Following on from our first post about Back and Body Medical’s chronic pain treatment options, we’re going to look at the next three options we have available, namely spinal decompression, medical massage, and electric stim.
These are all very useful therapies and help patients out of pain and on the road to recovery. Let’s take a look at these in a little more depth.
Chronic Pain Treatment Options
Solution 1 – Spinal Decompression Therapy
This is a great treatment option for patients experiencing trapped nerves, disc herniations and the like. The patient lays down on the machine’s bed and is securely strapped in. The machine is programmed to gently stretch the patient’s spine depending on the problem and condition. This typically lasts 15 minutes or so and it’s not uncommon for a patient to nod off during the treatment, it’s that relaxing. Total number of treatments ranges anywhere between 8 and 12 depending on condition.
Find out more about our Spinal Decompression treatment.
Solution 2 – Medical Massage
Medical massage is a great treatment option whereby the therapist concentrates on the injury itself and performs hands on massage to ease the affliction. Medical massage is typically done in conjunction with physical therapy to provide the stretching therapies along with the massage. It’s great for helping nerve entrapment, tight muscles, spasms and inflammation.
Learn more about our Medical Massage service here.
Solution 3 – Electric Stim
This is the next of our chronic pain treatment options and many of you may have a basic version of these machines in your own homes. Cheap versions are available from many pharmacies, but of course ours are a little more complex and have more about them. But the general application is the same, to apply electric current to the afflicted area which then disrupts pain signals going to the brain. It’s a great treatment to provide temporary relief and is used in conjunction with our other therapies quite often.
See more on our Electric Stim therapy here.
Whatever your pain point, you can be sure we will do our best to create the optimal treatment plan to cater to your needs. With our many chronic pain treatment options here at Back and Body Medical in Manhattan, we are here as an all in one multi-disciplined practice with your pain relieving needs in mind.