How Diagnostic Tests Aid Our Orange City Chiropractor

How Diagnostic Tests Aid Our Orange City Chiropractor

Obtaining a full recovery from your injury or ailment starts with getting a proper diagnosis. Sometimes patients come in to Wellspring Health and it’s simple for our Orange City chiropractor to identify the problem and recommend a corrective course of action. But in many other cases, the problem is not so clear-cut. It is at times like this that we rely on in-office diagnostic tools and testing to identify the root cause of a patient’s pain and develop a treatment plan.

In-Office Diagnostic Testing Speeds Recovery

The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City utilizes many different types of diagnostic tests to see into the body and identify conditions and issues that are causing the patient pain or dysfunction. We believe that in-office testing is important – it allows us to obtain a quicker diagnosis which means faster results for our patients.

In-office diagnostic services include:

  • X-rays. In-office x-rays make it possible for our chiropractor to diagnose a condition in minutes. Without this service, we’d have to send patients to an imaging center and then wait for the images to be released to us. That could take days.
  • Nerve Conduction Studies & Electromyography (NCV/EMG). This test is used to diagnose nerve damage or destruction. NCVs and EMGs help us pinpoint the exact nerves that are impinged, eliminating trial and error or guesswork.
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK US). Ultrasound is invaluable in diagnosing strains, tears, sprains, and other soft tissue injuries. In-office diagnosis makes it possible for us to identify areas of concern and determine the best immediate course of action.
  • Range of Motion (ROM) & Manual Muscle Testing (MMT). These tests digitally and manually measure strength and movement and can be used to assess joint integrity and flexibility.

Overall, in-office diagnostic testing provides our patients with both better care and a higher quality of care. We are able to use tests to diagnosis conditions at the start of treatment to choose the best course of action, but by offering these services in-office, we can also return to them and use them as treatment goes on to gauge progress.

Contact The Complete Wellness Center Of Orange City For Diagnostic Testing And Care

If you are plagued by chronic pain or are suffering new pain, contact Wellspring Health to arrange a diagnostic appointment to help get to the root cause of your pain.

Call Wellspring Health at 386-775-6879 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

Chiropractic Care Is Tops For Drug-Free Back Pain Treatments

Chiropractic Care Is Tops For Drug-Free Back Pain Treatments

Back pain is an extremely common complaint and is considered the second most common cause of disability in American adults. Equally as alarming are the number of people who suffer in silence and still go about their day to day lives. While it is true that our sedentary lifestyles and the trend towards sitting for 8 or more hours a day at work contribute to back pain, that is no reason to accept back pain as just a part of life.

Long-lasting relief from back pain is possible and it doesn’t have to involve prescription drugs or invasive surgery. Back pain treatments centering around chiropractic care are all-natural, non-invasive, drug-free options that can provide a lifetime of relief.

How Chiropractic Care Relieves Back Pain

In many cases back pain is caused by underlying issues with the spine and muscles. When the spine is out of alignment, whether due to poor posture, an injury or strain, or overuse the joints, nerves, and muscles can all suffer. The spine may compress nerves, leading to nerve pain and dysfunction. A misaligned spine might also pull muscles, ligaments, and tissues slightly out of their natural position. The muscle, tissues, or ligaments might then overcompensate and cause you to feel pain.

When our Orange City chiropractor adjusts the spine to restore proper alignment, tension and torque on these areas is reduced, nerves are released, function improves, and pain diminishes. The best part is, this all happens naturally. There’s no need for narcotics or prescription medications which just mask the pain and don’t treat the underlying problem.

By realigning the spine through chiropractic, normal body function is restored, muscles and ligaments balance themselves out, tissue inflammation is reduced, and as this occurs back pain is reduced and eventually eliminated. As far as back pain treatments go, chiropractic is one of the most effective and longest-lasting because it actually helps the body get stronger and function as nature intended.

Experience Chiropractic Back Pain Treatments At The Complete Wellness Center Of Orange City

Chiropractic is effective for many different conditions, both acute and chronic. If you are troubled by back pain and would like to learn more about how chiropractic can benefit you, contact Wellspring Health at 386-775-6879 or contact us online.

Stubborn Pain? Acupuncture Or Dry Needling Can Provide Chronic Pain Relief

Stubborn Pain? Acupuncture Or Dry Needling Can Provide Chronic Pain Relief

If you are one of those people who carries tension in their back, you’ve no doubt experienced knots back there. Sometimes these knots are incredibly tight and stubborn. They can become so spasmed that it can be difficult to find any kind of pain relief.

Acupuncture and dry needling are two techniques that we use here at The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City to release muscles from spasm. This restores function and mobility, decreases tension and pain, and improves oxygen and blood flow in the body; this allows the body to start to heal itself and for you to finally enjoy some relief.

How Needling Techniques Provide Chronic Pain Relief

Both acupuncture and dry needling techniques use very small needles to release myofascial trigger points. Trigger points are tight bands of tissue within a muscle. By inserting a needle into these specific points within the tight bands, the therapist can release the build-up of lactic acid that has occurred in the tissue. Once this blockage has been released, proper levels of blood flow and blood oxygen levels are restored to the area. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, helping those tight bands to loosen and move more freely which reduces pressure or strain on nearby muscles.

Dry Needling And Acupuncture Are Part Of A Bigger Treatment Plan

Rarely do we use dry needling or acupuncture as sole treatment. They are usually incorporated into a more comprehensive treatment plan aimed at reducing your symptoms and correcting your musculoskeletal complaints. Because of this approach, you don’t have to worry about your practitioner sticking you all over with needles as he/she tries to find a trigger point that needs release. We find the troublesome spot first and then use a needling technique in those areas that are particularly tight and unresponsive to manual therapies.

Visit Wellspring Health For Comprehensive Pain Management And Relief

 Dry needling and acupuncture are just two of the tools that Wellspring Health uses to treat our patients’ conditions, ease their pain and discomfort, and speed up their recovery. If you have given up hope of eve being pain free, contact us for an evaluation. It’s possible that acupuncture of dry needling can help get you started on the path to a pain-free life.

Call 386-775-6879 to schedule an appointment or contact our Orange City chiropractor online right now.