Services Provided by Our Ankeny, IA Chiropractor
Aches and pains affect many individuals at certain times in their lives. Unfortunately, a primary care physician’s first go-to treatment usually consists of pain relievers that don’t actually resolve the issue on a long-term basis. Not to mention, even nonnarcotic analgesics cause side effects, especially when taken for prolonged periods of time. However, at Renze Chiropractic Clinic, P.C., serving Ankeny, IA and the surrounding region, we use natural remedies that can correct the problem while offering pain relief.
Chiropractic care consists of treatments like a spinal alignment. We utilize this treatment for back pain caused by injuries like a herniated disc. We also offer chiropractic care for chronic conditions that can cause back pain like fibromyalgia. An alignment consists of our chiropractor manually or using an activator to reposition the vertebrae in the back. This alleviates pressure on the nerves and soft tissue.
A technique called Cox Flexion Distraction is also utilized by Dr. Christopher Renze. This technique was developed by combining osteopathic and chiropractic ideas and involves gently stretching the lower back on a table specifically designed for use with this technique. Used to treat conditions such as disc herniations, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease, Cox Flexion Distraction is effective in relieving lower back and leg pain.
Another chiropractic treatment we offer is spinal decompression. This particular treatment consists of our chiropractor using a table with a mechanical device that gently stretches the spine. Decompression separates the vertebrae from the discs to give them room to heal. It also encourages blood flow to reach the injured area.
Physiotherapy is usually a complementary treatment to other corrective measures. Sometimes, our chiropractor uses ultrasound technology, which sends sound waves to an area to reduce swelling and pain. Our chiropractor may recommend an exercise therapy program for a variety of issues like a herniated disc. This process consists of our chiropractor guiding you through exercises that work the area where you’re having trouble. It slowly enhances the strength and flexibility in the area. It ends up relieving pain, promoting blood flow to the area, and enhancing your range of motion. Exercise therapy can also reduce your risk of an injury in the future. Other physiotherapy treatments we use include:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- H-Wave electrical therapy
- Microamperage neural stimulation
- Mechanical traction
- Moist heat therapy
- Cold Laser therapy
Sometimes, your pain and other symptoms aren’t solely attributed to problems with that specific area. It’s possible that a nutritional deficiency or your diet is affecting the injury or condition. For example, headaches and migraines may arise as the result of a nutritional deficit. Additionally, if you’re overweight, the excess pressure on your joints causes pain or worsens it. Moreover, you’re at a greater risk for certain issues when your body mass index (BMI) is high. For these reasons, we recommend nutritional counseling to some of our patients. We help our patients develop healthy eating habits they can utilize on a long-term basis.
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