Chiropractic Adjusting Can Help You with Back Pain and muscle soreness.
The thing that separates chiropractic from other medical professions is the chiropractic adjustment. The chiropractic adjustment utilizes HVLA which means a High Velocity Low Amplitude impulse or thrust is performed to free up a joint that has lost its true range of motion. The adjustment is the foundation of treatment at Mustang Chiropractic and what Dr. Crane prides himself in the most. We use the chiropractic adjustment to fix what are called subluxations which cause motion restrictions in the spinal column and outside the axial spine in extremities like in the hands, feet, fingers elbows, knees and shoulders. These restrictions can lead to pain, decreased range of motion, organ dysfunction, nerve impulse weakness, and even lead to systemic conditions if left untreated.
Everyone is unique and therefore not everyone needs the exact same adjustments in speed, strength and location. At Mustang Chiropractic, Dr. Crane creates a custom treatment plan for everyone that is meant to correct their specific deficiencies in their spinal function.
You are encouraged to ask questions and participate in your treatment as much as possible. This is not intended to be a passive treatment, and the outcomes for you and your spine will be far better if you actively take a role in your care. As Dr. Crane says daily, Chiropractic is not intended to just make you feel better, it is designed to make you heal better.
What is Intersegmental Traction or the use of a Roller Table?
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Mustang that uses an intersegmental traction table or roller table then look no further. All patients at Mustang Chiropractic are first put on a mechanical table to relax and induce passive flowing motion into the spine. Patients love the adjustable roller tables, and often times, a passive adjustment or pop may happen on the table before even seeing the doctor. Sometimes a vertebrae will be subluxated out of its proper alignment and a gentle roll over the area from the wheel may be enough to adjust the joint or at least prepare it for an adjustment from Dr. Crane. Intersegmental traction table helps with relaxing the muscles and reducing spasm. Using the table promotes recovery and healing process from a back injury. The intersegmental traction table or roller table allows for altering the pressure of the treatment. Intersegmental traction tables are very beneficial in allowing relaxation to an acute patient. The table also vibrates and a hot/cold pack may be applied simultaneously to provide further relief to the patient.
Ultrasound therapy is a safe and effective treatment for nearly any musculoskeletal pain issue that may arise. Sound energy is produced by one million cycles per second of electricity interfacing with crystals within the transducer head which gives a micro-massage that peaks at the bone-muscle interface. This treatment has thermal, mechanical, chemical, physiological and neural effects, covering all areas of importance which makes it so versatile and effective. With the mechanical aspect of ultrasound therapy, you get micro massage, dispersion of fluids, removes exudates and increases molecular movement.
CHEMICAL – Increased gaseous exchange and increases chemical oxidation.
NEURAL – mild anesthesia (pain relief).
THERMAL – Ultrasound increases circulatory effects, offers increased alkalosis, increased leukocytosis (white blood cell production) increased glandular activity, and reduction of muscle spasm.
What is vibration therapy?
Everyone knows what vibration is, that least from a simple definition. However, from a physiological perspective, vibration is far more complicated than it seems when it comes to the human body and its processes. Many people realize the positive benefits of conventional exercise which are things like increased bone density and muscles growing larger (hypertrophy). Similarly, vibration effects similar benefits.
Vibration can be classified as mechanical input to the body. When vibration is applied to a muscle, the muscle goes through a lot of fast changes in its length. The muscle will modulate stiffness by contracting thousands of times every minute which will reduce soft tissue limitations and give the muscle more elasticity than before. Vibration therapy recruits high threshold (fast twitch) muscle fibers at lower force levels and more of the fibers which innervate the targeted muscle. Meaning you use more of the fibers in the muscle to achieve contraction, more efficiently.
Some of the benefits include
|INCREASED COORDINATION||REDUCED PAIN|
|SYNCHONIZING OF MOTOR UNITS FIRING TOGETHER||REDUCED TIME OF EXERCISE|
|NEUROLOGICAL AND MUSCLE ADAPTATIONS||REDUCED SCAR TISSUE|
|IMPROVED STRENGTH AND BLOOD FLOW||IMPROVED MOBILITY|
|IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY||Improved Stability|
|IMPROVED BALANCE||IMPROVED BONE DENSITY|
Therapeutic Exercises by Our Trained Physicians
Patients should first be able to perform given exercises within the clinic. Once they demonstrate proficiency, these exercises should be performed at home with similar resistance. From there, we will assess and add progressions to the program with each subsequent visit. There are 3 levels of progression when dealing with rehab.
is Therapeutic Exercise in which we do single joint, isolated muscle exercise in the area of injury or complaint. Therapeutic exercises are demonstrated and performed to develop strength endurance and increase range of motion (ROM) and flexibility.
is Neuromuscular Rehab This is your mid level chiropractic work where we are training the muscles to return to the non-injured state and where a majority of the healing happens. Neuromuscular re-education of movement, balance, coordination kinesthetic sense, posture and proprioception (such as stabilization or balance training). This level also addresses instability and integrates core training.
is functional Activities. This is the functional training and advanced level of rehab. In this level, we use dynamic activities to improve functional performance with direct contact. (This includes therapy activities like squatting, lifting, bending, hip-hinging and other more well-known complex movements.)
At Mustang Chiropractic we use the SNAP principle of physical therapy Progression.
S = Specific Exercises
The patient will be assigned specific exercises using the SAID principle. (Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands) In the first 3-5 weeks, no change in muscle size, but the specific gains the patient will make will be due to neural adaptations. The gains made are due to neural recruitment, meaning the body is trained to “recruit” more nerve impulses to help in the imposed demands. The body will move more efficiently which leads to better coordination and in the process we re-train the body’s motor unit re-education meaning we help make your body use more of its power to do everyday movements which will protect you from injury and keep you healthy.
N = No PAIN
The exercises you are given will be intended to perform without pain. The only time you should feel your original pain is when the doctor tries to reproduce your pain in the exam process for diagnosis. Our goal at Mustang Chiropractic is to reduce, relieve and eliminate pain. Other spine and pain management clinics in Oklahoma City envy our expert staff’s ability to treat back and neck injuries successfully and with zero pain.
A = Attainable Goals
but challenging. While your initial exercises may be boring and repetitive, they must be done in order to progress ideally. We will set goals for yourself that are attainable in stair step progression. You have to crawl before you can walk, and that maxim holds just as true with a spinal complaint or other injury. If you can’t put your shoes on without pain, we will progress to that goal. Maybe you want to be able to bend over and pick up your child without groaning, or put both hands on the floor from a seated position. While those are good starting goals, we may reach even higher and try to get you to be able to sleep on your back or in a bed for the first time in years because you’ve been sleeping in a recliner due to back pain. At Mustang Chiropractic, these aren’t just boring goals to us, these are life changers that we want to help you with and tell your friends about.
P = Progressive Overload: Overload Principle.
Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands means that a muscle will adapt and respond to the stressors put upon it. This can go one of two ways, high loads and low reps to build strength; and low loads with high repetitions to build endurance. The exercises we assign to you at Mustang Chiropractic will mimic sport stresses or everyday life/ activities of daily living.