electrotherapy for treating back pain

Electrotherapy Benefits For Treating Back Pain

Throughout the years, many people have been reliant on conventional medications and treatments in order to cure and relieve a wide range of body diseases and body discomforts that they suffer from. At present, however, more and more individuals have become open to trying out alternative methods of remedy for pain and other diseases.

Electrotherapy is one of those alternative treatments that is steadily gaining popularity.
While it has been in use for over a hundred years now, the benefits of this type of treatment have been gaining a massive amount of interest only recently. Today there are more people wanting to explore the different types of treatment out there.

So how does electrotherapy exactly work? As the name goes, electricity is used in order to treat certain conditions that a person may suffer from. This type of treatment is said to be very effective in treating pain.

But isn’t getting electrocuted very painful and potentially deadly? In this treatment, the electrical charge is delivered to the body is relatively small and controlled, giving you a treatment that is not very painful at all. The most that an individual receiving treatment would feel is a mild stinging sensation after the treatment.

There are a number of varying types of electrotherapy, including Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Interferential Current and Galvanic Stimulation. While each of these treatments has their own specific processes, the bottom line of these treatments is the delivery of electrical charges to the nerves and muscles in order to relieve pain.

There are some risks involved with the treatment though, so a medical professional who is experienced with electrotherapy should be the one to perform the treatment. A lot of people who suffer from back pain as well as cervical pain turn to electrotherapy in order to get relief from their suffering. Along with the electrical stimulation treatment, there are also other methods incorporated in order to better give pain relief to a client.

In order to treat cervical pain and other problems, a Saunders Cervical Traction is also widely used. This device includes a comfortable headrest for proper and comfortable cervical support. Also included is a pneumatic hand pump that can deliver around 50 lbs. of traction. What this machine does is it gently pulls on the neck area to straighten the bones which may have misaligned a little bit. This bad positioning of the neck bones can be the cause of pain and discomfort for some.

With this traction device, along with the proven pain-relieving effects of electrotherapy, clients who are suffering from cervical pains can receive clinic quality treatment in the comfort of their own home. In fact, this combination of treatments is so effective that some cases which initially needed surgery do not need to undergo the pain and stress from an operation.
Pain management and regaining some or all of your independence will be discussed with you honestly and professionally. We assess and treat symptoms and conditions such as back and neck pain, weakness and numbness, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and whiplash with soft tissue treatments, mobilization of joints as needed, and electrotherapy. Our medical staff includes chiropractors and massage therapists.

After one visit, you’ll see just how dedicated we are to getting you back to functioning at your previous level of mobility with the least amount of pain and discomfort. At the same time, we’ll be assisting with conditions that are common when an injury is sustained or symptoms develop such as, depression, anxiety, mood or personality changes in both children and adults.

For a consultation and to schedule an appointment contact us today at (954) 742-7882