being.
It rejuvenates– restoring balance to our body and being, making us better for all the things life throws our way. Complete Spine and Wellness believes every body deserves a great customized massage, so offer a variety of therapeutic one hour massages along with our treatments. Some insurance plans may over this service...just ask!
As part of your therapy at Complete Spine and Wellness, we often use certain modalities such as ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation along with the massage and chiropractic care to aid in the healing process of your injury.
Most patients are familiar with diagnostic ultrasonography or “ultrasound” which is used to discern problems deep in the body without breaking the surface of the skin, by bouncing and measuring high frequency sound waves to create audio “images”. Less common is the awareness of this remarkable technology as a therapeutic tool. Therapeutic Ultrasound is one of the most common electrophysical modalities used by physicians in today’s technologically advanced nations, and has been for several decades. Its effectiveness has been enhanced over the years by studies which helped determine optimum techniques and patterns of application. A wide range of injuries have shown to be responsive to this popular, non‐invasive therapy. Treatment is administered directly which penetrates the tissues, increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, repairs damaged tissue, and dramatically speeds the healing process. Ultrasound treatment is used to:
When dealing with acute, subacute and chronic pain, electrical stimulation is not the first solution that comes to mind for many sufferers. Instead, it is very common for people to ignore reoccurring back, neck, and joint discomfort for years and temporarily alleviate symptoms with analgesic medications without seeing a chiropractor.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) used in rehabilitation as a natural pain reliever. It is used to reduce muscle spasms, reduce pain and swelling, strengthens muscle tone, increases cellular metabolism to speed up the healing process and strengthen muscles. Electric muscle stimulation mimics the body’s nervous system by sending safe, low frequency electrical pulses to the affected area, causing the muscle to contract and increasing temperature and blood circulation. The same natural process of the body to repair injuries works with EMS to relieve other common nervous system disorders, including constant headaches, numbness of limbs, and back pain. By utilizing and encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms, EMS and similar therapies can drastically reduce the dependence on medications and unnecessary surgeries and resolve the symptoms of underlying causes much quicker. Electrical muscle stimulation is used to:
Today, chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, inflammatory joint pain, osteoarthritis , diabetes, and heart disease have become so common that most people don’t remember what it’s like to be in excellent health. And if you’re not feeling your best, then you can’t be your best.
A lifetime of poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, inadequate sleep, stressful and hectic schedules and occupations are the path that leads us to become a statistic and not reach our full human potential. The solution seems so simple, and yet, the incidence of chronic illness is continuing to rise at an alarming rate.
This is why at Complete Spine and Wellness we believe in going the extra mile in educating our patients about lifestyle and nutrition. Our purpose is to provide our patients with safe, sensible nutritional therapies that are based in peer reviewed research and dietetic clinical guidelines. We provide specific nutritional programs to fit your needs and/or conditions such as joint support, weight control, rheumatoid/Fibromyalgia and athletic performance.
At Complete Spine and Wellness routinely advocates basic dietary modification and nutritional supplementation when indicated for your specific complaint and to promote a healthier lifestyle. We believe your vitamins, supplements and medical foods should meet the highest standards for research and quality manufacturing. This is why Complete Spine and Wellness uses Metagenics to meet your specific needs and to help you reach your best heath.
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