Chiropractic Practice In Macomb Township MI Offer A Variety of Methods for Treatment of Pain in the Back
Macomb Township Michigan Chiropractor Relieves Back Discomfort
Our chiropractors spend countless hours studying the latest and most effective methods to relieve low back pain. 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. Probably the single greatest anatomy involved in pain from the lower back is the inter spinal facets joints.
Back pain can be attributed to several tissues however the pain itself is typically form direct nerve damage in the tissue or inflammation of the tissue. Our Macomb Township MI chiropractors strategy will first be to understand what anatomy is involved in the lesion. The therapy which proves to be most effective is the therapy which effects the anatomy and origin of the pain.
One of the more effective forms of treatment for the relief of back pain is a therapy called muscle stimulation. Muscle stimulation therapy can be used to relieve back pain in a variety of ways. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy is often use to minimize the pain signal emanating from the lower back. Inflammation is often one of the factors causing back pain and the therapy electrical muscle stimulation can be modified to reduce the inflammation and therefore the pain signal. Inflammation cause pain by changing the acidity of the intracellular fluid which stimulates the pain receptors. By using the pulsing action of the electrical muscle stimulation therapy pads we can essentially pump the tissue to reduce the inflammation and therefore back pain.
Another therapy used in our Macomb Township Michigan chiropractic practice is a cold pack. Applying a cold pack wrapped in a luke warm cloth and applied over the painful area for twenty to thirty minutes is effective for the reduction of pain and inflammation The ice pack or cold pack has two benefits in minimizing low 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. By reducing the nerve conduction velocity it helps to reduce the pain signal. By reducing the inflammation it helps decrease the fluid in the tissues which are irritants to the nerves causing back pain.
Our chiropractors in Macomb Township MI may want to apply a treatment called interferential current. Interferential current is a form of electrical current with a modified frequency which has shown to reduce the pain signal. 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 very special form of treatment to relieve back aches by our Macomb Township 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. The principle of peripheral neurological facilitation is when the body contracts one muscle it reduces the signal sent to the opposing muscle group. The reason for this is so the opposing muscle group is not contracting at the same time which will cause an injury. Peripheral neurological facilitation is especially effective in reducing back pain when the pain is from a contracted or spastic muscle.
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