BACK PAIN TREATMENTS
COLD LASER THERAPY
CLASS IV LASER THERAPY
TRIGGER POINT INJECTION
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESMENTS WITH EXERCISE
Back pain is an unfortunate problem for many individuals throughout the Sterling, VA, area. At Cascades Chiropractic Wellness Center, our Dr. Jason Winseck is looking to change that. Our practitioner offers a number of treatments to ease both acute and chronic pain. In some cases, it's used to facilitate the healing process, while in others it's to manage it more effectively.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain may be temporary or long-term. For some people, it's an indefinite part of their lives.
Some people develop back pain from repeated stress on the area. Others suffer from it from an injury, possibly from a sports-related, automobile accident, or another personal injury.
In some patients, the pain is from a chronic condition such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis, or fibromyalgia.
Diagnosing the Problem
At our Sterling, VA, practice, our practitioner takes all the necessary steps to ensure you're given the correct treatments that are most beneficial for you.
The first part of the exam consists of you filling out a medical history report. You then will speak to our practitioner and identify when you experience pain, what worsens it, and what other symptoms you have. Our practitioner may assess your gait or range of motion in that particular area. During your examination, our chiropractor will look for tender, swollen, or tight areas around the region where you're experiencing pain.
In some cases, our chiropractic specialist will request you undergo an X-ray, so we can either rule out causes or determine the root of your back pain.
Treating Your Back Pain
At our practice, our practitioner will provide you with a treatment plan geared toward helping you recover or to better manage your condition. Our practitioner may include exercise therapy as one of your treatments. During this approach, our practitioner will guide you through stretches that gently work the area. They encourage blood flow to promote healing and loosen up your soft tissue to help with flexibility in the area.
Sometimes, we may recommend spinal adjustments, which optimize nerve function throughout your back.
We also offer a variety of other treatments, like spinal decompression, massage therapy, and cold laser therapy to better manage your pain.
No matter what treatments you receive, we make sure we keep your overall health and the cause of the pain in mind.
At Cascades Chiropractic Wellness Center, serving Sterling, VA, and the nearby region, Dr. Winseck helps our patients manage their back pain through natural means. We can offer a variety of modalities and alter your plan as needed to ensure you receive the highest level of results.
Book an appointment with us today by calling 276-240-3672.
Despite the simplicity of heat and cold therapies, the two (in correct combination) can help relieve low back pain, muscle strains, and even arthritis.
Heat Therapy Benefits: - Applying heat to your tissues increases your circulation or blood flow and causes your connective tissue to become more flexible. - Helps reduce joint stiffness, pain and muscle spasms - Helps with bringing down inflammation and congestion in your tissues.
Cold Therapy Benefits: - Vasoconstriction of your blood vessels causes a reduction in the blood volume to the site of your injury, resulting in reduced swelling. - Vasoconstriction also decrease the likelihood that your cells will die due to lack of oxygen
What is Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy or low-level lasers send accurately measured, non-thermal photons of light to the appropriate treatment sight.
These light waves supply energy to the body as they penetrate up to 4 inches of the skin’s layers, optimizing the immune responses of the blood.
This has anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
This enables the cells to heal and repair themselves at a greatly accelerated rate.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Low level therapy is very safe. It is FDA approved and has been used for over 20 years internationally.
Your clinician will thoroughly examine your records, evaluate your condition, and design a treatment
program if laser therapy is appropriate for you.
Is Laser Therapy Painful?
For most people, laser therapy is quite passive. 3-5% have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or on a nerve pathway.
Some feel a slight sensation of warmth. The most noticeable sensation is of the probe head of the laser as it comes in contact with the skin.
The majority of patients, however, feel nothing during a treatment.
Cold Laser Therapy Pricing
Package of 3 (15 minute sessions)...........$150
Package of 6 (15 minute sessions)...........$240
Package of 12 (15 minute sessions…………$360
If you would like more information about Cold Laser Therapy and their products used, visit microlightcorp.com
What is K-Laser Therapy?
Class IV K-Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
K-Laser has become the preferred choice for thousands of practitioners worldwide.
K-Laser continually advances therapeutic laser science and technology, offering three laser models for use by licensed practitioners. The lasers are designed to target the body's optimal light absorbing complexes to treat pain and accelerate the healing process.
By combining several wavelengths and various modes of delivery, all models are effective in treating pain, decreasing inflammation, and increasing circulation.
The painless application of laser energy promotes increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area.
This creates an optimal healing environment reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, pain is relieved and function is restored.
How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
K-Laser Therapy Packages
For more information about K-Laser Therapy and products used, visit k-laser.com.
What is Rockblade Therapy?
Over time in our bodies, minor injuries and trauma form adhesions within the fascia surrounding the muscle. These adhesions cause our muscles and deeper tissues to not move as well. If adhesions form along nerve paths then nerve irritation can occur. Rockblading, or any instrument-assisted soft tissue works, works by reducing adhesions within the fascia and increases healing rates of targeted tissue. This occurs by the clinician applying longitudinal pressure along the course of a tissue. The tools facilitate the clinician’s ability to detect altered tissue properties, as well as facilitate the patient’s awareness of altered sensations within the treated tissues.
Benefits of Rockblade Therapy:
-Corrects muscle imbalances -Improves joint range of motion -Relieve muscle soreness and joint stress -Increases sensitization to the area treated -Improves tissue healing/blood flow to an area Call our office in regards to setting up an appointment for a Rockblading session!
Trigger Point Injections/Joint Injections
Helps to alleviate pain caused from active myofascial based trigger points. A combination of Lidocaine and Ozone will be used.
With functional movement assessments, a 30 minute evaluation focused on screening an individual’s quality of movement. This screening tool will help to identify common flaws in biomechanics and underlying weakness and instability of joint systems. This is extremely important for anyone who is looking to enter or re-enter the exercise world either for the first time or after an injury. Also imperative for all athletes who are frequently nagged by injuries. It is best to perform this when the person is not in pain.