Atlanta Spine Center offers several areas of expertise:
At Atlanta Spine Center, we specialize in chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, neck pain treatment, low back pain treatment, and much more. We also offer massage services if you’re looking for a massage therapist in Atlanta. We take pride in providing you with the ultimate care and attention that your health deserves. As always the Atlanta Spine Center is “dedicated to your well-being.”
Chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, involves a safe, drug-free method of carefully adjusting/maneuvering a joint in the spine or extremities. The art form is truly thousands of years old with science fine tuning and validating its methods since the early 1900’s. There are many different forms of manipulation with tailoring to the specific needs and comforts of the patient a top priority. The non-invasive treatment rarely cause discomfort and any soreness associated with it is resolved within 12 to 24 hours. The ultimate goal of chiropractic adjustment is to reduce pain, increase range of motion and improve function in the body. The risk involved is extremely low and most patients experience quick relief following treatment. Chiropractic adjustments are also known for their benefits to long term wellness and preventative care.
Spinal Decompression in the form of the Cox flexion/distraction technique relieves pressure on pinched nerves and discs of the spinal column. It is used to manage symptoms of chronic back pain derived from disc bulge, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis (spondylosis), sciatica, and more. Spinal decompression is a safe, non-invasive procedure that gently relieves pressure to the spinal discs in order to alleviate pain, discomfort and improve range of motion.
Trigger Point Injections
A trigger point injection is an outpatient procedure used to relieve pain by treating areas of muscle that contain trigger points (contracted knots of muscle that form when the muscles do not relax). Often these knots can be felt under the skin.
When stressed through repetitive activity or an injury, muscles often form these trigger points, which can cause significant pain and tightness in the nerves around them. Trigger point injections can be used to treat many muscle groups and are especially helpful in reducing or eliminating pain in the arms, legs, lower back and neck. They are also used to treat syndromes and conditions such as tension headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome (a type of chronic pain involving the tissue surrounding a muscle) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome and are often beneficial when other treatments have failed. Trigger point injections are considered one of the most effective pain treatments available.
The following are causes of trigger points:
- Injury to the muscle
- Overuse of the muscle
- Repeated stress on the muscle
- Poor posture
- Disuse of the muscle
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Sleep disturbances
- Joint disorders
Possible symptoms of trigger points:
- Pain (including headaches, neck pain and back pain)
- Muscle tenderness
- Muscle stiffness/tightness
- Decreased range of motion
What are trigger points?
Trigger points are a painful condition which is often found in a person’s neck or back. Numerous trigger points can cause myofascial pain syndromes or fibromyalgia. Although someone with trigger points might say that they have “knots” in their muscles, and might even be able to feel these “knots” under their skin, their muscles are not actually knotted. Instead, a trigger point develops when a small portion of myofascia (the tissue covering the muscle) tightly contracts and the muscle fibers adheres to itself, cutting off its blood supply, causing inflammation, pain, and preventing the underlying muscle from working correctly. They can also cause a condition known as “referred pain,” which means that the pain is not felt in the knotted area, but rather referred to another part of the body. These referred pain syndromes can be quite painful and alarming. They may be a major factor in back and neck pain, as a cause and/or complication. Trigger points can accompany a wide variety of spinal conditions including, sciatica, disc bulges, whiplash, headaches, and scoliosis, just to name a few.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering patients the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected area. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas. Kinesio Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce inflammation, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to balance. This method can be used to treat rotator cuff injuries, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, whiplash, runners knee, and many other ailments.
What is Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio Tape®, also called Kinesio Tex Tape, is the original elastic adhesive tape developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979. Kinesio Tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It is safe for populations from elite athletes, weekend warriors to geriatric and pediatric patients.
- 100% made from a gentle cotton fiber strip
- 100% medical grade acrylic adhesive
- 100% latex-free
- Does not limit range of motion
- Multiple days wear time.
- Tension on tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles.
Chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, involves a safe, drug-free method of carefully adjusting/maneuvering a joint in the spine or extremities. The art form is truly thousands of years old with science fine tuning and validating its methods since the early 1900’s. There are many different forms of manipulation with tailoring to the specific needs and comforts of the patient a top priority.
The non-invasive treatment rarely cause discomfort and any soreness associated with it is resolved within 12 to 24 hours. The ultimate goal of chiropractic adjustment is to reduce pain, increase range of motion and improve function in the body. The risk involved is extremely low and most patients experience quick relief following treatment. Chiropractic adjustments are also known for their benefits to long term wellness and preventative care.
Atlanta Spine Center (ASC) has developed specific programs that address musculoskeletal complaints which take into consideration biomechanics, strength, flexibility and balance. Integrating chiropractic care with specialized rehabilitation techniques as well as neuromuscular therapy is a natural choice for improving patient care. We consider a patient’s program successful once they feel comfortable with their pain level and can demonstrate increased range of motion, improved posture, with some control and direction in their own care.
Rehabilitative physical therapy combined with chiropractic care may be your best solution. Many types of chronic complaints and repetitive stress injuries are caused by awkward postures or structural deficit as a result of a posture habit or repeated movement patterns. As modern technology develops, our bodies pay a price for interacting with the world around us. Prolonged sitting at a computer, car accidents or industrial work related injuries are just some examples of the modern world taking its toll.
- Electric Muscle Stimulator (EMS) Therapy
- Trans-Cutaneous Electric Neuronal (TENS) Stimulation
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Vibration Therapy
- Decompression Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
Advanced Therapy Consulting. Contact us today to learn more or to speak to one of our doctors.
We provide onsite x-ray diagnostics to accurately identify issues and provide meaningful recommendations for treatment. Our x-ray services are digital and are ready for immediate review with very low radiation exposure compared to standard radiographs. The x-ray films are read by independent board certified radiologist for pathologies, fractures, dislocations, cancer and other disorders. This is the very best way to provide the most precise diagnosis and tailored care plan for our patients.
Contact us today to learn more or to speak to one of our doctors.