Finding solutions for your pain is crucial to your long-term health and wellness. At Dunwoody Chiropractic Center, serving Dunwoody, GA, and the surrounding areas, we have the solutions you are looking for. Our low force techniques help individuals find real pain relief for neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and pain from auto injuries such as whiplash. Keep reading to find out if this treatment will work for you.
Dealing with Pain Issues
Pain can be caused by a number of factors. In many cases, pain is a result of spinal issues. However, diagnostics will need to be done to determine this. We can provide these diagnostic tests in our office. This is an important service we provide. An accurate diagnosis will ensure you receive the appropriate treatment. If you have been searching for a "chiropractor near me," we can help.
Back pain can be caused by a misaligned spine, herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, or overused, sore muscles. Other types of pain can be the result of an auto accident, or another type of injury.
What Is Low Force Technique?
Many chiropractic techniques involve a high velocity, low amplitude approach. These are the quick, short movements commonly associated with chiropractic care. This technique usually results in the popping noises associated with a spinal adjustment.
Low force techniques are different. Low force techniques are used when a patient has pre-existing health conditions which would make other methods dangerous. If a patient's body is considered fragile due to age or disease or if the patient is simply nervous, low force techniques can be used instead. These techniques reduce the risk of injury and increase a patient’s comfort during a session.
There are many different types of low-force techniques. Some of these techniques include:
- Palpation - During palpation, the hands are used to constantly evaluate for any barriers to movement. Our chiropractor will stop at the first barrier to avoid causing any pain or discomfort.
- Low Force Adjusting - This is another helpful low force technique that can be used. This technique starts slowly so that our chiropractor can find the minimum force required to adjust the spine. This differs from regular spinal adjustment, which starts out with full force.
- Post-isometric Relaxation - This method involves gently contracting a muscle for a short time. During this time, the patient resists the force. Following this, there will be a 10-15 second period of rest. During this period, our chiropractor will manually lengthen the muscles.
- Myofascial Release - During this type of treatment, muscles are manually relaxed and lengthened with palpation and massage.
To schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in Dunwoody, contact us at Dunwoody Chiropractic Center serving Dunwoody, GA, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 770-551-9767.