Therapies to Help Auto Injuries:
#1 Auto Injury Therapy Electric Muscle Stimulation
Hi, I am Dr. Shook. I would like to share with you one of the therapies that could help with an Auto injury, and that is Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Electrical Muscle Stimulation helps with Auto injuries by decreasing pain and increasing circulation in the area where the tissues have been injured. By using Electric stimulation, we can help people to get out of pain faster and also to restore function quicker because we can decrease their pain and get them into active therapy faster, so they can better heal and strengthen tissues so that you do not heal back wrong. I am Dr. shook, if we can help you out, give us a call. Our phone number is 828-324-0800. You can also find us online at www.hickoryspine.com. We treat a lot of spinal injuries and motor vehicle collisions. If you have any questions give us a call. We would love to hear from you. Thanks.
# 2 Auto Injury Therapy Traction
Hi, I am Dr. Shook. Today I would like to share with you how Traction or intersegmental traction therapy can help with an Auto injury. Intersegmental traction therapy is a type of a traction which puts stress and tension through the muscles and joints of the spine. It is very gentle and the table we use has three rolls that roll up and down the spine, what they do is - they roll up and down the spine, it feels good, it is just kind of like you are getting a massage, and most people find great relaxation and decreases in muscle tension and pain when they use this therapy. The reason that we use it is because the stretch and massage that its putting into the muscles along the spine and the ligaments, helps to minimize scar tissue formation so that you don't heal back wrong, so that you maintain the range of motion and flexibility of the spinal column which can be very seriously injured and in period where they whiplash like injury. So if you have sustained or been on motor vehicle collision, we would be happy to take a look at you and let you know if it is something that needs to be treated or if we can help you out with your injuries. Our phone number is 828-324-0800 and I am Dr. Shook. You can find us online at www.hickoryspine.com to learn more. If you have any questions or you like to be evaluated to see if you have a permanent injury or to determine how serious the injury you sustained or just give us a call, again it's Dr. Shook - at 828-324-0800. Thank you.
# 3 Auto Accident Injury Therapy Spinal Decompression
Hi, Dr. Shook here. In this video, I would like to discuss another therapy that can help you to recover from an Auto Accident Injury. This Therapy is Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression therapy is actually a form of mechanical traction, and what it is, is a type of therapy that we use a specialized table where you lay down when we want to stretch the lumbar spinal / lower back or the cervical spine or neck. The way it works is that is very gentle, it stretches the spine length-wise or end from end, very, very gently, very slowly, very comfortably take pressure off the joints of the spine, the discs of the spine and the nerves that exit the spine. Many people find that it is a great relief and decrease in pain and improvement function with Spinal Decompression therapy. It is an ideal treatment for many spinal conditions including disc herniations and disc bulges and in arthritic spines as well. There is some cases that do not qualify for treatment on these tables but there is something that we diagnose and work up in the examination and in the investigation process to see if we can help. So if you been on a motor vehicle collision or you have a spinal condition, Spinal Decompression therapy may be an appropriate therapy for you. In our clinic we have 2 spinal decompression tables that are capable of doing low back treatments and neck treatments. So if you are having a problem or you are been in a recent auto accident, give us a call, our phone number is 828-324-0800 or you can find us online at www.hickoryspine.com. You can know more information by watching videos that we have, actually I've created a 30 minute presentation that I give on Spinal Decompression. So if you have any questions at all, you can give us a call. If you would like to schedule an appointment to see what we do here, then just give a call and we are happy to take a look at you. Thanks and have a great day.
#4 Auto Accident Injury Therapy Cold Laser
Hi, Dr. Shook here. In this video I want to discuss the number 4 top therapy for helping you to heal auto accident injuries.The #4 top therapy is Laser therapy. In the last several years, Laser therapy has really evolved and has become an essential therapy in speeding the healing of soft tissue injuries. Most motor vehicle collision injuries are considered soft tissue which are basically the cartilage of the joint, the ligament that supports and holds the joint in place and then the muscles that move the joint. So that can also be spinal discs and nerves those are all considered soft tissues which those are vital soft tissues that are not be minimized, The main benefit of laser therapy - it has numerous mechanisms of how it helps you, but the main benefit of Laser therapy is that, it accelerate tissue healing. So, if you have a whiplash injury, lets say for example to your neck, then we can use laser therapy on the muscles and ligaments of the spine to help accelerate and speed the healing process. So, the other things that Laser does, it also helps to decrease some other inflammatory chemicals that cause pain, so laser therapy really accelerates tissue healing, decreases pain, usually helps to get better faster. I am Dr. Shook at Hickory Spine, if you have been on motor vehicle collision, and would like to see what we do, might be it benefits you, please give us a call, I will be happy to take a look at you and give you my opinion on your condition. Our phone number is 828-324-0800. If you have any questions and like to speak in the phone, give us a call and we would like to hear from you. Thank you.
