Treatments for back pain
At LOVA Health, we offer the best in alternative health care services, including:
Each individual is given a tailored treatment plan to meet their needs and expectations from care.
Chiropractic to treat back pain
Spinal manipulation has been shown through research to effectively treat lower back pain and issues relating to the spine. We perform specific joint manipulations and mobilizations to ensure we return proper mobility and range of motion to the spine, which will result in the decrease of pain.
Acupuncture to treat back pain
Acupuncture is the world’s oldest health profession dating back thousands of years. Much research has been conducted in recent years, and the profession has evolved into many different styles of acupuncture. Acupuncture is the method of inserting very thin filiform size needles into the skin and muscle to stimulate or release the body’s own healing potential. At LOVA Health, we perform many styles of acupuncture, including orthopedic acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, dry needling, and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture.
Physical Therapy to treat back pain
Physical therapy is used to diagnose a physical abnormality, restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity and proper function. At LOVA Health, we implement specific physical therapy exercises to regain either loss of mobility and stability in proper body regions to restore optimal physical function for that individual.
Manual Therapy Techniques
IASTM – Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
IASTM involves using a range of tools to enable clinicians to locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft-tissue dysfunction efficiently. A soft-tissue injury involves damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and/or fascia somewhere in the body.
Common soft-tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, blow to the body resulting in a contusion (ruptured blood vessels/bruising) or overuse of a particular body part.
Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of function. Adhesions within the soft tissue may develop due to repeated strain, surgery, immobilization, or other mechanisms.
FDM – Fascial Distortion Model
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is an anatomical perspective, originated by US physician Stephen Typaldos, D.O., in which “the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions) is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.).
As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical, and manipulative interventions.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a designated amount of time to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.