I have recently been working on a new way to help people with lower back pain. Many people in Camarillo, CA have lower back pain. Chiropractic is very effective, but sometimes people don't like the standard "hands-on" style of adjusting. Here's what I've been doing:
- Neurologically stimulate the joints while you actively contract the muscles. Using the Arthrostim, what you feel are 12-18 light taps on the joints while going through active range of motion and using your own muscles. The body adjusts to this new activity and in a way, the patients’ own muscles do the adjusting. As you adapt to these motions, you should feel less pain. This is different than the standard adjusting because as we age into our 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, our joints have a harder time responding to the older style of adjusting.
- Muscular therapy directed while you move. The therapy is active and different than that of massage. This releases tension in the muscle and fascia allowing renewed functional changes you can feel. Most people with lower back pain feel an immediate change.
- Altering exercises. Many exercises we learned as children have been blamed for degenerative and herniated discs in the spine. These include sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts, bench presses and back machines in the gym. Instead, we promote stabilization exercises like McGill curl ups, planks (front and to the side), and bird-dogs.
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