While most people might attribute back pain as their reason for visiting a chiropractor, chiropractic care is so much more than that. At True Wellness Chiropractic Center in Kittanning, PA, we offer a range of services to heal the body in a variety of ways.
Chiropractic adjustments are the minor movement or manipulation of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place, whether as a result of normal daily activity or trauma such as a car accident. When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic impact, affecting everything from the muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
How Do Adjustments Work?
An adjustment involves a chiropractor utilizing their hands or an instrument to apply pressure and move vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. Adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level and performing as it was designed to.
Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage aids with the removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in the muscles and connective tissue within the body. Chiropractic massage is used to treat:
Muscle Spasms, Soft Tissue Injuries, Back Pain, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Sleep and Eating Disorders
This method is performed in-office and addresses injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, and most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, the ultrasound used by chiropractors is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to internally screen the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level, speeding up your road to recovery.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. A very small electrical current is sent to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. The body then releases natural relievers of pain known as endorphins.
To help the body deal with spasms, sprains, and issues related to soft tissues, a very low simulated frequency is put on the soft tissue. In addition to stimulating the body's natural healing method by helping to produce natural pain-killing endorphins, this therapy also helps with the release of strains, spasms, and soft tissue issues.
Microcurrent therapy works to help heal the body’s soft tissues and is an effective way to relieve pain within the body. The therapy utilizes very small amounts of current to produce signals that replicate those occurring in the body naturally. The current is very small and is almost unnoticeable to the patient.
Call Now With Questions
If you have questions about any of these services or our chiropractor, Dr. Barrett, feel free to call anytime during business hours. We look forward to helping you at True Wellness Chiropractic Center on the road to pain management.