The focus on spinal adjustment is what makes doctors of chiropractic unique in their approach to treating patients with spinal complaints. The chiropractic adjustment, however, may not be the only procedure a chiropractor may employ in managing a patient’s care. For example, chiropractic care has utilized drugless therapeutics (natural therapies) since as early as 1912.
Natural agents such as heat, cold, water, massage, light, and exercise are some of the physiological therapeutic measures that are often utilized by Kelley Chiropractor Wellness Center. When controlled, these and other elements exert a beneficial influence on body functions and can help a number of common pain problems.
With ice and heat pack therapy, we may alternate between heat and ice packs to help patients treat back pain. Ice packs may be used to numb the back for a 10 to 15 minute period and then switched with a heating pad, heat wrap or hot water bottle to restore blood flow to the area and promote faster healing.