Schulze Chiropractic Center of San Antonio, TX

Adjustments & Manipulation

Spinal adjustment, according to authors Meeker and Halderman, is the one core clinical method that all chiropractors agree upon.

Chiropractic adjustment can only be applied to joints in the spine and correction of misalignment or subluxation that may occur in that area. 95 percent of all spinal adjustments in the world are performed by chiropractors. Chiropractic adjustment frees the vertebrae to adjust to its natural position. The natural state of the body knows how to correct itself once it is free to do so with the help of chiropractic adjustment.

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DTS Therapy

DTS therapy is a gentle, non-surgical therapy that provides relief for lower back pain, sciatica pain, neck pain, a pinched nerve, bulging or degenerative disc disease, and lumbar pain. DTS therapy is used to decompress the spine to allow improved blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. This occurs in a series of stretch and relaxation that takes only a number of minutes to reach its peak.

Sessions of DTS therapy are typically less than 20 minutes and take place three times a week for a period one month. Most patients feel relief after 6 treatments and are usually released after 8 weeks.

It is vital that patients of DTS therapy undergo a complete program that targets the function and stabilization of their muscles. This can include other therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy. The goal of the entire process is not only to heal the disc, but to also enhance control of the back and neck as well as overall muscular control.

Over 75% of patients have found DTS therapy effective and usually experience long term results. Regular exercise at home and a continuation of periodic visits to your chiropractor will help ensure and maintain your spinal health as well as reduce the possibility of pain reoccurrence.

Interferential Electro-Therapy

Interferential therapy is one of various types of physical therapy. It uses a mid-frequency electrical signal to treat muscular spasms and strains. The current produces a massaging effect over the affected area at periodic intervals, and this stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers, thus relaxing strained muscles and promoting soft-tissue healing. Its use is contraindicated if the affected area has wounds, cuts or infections.

The basic principle of IFT is to use physiological effects of low frequency (at <250 pps) electrical stimulation of nerves without the associated painful and somewhat unpleasant side effects sometimes associated with low-frequency stimulation.

IFT is used in four clinical applications, to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Stimulate muscles
  • Increase local blood flow
  • Reduce edema

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. EMS has received increasing attention in the last few years, because it has the potential to serve as: a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients; a testing tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo; a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.

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Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent Therapy involves a device that is used to send weak electrical signals into the body. These currents are very small and nearly go unnoticed by the patient receiving them. Microcurrent therapy is primarily used to enhance the body's healing and recovery.

If spasms are being experienced in the back or neck muscles, Microcurrent Therapy may be an excellent choice as a means of relaxing your muscles and quickly returning them to their normal state. Microcurrent therapy sessions are rather quick and an excellent way to get rid acute and chronic pain.