Can’t get in for a massage and your muscles are tight and sore? At Achtermann Chiropractic we have two modalities that can help give you relief. One is CUPPING. We use RockPods silicone cups. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, sedate the nervous system, and loosen up the connective tissue called fascia. We simply apply the cups, which lightly suctions the muscle. Then we gently manipulate the cup by twisting and going in a circular motion, which loosens up the fascia and the muscle. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles including leg & arm muscles, anxiety, fatigue, TMJ and migraines. $25.00 per session. Great before or after an adjustment and it helps your alignment hold longer!
The second modality we have in the office is INTERFERENTIAL THERAPY otherwise known as ELECTRIC MUSCLE STIMULATION. Every patient purchases their own e-stim pads ($18.00/ one time fee) and the therapy is very relaxing and lasts 15 minutes ($20.00). Many patients have this done to relax their shoulders/ neck, mid back, or low back muscles. Often we also put hot packs or an ice pack on the area being treated to make the therapy even more effective!
Benefits of Electric Muscle Stimulation:
- Improves joint pain and swelling.
- Prevents and reverses muscle atrophy (loss of muscle mass/tissue) & relaxes tight muscles.
- Enhances rehabilitation of muscles.
- Increases range of motion for tense muscles or tendons.
- Reduces stress and discomfort.
- Improves blood flow and circulation.
Let us know if you would like to receive Cupping or Electric Muscle Stimulation at your next visit!