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Different Treatments Chiropractic Care Offers


Chiropractors are quite varied in the tools that many of them are able to apply to relieving your pain and restoring your health. They really have moved into the realm of modern tools, and many of them would surprise most people.

The most common treatment is probably the traditional one, and that is treatment for back pain caused by a misalignment of the spine. This is often remedied by applying manual pressure on the spot. Instead of a manual application, a tool called an activator device may be used as a substitute. It applies a sudden small force to realign the vertebrae without causing any injury. Another tool is a traction table. This is also used to help realign the spine. The patient lies on the table face down and then a combination of manual force, along with traction, is used to bring about the desired realignment.

Some chiropractors will also use lasers. These will provide relaxation of the muscles. Some lasers can penetrate the body to about four inches to provide deep muscle relief. They also help to create vasodilatation, which enables cells to get more oxygen. They are also used to pull inflammation and edema out of the area. Although the use of therapeutic lasers has no known side effects, people who are taking light sensitive medications or who have taken steroids in the previous seven days should not get laser treatment.

Chiropractors may also use electrical muscle stimulation devices. This applies a small electrical current right at the place where there is tension and pain. It can help quick relief to areas of tightness of the muscles, and spasms. The current causes the muscles to contract involuntarily, which often helps them relax, resulting in fast relief.

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