Chiropractic Treatments in Lincoln, NE
Spinal Adjustments – gentle pressure is applied to the spine to re-position the vertebrae. These “adjustments” reduce pressure on nerves, improve mobility, and relieve pain and stiffness.
In addition, Dr. Wright utilizes a wide array of physiotherapy such as Cold Laser, Ultrasound, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and Intersegmental Traction. These therapies reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, and nerve root irritation. They also promote muscle tone, increase range of motion, and stimulate healing. Flexion-Distraction is also used to treat bulged discs and to decrease lower back and leg pain.
Chiropractic Adjustments | Lincoln, NE
Spinal joints that aren’t moving correctly can pinch or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return. Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills Dr. Wright has developed during his 28 years in practice. Dr. Wright typically uses his hands–or an instrument–to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function.
This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. Dr. Wright will adapt the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient with regard to size, age and any particular health issues. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. Find out for yourself by scheduling a consultation to discuss your problem.
Physiotherapies | Lincoln, NE
Dr. Wright utilizes a number of different therapies as they apply to the individual need of each chiropractic patient to include:
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Ultrasound therapy is used to minimize muscle pain and movement dysfunction. Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver deep heat to the treated tissues. The treatments may help reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain, increase circulation, and promote pain-free movement. Ultrasound therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with stretching, therapeutic massage, heat, or gentle chiropractic manipulation. Ultrasound therapy is a painless procedure, and many people find it relaxing.
Dr. Wright will only expose the area of skin that is to be treated. A conduction gel will be put on your skin. The ultrasound conduction device, a small unit about the size of a computer mouse, will be gently placed on your skin to deliver the ultrasound treatment. When your treatment is completed, the conduction gel is wiped off.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation — often called “e-stim” or “TENS” — is a type of treatment Cornhusker Chiropractic PC often uses in physical therapy or other rehabilitation situations. The three primary uses for this treatment are pain relief, swelling reduction and muscle re- education. The machine provides an electrical current.
Wires from the machine are connected to adhesive patches that are placed on the skin over a predetermined area. Electrical current is then sent from the machine to the patches and delivered into the muscle tissue below, causing a sensory or motor response.
Intersegmental traction is a means of inducing passive motion into your spine for the purpose of increasing mobility and stretching spinal joints. The discs of your spine have a poor blood supply. Sustenance is accomplished and maintained through spinal joint movement. Proper spinal movements allow needed proteins/nutrients to enter the disc. This also allows for the removal of waste, decreasing the likelihood of bone spur formation (degenerative arthritis). Misalignment of the spine prevents this exchange from occurring. A lack of proper circulation can lead to disc thinning and degeneration of the spine. Intersegmental traction helps restore proper motion and prevent this from occurring.
Patients lie flat on a table which has vibrating roller-type cams beneath its surface. These massaging rollers travel slowly up and down the spine. Most patients find this form of traction to be very relaxing and therapeutic.
Flexion-Distraction Therapy | Lincoln, NE
A common chiropractic technique is the flexion-distraction technique, which can be used to help address disc conditions.
Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently stretches the spine. This allows Dr. Wright to isolate the affected area while slightly “flexing” the spine.
There is usually no pain associated with this treatment. Instead, the flexion-distraction technique’s gentle pumping to the painful area allows the center of the intervertebral disc to assume its central position in the disc. Flexion-distraction may also improve disc height.
This technique can help move the disc away from the nerve, reducing inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually any associated pain or other leg symptoms.
With flexion-distraction, you generally need a series of treatments combined with other physiotherapies. Gradually, specific exercises to treat your disc condition will be incorporated into your treatment plan.
Dr. Wright will monitor you throughout the treatment plan.