Chiropractors Ferndale Michigan Offer Numerous Strategies for Relief of Lumbar Pain
Ferndale MI Chiropractic Takes away Lumbar Pain
Relief for back pain is a major focus of our chiropractic office. Over the years we have learned through practical application which therapies are the most effective in relieving specific types of back 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.
None of the structures in the low back stimulate a pain signal, it is the pain fibers within the tissue which produce the pain signal. Our Ferndale Michigan chiropractors attention will be directed to finding the anatomy which is involved in creating the back pain. The therapy which proves to be most effective is the therapy which effects the anatomy and origin of the pain.
One of the most common therapies our chiropractors in Ferndale Michigan use to relieve back pain is call electrical muscle stimulation therapy or EMS. Muscle stimulation therapy can be used to relieve back pain in a variety of ways. First it can be used as a nerve block to reduce or block the nerve signal. Another benefit to using muscle stimulation therapy for the relief of back pain is for reducing inflammation. Inflammation and the inflammatory process will naturally cause in imbalance in the intracellular fluid irritating the pain receptors of the nerves. 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.
There is a common household product we use in our Ferndale MI chiropractic practice is a cryopack. 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 A cold pack will have two physiological effects in reducing back pain. Ice packs help relieve back pain by decreasing the pain signal and constricting the vessels resulting in diminished inflammation. When the nerve conduction velocity is reduced the pain signal is reduced. Controlling inflammation is vital to minimizing pain and starting the healing process.
Our chiropractors in Ferndale Michigan may also Consider using 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. The pad placement is an important factor when using this type of therapy for back pain relief. It is the pattern of electrode placement and the type of current which is used that helps reduce back pain.
A amazing form of therapy to relieve lower back pain by our Ferndale Michigan 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. This form of treatment is a method of tricking the nervous system into relaxing and thereby reducing the pain signal. 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.