Modalities

If you suffer from ongoing pain you know how it can impact every area of your life. The team at Fields Chiropractic is here to create a treatment plan to help you get back to doing what you enjoy. To do that, our knowledgeable chiropractors use state of the art technology and a variety of methods depending on the individual patient, including:

Flexion/distraction

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Flexion, also known as distraction, is a non-invasive chiropractic technique to treat problems affecting your lumbar, or lower, spine. Our team uses the technique because it helps increase your ability to move your spine freely. It also helps reduce any pressure on the nerves of your spine.

To undergo flexion/distraction, you will lie on a special table that has sections that move downward to "distract" and flex the patient's spine in an automated, gentle rhythmic motion. Our chiropractor may perform additional manual techniques to help improve the results.

The goal of flexion/distraction is to move the bones of your spine in a way that removes pressure from the disc, which is the rubbery material that acts as a cushion between the bones of your spine. This method allows us to gently heal things like a herniated disc.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound uses the energy of sound waves to treat certain problems affecting your bones, muscles and connective tissues. Therapeutic ultrasound is especially helpful in treating inflammation from injuries, such as sprains. It can help with tendinitis that affects the tendons connecting muscles to bones. Ultrasound is also good for treating bursitis, which is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, tendons and muscles near joints.

Therapeutic ultrasound uses extremely high frequency sound your human ear cannot hear. These sound waves heat up your body tissues to speed up healing and reduce inflammation. The high-frequency sound waves also vibrate the tissue, and this speeds up healing too.

Our chiropractor will apply a small amount of gel to the treatment area and then gently place a small hand-held transducer against your skin. Sound energy will pass silently and painlessly from the transducer through your skin and to the targeted treatment area.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) directs light electrical impulses to different areas of your body. EMS reduces inflammation, melts muscle spasms and relieves back pain. During EMS, our chiropractor will place clean electrodes on your skin. These electrodes deliver the mild electrical impulses to affected tissue.

Decompression Traction

Decompression traction gently stretches your body and separates the bones, joints and discs of your back. This treatment, often known simply as "traction," decompresses discs and relieves pressure on the nerves. Spinal (disc) decompression therapy is especially beneficial for herniated discs in your neck and lower back.

Decompression traction therapy, you will lie on a special table that softly stretches your body.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy includes chiropractic adjustment of your back, arms and legs. This type of chiropractic care reduces pain and improves the range of motion in your joints. Manual therapy is great for all types of back problems, including pinched nerves, slipped discs, whiplash and arthritis.

To learn more about these chiropractic modalities, and for a chiropractic evaluation to find out if they are right for you, make an appointment with the friendly and knowledgeable team at Fields Chiropractic. Our team members have advanced practice degrees and practice as family nurse practitioners, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, and providing an extra level of medical care that you will not find at other chiropractic offices. Make your appointment today by calling (803) 787-7050.