Neck and spine pain can affect your mobility and impact your quality of life. It can keep you from doing the things you enjoy but more than that, it can affect your range of motion. You may experience difficulty walking, bending, stooping, and standing from a sitting position.
Many doctors choose to treat neck and back pain with medications and in some cases, surgery. Pain medications can have undesirable side effects such as nausea, dizziness, confusion, lethargy, and some people may experience serious side effects. Surgery can be very invasive and leave you with serious downtime and effects that can follow you for the rest of your life.
At Sandstone Chiropractic, we have several drug free, non-invasive treatments for neck and back pain. They may also work for you.
Chiropractic care is well known for treating back pain, but you might be surprised to learn that it is actually beneficial for a number of health conditions. Many patients report improved mobility after the first session!
During a session the chiropractor will gently manipulate your spine and neck, feeling for misalignment and other issues. Then he or she will begin to correct those problems with gentle manipulation of the spine. Most patients say they never experience any pain from the treatments. Quite often the pain subsides or even goes away completely.
One treatment your chiropractor may use for you is spinal decompression. This is done using a computerized traction device that slowly takes pressure off the spine, discs, and nerves. The patient lies on a special chair in a comfortable position. They are fully supported under their neck, arms, knees, and feet.
The chair slowly begins to flex to one side, gently stretching the spine to a preprogrammed amount. It holds for a few seconds then returns to the center. Depending on how it is programmed, it will either flex to the same side or to the other side. A treatment lasts about 20 minutes. This treatment promotes healing in discs and nerves which can decrease pain while increasing mobility.
Rapid Release Technology
The rapid release technology is another greatly beneficial treatment that your chiropractor may use. It uses a high-frequency massage tool to gently work your muscles and soft tissue wherever you need it. It is a very gentle, relaxing treatment but it does much more than just work out the kinks in your neck and back.
RRT provides the equivalent of a 30-minute massage but takes just three to five minutes. It is very good for breaking down scar tissue and it helps calm muscle spasms. This can help with both pain and mobility for many patients.
You may not think of cold to help with pain in your neck or back, but the truth is, cold is highly effective for reducing inflammation. CryoFos is a device that delivers cold shock therapy to your muscles. It uses a contactless device that cools the skin to the point of almost freezing but don’t worry, it has safety features in place to keep it from dropping to too cold. It is perfectly safe, and many patients find it very enjoyable.
CryoFos is remarkably effective for reducing inflammation which can reduce pain and give you better mobility.
Class 4 Laser
If you’ve never tried laser therapy for your back and neck pain, you might want to consider it. At Sandstone Chiropractic we use a Class 4 Laser to help promote the healing process. This treatment helps the body to heal as much as 3 to 4 times quicker than without treatment. It is pain-free and most patients don’t even feel it. You just lay there and let it do its job.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
PEMF is another treatment that can facilitate faster healing. The patient sits in a special chair with the device over the problem area. It emits electromagnetic pulses that recharge your cells and improve blood flow. It is a completely painless and safe way to manage your pain and regain your mobility and range of motion.
Don’t suffer from neck and back pain! Let us help you regain mobility and better manage your pain. Call Sandstone Chiropractic today or schedule your appointment online. This could be the change you need to reclaim your quality of life.