If you are experiencing neck pain, it's time to think about what you can do. In Breinigsville, PA, you can plan a visit to Dr. Daniel Crane at Crane Chiropractic. Dr. Crane will give your neck a thorough examination and determine what is causing the issue. You won't get medication to treat the symptoms, but you will get a personalized treatment plan to get to the root cause of your neck pain.
Chiropractic Adjustments using the Gonstead method
The difference between the Gonstead method of chiropractic spinal adjustment and other techniques is the length the chiropractor goes to determine where the area that needs adjustment is located. With the Gonstead method, you will be required to have an x-ray of your spine. This allows the area of misalignment to be pinpointed.
Adjustment with Impulse Instrument
Using an impulse instrument to perform the adjustment allows your chiropractor to use the gentle pressure from the instrument to precisely target the area that requires the adjustment. Less pressure is applied by the instrument than what is applied with the hands to get the same results. The instrument also targets a smaller area and is quicker, which allows the adjustment to happen before the patient can become tense.
This group of treatments for musculoskeletal pain is used in addition to exercise to help with pain in different parts of the body, including the neck. It can include things like laser therapy and myofascial release. Laser therapy uses light to trigger a biochemical reaction in the tissue below the skin and myofascial release applies targeted deep massage to trigger points where knots and adhesions have formed.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation is the use of small amounts of electric current to cause the muscles to contract. This stimulates the production of endorphins, which are a natural pain reliever and are helpful in the treatment of pain due to muscle spasms. It can be helpful if tight muscles in the upper back are pulling on the neck.
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to heat and vibrate the tissues, which reduces inflammation and pain. It helps the cells to regenerate more quickly, promoting healing.
Massage therapy works very well together with chiropractic treatments. Especially when your neck is stiff and sore, getting a massage can make it a lot more comfortable and provide a sense of well-being as well as lessen neck pain. Massage is good for the mind and the body and can help with your recovery as well as just make you feel good.
At Crane Chiropractic in Breinigsville, PA Dr. Crane provides a variety of therapy and treatments to help you make neck pain a thing of the past. Give our office a call today at 610-395-5828.