Chiropractor In Downtown Tampa FL Suggest Numerous Solutions for Reduction of Lower Back Pain
Our chiropractors spend countless hours studying the latest and most effective methods to relieve low back pain. Over the years we have learned through practical application which therapies are the most effective in relieving specific types of back pain. Our chiropractors have found the first step to effectively reliving back pain is a through understanding of the what is causing the low back pain. One of the single greatest factors which cause back pain is an injury to the disc.
Back pain can be attributed to several tissues however the pain itself is typically form direct nerve damage in the tissue or inflammation of the tissue. Our Downtown Tampa Florida chiropractors attention will be directed to finding the anatomy which is involved in creating the back pain. We may use several therapies in conjunction to relieve your back pain depending on the number of physiological process involved.
One of the most common therapies our chiropractors in Downtown Tampa FL use to relieve back pain is call electrical muscle stimulation therapy or EMS. Muscle stimulation treatment is often used as a combined form of therapy for the relief of back pain. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy is often use to minimize the pain signal emanating from the lower back. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy has the added benefit of acting like a mechanical pump thereby reducing the inflammation and pain stimulus. Inflammation cause pain by changing the acidity of the intracellular fluid which stimulates the pain receptors. The pads of the electrical muscle stimulation therapy can be placed as such that when the current is applied the fluid in the cells is essentially washed away.
One of our secret weapons for the relief of back pain in our Downtown Tampa Florida chiropractic office is a ice pack. The cold pack when used properly can be very effective in reducing the pain signal from back pain. The cold pack wrapped in a moist cloth has two important properties which aid in the reduction of pain and inflammation. First is the reduction of the nerve conduction velocity and second cold packs decrease inflammation. By reducing the nerve conduction velocity it helps to reduce the pain signal. When the inflammation of back pain is reduced the pain signal is reduced relieving back pain.
Our chiropractors in Downtown Tampa Florida may want to apply a treatment called interferential current. Interferential current is a form of electrical current with a modified frequency which has shown to reduce the pain signal. The pad placement is an important factor when using this type of therapy for back pain relief. It is the pattern of electrode placement and the type of current which is used that helps reduce back pain.
A unique form of therapy to relieve back problems by our Downtown Tampa Florida chiropractors is peripheral neurological facilitation. This type of therapy uses the nervous systems against itself for the reduction of back pain The principle of peripheral neurological facilitation is when the body contracts one muscle it reduces the signal sent to the opposing muscle group. The nerves of opposing muscle groups will naturally relax when the opposite muscle group is contracted which is a natural process we use to help relieve pain. Peripheral neurological facilitation can be very helpful in reducing back pain especially when the pain is from a contracted muscle.