We are specialists in treating auto accident victims, injured workers as well as slip and fall injuries. We help you manage chronic pain with non-surgical techniques. We thoroughly document your injury in order to allow you and your attorney the opportunity for the best settlement possible.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Manipulation for Accident Injuries
The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way Chiropractic doctors correct subluxations.
The goal of the adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations detected during the examination. To do that, the doctor applies pressure to the bone and “unlocks” it form its improper position. The bone will then be free to align itself correctly.
People tend to think that the chiropractor forces a vertebra back into its “proper” place. However, only the individual’s own Innate Intelligence knows for sure what the proper place for each bone is. Our role is to free up the vertebrae, allowing the body to do its job and put them back in the correct position.
Unfortunately, the muscles connected to subluxated vertebrae get used to their positions and have a tendency to pull the bone back out of place. It may take several adjustments before the adjustment “holds,” and the bone settle into proper alignment.
Cryotherapy – Heat or Ice?
One of the most frequent questions we hear is “when do I use heat and when do I use ice?” It’s a good question, however, it’s not always the easiest to answer varies depending on the situation. Generally speaking you use ice for an acute (recent) injury and heat for a chronic injury or pain.
We always use ice fora n acute injury (Cryotherapy). But what is acute? Acute means that there is a very active inflammatory process occurring in the area of injury, such as when you are in an auto accident. Imagine twisting your ankle and it starts to swell, get red and hot, and really hurts. Ice at this stage is an excellent way to control the inflammation and pain. Ice will reduce the amount of swelling and directly reduces the heat. Cryotherapy is basically, the application of ice compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the skin surface. Cryotherapy works on the 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 post-traumatic swelling. Local cooling should be applied several times a day during the initial stages of an injury.
We offer massage therapy which addresses a variety of health conditions, the most frequent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, may account for 80%-90% of disease.
Massage has been proven beneficial in treating sleep disorders, cancer-related fatigue, diabetes, high blood pressure, spinal cord injury, low back pain, immunity suppression, post-operative surgery, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, and more. The benefits of Chiropractic and Massage are numerous:
- Increases circulation
- Increases removal of lactic acid
- Increases delivery of oxygen and nutrients
- Increases flexibility
- Reduces soreness and pain
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Reduces chance of injury
Back to Back Chiropractic offers massage therapy in harmony with the entire chiropractic process of healing.
We teach our patients special exercises designed to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. All of these exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and may improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. This reduces the likelihood of future problems and helps to maintain the healing benefits of your treatment.