Chiropractic Office In Ferndale MI Offer Many Different Treatments for Relief of Lower Back Pain
Ferndale Michigan Chiropractors Lowers Back Aches
Back pain relief is a priority at our chiropractic practice. We have developed many strategies which work in unison to help relieve your pain. The best therapy to relieve back pain will often depend on the origin of the anatomy causing the pain. Most patients with low back pain experience pain from more then one source such as the spinal disc, pinched nerve or jamming of the spinal joints.
The signal of pain can only be generated from the nerve tissue which is embedded in the anatomy which is damaged or irritated. Our Ferndale MI chiropractors attention will focus on the damaged tissue and from that point determine what therapy would be the most effective for the relief of your back pain. Some therapies we will use to decrease the inflammation while other therapies are used to reduce muscle spasms or block the painful nerve signal.
Muscle stimulation therapy is very beneficial for the relief of low back pain due to the multiple physiological effects. Muscle stimulation treatment is often used as a combined form of therapy for the relief of back pain. We often use muscle stimulation therapy to affect the pain signal by either reducing the signal or blocking the pain signal. The second method of relieving back pain using electrical muscle stimulation is to reduce the inflammation. Inflammation is the bodys repair process yet the damage cells cause a change in the tissue acidity and this stimulates pain. The combination of pulsed electrical muscle stimulation therapy along with proper pad placement can significantly help in the reduction of inflammation and therefore pain.
One of the most common and overlooked forms of back pain relief used in our Ferndale Michigan chiropractic office is a cryopack. The cold pack when used properly can be very effective in reducing the pain signal from back pain. A cold pack will have two physiological effects in reducing back pain. The two ways ice packs help in the reduction of pain are to reduce the transmission of the nerve or pain signal and to constrict the tissue thereby reducing inflammation. When the nerve conduction velocity is reduced the pain signal is reduced. Reducing the inflammatory response will decrease the irritants which cause the pain signal.
Our chiropractors in Ferndale Michigan yay apply inteferential current as the therapy of choice. Interferential current has been use for years on athletes for the reduction of nerve and muscle related pain. Placing the therapy pads at right angles is an important factor when applying this form of electrical current. It is the pattern of electrode placement and the type of current which is used that helps reduce back pain.
A distinct form of treatment to relieve back discomfort by our Ferndale MI chiropractors is peripheral neurological facilitation. This is a form of manual therapy which uses the nerves of the opposing muscle group to decrease in their signal intensity. Peripheral neurological facilitation treatment uses the opposing nerves and the natural reflexes of the body to decrease muscle tension and reduce pain. The nerves of opposing muscle groups will naturally relax when the opposite muscle group is contracted which is a natural process we use to help relieve pain. Peripheral neurological facilitation can be very helpful in reducing back pain especially when the pain is from a contracted muscle.