Decreased sense of pain and increased joint mobility
While being treated by a chiropractor often involves many different variations of conservative treatment, an adjustment is probably the most well known therapy that chiropractors provide. This joint manipulation occurs when a trained chiropractor applies a well-controlled force to a pre-determined joint of the body in a specific direction that the joint is restricted in. Adjustments can improve joint mobility, decrease pain, reduce muscle spasm, and provide a short term window for neuromuscular reeducation while pain is inhibited. At Lorain Injury Center, we understand how to tie in the adjustment with your condition and the role the adjustment has with soft tissue and rehab.
Improved sense of confidence in ability to move well and pain free.
Active and passive rehabilitation is used in addition to your care in our office after the doctor has made careful evaluations of the way you move. Once the doctor is able to identify areas of weakness or dysfunction that are likely leading to your symptoms, you will be lead through a series of movements in order to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility in the planes of motion that were found to be dysfunctional or painful. Why Us? We understand that true muscle or joint injury not only requires mobility but also stability.
Increase in range of motion, decrease inflammation, and reduce muscle spasms.
Massage therapy involves a therapist using their hands to apply pressure along muscle and fascial fibers. This can help in functional performance of the muscle tissue, lead to an increase in range of motion, decrease inflammation, and reduce muscle spasms. Why Us? We understand that soft tissue impacts bones and joints, and that complete healing types of treatment at the site of injury. In addition to mobilizing and adjusting joints, we address the soft tissue imbalances that may lead to prolongation of the pain and injury experience.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back or neck pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching a targeted area of the spine determined by your doctor. Utilizing a different angle of pull changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated discs may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.Spinal decompression can promote spinal elongation, through decreasing lordosis and increasing intervertebral space, to inhibit painful (nociceptive) impulses, improve mobility, decrease mechanical stress, reduce muscle spasm or spinal nerve root compression, and release adhesions around the zygapophyseal joint and the annulus fibrosus.
Acupuncture is a treatment that uses very thin steel needles inserted into the skin to stimulate specific points in the body. The goal is to relieve a health condition or symptom, such as pain. The practice comes from traditional Chinese medicine. Scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness for some conditions.
Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. It rarely is a standalone procedure. Rather, it often is part of a broader physical therapy approach incorporating other traditional physical therapy interventions into treatment.Research indicates that dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip and back pain.