After an injury, whether it is from work, degenerative disease, or an auto accident, what you will need is injury rehab. Dr. April Lee of Life Chiropractic of Olney in Olney, MD offers a variety of chiropractic treatments that can provide the relief you are looking for.
When the spine is out of alignment, it is difficult for the messages to get from the brain to other parts of the body. Maximum efficiency is not possible without an improvement in the alignment. Chiropractors have many different options when choosing which method of adjustment they use, but we provide gentle and safe adjustments for those who need injury rehab at any age.
Ice Pack Cryotherapy
Ice pack cryotherapy is a therapy that applies cold packs to the injured area, reducing circulation. When used on a recent injury, it can help reduce swelling and pain. It provides cooling relief to injured soft tissue and reduces muscle spasms.
Electrical Stimulation Therapies
We offer three different types of electrical stimulation therapy:
These types of electrical current therapy can help with pain reduction and healing and are invaluable when it comes to encouraging the body to produce endorphins, which are nature's pain reliever. All the different types use varying degrees of low-level current to produce the desired results: relaxed muscles and fewer muscle spasms.
Spinal traction can help with a herniated or bulging disc. When discs move outside of their place as a cushion between the vertebrae, they can cause extreme pain by pressing on the nerves that surround the spine. Traction stretches the spine and moves the vertebrae apart, creating suction that pulls the disc back into the place it belongs.
When you need injury rehab, therapeutic exercise continues your recovery when you are at home. Your chiropractor will suggest specific exercises that are targeted at the injury. Stretching and strength training improve flexibility and balance. This allows you to continue your progress when you are at home and even after you have completed your chiropractic visits.
Dr. April Lee of Life Chiropractic of Olney in Olney, MD provides many therapies and treatments that can help with your injury rehab and recovery. To make an appointment, give us a call at 301-924-6444. We can also be reached via our website.