The SouthPalm Ortho-Spine Institute is a leader in the use of holistic, natural techniques to alleviate spinal pain. Among the programs that we may prescribe.
- Exercise—physical exertion with the aim of training or improvement. This may include the McKenzie method, water therapy, flexion exercises, aerobic routines, and many others forms of physical activity. Your individualized program might involve active, passive, and resistive forms of exercise. Exercise is necessary for proper cardiovascular health, disc nutrition, and musculoskeletal health.
- Manual techniques—We may prescribe manipulation of affected areas by means of chiropractic adjustments, osteopathy, massage therapy and other techniques. There is some evidence for the effectiveness of certain techniques.
- Behavioral modification—We may recommend training in the use of behavioral methods to improve your responses to back pain and painful stimuli. Cognitive therapy involves teaching the patient to alleviate back pain by means of relaxation techniques, coping techniques, and other methods. These techniques have proven merit with many patients, Biofeedback involves the gradual alteration of neuromuscular signals for symptomatic improvement.
- Cutaneous stimulation —means the superficial heating or cooling of skin. These pain management methods include cold packs and hot packs, and will be used in conjunction with exercise.
- Electrotherapy —the best known form of electrotherapy is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS therapy is intended to reduce back pain by means of a low-voltage electric stimulation that interacts with the sensory nervous system. Randomized controlled trials have yielded either positive or neutral results regarding the efficacy of TENS as a treatment for back pain