Physical Therapy Modalities
At Advance Health Services We Use a Full Range of Physical Therapy Modalities to Provide the Best Possible Neck and Back Pain Relief
Advance Health Services is equipped with state of the art hardware and technology. We have made great investments in the latest, most proven spinal therapy and rehabilitation equipment to bring our patients the best possible care and most effective neck and back pain relief.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create heat in parts of the body. Similar to the sonic device used in sonograms, the ultrasound device is rubbed in circular motions over the affected area. The lubricating gel that is used also helps conduct the heat into the body. The heat generated encourages increased blood flow and helps loosen muscles.
Electric muscle stimulation, also known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, is the use of electric current to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. The device is connected to the skin using two or more electrodes and a pulsing current is applied to the nerves and muscles. TENS is a non-invasive, low-risk nerve stimulation effective in neck and back pain relief, both acute and chronic. There is evidence that TENS is also useful for painful osteoarthritis.
Microcurrent therapy, also called microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation, is the use of small pulsating currents of electricity for neck and back pain relief. These electrical currents are intended to mimic normal electrical exchanges which take place in the body. These small currents penetrate the cells, normalizing the activity of cells that have been injured or compromised. By normalizing cell activity, inflammation is reduced while collagen producing cells increase.
Cervical and Lumbar Traction refers to the use of mechanically created force to stretch and mobilize the spine. Traction may alleviate back pain by stretching tight spinal muscles that result from spasm. Traction has a long history of effectiveness in neck and back pain relief.
Paraffin use for pain relief of the hands and feet can be traced back to the Roman Empire. Paraffin therapy is widely used in the treatment of injuries where heat therapy is needed. Paraffin therapy has the added benefit of soothing and moisturizing skin, opening pores, and increasing circulation.
These and other, more specialized, pain therapies are employed every day at Advance Health Services. Visit today to experience our wide range of offerings for neck and back pain relief including:
- Spine Force
- Vibration Platforms
- Wobble Chair Exercises
- Cervical Lumbar Strengthening