Ways A Chiropractor Can Help With Joint Pain
If you have joint pain and stiffness, you should book an appointment with a chiropractor. At NORTH MIAMI BEACH Chiropractic, our chiropractors have been helping NORTH MIAMI BEACH residents by treating their joint aches and stiffness. We are among the best chiropractic care facilities in Florida. Here are some of the chiropractic techniques we use to relieve joint aches.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
TENS takes advantage of low voltage electric currents to alleviate back pain. We will use a TENS unit, a small device powered by a battery, to perform this therapy. It has two electrodes responsible for transmitting the electing current from the device to the skin.
The chiropractor will place the electrodes on the skin above where the pain originates. The electrical impulses from the device travel along the nerve fibers, causing a tingling sensation. Stimulating the nerves in this encourages the body to release endorphin, a natural pain killer. You will experience pain relief immediately after you start this therapy, and the effect will last for some time.
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves from a transducer head to improve blood circulation around an aching joint to promote natural healing and relieve joint pain. It also works by deep heating injured tissues. Ultrasound therapy can also cause cavitation, whereby tiny gas bubbles inside tissue quickly contract and expand. This helps break down scar tissue enabling the injury to heal faster.
This technique of relieving joint aches involves the chiropractor using his or her hands or an instrument to exert controlled, sudden pressure on a spinal joint. Manipulating the spine in this manner reduces stress on the aching joint, frees the nerves, and ensures your spine is sitting correctly.
The manipulation will optimize spinal motion and the physical motion of the body. Before starting the procedure, the doctor will assess your medical history and x-ray images as well as conduct several other tests to determine which manipulations will be appropriate for eliminating your joint aches.