The treatment strategy we design for you will be unique to your particular problem. It may include one or more of the following approaches, and may include referral to another health professional, such as a medical specialist, if deemed appropriate. Treatment will be directed at those primary dysfunctions that were detected during the examination.
The most common treatments are:
Muscle Relaxation And Stimulation
These procedures consist of gentle stretches of muscles with excessive tension, or repeated contractions of weak muscles. Gentle finger pressure techniques may be applied to trigger points to relieve the pain. A massage therapist is available should your muscle problem need more extensive work before relief is present.
Exercises designed to train your nervous system to better coordinate and control movement patterns in which your body engages during routine activities. They are also designed to improve the ability of your back, neck and shoulder muscles to maintain the stability of your spine.
Also called adjustments, consist of gently moving the involved joint into the direction in which it is restricted. This may involve the application of a short, quick movement in that direction or a slow repeated mobilising motion. An active approach that focuses on improving function in order to accelerate healing and prevent recurring injury.
Rehabilitative exercises are used to achieve lasting pain relief through two mechanisms.
- they aid in tissue healing, recovery and to decrease pain.
- reconditioning exercises improve function and stability.
Restoring function to the ‘key link’ responsible for your pain or activity limitations.
Most therapeutic exercise focus on strengthening your ‘deep’ muscles, that control and guide movement. In contrast, traditional exercises emphasise the ‘superficial’ muscles that produce power.
Workplace And Lifestyle Advice
Addresses factors in your work, home or recreational activities that perpetuate the dysfunction that lead to pain. There are classes on how to care for you spine and which exercises are right for you.
Manual Therapy And Manipulation
Treatment techniques that have been shown to be among the most effective for relief of spine related pain. Chiropractors are neuro-musculo-skeletal specialists. Therefore, any disorder that involves joints, muscles, discs, or nerves can potentially be appropriately addressed by a chiropractor. A more active approach focusing on improving the function of the painful area can accelerate healing and prevent recurring pain.
Exercise help with tissue healing and recovery. Therapeutic and reconditioning exercises improve the function and stability of painful tissues, and are designed to enhance the overall ability of your body to engage in everyday activities and prevent future problems.
Education provides strategies to overcome pain, and training in ways to reduce strain or risk of injury in the future.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, arm or leg pain
- Poor posture or posture related problems
- Work related injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle tightness, weakness or imbalances
- Whiplash injuries
- Pregnancy related lower back or leg pain