Services Provided at Lupo Saladino Chiropractic
Our Merrick chiropractic office provides patients with the most current and effective conservative health care available. Some of the treatment options for low back pain, neck pain, pregnancy, headaches, sciatica, numbness in arms or legs car accident injuries and work related injuries include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Custom Rehab Programs
- Physiotherapy Modalities
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Muscle Lengthening Techniques
- Traction (roller table)
- Steam Heat and Ice
Chiropractic Manipulation is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. The purpose is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force to joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.
Custom Rehab Programs
Treatment designed to get people out of pain for good. We are not just roller tables and hot packs. We can design a custom rehab program to correct faulty movement patterns and increase stability. A strong, flexible, properly functioning body is the best way to prevent re-injury. Whether they are McKenzie exercises, dynamic lumbar stabilization, proprioception exercises or Williams flexion exercise depends on your individual condition and response to treatment. Continuing an exercise program after an episode of spinal pain is the best thing you can do to prevent future episodes of pain
Physiotherapy (also called “E-Stim”) is used for relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention of disuse atrophy (muscle wasting), increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education, maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic pain, and post-traumatic acute pain and wound healing. Ultrasound therapy is used decrease inflammation and promote tissue healing.
Uses rollers to induces passive motion in the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
Therapeutic Muscle lengthening Techniques
These are a sub-set of specific muscle lengthening (or muscle stretching) techniques, designed to relax the short and overly contracted bands of muscle usually present after an injury that involved trauma, repetitive use or sustained load due to poor posture. This includes Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Contract Relax Antagonist Contract (CRAC), and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Relaxation. Our Merrick Chiropractic office utilizes the latest in muscle therapy to help rehabilitate your injures.
Trigger Point Therapy
This is a type of soft tissue therapy that uses direct pressure to affect trigger points. Trigger points are tight and tender nodules found in muscle that cause local pain, and refer pain to other areas of the body. By reducing or eliminating the trigger point, both the local and referred pain can be reduced and even eliminated. When used in conjunction with spinal manipulation it gives a better and longer lasting result especially for chronic pain syndromes.
Steam Heat and Cryotherapy
Steam Heat is used to relax stiff, hypertonic muscles, and improve range of motion. Cryotherapy is used to reduce pain and swelling.