In this blog from Kinetic Spine & Sports, we explain 4 chiropractic techniques for anyone seeking the best mode of treatment for chronic pain or sports injuries.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Approximately 70 million adults in the United States deal with some type of chronic pain. Chiropractic care is a form of complementary medicine based on the idea that your body can heal itself with the help of specific hands-on manipulations from a trained professional. These manipulations help realign your joints and can potentially lead to pain relief. Kinetic Spine & Sports in Weddington, NC offers several effective, innovative, and safe chiropractic techniques including:
- Active Release Technique
- Flexion Distraction Therapy
- Mechanically Assisted Adjusting Techniques
How Can Active Release Technique Help Relieve Your Pain?
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue massage technique that treats problems related to overused muscles resulting from injury or chronic pain. The patient actively moves the affected muscles, ligaments, and structures while the therapist maintains contact with the direct area. Maintaining this contact allows the therapist to feel the structure as it moves and effectively treats restricted areas to relieve pain.
Why Should You Consider Flexion Distraction Therapy?
If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may have heard of flexion-distraction therapy. This form of chiropractic manipulation is a safe and effective way to treat many common back conditions. Flexion-distraction therapy works by widening the disc space opening to decrease overall pressure in the discs. This technique stimulates the healing of disc herniations while increasing the range of motion in the spine for drastic pain relief. The flexion-distraction technique is a gentle spinal manipulation that is often used after spinal surgery or for those with bone-weakening conditions such as osteoporosis and traumatic injuries to the spine. This technique works best when regular visits, at least twice a week, are made to maintain long-lasting effects.
Why Should I See A Chiropractor For Orthotics?
Orthotics are devices designed to restore your normal foot function. Many issues such as heel pain, knee pain, and lower back pain can be caused by poor foot function. Orthotics realign the foot and bones in the ankle to their natural position, which helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. Most people go to a podiatrist to have orthotics fitted, but chiropractors treat the whole body and can determine how the use of orthotics can complement other foot treatments. Specific exercises to strengthen the supportive musculature will also be recommended.
Consider That Mechanically Assisted Adjusting Techniques Can Alleviate Your Pain
Two of our most popular powered adjusting procedures are the VibraCussor and Arthrostim. The VibraCussor produces an up-and-down motion to create comfortable compression waves that travel through the body’s deepest connective tissues. This powered technique enables the doctor to free up entanglements without the need for heavy forces and minimizes soreness after an athletic event. The Arthrostim Instrument can deliver a rapid and gentle series of recoiling thrusts per second, which works with the natural feedback cycle of the nervous system. The results are an extremely comfortable and effective adjustment. This dynamic combination allows for a wide range of conditions that can be managed more comfortably by the practitioner for better access to problem areas.
Which Of These 4 Chiropractic Techniques Is Best For Me?
Different techniques are used in different situations, but many can be combined for a more complete patient treatment plan. When you come to see Dr. Danieley, he will discuss with you your lifestyle, habits, conditions, illnesses, and health complaints. He will then take that information and create a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that is tailored just for you. So if you’re in need of a chiropractor, be sure to come see us! Call 704-849-0344 to determine what method of treatment is best for you. We are dedicated to the relief of pain, restoration of health, and enhancement of human performance.