Following on from our first post about Back and Body Pain Relief’s treatment options for chronic pain, we’re going to look at the next three options we have available, namely medical massage, spinal decompression and electric stim.
While these form secondary treatments, they nonetheless compliment our other treatments very well in helping patients out of pain and back to fitness. Each has its place and is considered in all aspects of a patient’s care. Remember, our goal is to get you out of pain.
Springfield’s Treatment Options for Chronic Pain
Solution 1 – Medical Massage
Medical massage is a great treatment option whereby the therapist concentrates on the injury itself and performs hands on massage to ease the affliction. Medical massage is typically done in conjunction with physical therapy to provide the stretching therapies along with the massage. It’s great for helping nerve entrapment, tight muscles, spasms and inflammation.
Learn more about our Medical Massage service here.
Solution 2 – Spinal Decompression Therapy
As the name suggest, spinal decompression therapy is all about decompressing the spine to help trapped nerves and herniations. It has other benefits to other injuries as well. Typically, treatment times last about 15 minutes and between 6-12 visits is needed for a good recovery. The patient is laid on a bed and strapped in while the decompression machine gently stretches the spine to release problems. Many of our patients have actually fallen asleep due to its relaxing nature.
Find out more about our Spinal Decompression treatment.
Solution 3 – Electric Stim
Electric stim is a good temporary fix to give patients relief from their pain. Using our electric stim packs, we typically apply this after a physical therapy or chiropractic session to give more benefits to our patient. With pads applied to the problem area, an electric current is applied and this disrupts the nerve pain signals so the brain does not register any pain. Electric stim machines are also available in pharmacies and the like and are good to use around the home when in pain to give some temporary relief as well.
See more on our Electric Stim therapy here.
We offer plenty more treatment options for chronic pain here at Back and Body in Springfield. You can see them here. They all form a treatment package to help you, our patient to find relief and healing from your affliction. We look at your condition and formulate a plan together which is tailor made. You might only need one treatment option, or you might need several, it all depends on your issue.