Physiotherapy modalities are a great adjunct to assist with spinal adjustments. At Tucker Chiropractic Center we implement the following physiotherapy modalities:
- Electric Muscle Stimulation
- Heat / Ice Applications
- Mechanical Traction Tables
- Linear Traction Devices
- Extension Traction Devices
These treatments can help ease pain levels, inflammation, and spasm. For example, electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the body in various locations it can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The settings can be modified to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing. These electric currents also help block pain signals. Home TENS units are also available for home usage. Some of the traction devices can also aid in postural/structural correction when combined with mirror image spinal adjustments and exercise. Other traction devices can alleviate compression on the nerve by taking pressure off the joint and disc.
For convenience we also have x-ray’s taken on the premises, with our digital high frequency unit which is safer than standard units. When warranted appropriate medical referrals are made.