villages back pain treatment3Treatments & Therapies

Discovering and Treating the Causes of Pain - At Etheredge Chiropractic, our doctors are proud to utilize state-of-the-art technology and treatments combined with time- and patient-proven techniques that work in tandem to locate and treat pain conditions so that the best healing and preventive therapies can be applied.

In addition to the neurological and orthopedic deductions your doctor can make performing a physical exam and discussing with you your health and physical history, he may suggest taking a diagnostic image, such as an X-ray, MRI, or a Nerve Conduction Velocity test, to help pinpoint the problem and provide guidelines for the most effective treatments. Additionally, Etheredge's office is the only local Chiropractic facility to provide a revolutionary and cutting-edge test called the Digital Motion X-ray, enabling our doctors to view your spinal and joint function while you are in motion, which can help greatly in discovering the starting point of dysfunction. We treat each patient as an individual and perform the appropriate tests only when warranted. The doctors at Etheredge Chiropractic are experienced and licensed in interpreting diagnostic and other lab results, so you are welcome to provide for our review any tests your MD may have prescribed. We have a respected history of working with patients' medical doctors as part of their complete and comprehensive care, and will be happy to establish a relationship with your attending physician, specialist, physical therapist, dentist or other professional involved in your treatment.

village chiropractors7Healing and Pain Management Therapies - In order for healing and pain treatments to be most effective, your doctor will first determine the most likely cause of pain and suggest the appropriate course of treatment.

Most people familiar with Chiropractic know at least a little about spinal manipulation, but modern and complete Chiropractic care involves so much more. Recent pioneering treatments make Chiropractic therapy more beneficial than ever in both relieving and preventing pain. At Etheredge Chiropractic, our experienced doctors and staff are proud to provide the latest proven treatment options to help restore your health and keep you active.

  1. Spinal Adjustment : Proper Chiropractic manipulation quickly performs a series of functions:
    • Inhibits the nerves' pain pathways and increases healthy impulse transmission
    • Reduces muscle tension and inflammation
    • Arrests muscular spasm
    • Promotes healing circulation to tight, constricted muscles and other soft tissues; aids in flushing trapped pain chemicals
    • Helps restore body balance and coordination
    • Improves mobility and increases range of motion
    • Enhances peak performance
  2. Spinal Decompression Therapy: This exciting and effective treatment is a non-surgical and painless option for many people dealing with degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerated or herniated discs, facet syndrome, pinched nerves and other disorders producing neck and low back pain, as well as the pain from sciatica. Spinal Decompression Therapy has a proven success rate treating specific chronic pain conditions by gently stretching the spine and reducing pressure on spinal discs while increasing healing circulation to affected areas. A recent study of SD therapy demonstrated significant pain reduction in 70% of patients who engaged in a complete series of treatments. This effort- and pain-free treatment option is a boon to many sufferers of debilitating neck, low-back or sciatica pain.
  3. Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is prescribed depending upon the injury or disorder being addressed. PT may include ultrasound, a passive and pleasant therapy that promotes deep tissue relaxation and improves circulation, gentle stretching of tight muscles and tendons to improve mobility and increase circulation, and massage to relieve tension and reduce muscle spasm.
  4. Rehabilitation: Most injuries and conditions are greatly benefited by in-office and at-home care that works in tandem with proper Chiropractic treatment. Your doctor may suggest stretches for you to perform as needed to relieve pressure on your spine or limbs, along with common-sense strengthening exercises to promote stability and support and help prevent further problems. Appropriate aerobic exercise designed to suit your age and fitness level will also be recommended, to help heal, arrest and prevent disease and injury.

Other common sense practices will greatly minimize the pain and damage caused by certain injuries and pain syndromes, such as rest, ice and/or heat therapy, compression or supportive devices, and elevation of inflamed soft tissues.

By being an active part in your healthcare, you can help treat and prevent spinal degeneration or deformity, protect your spine and joints, improve your posture, resist injury and enjoy greater flexibility, strength and balance throughout your lifetime.