Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system.
Doctors of chiropractic have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained in physical therapy and rehabilitation. The primary procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as spinal manipulation, also called chiropractic adjustment.The purpose of the adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force technique to joints that have become hypomobile or restricted in their movement as a result of tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such a car accident, improper lifting or repetitive stress. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that will cause inflammation, pain, and joint dysfunction. The adjustment of the affected joint restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain, reducing muscle tightness, and allowing soft tissue to heal.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays, MRIs, and CTs to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate.
Dr. Bochm Cabañas will refer patients to the appropriate specialists when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patients’ conditions or when co-managing the treatment in conjunction with other healthcare providers.
This electrical currency is performed into the affected area. The electric currency helps to decrease muscle spasms and pain by releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters like endorphins or enkephalins.
Car accidents or work injuries
Dr. Bochm Cabañas has continued his training and education to focus on acute trauma. There are different stages of the healing process that your body needs to go through to be able to heal correctly. He will work with another specialist, when needed, to give the patient the best possible treatment options.
Spinal traction decompression is a non-surgical treatment for certain spine conditions. The most common spine conditions that find relief and improvement with spinal traction decompression are disc herniations and bulging discs. After reviewing an MRI from the affected area, the doctor will determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. Spinal decompression is performed by a computer where your weight, treatment time and traction weight is entered into the system. The computer will perform traction in different short-term cycles of loading and unloading weight, enhancing the exchange of oxygen and nutrients into the disc allowing the disc to heal.
During the healing process, we will continue to teach you different types of exercises ranging from stretching muscles to maintaining good health to strengthening muscles to rehabilitation.
Ultrasound is applied using a transducer or applicator that is in direct contact with the patient’s skin. The gel is used on all surfaces of the head to reduce friction and assist transmission of the ultrasonic waves. Therapeutic ultrasound in physical therapy is alternating compression and rarefaction of sound waves with a frequency of 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Maximum energy absorption in soft tissue occurs from 2 to 5 cm. Intensity decreases as the waves penetrate deeper. They are absorbed primarily by connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, and fascia (and also by scar tissue). Conditions for which ultrasound may be used for treatment include the following examples: ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, facet irritation, impingement syndrome, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and scar tissue adhesion.
There are three primary benefits of ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened. These three benefits are achieved by two main effects of therapeutic ultrasound. The two types of effects are thermal and non-thermal effects. Thermal effects are due to the absorption of the sound waves. Non-thermal effects are from cavitation, microstreaming and acoustic streaming.
Cold laser therapy
The “laser” is an acronym for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. The three properties that distinguish laser from conventional light sources are coherence, monochromaticity and collimination. The electromagnetic energy of the laser is transferred through the body as waves that contain photons. The energy is converted to chemical energy with the cell. The permeability of the cell membranes changes which in turn produces various physiological effects that affect a variety of cell types including macrophages, fibroblast, endothelial cells and mast cells helping the tissue to heal faster.
Shortwave diathermy emits comfortable heat by generating an electromagnetic field which brings soothing relief to many patients suffering from back pain, spasm, bursitis, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Diathermy also has a soothing and relaxing effect on the type of muscle spasms and contractures often seen in low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and some spinal disc problems. This type of heat, by going deep into the structures, can often bring about complete relief that lasts for hours and sometimes for days and weeks at a time.