The analysis and diagnosis of the problem is critical to effective treatment, especially to reduce pain and inflammation. This analysis begins with a detailed physical history performed by our Nurse Practitioner and a coordination of findings and treatment strategy with our Chiropractic Physicians. Our Nurse Practitioner will often utilize Trigger Point Injections/Therapy to catalyze pain reduction, or further evaluate for chronic inflammation (think gluten-intolerance, or an inability to lose weight) via nutritional and allergy testing, distribute active braces for stability, or issue TENS/Electrical Muscle Stimulation units for home therapy. These advanced services safely and quickly alleviate symptoms, opening the door for more effective rehabilitation in a shorter time frame, with more longevity.
The mobility of the body is paramount to effective musculoskeletal therapy and the long-term reduction of pain/injury. Through highly refined orthopedic and neuromuscular evaluation and effetive treatment utilizing a variety of techniques, such as Diversified, Gonstead, Upper Cervical, Activator, and more, the board certified Chiropractic Physicians at Atlantic Spine Clinic are able to tailor treatment to individual needs in a painless therapy -- not just for spine or back pain, but shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle pain as well.
Critical to long and short term patient success in this office is our widely varied therapy available at Atlantic Spine Clinic. Therapeutic Ultrasound, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Dry Needling, Reciprocal Inhibition, Inversion Therapy, Intersegmental Traction are just some of the services that augment our thorough strategy to treat not just the pain, but also the cause of the pain, which is often found in an imbalance of strength and flexibility, and compensatory patterns (think upper back hunching from working at a computer, or hip flexor over-activation from running).
Everyone loves massage, and what better way to increase the benefits of therapy than by incorpaoting massage therapy into your routine. If your joints are out of alignment, muscle is being "pulled" along with them. If a nerve is being pinched, spasms, or Trigger Points, manifest themselves in the muscle. If friction is being created between the muscle and its outer layer known as fascia, inflammation and pain will fester. By ultializing a number of clinically relevant techniques such as MyoFascial Release, Cupping, ART (Active Release Technique) and more, soft tissue problems don't stand a chance.