As a chiropractor, Dr. Heller is passionate about helping his patients find long-term pain relief as naturally as possible. That means that he takes a whole-person, multidisciplinary approach to wellness, recognizing that a variety of factors can contribute to pain and impact your health.
He knows from experience that, for many people living with pain, finding relief can be a challenge that involves a lot of trial and error. That’s why he strives to alleviate pain as quickly as possible, while working to address its underlying cause. Rather than relying on a pill to numb or suppress your pain, Dr. Heller and his team use innovative techniques and state-of-the-art therapies to cut straight to the source of your pain. This whole-person approach is commonly used to treat pain stemming from numerous conditions, including:
Depending on what’s causing your pain, you may benefit from several natural methods of immediate pain relief. Applying heat or cold can alleviate pain in many cases: Heat increases the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the affected area, while cold compresses are used to help reduce inflammation.
Manual therapy, including chiropractic care and therapeutic massage, can also provide immediate relief. Although these techniques often directly address the underlying cause of pain, they also promote relaxation and the release of endorphins, contributing to immediate relief.
Using some form of physical therapy or exercise is essential to virtually all long-term pain relief efforts. That’s because therapeutic exercise helps decrease inflammation, which is your body’s natural response to injury. Even though inflammation is initially helpful in healing, long-lasting inflammation interferes with the firing patterns of your muscles and ultimately leads to instability.
Movement, on the other hand, increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and helps restore a wider range of motion. As your muscles begin to regain range of motion, they also build strength and resume normal function. Early, precise movement centered on therapeutic exercises and stretches is largely what makes physical therapy such an effective tool for promoting long-term recovery and limiting damage.
Because physical therapy promotes active rehabilitation, it allows you to invest in your own health by participating in your own recovery process.
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