At our Anchorage chiropractic clinic, we offer the following services:
Massage Therapy works on many different levels to help heal the body. Specific varieties include:
- Deep Tissue Massage A technique that releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the grains of muscles, tendons and fascia.
- Myofascial Release This type of massage therapy uses long, stretching strokes to release muscular tension.
- Therapeutic Massage A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. The four strokes of Swedish massage are effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement.
- Trigger Point Therapy (also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy). A method that applies concentrated finger pressure points to break cycles of spasm and pain.
(Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) portable units which reduce pain over the injury site.
Mechanical Intermittent Traction
This service is available for both neck and low back pain.
Traction is safe and pain free and is helpful in reducing the pain, numbness and weakness associated with herniated disc and spine joint disease in both neck and low back.
Patients are given a thorough exam and diagnosis. Some conditions and patients are not candidates–our doctor will make that determination. Treatments are done fully clothed. The treatment is inherently safe, well-tolerated, and without complications.
What is Mechanical Intermittent Traction system? Mechanical Intermittent Traction is a non-surgical treatment directed at relieving pressure on structures that may be the major source of pain.
How does it work? Mechanical Intermittent Traction helps relieve pain through decompression of lumbar or cervical discs and joints. This cyclical, painless stretching reduces pressure and promotes blood and fluid flow. This helps improve healing naturally.
Can Mechanical Intermittent Traction work for you? Much of the common cause of back and neck pain is mechanical compression–Decompression can focus its effect at the source of the pain. If you are experiencing neck, back or radiating pain you should seriously consider Mechanical Intermittent Traction Treatment.
Mechanical Intermittent Traction treatments are painless and often very relaxing. It is designed around patient comfort.
Flexion Distraction Table
A new table design, from an old technique that tractions the low back and then flexes it at a specific joint or disc. The table can isolate lumbar discs that have herniated (leaked) compressing nerve roots that may cause radiating pain as far down as the feet. The table mechanism can also reduce tightness and stiffness in joints and degenerated discs.
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