WEST PALM BEACH
AND LAKE WORTH, FL
Our Treatments and Services Include...
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR WHIPLASH
If you've recently been involved in an Auto Accident, you may be experiencing symptoms of whiplash that can include neck pain, back pain, and headache. At our wellness centers, we know that an auto injury can be life altering and we are here to help. Our doctors evaluate and treat the pain involved with traumatic accidents and our goal is to minimize and eradicate the effects of soft tissue damage with quality chiropractic care.
What is Whiplash and Soft Tissue Damage?
During that horrifying moment of impact in an auto accident, your body is accelerated one way while your head momentarily stays in the same position, causing hyper-extension of your neck muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In many cases, your body then tries to compensate for this misalignment by jerking your head forward, which can cause further tissue and ligament damage. This strain is what we refer to as "soft tissue damage" because your tendons and muscles are soft in comparison to your bones.
Hot packs, warm moist towels, heating pads, water bottles and infrared lamps are often used to help raise the temperature of soft tissue directly below the surface of the skin.
Cryotherapy is a term that describes the application of ice, cold towels, ice massage and compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the surface of the skin.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger Point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness causing tenderness which interferes with normal muscle function. This restricts normal range of motion, weakens the muscle, and may refer pain to other parts of the body. The muscle is compressed with sustained pressure to relax it.
We use the latest therapies including spinal mobilization and manipulation to correct poor joint biomechanics. We evaluate potential causes of pain such as trauma from auto accidents and sports injuries in addition to less obvious physical stresses like poor posture and daily activities.
Sound vibration, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibration and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcuim and other hard tissue accumulations.
ELECTRO MUSCLE STIMULATION
Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
Tiny amount of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain.