Chiropractors Ferndale Michigan Supply Several Treatments for Elimination of Back Aches
Ferndale Michigan Doctor of Chiropractic Lowers Back Discomfort
We take extra pride in helping patients relieve their 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 Ferndale MI chiropractors attention will be directed to finding the anatomy which is involved in creating the back pain. On many occasions we will employ two or more therapies to attack two different origins of back pain.
One of the more effective forms of treatment for the relief of back pain is a therapy called muscle stimulation. Muscle stimulation therapy is used for a variety of conditions on our office due to the variety of effects. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy is often use to minimize the pain signal emanating from the lower back. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy has the added benefit of acting like a mechanical pump thereby reducing the inflammation and pain stimulus. The reason pain results from inflammation is when the cells are damged the intracellular fluid increases the acidity and irritates the nerve endings. The combination of pulsed electrical muscle stimulation therapy along with proper pad placement can significantly help in the reduction of inflammation and therefore pain.
A therapy often overlooked which is very beneficial and used in our Ferndale MI chiropractic practice is a ice pack. The cold pack when used properly can be very effective in reducing the pain signal from back pain. Ice packs when used properly can be very beneficial to the reduction of pain and inflammation in two very different ways. 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. Reducing the inflammatory response will decrease the irritants which cause the pain signal.
Our chiropractors in Ferndale Michigan 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. The mild form of current that is used with the interferential current is applied to the painful area in a square crossing pattern. It is the pattern of electrode placement and the type of current which is used that helps reduce back pain.
A different form of treatment to relieve back problems by our Ferndale MI chiropractors is peripheral neurological facilitation. This is a manual form of treatment which uses the nervous system reflexes to inhibit the pain signal 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 when used in associations with other forms of therapy can be extra beneficial for the reduction of low back pain and related muscle tension.
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