Doctor Andy Chiropractic
Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument (activator) to apply a controlled, sudden force to your spinal joint. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to balance structural alignment to your spine and improve your body's physical function.
HydroMassage is most commonly used for 8-10 minutes prior to an adjustment or spinal decompression to help with muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension.
HydroMassage water massage is an alternative form of massage therapy that temporarily helps to:
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation is a therapy where electrodes are placed on the skin that send light electrical pulses to different areas of the body with the purpose of reducing inflammation and increasing muscle relaxation thereby temporary relieving pain.
How does Ultrasound work and how does it help?
Ultrasound therapy treatment that has been used since the 1940's. The application of ultrasound utilizes a probe or wand which is placed into direct contact with the skin of the affected area.
Ultrasound gel is used on the surface of the skin to help reduce friction and improve the transmission of the ultra-sonic waves. As these sound waves pass through the skin they cause a vibration of the local tissues which results in a local heating effect. The patient though will normally feel no heat during the application. The intensity of the ultrasound shall be adjusted depending on the desired effect and the treatment needed.
Ultrasound has been shown to cause increased :
Local blood flow
Scar tissue breakdown
This increase in local blood flow can help :
Reduce local swelling
Reduce chronic inflammation
May promote bone fracture healing
Doctor Andy Chiropractic offers patients the Spinalator, which is a relaxing therapy and also known as intersegmental traction. This traction device provides muscle spasm relief, induces motion in the spine, and provides a gentle massage of the entire spine. It is used to improve disc hydration, facet joint motion, and reduce tight muscle spasms.