Zastrow Chiropractic Clinic offers the highest quality chiropractic services to all of Southeastern Wisconsin. We promote a drugless, non-invasive form of health care that maximizes wellness. We also address lifestyle and physical issues affecting the body and spine through a variety of other procedures, including specific rehabilitative exercises, custom foot orthotics, and wellness coaching.
- Neck and Back Pain Treatment
- Arm and Shoulder Pain Treatment
- Headache and Sciatica Treatment
- Treatment for Auto Accident, Sports, and Work Related Injuries
- Intersegmental Traction
- Hot and Cold Therapy Application
- Interferential Therapy
- Custom Exercises
- Custom Fit Foot Orthotics
NECK AND BACK PAIN TREATMENT
Neck and back adjustments are precise procedures applied to the joints of each area, usually by hand. They work to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion. They can also increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness throughout the neck and back areas.
ARM AND SHOULDER PAIN TREATMENT
Even with all of the tissue surrounding and supporting the shoulder joint, it can shift out of alignment causing the muscles and ligaments to pull differently. This leads to muscle spasms, inflammation and pain. Gentle adjustments to the shoulder can be performed to distract the joint or shift it forward or backward, depending on symptoms.
HEADACHE AND SCIATICA TREATMENT
Chiropractic care for headaches may include spinal manipulation or adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate stress, nutritional advice, as well as advice on posture, ergonomics, exercises, and relaxation techniques.
Depending on the cause of the sciatica, or leg pain, a chiropractic treatment plan may cover several different treatment methods, including spinal adjustments, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, TENS, and rehabilitative exercises.
TREATMENT FOR AUTO ACCIDENT, SPORTS, AND WORK RELATED INJURIES
Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits, as in the event of an auto, sports, or work accident, can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing. Chiropractic treatments are a step toward restoring the body. They relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to spine alignment, and may include massage or foam roller techniques. Beyond treatment, nutrition advice, as well as exercises to continue the healing process after appointments, are just a few examples of the way chiropractors care for the whole individual after an accident.
Intersegmental Traction (IST) is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Patients lie face-up on a bench table which has roller cams under the surface. These rollers slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching the joints. It is a relaxing and restful form of treatment.
HOT AND COLD THERAPY APPLICATION
Application of cold therapy, or cryotherapy, slows down blood circulation in an area to reduce pain and swelling after an injury, while heat therapy, or thermotherapy, relaxes muscles and joints.
Depending on the spine's specific needs, custom exercises may be recommended to help accelerate the healing process.
Interferential Current/Electro-Muscle Stimulation (IFC/EMS) is a therapeutic treatment to aid in pain relief and promote soft tissue healing. Tiny electrical impulses are introduced into the tissue adjacent to the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, a low frequency stimulation is created, prompting the body to secrete endorphins. It is most often used to relieve pain and to aid in reducing soft tissue swelling. Sprains, strains and spasms often respond well to this treatment because of its ability to minimize atrophy and increase blood circulation.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves in the region of soft tissue injuries. Sound vibrations penetrate deep into tissue, causing a heat response. These vibrations and heat break down and disperse calcium and other hard tissue accumulations. It uses gel to conduct the sound waves. Relief may be felt in as little as a few minutes to hours later. The raised temperature, increased blood flow, and relaxed muscle spasms all work together to speed the healing process.