Laser Therapy is a breakthrough pain relief therapy. Clinical study results show it’s 93% effective in decreasing pain. It has been shown to be helpful in alleviating back pain, stiff neck/shoulder, hip, knee/foot pain, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tennis/golf elbow, sciatica and more.
Intersegmental Traction (IST Table)
The Intersegmental Traction Table is therapy table that uses a gentle rolling motion to stretch the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs of the spine and to increases mobility.
It increases circulation in the spinal joints, so they process nutrients and waste products more effectively.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Often referred to as “muscle stim,” the therapy involves low levels of electrical impulses delivered to the injured and painful tissues to reduce pain and speed healing. Often described by patients as a pleasant, “tingling” sensation, or “electrical massage,” these impulses stimulate the body to release natural pain relievers, called endorphins.
These endorphins reduce pain and inflammation, thereby promoting faster healing of the injured tissues. This therapy is often used to treat acute or chronic pain, as well as strains or sprains of the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the spine and extremities.
Ice therapy or cryotherapy is often thought of as the therapy of choice for acute injuries. The application of ice over any painful tissue is usually effective at any stage of an injury. It works by constricting blood flow to the tissue, thereby reducing swelling, pain, and muscular spasms. It is very important to use ice correctly. It should be used for a maximum of 20 minutes but may be applied each hour. Additionally, it is important that you do not apply the ice directly to the skin. Instead, wrap the ice pack in a paper towel or thin damp cloth prior to applying to the injured area.
The use of heat is effective in treating conditions that are more chronic in nature. It is not recommended that heat be used within the first few days or weeks of a new injury, especially when any signs of swelling are present. The best forms of heat are in the form of a warm bath/shower or a moist heating pad. As with ice therapy, apply the heat for a maximum of 20 minutes per hour. Never go to sleep with a heating pad, as this can result in increased pain and tissue damage.