Chiropractic care operates to improve the body’s collective health. While spinal decompression and manipulation are staples in the field, there are a host of other methods to promote spinal and holistic health. At Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation, we are committed to utilizing the methods necessary to assist you in becoming free of pain and a better you.
Acupuncture involves strategically placing hair-thin needles along the pressure points of the body. With roots in ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been helping people feel relief for thousands of years. Appling the needles stimulates the energy in the body to get busy healing itself. Acupuncture can help with pain caused by anything from allergies to osteoarthritis.
Laser therapy uses a class 4 medical laser for targeted pain relief. Through a process called photobiomodulation, the therapy stimulates cellular healing by increasing the energy available to the cells in an injured area. The energy from the laser accelerates the natural healing abilities of cells and reduces inflammation.
If your injuries are limiting your mobility, physical therapy may be the right treatment for you. Physical therapy is designed to restore physical functionality and mobility and promote it moving forward. Treatments involve a series of therapeutic stretching and exercises, both to be performed during your visit to the chiropractor and practiced at home to ensure a stronger, more mobile you.
Massage therapy works under the same principle as laser therapy: applying energy to an injured area to strengthen and stimulate the cells to repair tissue damage. Though not as precise, massage therapy has the added benefits of being relaxing and relieving stress. Massage therapy is not just a day at the spa, though. It is designed to heal injured muscle and tissue to ensure a stronger and healthier you.
Anyone who plays a sport runs the risk of injury. ACL tears, sprains, and strains are common for athletes, but while these injuries can be debilitating, sports injury rehab is available to both strengthen injured areas toward recovery and bolster them to guard against future injury. At Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation, we utilize the same methods you would find at a sports physical therapist’s office—taping, bracing, exercising, and education—to get you back on the field or the court.
Ideal Protein Weight Loss is a specialized dietary program that works under the principle of ketosis, in which your body burns fat in the absence of abundant carbohydrates. It is a three-step plan: burn fat and reach a weight loss goal, stabilize your health through education about healthier habits, and maintain those healthier lifestyle choices resulting in sustainable weight levels and health. Losing excess fat and sustaining a balanced metabolism can improve energy levels and heart health and decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nervous system, and it can result in a broad range of symptoms, from numbness and tingling in the extremities to extreme pain. Neuropathy is often caused by bulging or herniated discs, and chiropractic methods such as traction and spinal decompression can alleviate neuropathy pain.
Pain is your body’s way of communicating to you that something is amiss. While the natural response is to avoid pain at all costs or to smother it beneath medication, it is important to listen to your body’s signals to find the cause of the pain. The other treatments on this list are all pieces of pain management solutions offered at Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center.