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Why am I sore after treatment?

You may ask yourself, why am I sore after treatment?  Remember, nerves have been compressed and inflammation will go away over time. Here are some home care therapies that are helpful for your next steps in your health journey.  Tip #1 | Ice, Ice, Ice Do not forget to ice your body for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. When icing, make sure to wait an hour apart sessions. Tip #2 | Do not use heat No heat on the back except for a hot shower. The American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M.) Guidelines do not recommend heat treatments. Tip #3 | Make sure to stay active  The best physical activity to participate in is walking, a smooth bike ride (such as a stationary bicycle),...

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Steps to Alleviate Pain - Stretches and Exercises

At Spinal Health Institute we want to provide exceptional care and give you the tools on how to alleviate back pain, strengthen abdominal muscles, and sciatic pain. We will be giving you a step by step guide on how to help stretch and strengthen your body when you are not coming into the office. Spinal Health Institute wants to help you on your health journey to feeling better! For all exercises please do not cause any pain or discomfort. Upper Back Stretch  Sit in a chair with your feet flat. Relax your shoulders and keep your head level. Your weight should be evenly distributed between your buttocks and feet. Make sure to relax your neck. Curl your neck, upper back,...

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Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment in the Sacramento Valley

Trigger points are tight tender muscle ‘knots’ creating pain and dysfunction within the muscle. Trigger points often will refer pain in other areas of the body, sometimes the pain from a trigger point in the back, for example, could radiate pain into the neck. If you're experiencing unresolved muscle contraction, spasm, dull muscle ache, or increased nerve sensitivity resulting in sharp pain or ache—talk to your chiropractor about how trigger point therapy may be able to help What causes trigger points? Trigger points in the muscle develop from strain or blunt force with exercise or hard impacts and this causes the muscle to bleed and bond with the fascial ‘lubricating sleeve‘.  After 5 yrs or longer, the body can make...

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Rapid Release Therapy with Hypervolt

Rapid release is a therapy used to release muscle adhesions.  An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds two parts of your tissue together that should remain separate. Muscle adhesions may appear as thin sheets of tissue similar to plastic wrap or as thick fibrous bands. They can trap nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion.   Adhesions develops when the body’s repair mechanisms respond to any tissue disturbance, such as surgery, infection and trauma.  Through the use of High Speed Vibration Therapy (HSVT) the shearing force of planar wave energy passes safely through flexible healthy muscle tissue, but is readily absorbed by the brittle, dense scar tissue.  Scar tissue dissipates and nerve function is restored. We do mini sessions...

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