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Chiropractic testingThe correct diagnosis is essential to creating an optimal treatment plan. It is a complicated disorder that can be difficult to treat because it can present with no apparent cause. But, researchers are working to find answers to many of the questions surrounding chronic pain. When treating spine-related pain other tests can include:
- Bone scans
- Nerve studies
- Nerve conduction study
- Sleep disorders
- Problems with focus
- Creating the most effective and optimal treatment plan
- Quality of life improvement
- Prevent potential complications
- Reduce the cost of diagnosis
- Reduce the cost of treatment
Chiropractic ManagementChronic pain does not respond to typical pain management techniques. Chiropractic management deals with chronic pain inflammation and muscle tension. Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical techniques like:
- Manual release therapy stretches the muscle/s while pressure is applied
- Trigger point therapy applies pressure on the area of the tensest muscle/s
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy uses a tool/s to apply gentle pressure.
Manual TherapyWhen the joints are not moving correctly, a chiropractor may utilize this technique to regain a full range of joint motion. This is accomplished through joint mobilization which is slow, gentle stretches of the affected joint and manipulation, which are quick but gentle movement/thrusts that stretch the joint.
Exercise Therapy combined with Self-careA chiropractor will provide simple therapeutic exercises and stretches that can be done at home to help with the pain and to help with prevention. Also provided:
- Safe lifting techniques
- Posture exercises/tips
- Dietary strategies to manage pain and prevent re-injury
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