Our bodies are made of a lot of moving pieces. The smallest accident can lead to damage to one or more of these pieces. Chiropractic care can offer a variety of services that help to improve recovery from injuries. The doctors of Lakewood Chiropractic offer physical rehab services to the Lee’s Summit, MO, area.
What Symptoms Can a Chiropractor Treat?
The most common things that bring people in to our office include:
- Back pain - usually caused by overworked muscles or subluxated vertebrae;
- Sciatica - a pain from the lower back down the backside and thigh, sometimes all the way to the foot, caused by damage to the sciatic nerve;
- Neck pain - usually from overuse or injury, such as whiplash;
- Pinched nerve - caused by misalignment of the vertebrae;
- Disc pain - caused by being pinched between the vertebrae;
- Joint pain - which can be caused by misuse, disease, or general wear-and-tear.
How Can Physical Rehab Help?
Our office offers several treatments that can be used alone or together to create the best possible outcome. These treatments can include:
Our vertebrae and discs are supposed to stack neatly upon each other. It is easy for something to cause a misalignment - a sudden impact, a fall, even lifting something that is heavy can cause this. A chiropractor can manually place these vertebrae back into the proper fit.
Spinal / Disc Decompression Therapy
Along with misalignment, tense muscles or injuries can cause the vertebrae and discs to become compressed. Decompression therapy is a gentile, non-invasive treatment that allows for the extension of the spine on a therapeutic table. Decompression will lead to reduced inflammation, improved circulation, and discomfort relief.
By lightly inserting needles into skin, an acupuncturist can regulate your blood flow as well as muscle constriction with the goal of producing specific effects on the body.
Electrical impulses are used to stimulate the nerves and tissue, inducing healing reactions. This works well for minor injuries, spasms, and post-workout recovery.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy has been shown to help with the removal of toxins in the body, increased circulation and flexibility, and reduced muscle spasms.
Diathermy penetrates the softer surface tissues to improve circulation and improve the recovery process.
If you are experiencing pain, contact us today for a complimentary consultation to determine if chiropractic care can help you. Call us at 816-373-3373 or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping provide you relief from your pain and restoring normal body function.