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3D Spine

Additional Therapies utilized by Dr. Smith:

Interferential Current and Tens

An electrotherapy machine (IFC and TENS) delivers low level current to the muscles through the use of electrodes which are placed on the skin in various parts of the body. These electrodes deliver a small electrical impulse to the nerves, causing the muscle to contract. Electrotherapy can assist in reducing acute/chronic muscle pain, tightness and inflammation while increasing blood flow to the injured area. Electrotherapy also triggers the release of endorphins which acts as the body’s natural analgesic.

Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental traction tables gently help reestablish the normal ranges of the body’s spine. Intersegmental traction tables also help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It has been shown that use of a intersegmental traction table greatly accelerates recovery progress from a back injury. The intersegmental table operates by a dual roller moving up and down the muscles on either side of the spine.  The rolling contact is constant and works electronically.  Intersegmental traction tables are very relaxing and make for a great healing tool.

 Benefits:

  • Intersegmental traction tables Mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously and  gently stretching ligaments and muscles.
  • Intersegmental traction tables increase blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound therapy is used to minimize muscle pain and movement dysfunction.  Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver deep heat to the treated tissues.  The treatments may help reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain, increase circulation, and promote pain-free movement.  Ultrasound therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with stretching, therapeutic massage, heat, or gentle chiropractic manipulation. Ultrasound therapy is a painless procedure, and many people find it relaxing.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

Kinesio Taping - That colored tape you see athletes wearing

Not just for athletes...The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Kinesio taping protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.

Ice/Heat

Exercises

Manual Traction

Massage/Myofascial Release/Active Release

Trigger Point Therapy