#5 Auto Accident Injury Therapy Computerized Spinal Adjustments
Hi, I am Dr. Shook. In this video, I would like to discuss the number 5 best therapy to help the healing of Auto Accident Injuries. That therapy is Computerized Spinal Manipulation. Spinal manipulation has been shown clinically and in the research to help with decreasing pain and improving function. Traditionally spinal manipulation or spinal adjustments have been done by hand. And some people know about that because they have been to see a chiropractor and have had manipulation before, and the newest technology in spinal manipulation is actually a computerized percussive adjustment, and that type of adjustment is very gentle and there is no twisting or popping. It can help to decrease pain and improve your function, range of motion and help you so you do not heal back wrong. Because, spinal manipulation really helps the scar tissue to heal back thin and strong, and also helps to decrease the sensitivity of new nerve endings that grow into the tissue as you heal, it is the perfect therapy to use for torn muscles and ligaments, like that are sustained with a "whiplash" injury. So the number 5 best therapy, in my opinion, to help with the healing of soft tissue injuries and in particular with motor vehicle collisions and that is computerized Spinal Manipulation. If you have any questions or if you have been in a motor vehicle collision and would like an opinion to see if what we do, might be able to help you recover faster and better, quicker, just give us a call, our phone number is 828-324-0800. You can also go to our website at www.hickoryspine.com and you can know lot more about how I approach things in the clinic and what we might to do to help you. If you have any questions, just give us a call and we would like to hear from you. Thank you, have a great day.
#6 Auto Accident Injury Therapy The ATM2 (Active Therapeutic Movements 2)
Hi, Dr. Shook here. In this video, what I would like to share with you is the number 6 best therapy for healing Auto Accident injuries. And this is one that not many people have ever heard of and it is by for one of the best therapies that we use in our clinic, and that is Active Therapeutic movements. Now we have a pice of equipment, called the ATM2 and that stands for Active Therapeutic Movements 2. You can go to www.backproject.com and learn more about Active Therapeutic Movements. You can also go to our website at www.hickroyspine.com and learn more about Active Therapeutic Movements and actually see some people how actually treated on the machine. And the ATM2 is an incredible piece of equipment, and the reason for that is because it looks like it would be an exercise but what it actually does, without being too technical, it gets your muscles co-ordinated so that you can move in a range of motion that has less pain. So many people after been on a motor vehicle collision, they will have a lot of swelling and they will have a lot of muscle guarding that keeps their range of motion limited and its very painful. Whats that information comes down, sometimes people will still have pain especially when they move and turned their head, neck, now traditionally with those types of injuries we would prescribe exercises, stretches, and do spinal manipulation, but there is a way to more instantly decrease those pains. In many cases the pain does not get better with traditional treatments, and many of these injuries cause pain due to muscle guarding that continues to carry over from the initial injury. These painful movements occur because of something called a pathological muscle activation recruitment pattern. And basically what the ATM2 does is, it helps to train your body to fire those muscles in a co-ordinated way so they are working together, that is a less painful range of motion. And it is not uncommon that in one treatment, someone will have 30% improvement in their pain with movement. And we have seen those improvements and results to be lasting. With several sessions we can really help to retrain those muscles and significantly improve pelvic movement. So to check out the ATM2, if you had or been on motor vehicle collision or if you had an injury, I will be happy to take a look at you and give you my opinion on your particular case and see if there is anything that we could do to help you, you can give us a call at 828-324-0800. If you like from me to take a look at you in particular and give you my opinion, you can visit us at www.hickoryspine.com to learn more about ATM2 and see the video recorded. I appreciate that you have taken time from your day to learn more about your injuries injuries and the ATM2. Give us a call to to see if we can help you today, we would love to meet you.