Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercise Many studies show the importance of exercise in managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Strengthening the spine helps prevent back injuries and improves quality of life.  Aerobic exercise helps keep the muscles in proper tone and promotes better circulation. Advanced Chiropractic has a spacious spinal rehabilitation room that is utilized for our patients.  After each patient is no longer in the acute phase of care, they enter into the rehabilitative phase of care, which focuses on strengthening and stretching the patient’s neck and core musculature.  This allows for the patient to attain proper posture and increased flexibility, thereby preventing future spinal...

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound Dr. Primeaux utilizes ultrasound therapy for a wide range of muscle related injuries. Although this therapy is referred to as ultrasound, this is not the same type of ultrasound used to screen internal parts of the body. This method of ultrasound creates sound waves that massage and gently vibrate muscles and soft tissues. The sound waves help to jump start the natural healing process of the body and help to reduce the formation of scar tissue and decrease inflammation. Ultrasound therapy can be utilized in several ways. One method involves using heat to relax muscles and reduce tightness. Another method is utilized to decrease acute inflammation of joints or muscles. Ultrasound therapy triggers healing at the most basic cellular level leading to faster recovery from injuries and chronic...

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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries Professional sports are consistently producing more incredible athletes with each passing year. Athletes tend to engage in rigorous training methods in an attempt to strengthen their bodies and prevent injuries. Despite the various training and safety methods athletes implement to avoid injury, pushing the body to new limits often results in musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractors are specially suited to treating sports related injuries. Chiropractors undergo specialized training that is specific to treating sports related injuries. In fact chiropractors undergo more training concerning sports related injuries than traditional medical doctors. Chiropractors are also skilled at helping athletes avoid many common sports injuries. Many athletes lose valuable playing time due to sports injuries while others take pain medications and use ice packs to ease the pain from various musculoskeletal injuries. Unlike medical doctors, chiropractors treat the entire body as a unified system. Traditional doctors treat injuries individually, usually without consideration for the system as a whole. Chiropractic care is closely related to the world of professional sports. Chiropractic care focuses on keeping the entire body healthy, in addition to prevention and treatment of sports related injuries. Whether you are a professional athlete or simply enjoy sports in a recreational setting, regular visits to a chiropractor can greatly reduce your potential for injury. Your chiropractor can also help enhance your overall performance. Why wait? Call for your consultation...

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Spinal decompressions can reduce and often eliminate chronic pain associated with pinched nerves, sciatica, neck pain, and a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs. Conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine can also be treated with spinal decompression. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical alternative to wide range of conditions. Decompression of the spine with unloading and proper positioning improves nutrient exchange and blood flow to injured areas providing a non-surgical and effective relief from pain and discomfort. The treatment involves several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which increase in intensity over a period of 10-20 minutes. Therapy sessions typically last for 2 months with 1-2 treatments per week. Most patients begin to feel relief after 6-10 treatments. The average patient is released from treatment in 8 weeks or less. Dr. Primeaux creates custom treatment plans that target the stabilization of muscles. Additional therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound and cold therapy are utilized as needed in each patient’s customized treatment program. The combination of treatments is designed to heal the damaged disc and improve muscle control that supports the back and neck. Advanced Chiropractic encourages regular home exercise, as well as therapeutic exercise programs. Regular visits to our office help to maintain overall spinal and muscular health, reducing the likelihood of recurring pain or injuries. Clinical studies have shown that over 75% of patients treated find long term or effective pain management techniques as a result of completing comprehensive spinal decompression...

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury Car accidents and other mishaps often cause bodily harm to both muscle tissues and the spine. Unlike workers comp injuries, personal injuries take place outside of the workplace. Chiropractors are specialists when it comes to diagnosing and treating the pain and injuries caused by personal injury accidents. In some cases a patient may only be in need of a simple adjustment. In other cases when a more severe injury occurs the patient may be in need a custom treatment plan. In either case, Dr. Primeaux can help you find the best treatment plan for your injuries. In many cases, patients choose to visit a chiropractor, in addition to a Medical Doctor. However when injuries to muscles or the spine occur, a chiropractor can often offer a unique view that may have been missed by your traditional doctor. Please be sure to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor. Ignoring pain from an injury can cause serious problems when left...

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Muscle Stimulation

Muscle Stimulation Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a painless and effective method of treatment for soft tissue injury and muscle spasms. The natural healing process is assisted by sending small electrical currents into the affected area. The electrical currents help to relieve swelling and to release the knots that cause muscle tightness. Stimulating the affected tissues releases natural pain relievers known as endorphins during and after the treatment process. Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a perfectly suited therapy for spasms of pain in back or neck muscles. Sessions are generally short, offering a source of relief from chronic pain while facilitating the healing...

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