Your initial visit will include a thorough history, consultation, examination and x-rays if necessary. Dr. Gonzalez will review the findings, answer all of your questions and explain a course of treatment. Your treatment will usually consist of spinal adjustments or manipulation, ice or heat therapy (depending on your situation), electrical muscle stimulation and intersegmental traction - a relaxing massage type table.
There are about 40 styles or techniques of spinal adjustments. Dr. Gonzalez performs manual adjustments, Activator Method and Thompson techniques.
Therapies may include ice or heat therapy. You may also receive electrical muscle stimulation which is sim chiropractic dry needling acupuncture Valley Station chiropractor similar to TENS therapy and intersegmental traction. Many of our patients rave about the therapy tables and their whole experience at the office. You may also receive exercises to stretch and/or strengthen affected muscles.
Dry needling is similar to acupuncture, but different. When patients have pain or soreness along a muscle band, or the site where a tendon attaches to a bone, the patient may be a candidate for dry needling. Patients frequently describe the pain as a "knot ". Direct pressure, also known as ischemic compression may also be applied to the affected area. Many patients who have golfers elbow, tennis elbow, knee pain and headaches benefit from dry needling. The needles used are very thin, and are the same needles used in acupuncture, is generally painless and usually provides instant relief.