Doctor of Chiropractic In Downtown Tampa FL Feature Multiple Methods for the Ease of Pain in the Back
Relief for back pain is a major focus of our chiropractic office. Over the years we have learned through practical application which therapies are the most effective in relieving specific types of back pain. Prior to the application of therapy to relieve back pain an understanding of the tissue causing the pain is necessary. Muscle pain resulting from tension or spasms is often a complicating factor of low back pain.
A complete understanding of the origin of the nerves and the types of tissue damage is essential to the relief of low back pain. Our Downtown Tampa Florida chiropractors attention will focus on the damaged tissue and from that point determine what therapy would be the most effective for the relief of your 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. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy has many applications for the use of relieving low back pain. We often use muscle stimulation therapy to affect the pain signal by either reducing the signal or blocking the pain signal. The second method of relieving back pain using electrical muscle stimulation is to reduce the inflammation. Inflammation is the bodys repair process yet the damage cells cause a change in the tissue acidity and this stimulates pain. Using the pulsed mode of delivery on the muscle stimulation therapy aids in reducing inflammation.
A therapy often overlooked which is very beneficial and used in our Downtown Tampa FL chiropractic practice is a ice pack. Applying a cold pack wrapped in a luke warm cloth and applied over the painful area for twenty to thirty minutes is effective for the reduction of pain and inflammation A cold pack will have two physiological effects in reducing back pain. The two ways ice packs help in the reduction of pain are to reduce the transmission of the nerve or pain signal and to constrict the tissue thereby reducing inflammation. When the nerve conduction velocity is reduced the pain signal is reduced. When the inflammation of back pain is reduced the pain signal is reduced relieving back pain.
Our chiropractors in Downtown Tampa FL also may use a therapy called interferential current. Interferential current is a form of electrical current with a modified frequency which has shown to reduce the pain signal. The mild form of current that is used with the interferential current is applied to the painful area in a square crossing pattern. When using interferential current it is important to using the pad placement and modified current as a concurrent method of low back pain relief.
A unique form of treatment to relieve back and leg pain by our Downtown Tampa FL chiropractors is peripheral neurological facilitation. This is a form of manual therapy which uses the nerves of the opposing muscle group to decrease in their signal intensity. Peripheral neurological facilitation treatment uses the opposing nerves and the natural reflexes of the body to decrease muscle tension and reduce pain. The reason for this is so the opposing muscle group is not contracting at the same time which will cause an injury. Peripheral neurological facilitation can be very helpful in reducing back pain especially when the pain is from a contracted muscle.