The results are in: 31 million Americans are experiencing lower back pain now, and up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives. These statistics are staggering, yet not surprising. Consider this; back pain remains the number one reason that someone chooses to visit a chiropractor for the first time. So we encourage you to get pain treatment.
This number doesn’t even begin to account for all of the other reasons one may make an appointment at Reza Chiropractic. Dr. Reza alleviates painful symptoms associated with sustained injuries, as well as a wide range of ailments and disorders. All while taking a “whole-body” approach to your health and well being.
We recognize and appreciate that each individual’s situation is unique and, to that end, will design a custom pain treatment based on your wellness goals, lifestyle, and needs. Here are the techniques Dr. Reza may use to get you back to optimal health.
How Do You Know When To See A Chiropractor?
People typically visit chiropractors for neck and back pain. However, these aren’t the only reasons to schedule a visit. There are a plethora of other problems you could be experiencing that a chiropractor could aid you with.
If you’re experiencing consistent headaches, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Taking over the counter medications daily is only masking the real issue. Headaches usually stem from problems in the spine, specifically the neck. Dr. Reza is committed to finding the root of the problem to diagnose and treat you accurately.
Check the soles of your shoes. If one is worn in places, the other is not. This can suggest an alignment issue. Luckily though, your chiropractor can adjust you manually to get you back to your normally adjusted self. No medications or surgeries are necessary. Chiropractic services are entirely natural.
The Graston Technique® For Pain Treatment
In a nutshell, the Graston Technique is an alternate form of therapy utilizing handheld, stainless steel instruments to target areas with scar tissue adhesions, fascial restrictions, and limited range of motion. With this technique, Dr. Reza can address a variety of injuries and physical conditions. As a Graston practitioner, Dr. Reza is precise and calculated in his approach to relieving pain and inflammation in his patients.
Chronic or acute conditions and disorders that have benefited from Graston Technique therapy include:
- Cervical sprain or strain (neck pain)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis (foot pain)
- Lumbar sprain or strain (back pain)
- Shin splints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
If you have a soft-tissue injury, mobilizing that part of your body can bring about positive effects. Patients who receive this therapy are likely to benefit from just one to two treatments per week. Although prolonged, consistent treatment can bring about a more substantial improvement.
What may seem like wayward lines of tape on one’s skin is a proven method for reducing inflammation. Sometimes by merely filtering out inflammatory by-products, and supporting the body’s natural healing process. Furthermore, Kinesiology Taping works by manipulating the affected muscle to become activated or inhibited, as needed for elite pain treatment.
KT therapy treats:
- Runner’s knee
- Skin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains and strains of lower back, neck, ankles, and groin
This technique used during rehabilitation from an injury and helps reduce swelling as well as support the muscle. Kinesio tape is durable. You don’t change out this dressing daily. Its design allows use for several days at a time. Microscopically lifting the skin to bring about near-constant pain relief, lymphatic drainage, and a reduction in inflammation, all while allowing you to continue normal mobility through your healing process.
Corrective Exercises At Home For Pain Treatment
Your health doesn’t begin and end at Reza Chiropractic. Instead, view us as your partner on your health journey. We encourage our patients to continue to work on themselves post-appointment, so pain treatment that was completed in our office is not lost. Maintenance is vital and essential in the majority of cases. It will ensure that you can continue to feel better in the time between appointments.
Dr. Reza strongly believes in teaching you the techniques you’ll need to strengthen your muscles and correct irregularities. These will vary by patient and will be custom to your needs, further showcasing our commitment to individualized patient care.
Having these “blueprint” exercises in your back pocket means that you are better equipped to continue your pain treatment from the comfort of your own home. Heal at times that are convenient for you and fit nicely into your schedule. Don’t underestimate the power of at-home care. Taking control of your symptoms will only serve to improve them and help to avoid any long-term issues. Your at-home exercises, coupled with regular chiropractic care, will get you on the road to a healthier body and a more balanced life in a shorter time.
The care you will receive from Dr. Reza is personalized and specific and different from what you may experience elsewhere. Know that by visiting our offices, you will be encouraged like never before to care for your body. Prevent further injury and relieve any damages you’re currently experiencing.
If you’ve been suffering from the pain of any kind, or simply want to improve your health and wellness, contact Reza Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Reza would love to welcome you as his patient.