Doctor of Chiropractic In Downtown Tampa Florida Recommend Many Different Solutions for Reduction of Pain in the Back
Relief for back pain is a major focus of our chiropractic office. On occasion our chiropractic office will employ multiple forms of treatments which work together in relieving back pain. The treatments to relieve back pain will focus on several factors which cause back pain. One of the single greatest factors which cause back pain is an injury to the disc.
None of the structures in the low back stimulate a pain signal, it is the pain fibers within the tissue which produce the pain signal. Our Downtown Tampa Florida chiropractors strategy will first be to understand what anatomy is involved in the lesion. 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 Florida 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. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy is often use to minimize the pain signal emanating from the lower back. Another benefit to using muscle stimulation therapy for the relief of back pain is for reducing inflammation. The reason pain results from inflammation is when the cells are damged the intracellular fluid increases the acidity and irritates the nerve endings. 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.
A therapy often overlooked which is very beneficial and used in our Downtown Tampa Florida chiropractic practice is a ice pack. The cold pack when used properly can be very effective in reducing the pain signal from back pain. 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. By reducing the transmission of the nerve, the pain signal is minimized and therefore the patient has a reduction in back pain. When the inflammation of back pain is reduced the pain signal is reduced relieving back pain.
Our chiropractors in Downtown Tampa FL yay apply inteferential current as the therapy of choice. Interferential current has been use for years on athletes for the reduction of nerve and muscle related pain. The mild form of current that is used with the interferential current is applied to the painful area in a square crossing pattern. It is the pattern of electrode placement and the type of current which is used that helps reduce back pain.
A distinctive form of therapy to relieve sciatica 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. This form of therapy uses the body’s own defense mechanisms against itself to help the body heal itself. Peripheral neurological facilitation can be very helpful in reducing back pain especially when the pain is from a contracted muscle.