Rivertowns Chiropractic Office - 2125 Albany Post Road - Montrose, NY 10548

(914) 734-9500

Rivertowns Chiropractic Office

MODERN STATE OF THE ART SERVICES

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS

 Also  known as spinal manipulation, our chiropractic adjustments are  non-invasive treatments that manually adjust or manipulate the spine,  other joints and soft tissues, to address mechanical disorders of the  neuromusculoskeletal system. By using controlled sudden force to restore  proper alignment of the body’s structures, manual adjustments allow a  return of mobility to body structures restricted by injury. Chiropractic  treatments can be complemented by other treatments, including physical  therapy, medical massage, and acupuncture.

ULTRASOUND THERAPY

Ultrasound therapy is a general term for various types and modalities of therapeutic ultrasonic procedures. This method uses sound waves at a very high frequency to stimulate tissue in the body, break down scar tissue, reduce pain, and promote healing.   The deep heat produced through ultrasound therapy can enhance the body’s natural healing process in order to reduce pain from affected tissues. The high frequency sound waves used can treat conditions such as tendonitis, arthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries. Additional benefits can include improved circulation, reduced chronic swelling and inflammation, faster metabolism, reduced nerve root irritation, and breaking or softening of scar tissue.  During a treatment session, a gel will be applied to the skin over the affected area or to the head of the ultrasound machine. A probe is then placed on top of the affected area and is continuously moved over the skin for several minutes. The gel conducts or transmits the energy from the machine into the tissues. The dosage of the ultrasound can be modified in both intensity and frequency, depending on the condition. 

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY

Many patients can experience short-term pain relief for muscular conditions through electrical stimulation therapy -EMS, which is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment option.   EMS involves placing  flexible carbon electrodes on the patient’s skin in order to direct a  comfortable electrical current through the body. The electrodes are placed such that the electrical current reaches the affected area of the body and causes a contraction of a targeted single muscle or group of muscles.  Most patients do not feel any pain while receiving the treatment.  The produced contraction causes an increase in blood supply to the targeted area, which can result in improved muscle strength and increased healing. Depending on the severity of the condition, the electrical stimulation can be increased for a more forceful contraction or decreased for a gentler contraction.  An additional benefit of this treatment is that the nerves in the affected area are stimulated, which can block pain signals from the nerves to the brain. This is why electric stimulation therapy is often used to help treat chronic conditions, but many acute conditions can be effectively treated as well. It is also thought that the electrical stimulation causes the body to produce endorphins, which naturally provide pain relief.  This treatment will be customized to the particular needs of the patient, both in terms of intensity and duration. Often, it is used in collaboration with other forms of treatments, ultrasound therapy. It is important to note that electrical stimulation therapy does not address the root cause of the pain and so does not provide a cure, but it can be used effectively for short-term pain relief. 

INTERSEGMENTAL SPINAL TRACTION

 Our ERGOWAVE intersegmental traction table mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously stretching the  ligaments and muscles. This helps to increase blood flow and oxygen to  discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and  mobility. 

COLD LASER THERAPY

Lasers have been used in therapeutic treatment for almost 50 years. Cold laser treatment, which is also referred to as low level or soft laser treatment, has been recently approved by the FDA. It combines the latest technology with the most advanced medical knowledge. It is called “cold” because the light wavelength used is low enough that it does not increase the thermal temperature of the treated area. This name is also in contrast to “hot” lasers which are medically used for cutting, cauterizing, and removal. Cold laser treatment is typically not painful and most patients do not feel anything.  This non-invasive and drug-free treatment option uses lasers directly on or over the affected area to stimulate tissue repair and growth, which can dramatically reduce pain and inflammation while accelerating healing. Cold laser treatment is especially helpful for conditions like joint injuries, because these injuries reside deep in the body and cannot be treated superficially.  In addition, this treatment can improve blood circulation, leading it to be used to help heal wounds. Depending on the extent of the injury or disorder, treatment can vary both in length of the individual session and duration of the overall treatment plan, but multiple sessions are usually necessary.  Through the cold laser treatment, the patient’s nerves, muscles, bones, soft tissues, ligaments, and joints can actually regenerate and heal. Mobility is improved while inflammation and pain are reduced. This non-addictive but powerful form of pain relief can also be used in conjunction with chiropractic care or additional pain management options.  There are many acute and chronic conditions which can be effectively treated, such as:  

  

      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome         Osteoarthritis         Plantar Fasciitis         Bursitis   

      Tendonitis         Epicondylitis       

  Low Back or Neck Pain         Sprains or Strains         Disc Problems         Dislocations    

    Ligament Injuries         Muscle Injuries or Disorders

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