FAQ

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger point therapy is a hands-on massage technique which employs the understanding that the source of muscular pain is not always in the same place that the pain is actually felt. For instance, a recurring, twinging pain near the shoulder blade may have its origins on the front side of the body, near the neck (the "trigger point"). Trigger point therapy targets tight bands or nodules of muscle fibers (sometimes scar tissue) which can cause chronic pain and loss of normal motion, applying gentle but increasing pressure until the muscle is relaxed and the fibrous tissue is dissipated. Sessions Chiropractic Clinic has helped many patients who thought their pain would never go away, simply by locating the actual source of the problem. If this sounds similar to your situation, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us today!

What is Intersegmental Traction?

Intersegmental traction is a gentle and effective procedure designed to restore elasticity and motion to the spinal column. You will lie face up on a specially-designed bench which uses rollers to travel the length of your spine and comfortably increase circulation of spinal fluids and mobility of vertebral joints. Patients who come to Sessions Chiropractic Clinic with stiff and painful backs find intersegmental traction to have invigorating and lasting benefits.

What is Diathermy?

Diathermy is a physical therapy which uses electrical current to deep-heat muscle tissue and thereby relieve pain and soreness. It is especially effective in treating sports injuries such as sprains, cramps and muscle spasms, reducing inflammation and fluid buildup. Diathermy can restore range of motion and decrease the pain of stretching sore muscles, which in turn promotes healing.

What is Ultrasound?

Like diathermy, ultrasound is an effective method of applying deep heat to muscle tissue, but it employs far-reaching sound waves rather than electrical current. The waves are applied with a wand and travel deep into the muscles, generating heat, increasing blood flow and breaking down scar tissue and fibrous knots.

What is Cryotherapy?

For some muscular and joint distress, cold therapy works better than heat. This is why we often see both ice packs and warming gels used to treat sports injuries. Cryotherapy simply involves the application of cold (whether ice compress or liquid nitrogen) to the affected areas, inducing numbness to aggravated nerve endings and slowing down the body's release of pain-inducing chemicals. Cold naturally reduces swelling and internal bleeding of an injured tissue (such as a torn hamstring) and provides considerable pain relief.

 

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