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Therapies Of Chiropractic Care

Author: Robert Smith
by Robert Smith
Posted: Jul 14, 2014
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If you are unfamiliar with chiropractic care then you may be missing out on an alternative therapy that can provide relief from a number of pain symptoms and even diseases. One of the most common symptoms treated through chiropractic care is that of neck and low back pain. This article will discuss a number of chiropractic therapies that are currently in use that you should consider if you are experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort.

Therapeutic Exercise

Muscle strengthening can be a core component of a chiropractic care program that not only relieves pain and discomfort symptoms but also targets long-term health and wellness of muscles, joints and your skeletal system. Strong muscles help maintain joint structure and reduce muscle fatigue and joint degradation over time. Specific therapeutic exercises can help reduce pain, increase strength and range of motion, helps increase joint health, and helps slow down joint deterioration.


Consistent and proper stretching should be a part of any injury rehabilitation program as it helps prevent the forming of scar tissue and decreases the chance of injuring the same place again. A regular stretching program can also help increase range of motion and mobility keeping tissues flexible and able to handle further stress and pressure better.


Traction is usually applied by a chiropractor on a specific machine that helps decompress the spine reducing root nerve pressures. This therapy helps realign the spine as well is providing a separation within the vertebra of your spine to reduce inflammation and pain.

Soft Tissue Therapy

A proprietary therapy known as ART (Active Release Techniques) manipulate muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints in a pin and stretch motion that helps relieve pressure, reduce scar tissue and increase blood flow to the area to aid in lowering pain and increasing mobility and range of motion. This hands-on physical soft tissue therapy provides an active manipulation that helps heal soft tissue damage.

Physical therapy

There are also a number of physical therapy modalities that offer treatment in different ways for different musculoskeletal issues. Electrical muscle stimulation is one such therapy which provides direct electrical therapy to joints and muscles to alleviate pain and inflammation and can also be used in different ways to both relax muscles that are spasming and contract muscles to prevent muscle atrophy. A TENS machine is a small battery-powered electrical muscle stimulation machine that provides on the go and at home pain relief when needed. Another direct physical therapy technique is the use of ultrasound for deep heat therapy created by the sound waves producing a massaging effect to reduce swelling, reduce pain and spasms and increase blood flow and range of motion. The last physical therapy sometimes prescribed by a chiropractor is that of ice and heat therapies. Ice is used most often to reduce swelling and inflammation and to reduce pain in a localized area. Using heat is generally used with chronic conditions to reduce overall pain, relax the muscles and increase circulation.

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