We feel very strongly that chiropractic treatment offers opportunities for pain reduction for many of our patients. That is why we consider chiropractic care to be an important part of the multi-dimensional care options we provide.
Many of our patients are curious about chiropractic treatment and want to know what it is and what chiropractic treatment can offer.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to provide relief and comfort, as well as to educate patients on better ways to care for their bodies, preventing further injury and pain. Furthermore, chiropractic treatment is safe and non-invasive.
The most important part of our care at Michigan Spine and Pain is our initial set of visits with you, when we as a health care team determine a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Based upon that plan, we may determine that you would benefit from chiropractic treatment. Certain conditions are not appropriate for chiropractic treatment. Patients with cancer and those who take blood thinning medications may not be be candidates for chiropractic therapy.
Chiropractic adjustment, manipulation and therapy have been found to be highly effective complementary treatments for:
- back pain
- neck pain
Our chiropractor uses these primary tools to aid in your rehabilitation and recover, as well as pain reduction:
Chiropractic Adjustment and Manipulation consists of manual therapy, performed by hand to the spinal joints or other articulations of the body, including the back,neck, ribs and extremities. Adjustments may also be rendered using the advanced Impulse Adjusting instrument. Chiropractic adjustment is designed to relieve pain, diminish muscle spasms, restore joint function, increase mobility and increase range of motion.
Disc Compression/Flexion Distraction/Cox Therapy/Traction are related manipulation treatments that are utilized to decompress spinal joints and discs. We use specialized equipment to coordinate hands on treatment with decompression traction to the spine. These techniques are used for treatment of disc problems, facet joint syndrome, lumbar stenosis, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.
Massage Therapy/Trigger Point Therapy/Myofascial Release, Active Release Technique: These hands-on techniques are applied to areas of muscular pain and tension. They are used to help mobilize the soft tissues and adhesions, and include deep pressure and stretching procedures applied to sensitive points that are commonly found in the muscles.
Joint Mobilization Therapy: This therapy involves a deep stretching movement applied to the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and discs. These treatments work to restore mobility, range of motion, relax tight muscles, and help limit disability and pain.
McKenzie Technique: This patient education regimen includes teaching patients back care basics, correct posture principles and specialized stretching and exercises to help prevent and care for neck and back-related pain. Through individualized instruction patients learn ways to apply self-care treatments at home to help facilitate their rehabilitation and recovery.
Spinal Core Stabilization: These are exercises and stretches, prescribed to help strengthen the muscles that support the spine for improved control of body movements. Stabilization exercise works to help relieve pain, improve flexibility and limit the chance for re-injury and further bouts of pain.