The results are in: there are 31 million Americans experiencing lower back pain at any given time and up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives. These statistics are staggering, yet not surprising when you consider that back pain remains the number one reason that someone chooses to visit a chiropractor for the first time.
This number doesn’t even begin to account for all of the other reasons one may make an appointment at Reza Chiropractic. Dr. Reza helps alleviate 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.
We recognize and appreciate that each individual’s situation is unique and, to that end, will design a custom treatment plan based on your wellness goals, lifestyle, and needs. Here are the techniques Dr. Reza may use to get you back to optimal health.
The Graston Technique®
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 is able to address a variety of injuries and physical conditions. As a Graston practitioner, he is precise and calculated in his approach to relieving pain and inflammation in his patients.
Chronic or acute conditions and disorders that have benefitted 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 the positive effects you’ve been looking for. 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 actually a proven method for reducing inflammation, sometimes by simply filtering out inflammatory by-products, and supporting the body’s natural healing process. Kinesiology Taping works by manipulating the affected muscle to become activated or inhibited, as needed.
KT therapy is used to treat:
- Runner’s knee
- Skin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains and strains of: lower back, neck, ankles, and groin
This technique is used during rehabilitation from an injury to help reduce swelling and support the muscle. Kinesio tape is durable. Rather than changing out your dressing often, it’s designed to be used 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.
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 everything that was completed in our office is not lost. Maintenance is key and essential in the majority of cases and 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 customized 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 treatment from the comfort of your own home, 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 that will ultimately take more work to correct in the future. 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 period of 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 in such a way to prevent further injury and relieve any injuries 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.