Back pain & Neck pain & Headache relief

Spinal manipulation therapy

Produce immediate relieve of, and significantly decrease acute and chronic neck pain and back pain, as well as reduce pain by neural mechanisms at higher brain areas. Spinal manipulation can stimulate type I-III nerve endings including mechanoreceptors and proprioceptive nerve endings, and inhibit nociceptive nerve endings or known as pain receptors in the facet joint capsular tissues and subsequently substantially reduce pain by way of the gate theory of pain and supraspinal and descending pain modulation mechanisms. Markedly increase range of motion of the spine and improved posture and spinal proprioception.

Decrease peripheral and central sensitization, increase lowered pain threshold  and reduce increased sensitivity to pain. Spinal manipulation can produce remarkable beneficial effects in individuals suffering from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, a very common, chronic tendency, soft tissue inflammatory and sensitization pain disorder and leading cause for muscle, neck and back pain, as well as working days lost.

Produce relieve of, and decrease, the intensity, frequency, duration and disability of headaches: migraines, tension-type or stress headaches and cervicogenic headaches. Recurrent headache disorders are leading causes of suffering and disability worldwide.

Spinal manipulation versus analgesic medications (pain killers) may be more effective in the treatment of muscle-joint pain and disorders with less side-effects than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Cryostim therapy

Several studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can decrease pain and increase lower pain threshold in individuals suffering from myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, as well as improve health-reported quality of life in individuals suffering from musculoskeletal-pain disorders. Also, cryostimulation has been shown to decrease pain and disability and increase functional outcomes in migraine headaches. The cryostimulation may allow more movement to take place in the inflamed and painful joint and spine, resulting in increased muscle flexibility and range of motion, increased active muscle power and enhanced and facilitated physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Shockwave therapy

 Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has been shown to be significantly more effective in reducing pain versus the conventional treatment of including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotics and local cortisone injections. ESWT has been shown to be greatly more effective in reducing pain with more long-lasting results versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has been effectively used in the management of myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, the leading causes for chronic pain and working days lost. ESWT has been shown to be markedly more effective versus trigger point injection and versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of pain disorders.

Current global health issues

Neck pain and mechanical back pain, especially office work-related, are currently considered to be the leading causes of disability and working days lost. Musculoskeletal disorders are often incorrectly and ineffectively diagnosed and managed in primary care.

Body posture failures in children and adolescents constitute one of the most popular yet underestimated health problems. The reduction in cardio-respiratory efficiency, decreased vital capacity of the lungs and degenerative bone and low back pains are just some of the consequences of untreated incorrect body postures.

The inability to move efficiently as well as the nerve and muscle-joint pain itself manifest as a complex biopsychosocial. Musculoskeletal disorders may severely affect a human’s expectations of self-efficacy, that is a human being’s belief in their own ability to complete tasks and reach goals as it is associated with detrimental changes in mood, sleep, coping abilities and lower financial income.  In this day and age chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders as well as the debilitating nature of these pain disorders are becoming a major health issue in relation to increased and chronic pharmaceutical usage resulting from the alarming consequential unwanted pharmaceutical adverse effects. The development of adjunct therapies in order to spare pharmaceutical doses is a pivotal key factor in the treatment of these dire pain disorders and overuse injuries

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