Physiotherapy modalities and electrotherapy are commonly used in the treatment of many patients experiencing back, neck, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems. In order to properly address our patients' ailments, Arnold Chiropractic utilizes the latest chiropractic techniques and technology to determine the most effective therapeutic procedures for your unique condition.
Below are some of the most frequently prescribed electrotherapy and physiotherapy modalities:
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy is a safe method of dealing with a wide range of common soft tissue injuries and skeletal conditions. The outcome of low-level laser therapy depends upon a particular range of wavelengths which accelerate the healing process by increasing the production of cellular energy and metabolism. By aiding cellular function, low-level laser therapy enables better healing and pain relief.
Muscle stimulation therapy administers low volt electrical pulses to specific areas of the body in order to stimulate motor nerves to cause muscle contractions, pain relief and/or to reduce inflammation. Electrical muscle stimulation is often used to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy.
A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, more commonly referred to as a TENS unit, is a small, battery-powered, portable muscle and nerve stimulation machine that can be used at home to help control pain. A TENS unit is often times recommended to assist in reducing neuropathic pain, but is not suggested for those with chronic pain.
Ultrasound therapy uses high energy sound waves to reduce muscles and joint pain. When these high energy sound waves are released from the head of an ultrasound machine and applied to soft tissues and joints, they facilitate increased blood flow and decreased swelling, pain, stiffness and spasms.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Depending upon the severity of your condition, both ice and heat can reduce pain or the inflammation of injured muscles and nerves. Cold therapy is often the best immediate treatment for recent injuries. It helps reduce swelling and control pain immediately. Unlike cold therapy, heat therapy is generally used for those with chronic pain from previous injuries. Heat therapy not only reduces the patients' pain, but it also relaxes the sore, stiff muscles and/or joints and increases circulation.
Reduce pain and increase your range of motion. Contact Arnold Chiropractic at direct phone to schedule your chiropractic consultation today.