When a joint is not moving correctly, we often utilize chiropractic manipulation of an adjustment to restore function and motion into the joint. This technique frequently uses light pressure and sometimes a gentle thrust sometimes accompanied by a pop or cracking sound. Not to worry, this is not your bones moving or breaking, it is simply a release of nitrogen gas from the joint. Manipulation or adjustments have been proven to be beneficial in many different conditions including: back pain, neck pain, headaches, ankle sprains, disc herniations, etc.
Our class III laser is the only laser to receive FDA Market Clearance for treatment of low back pain. But that is not all that this laser can do. Our Erchonia laser is the most evidence based laser with peer-reviewed research showing the benefits of reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow decreasing pain, improving range of motion and expediting tissue healing. For more information, http://www.erchonia.com/laser-applications.
Muscle Release Technique
An active form of soft tissue therapy designed to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia that often result from overuse. Muscle Release Technique can help alleviate symptoms of headaches, back pain, arm pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and many more.
Made popular by Michael Phelps in the 2016 Olympics. Cupping draws blood to the area to promote healing, loosens muscles, and reduces pain signals in the area. It is an ancient Chinese healing practice that we at Premier often add a modern spin. We will sometimes add motion to cupping which is a great way to maximize these great benefits.
Kinesiology taping with Rocktape
Kinesiology tape is used for several reasons. Our favorite is to help give proprioception to the brain to help stabilize a joint. This allows a joint to be stabilized by using your own muscles and not rely on a brace. This tape has a stretch component to it which allows you to not lose any range of motion while it is applied. Kinesio tape also helps lift the skin which promotes more blood flow to the area to help decrease inflammation and muscle spasms.
After out of the acute pain phase, exercises are important to incorporate into a weekly routine so that pain and function remain omptimal. We give advice as to which exercises should be performed and which should be avoided due to your condition.
Electric Muscle Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound
Non-painful modalities that can help temporarily block pain signals and stop muscle spasms.