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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an electronic device that is a commonly used form of pain relief. It consists of electronic pulses that are transmitted to the skin using electrodes. Though its mechanism of pain relief is not fully understood, TENS Nerve Stimulation is thought to inhibit nerves that control pain while increasing the body’s “natural pain-killers” (such as endorphins) and restoring the proper nerve activity. At Physiomed, if indicated, our doctors will incorporate TENS Nerve Stimulation into your treatment plan, provided no contraindications are present.
Many studies have indicated its potential efficacy in treating various types of pain conditions including:
Therapeutic ultrasound treatment is a very common technique that applies high-frequency sound waves to the patient’s skin using a round-headed probe with ultrasound gel to reduce friction and assist in the transmission of the waves. It uses sound waves in the frequency of 1-3 MHz that are created by the vibration of crystals in the probe that in turn causes vibration of the local tissues and leads to a deep heating locally, even though no sensation is felt by the patient normally.
In addition to heating the tissues, therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to produce an increase in local blood flow, aid in the breakdown of scar tissue, reduce chronic inflammation, promote healing and cause a relaxation in soft tissues. Also, therapeutic ultrasound treatment has been shown to produce cavitational effects, whereby the vibrations stimulate cell membranes and assist in the healing process. Other beneficial effects you can expect include improvement of pain, swelling and increased the range of motion.
Some of the most common conditions treated with therapeutic ultrasound treatment include:
Whether you’re suffering from back, neck or sciatic pain, Spinal Decompression is one of the most effective courses of treatment on offer. Over time, through anything from injuries, muscle imbalances, poor posture and even work-related stress, pressure can be placed on the vertebrae causing pain, a bulging or herniated disc, sciatica and spinal stenosis. For effective relief and recuperation, Physiomed offers first-rate spinal decompression in Vancouver.
Not only is spinal compression caused by injuries and on-going stress, it’s also part of the aging process, and results in collapsed discs pinching the nerves of the spinal column. This is known as neural impingement. Symptoms often include pain when walking, stiffness and back pain. Spinal decompression helps alleviate these symptoms allowing you flexibility and increased range of movement, whilst preventing further deterioration.
At Physiomed, through the use of the latest inversion therapy and mechanical traction devices, we can relieve and ease spinal compression for those experiencing numbness in the back, weakness, tingling sensations, pain and poor function of upper and lower limbs. Symptoms such as these can often become exacerbated over time and can sometimes lead to loss of sleep, as well as impaired work and other daily activities. Spinal Decompression is non-surgical and cost-effective and treatments can be carried out quickly and comfortably.
Dr Suhill Samji, our chief chiropractor has many years of experience and patient care performing all manner of chiropractic therapy and treatment to everyone from athletes to those suffering after work injuries and auto accidents. He works in conjunction with our in-house physiotherapist, Gil Yehezkel, delivering top-notch therapy as well as sports massages, on-going treatment and even acupuncture. We encourage a comfortable, friendly atmosphere because we know a relaxed patient will heal faster, and we also apply the very latest, scientifically proven methods to ensure a speedy, safe recovery process.
To book an appointment at Physiomed, or to hear more about how Spinal Decompression can help you, give us a call on (604) 879 7214, or email us at email@example.com.