Chiropractic treatments can use therapies that can aid with healing the tissue and help reduce pain. Dr. Abraham may recommend e-stimulation, ultrasound, or spinal decompression. She may also recommend hydrotherapy or massage by our licensed therapists to aid in reducing muscle spasm, increase circulation and help restoration of health. Massages can help relax tired and overused muscles. The hydrotherapy combines the chiropractic healing therapies of water, heat and massage in a single modality that provides the patient with a relaxing therapeutic chiropractic treatment. Electrical Stimulation may be paired with chiropractic adjustments to relieve low-back pain, upper back pain and improve range of motion. Ultra Sound can also be used to reduce post surgery adhesions, swelling, spasms and cramping. Exercise therapy may also be added to treatment plans to help increase joint flexibility and improve the condition of the body.
“Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients. Results from observational studies suggested that back pain patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than with medical care. Additionally, studies conclude that patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than they were with physical therapy after six weeks.”
— Hertzman-Miller et al (2002), American Journal of Public Health
“Chiropractic care appeared relatively cost-effective for the treatment of chronic low-back pain. Chiropractic and medical care performed comparably for acute patients. Practice-based clinical outcomes were consistent with systematic reviews of spinal manipulative efficacy: manipulation-based therapy is at least as good as and, in some cases, better than other therapeusis.”
– Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
“Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions. CAM patient surveys show that chiropractors are used more often than any other alternative provider group and patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is very high. There is steadily increasing patient use of chiropractic in the United States, which has tripled in the past two decades.”
– Meeker, Haldeman (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine