Chiropractic care focuses on improving the alignment of the spinal column through the use of chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments can help alleviate symptoms associated with neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica, etc. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Kristen Hook utilizes various techniques to provide you with comprehensive care.
Low levels of electrical impulses are delivered to injured, painful muscles to reduce pain and spasm and speed the healing process. These impulses stimulate the body to release natural pain relievers, called endorphins. Endorphins reduce pain and inflammation, thereby promoting faster healing of the injured tissues. This therapy is often used to treat acute or chronic pain, as well as strains or sprains of the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the spine and extremities.
Sound waves are used to treat injured muscles, joints, and soft tissues. These sound waves penetrate the levels of tissues as they meet resistance, which creates a deep, micro-massage effect. With acute injuries, this helps to decrease scar tissue, adhesion formation, and inflammation. The sound waves also accelerate healing by stimulating the activity of the cells responsible for tissue repair. In chronic cases, heating the deeper tissues along with the micro-massaging effect helps to decrease muscle spasms.
Soft tissue massage can help to reduce swelling and inflammation, relax muscles and reduce spasm and pain in a holistic fashion. It aids in stimulating natural healing with improved circulation.
Dr. Kristen Hook can teach you exercises and/or stretches to be performed at home in order to enhance the in-office treatment(s) and aid in rehabilitation.
Chiropractic care is a holistic approach that treats the entire person, not just symptoms. Dr. Kristen Hook will aim to create a customized treatment plan to address your overall well-being. You will work together with Dr. Hook to learn how to manage stress, reduce pain, and enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle.