When most people think about chiropractic care, they think of standard manual spinal manipulations performed by a chiropractor. However, this is just one means by which chiropractors can help realign the spine and the rest of the skeletal system, and help you to reduce your daily aches and pains and feel happier and healthier. Get to know some of the chiropractic supplies and techniques that can be used in your chiropractic care to improve and diversify your treatments. That way, you will be able to talk to your chiropractor about these alternative techniques and how they might benefit you.
A Spinal Decompression System
When a person has a herniated or degenerated disc, they are often in a high amount of excruciating pain. Previously, the only treatment protocol available in such cases was spinal surgery, a procedure that can carry numerous risks and have a long recovery time.
However, with the introduction of spinal decompression systems, surgery can be avoided in many cases. These decompression machines will stretch the spine gently. This reduces pressure on the discs of the spine and is a treatment that reduces pain in patients suffering from disc problems.
This treatment is considered to be safe and virtually painless, making it one of the best options for treatment for herniated discs. Spinal decompression occurs in stages and therefore requires several treatments to be completely effective.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is another innovative way that chiropractors can treat patients without manual spinal manipulations. Using cold laser therapy, your chiropractor uses a small handheld device which they place over areas of your spine that are injured or causing you chronic pain.
Light energy that does not carry thermal heat is transmitted from the device through the layers of your skin. It is absorbed by the underlying cells stimulating them to heal faster, repairing tissue damage that may otherwise occur slowly. Cold laser therapy in chiropractic care is often used to treat generalized back pain, tendonitis, and pain due to arthritis.
Cold laser therapy often requires several sessions to be effective. While treatments using cold lasers often last only a few minutes, these repeated treatments alone may be undesirable to patients experiencing extreme pain, but may be effective in conjunction with other treatment protocols.
As you can see, there are alternative techniques available for use in chiropractic care. By using these alternative techniques along with the necessary chiropractic supplies, your chiropractor can provide you with advances and innovative treatments for various spinal and back conditions.Share
13 April 2015
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