Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment option for many forms of back pain in Littleton, CO. Dr. Philip Willner additionally found over the course of his practice that taking a physical therapy approach to chiropractic makes his patients more receptive to chiropractic adjustments, leading to a quicker recovery and more effective long-term results.
Therapeutic ultrasound is an innovative noninvasive solution for back pain that uses sound waves to create vibrations within the body that create heat that relaxes muscles and increases blood flow, thus relieving pain.
Transducers also help speed healing and decrease inflammation, with the therapist applying the conductive gel directly to the area they wish to treat and slowly moving the transducer over it.
Electrical stimulation therapy (E-stim) is an innovative form of physical therapy designed to increase strength, mobility, and range of motion.
E-stim can also help train back muscles weakened by injuries or illness, making it an excellent way to strengthen and prevent atrophy following surgery or injury.
When using electrical stimulation, Dr. Willner places electrodes on your skin to deliver an electric current to stimulate your muscles and increase blood flow to an affected area.
Myofascial Trigger Point Release
Myofascial Trigger Point Release (MTPR) is an effective chiropractic technique for acute and chronic back pain. MTPR treatment applies pressure directly to trigger points (TPs) to break up tight tissues and relieve symptoms.
Trigger points are small, tight areas of muscle tissue and fascia that cause discomfort when pressure is applied, often in response to minimal force. These trigger points can cause pain locally and elsewhere in your body - known as "referred pain."
Tight trigger points often develop after you incur an injury or after repeated stress, making myofascial release therapy an invaluable treatment option to ease tension and tightness within these trigger points and restore fascia to their original state of flexibility.
The three therapies mentioned above help to prepare your spine and surrounding muscles for a more effective chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic adjustments offer a safe, drug-free solution to relieve back discomfort and improve overall health. Dr. Willner applies precise force to specific spinal segments to increase the range of motion and decrease back pain in Littleton, CO.
Exercises and Range of Motion Therapies
Chiropractic manipulation aims to increase the range of motion in joints by manipulating various structures, such as bone surface configuration within joints, ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, muscles, and fascia.
Range-of-motion exercises involve having the patient move their limb or body part gradually in ways that extend its range without causing pain.
Make an appointment with Dr. Willner in Littleton, CO, by calling (720) 283-8006 for a comprehensive treatment strategy to relieve your back pain.