What Can a Chiropractor Help With

Back treatment

What Do Chiropractors Treat?

Doctors of Chiropractic are the neuromusculoskeletal specialists. Conditions treated include acute and chronic complaints of the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
They use various soft tissue therapies and chiropractic manipulative therapy, CMT, to treat these conditions.

Some of the most common conditions treated at ALIGN include:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Stress, Tension, Anxiety and Depression
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Sports Injuries
  • Asthma and Allergies
  • Fatigue, Insomnia, Decreased Energy and Vitality
  • Joint Pain and Arthritis
  • Extremity Tingling, Numbness and Pain
  • Hypertension, Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disorders
  • Presurgical Prep and Postsurgical Rehab
  • Ear Infections and Tinnitus
  • Indigestion, IBS, Nausea, Gas and Bloating
  • TMJ Disorder
  • PMS and Menopause Symptoms
  • Infertility, Morning Sickness, and Delayed Labor
  • Cancer Treatment Side Effects
  • Car Accident Injuries

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, includes various techniques to assist recovery of injured joints and soft tissues - muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Chiropractors are trained to deliver ultrasound, manual deep tissue therapy and massage, and electrical muscle stimulation, as well as instructing proper form for stretches and strengthening exercises.

EMS

Electrical muscle stimulation involves the administration of a low intensity electrical current to the affected tissues, usually muscles, to cause a desired effect, such as muscle relaxation. An alternating contract-release cycle can fatigue muscles and tendons in spasm.

US

Therapeutic Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves to create deep heating of joints and soft tissues. US may also increased blood flow, reduce muscle spasm and increase elasticity of collagen fibers. This technique is also beneficial by causing microstreaming, a result of the mechanical pressure changes within the ultrasound field, which can alter cell membrane structure, function and permeability, thus stimulating tissue repair.

Stretches

Many of us know we should stretch following exercise and activity, but are you performing these stretches frequently enough? Are you performing the best stretches for your individual needs? Stretching correctly increases flexibility and relaxes muscle tightness, which can improve athletic performance and decrease the risk of future or re-injury.

Exercises

Following an injury, rehabilitative exercises are important to strengthen weakened muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Performing strengthening and range of motion exercises can also improve poor postural tendencies, reduce fatigue, prevent or prolong the need for surgery and minimize joint degeneration, or arthritis.


Kinesiotape

Kinesiotaping is a method of functional proprioceptive taping, which has been employed for the last 30 years but gained wider notoriety with 2008 Olympic athletes Kerry Walsh and Ari Taub. Proprioceptors are joint and muscle position receptors, which send messages to your brain about where your body is in space. Proprioception is what allows you to walk without having to watch your feet or find a light switch in a dark room.

Kinesiotape can stimulate these nerve receptors in a variety of ways to achieve a desired response.

For example, one technique can decrease swelling and bruising in the acute phase of a sprained ankle while another technique can later provide stability and strength to the weakened muscles, ligaments and tendons of that ankle.

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Align Acupuncture & Chiropractic
14679 SE Sunnyside Road Suite E
Happy Valley, OR 97015
(503) 597-7780