Soft tissue injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons respond well to chiropractic treatment. These include whiplash and sprains in the lower, middle, and upper back. Disc herniations, where the cushioning pad between spinal vertebrae is damaged and causes pain, are another specialty of Montgomery Chiropractic.
Whiplash usually occurs when you experience a sudden, intense jarring of the neck. In addition to causing pain at the cervical spine, you might lose some range of motion temporarily in your neck, which results in stiffness and pain. You may also experience a cervical disc herniation, in which one of the cushioning discs of the neck ruptures, causing acute pain in the neck, shoulder and arm. Whiplash pain, especially when not treated correctly, can linger and even interfere with your ability to concentrate.
Car accidents are probably the most well-known cause of whiplash, and being rear-ended puts you at particular risk. But any impact or blow to the head that causes your head to jerk back suddenly can result in whiplash.
Dr. Katzen uses electrical stimulation and cold laser therapy to treat the pain associated with whiplash and other soft tissue pain so you can return to full function. With electrical stimulation, you receive low-frequency electrical currents in the affected regions, which help stimulate your muscles and reduce inflammation. Cold laser therapy applies low levels of red and infrared light directly to the injured area. The light penetrates several layers of the skin to stimulate healing properties in affected cells.
Dr. Katzen uses spinal decompression therapy to alleviate the painful symptoms of disc herniation. Spinal decompression involves separating the discs to create a supportive vacuum cushion using non-surgical traction. You lie down wearing a localized, fitted support system as the machine gradually applies distraction -- or pull. Most people describe it as comfortable.
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