Back Pain Treatments

MAPS Centers for Pain Control uses our unique blend of medical treatments, chiropractic techniques and physical therapy to treat back pain problems such as sciatica and herniated disc. Our pain management specialists will address the source of your pain, relieve your pain and help you learn how to prevent it from returning. Fast relief and long-term results. Contact us for a free consultation.

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION

Many times the cause of back pain is due to excessive pressure placed on the body throughout the years. It comes from our daily tasks such as lifting and carrying, our posture, injuries that have affected us in the past and even the constant pull of gravity that weights down on the body. Overtime the back becomes compressed and small jelly like discs that provide support in the back between our vertebra become compromised. The compression of these discs leads to problems such as herniated discs and sciatica. The goal of spinal decompression is to relieve pressure in the back and release compression on the spinal discs.

NASA first experimented with the spinal decompression technology. They discovered the positive effect weightlessness had on back pain problems. Non-surgical spinal decompression creates tremendous negative pressure on the disc that duplicates weightlessness. This reduced pressure in the back provides oxygen and nutrients to the spinal discs allowing them to heal overtime. Along side with our spinal decompression therapy our physical therapist will work with you to increase muscle strength, stability and flexibility. These two therapies work together to eliminate your pain and provide you lasting protection.

Spinal decompression is proven to relieve back pain, hip pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc, sciatica and other common back pain conditions. Spinal decompression therapy has also shown to improve migraine and headache pain. Our team of pain management specialists will get you back to living a normal healthy life, feeling better and stronger than before.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our physical therapists diagnose and treat health-related conditions and injuries that limit the ability of and individual to move and perform functional activities. The therapists at MAPS Centers for Pain Control will provide programs to strengthen and repair muscle patterns and correct muscle imbalances created by repetitive or unnatural movement. These programs will help lower the risk of any muscular imbalances in biomechanical function and reduce the probability of injury.

Our Physical Therapists use myofascial release techniques, manual therapy, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises and various physical therapy modalities, to treat the body and improve biomechanical stability.

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT

MAPS Centers for Pain Control provides chiropractic adjustments to relieve back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines and headaches. The spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages between the brain and body. Chiropractic adjustments are performed by applying a controlled, sudden force to the spinal joint using hands or a small chiropractic instrument to adjust the spinal cord. This adjustment improves structural alignment and allows the body to properly correct and heal itself.

Chiropractic care helps correct structural distortions that cause pain, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness or spasms around your joints, back , neck or spine. If not properly treated, theses symptoms can lead to further issues into your shoulders and arms, hips, legs and overall loss of health. Allow your body to heal through proper chiropractic treatments.

THERAPEUTIC INJECTIONS

Therapeutic injections for pain management are sometimes in pain management to treat acute or chronic pain symptoms. Pain injections can relieve pain, decrease inflammation, increase joint function and aid in joint recovery.

Cortisone Injections – Relieve pain and inflammation in joints, most commonly knee, ankle, hip, elbow, shoulder, spine and wrist.

Epidural Injections – An option for forms of low back pain sciatica, and leg pain.

Hyalgan Injections – Increases lubrication and shock absorption in the knee.

All of our injections are Ultrasound guided. There are no blind injections. That means, in every case you are assured that the medicine is delivered right where it is supposed to be to.

Physical therapy is often accompanied by many of our injection protocols and works to increase the lasting effectiveness of the injection.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Whether you are suffering from muscle pain, tightness or pinched nerves, massage therapy for pain relief can reduce these symptoms and eliminate stress. Massaging and stretching the muscles provides pain relief and reduces tension. Massage therapy will also increase blood flow to the muscles which helps promote muscle flexibility and healing. Over time massage therapy helps patients regain proper posture from muscular imbalances placed on the body.

Many problems of pain in the neck, shoulders and back are due to tight, tender and dehydrated areas of muscle called trigger points. At MAPS Centers for Pain Control we perform trigger point massage to release the tight points and provide hydration to the muscles relieving the pain.

Our massage therapists at MAPS Centers for Pain Control provide pain relief for all symptoms of the body including migraines and headaches. Our therapist will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed while eliminated your pain.

ACUPUNCTURE

According to ancient Chinese philosophy acupuncture works to correct the opposing forces yin and yang in the body. When the yin and yang are in balance the body is in a healthy state. Tiny hair thin needles are placed on specific acupuncture points throughout the body. The needles stimulate the points and relieve pressure and obstructions to allow proper energy flow that promotes healing.

The more scientific explanation for how acupuncture works is that the needles stimulate the central nervous system and releases chemicals of neurotransmitters and hormones. The chemicals work to relieve pain and improve immune system responses.

Acupuncture commonly treats back pain, migraines, headaches, osteoarthritis, allergies, muscle spasms, high-blood pressure, digestive problems, depression, and insomnia.

KINESIO TAPING

Kinesio taping works in several ways to relief muscle and joint pain, support ligaments, increase range of motion, improve blood circulation and oxygen flow to the muscles. Below are some of the main functions that taping preforms:

Support – Proper taping of the muscles improves the efficiency of the muscle contractions while reducing muscle pain and fatigue.

Increased Blood Flow – Muscle taping improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation within muscle fibers and ligaments. This increase in blood flow also promotes healing in the muscles by allowing them to receive rich nutrients.

Increase Range of Motion – Keniso taping also works to realign improper movement patters and adjust muscular misalignment from tight muscles. This reduces joint dysfunctions.

Kinesio taping has been widely used in professional sports by physical therapists. Proper taping of the muscles reduces athletic injuries and helps to aid in injury recovery. The tape is used to treat conditions of neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, foot and ankle pain, knee and hip pain.

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