Chiropractic care means taking a holistic view of the whole person when looking for the root of an illness. Dr. Tod Ichishita of Big Island Chiropractic in Kailua Kona, HI, believes in providing his patients with the tools they need to be active in their own recovery and maintaining their own health.
Chiropractic adjustments allow your chiropractor to make small movements of your vertebrae to restore them to alignment. When the spine is not in alignment, your entire body struggles to function at the optimal level. The brain sends messages to the rest of the body and if messages are not getting through the way they should, the entire body can suffer. Many different ways to move the vertebrae are available, and your chiropractor may use their hands or instruments to make the adjustments.
Exercise, especially with stretches, can help the body to recover quicker and to continue the progress your chiropractor has made. You may be given a series of focused exercises to help to increase your flexibility and mobility.
Ultrasound therapy produces sound waves that vibrate, creating heat deep within the tissues. This speeds up healing, increases circulation and reduces inflammation. This therapy is often used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustment for maximum effectiveness.
Cold laser therapy uses light to treat injuries at the cellular level. It helps to accelerate the healing process as well as reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation.
Inversion therapy helps to stretch the back, which may provide relief for back pain, especially in the lower back. Gravity takes its toll on the body and the back in particular and, by allowing your back to stretch, it can take the pressure off the disc and the nerves.
This therapy uses low levels of electric current to help the body to heal itself. It reduces muscle spasms and prompts the body to release endorphins.
Contact Dr. Ichishita of Big Island Chiropractic in Kailua Kona, HI, when you are seeking personalized chiropractic care. You can reach our office at 808-327-9845 or reach out through the website.