Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. This therapy is well known to help numb painful areas as well as provide a cooling relief to affected soft tissues. The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area.
If you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury, cryotherapy is an excellent way to help reduce swelling and further injury in the early stages of your healing process. This therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.
Heat: Our office provides moist heat when it is appropriate for treatment. Usually at the on stage of care ice is involved. However, after inflammation is down heat therapy can help relax strained and tense muscles. We also use heat in conjuction with massage, trigger point therapy.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body to releasenatural relievers of pain often referred to as endorphins.This is a great therapy if there is a spasm in a back or neck muscle. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Short therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.
Traction: Traction of the cervical spine may help relieve neck pain associated with headaches, pinchednerves, osteoarthritis, cervical radiculopathy, radiating pain in arms and hands, strain, tension, and more. We utilize weight traction to help patient's improve the curve in the neck. The spinal curve is extremelly important in keeping good health and helping patients regain the normal cervical curve.
Chiropractic Biophysics: Dr. Wikoff has been trained in chiropractic biophysics and with that said believes that the natural curves of the spine are one of the ways to get better alignment. Our office provides a specialized program called the CBP method. We utilize a cervical, thoracic or lumbar roll/support patented to the name a "Denneroll". We educate our patients and provide this kind of treatment to get the body back to its original corrective state.