Chiropractic manipulation is a drug -free method to put motion back into the joint. From daily activities to sleeping posture can cause:
- Chronic stiffness
- Chronic tightness
- Head forward posture
- Tension headache/migraines
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Disc herniation/ bulge
- And several other musculoskeletal conditions
Our focus as a Chiropractor is to examine, palpate the joints and manipulate the restricted areas in the spine. The main purpose behind adjusting a restricted segment in the spine is to improve posture, increase ROM, and blood flow restricted area to prevent Arthritis and other muscoskeletal conditions.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Riaz will do a proper consultation, orthopedic examination, neurological examination to determine what part of the spine is subluxated and needs to be adjusted.
During the adjustment, there might be a sound of crack or pop which is just gas releasing from the joint and is completely normal.
Stretches and exercises
During the session, Dr. Riaz will demonstrate stretches and exercises to loosen up tight muscles and strengthen the weak muscles. The benefit of stretching along with getting chiropractic adjustment is to increase flexibility and mobility in the upper and lower extremities. After the consultation and examination Dr. Riaz will determine what kind of stretching is more appropriate for the patient. There are several different types of stretching that can be done at home or in a gym setting.
It’s a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction cup is placed on skin for several minutes. Some of the benefits include:
- Chronic tightness and stiffness
- Arthritic pain in the joints
- Promote healthy gut
- Improve blood flow
- And promote cell repair.
Dry cupping will often cause redness and bruising of the skin where the suction cup was placed. It is considered completely normal and it should disappear in 3-6 weeks.
LLLT, short for low-level laser therapy is also known as photobiomodulation (PBMT), cold laser therapy, low-intensity light therapy, and soft laser therapy. Studies have confirmed that such kind of applications has excellent pain-relieving properties, as well as the ability to improve the functioning of various cells.
When it should be used?
The low level laser therapy offers pain relief in those who suffer from chronic low back pain and it can stimulate wounds to heal faster. It helps with acute conditions, such as the frozen shoulder and it eliminates the muscle pain associated with intense physical training (exercise-induced muscle fatigue). LLLT is effective for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, providing relief from both pain and inflammation.
A number of orthopedic conditions can be successfully addressed through the use of low level light therapy. Faster healing is guaranteed in case of sprains and strains, as well as pain relief. The therapy can reduce the severity of postoperative pain, it can improve functioning after whiplash injury and it can help with the manifestations of radiculopathy (cervical or lumbar). Other conditions that can be treated with LLLT include chronic regional pain syndrome, tendinitis, post tibial fracture surgery, and epicondylitis.
How many sessions are needed?
At least 6 -12 sessions are needed to treat any musculoskeletal conditions.
How much does it cost?
Dr. Riaz will provide pricing during consultation. if needed memberships/packages can be provided.