Spine & Muscle Therapies in Charlotte, NC
Specialty Treatments for Muscle & Back Pain
Our doctors and staff desire to help you reach your optimal health in a drug-free manner, as well as give you the power and knowledge to continue feeling your best. The most common method for doing this is done by the spinal adjustment, a technique your chiropractor is the most highly trained professional to perform. All of the Keith Clinic doctors are trained to detect, assess, and repair spinal subluxations (misalignments of the spine and joints). Our doctors know that an adjustment alone often won’t help repair the damaged areas of your body, and that is why we also use a wide variety of therapies to assist in your recovery.
Therapies Provided at Keith Clinic
Here are just a few of the non-invasive, drug-free therapies we utilize at the Keith Clinic.
Massage therapy helps alleviate neck and back pain and improve range of motion. By promoting tissue regeneration through massage, scar tissue formation can be reduced, leading to increased joint flexibility. Massage therapy has also been reported to reduce muscle spasms, improve circulation, and release endorphins—the body’s natural painkiller.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries. Sound vibrations help to push out inflammation from the damaged tissue, as well as help to break up adhesions and scar tissue to improve mobility.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is a therapeutic treatment that transmits electrical impulses into muscle tissue. EMS stimulates the body to release its own natural pain killers, aka: endorphins. Also, EMS stimulates the muscle tissue to help re-educate the damaged muscle how to contract properly.
Traction helps to gently and effectively reestablish normal range of motion to the spine. When the spine’s muscles are traumatized or negatively impacted from lost circulation due to accident or injury, spasms occur. The traction table carefully elongates the muscles of your spine in a comfortable, even manner and allows normal joint motion, circulation and mobility to return.
Cold Laser Therapy
For inflammation, laser therapy causes the smaller arteries of the body to increase in size, which is called vasodilation. Vasodilation allows inflammation, swelling, and edema to be cleared away from injury sites more effectively. Similar to Diapulse™, the increased flow carries much needed blood to help repair damaged tissue.
Electro-magnetic energy is directed towards an area of injury. The directed energy aligns the blood cells in a formation that allows the cells to enter into more narrow areas that normally do not receive ample blood supply. With increased blood supply, regeneration of damaged tissues is improved significantly.
Cold packs are used to reduce the temperature of the tissues directly below the skin. Surface cooling constricts blood vessels, numbs painful areas, and helps relax muscle spasms. Cold temperatures reduce nerve transmission of painful symptoms and provide temporary relief. Cooling affected tissues is effective in reducing and preventing swelling after an injury.
Moist heat is used to help raise the temperature of the soft tissues directly below the skin. Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and can temporarily relieve painful symptoms.
Working Together for the Best You
Together, chiropractic adjustments and these therapies can help you get back to good health.
To help you stay in good health, check out our video library showing exercises, proper stretching techniques, and nutritional advice to keep your body balanced and living with less pain. Our doctors and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you reach your health goals and stay pain free.