How our Chiropractic Clinic is Different
Texas Spine & Sports Therapy Center is an advanced Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Center, Sports Medicine, Class IV laser, and Chiropractic Center. Dr. Atencio D.C. is an experienced chiropractor dedicated to providing the most innovative and effective non-surgical treatments to help patients recover as quickly as possible. His chiropractic adjustments are exact, corrective, gentle, and safe for all types of conditions and all ages, including children and senior citizens. Chiropractors provide natural, drug-free, and non-invasive medical treatments that promote the body’s inherent recuperative abilities.
As Chiropractic Physicians, we typically diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. In your treatment protocol, we incorporate the use of physiologic therapies like ultrasound, electrical nerve stimulation, and traction. We may also recommend changes in your lifestyle, such as increased exercise, enhanced nutrition, and adherence to postural programs.
The Chiropractic Doctors of Texas Spine & Sports Therapy Center are experts at locating and analyzing improper placement of the vertebrae and correcting subluxations, enabling the body to return to its proper alignment. This is key in correcting the “vertebral subluxation complex,” which can interfere with your body’s normal functioning and long-term health.
The spine and the nerves that connect to it are part of an incredibly complex system that require years of study and training to understand. While all doctors receive basic training on the health and care of the musculoskeletal system, they simply aren’t educated on all of the conditions that afflict it, including their proper treatments. Surgery or long term use of narcotic pain medications are usually the only two options offered to patients with disorders like sciatica, compressed discs, or chronic pain with no apparent cause. Doctors of chiropractic care specifically focus on the health of the spine and nerves alone. If you’ve sought help from other doctors and received sparse testing or a general lack of interest in your care, visiting our clinic in Austin could change your life.
Active Release Technique For Gentle Healing
Dr. Atencio, D.C. is a credentialed provider in Active Release Technique (ART) Therapy. This is a new and highly and highly successful approach to injuries of muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves and surrounding soft tissues caused by repetitive motion and injury. ART Therapy can relieve the symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning, and aching by breaking down the scars that form in the tissues. These scars are formed when over-used muscles sustain repeated trauma, both large and small. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength and pain.
With ART Therapy, abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with directed patient movements. The combination of tension and movement is designed to break down the built-up scar tissue that are causing these problems. It’s literally an active release of scar tissue.
Examples of conditions that can be resolved utilizing ART Therapy include:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Golfers and Tennis Elbow
- Hip pain
- Running Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- and nerve related disorders
Maintaining Spine Health With Chiropractic Adjustments
The practice of chiropractic care is based on the concept that a healthy spine follows a normal alignment. When the spine becomes misaligned, discs and the nerves around them are easily compressed. Restoring natural alignment often relieves the pain and other symptoms that resist more conventional treatments. The chiropractor applies a small amount of focused pressure to move vertebrae and to loosen joints that have become frozen in an incorrect position. Once the spine is aligned, it’s easier to access damaged nerves or relieve muscle tension that are also contributing to your discomfort.
Many people worry that the popping noises and feelings of adjustment are causing damage to the spine. Through the use of Light Force adjustments, we are able to treat cases that would normally require surgery, which is beneficial for patients who want to avoid the risk of surgery. We also specialize in treating Auto Accident victims, because our adjustment techniques are gentle enough to correct the spine without causing too much discomfort for the patient.
If you are struggling with chronic pain, neuropathy symptoms like numbness, or low back pain, the issue may lie with your spine. A series of adjustments at Texas Spine & Sports Therapy Center should restore proper alignment, improve your posture, relieve any number of related symptoms, and restore greater flexibility and range of motion. Many issues that affect the limbs originate in the spine, and therefore respond well to adjustment.
Common symptoms of cervical spine compression include:
- Bulging and herniated discs noted on imaging tests
- Unusual wear to the spinal joints
- Nerve root damage that causes fatigue, chronic pain, and tingling
- Lack of flexibility and stiffness in the neck
We proudly offer Spinal Decompression Therapy on the DRX9000 or DRX9500 and Kennedy Neuroflex for the treatment of disc related problems and chronic back or neck pain. Spinal Decompression therapy is an excellent and very successful alternative to surgery and pharmaceutical medication, which can restore spinal health without the risk of side effects or extended recovery time.
Spinal Decompression therapy drops intradiscal pressure and creates a vacuum effect at the level of the involved disc, which is called “negative pressure”. When negative pressure is created, degenerative discs are re-hydrated and herniated disc material can be pulled back inside the disc. This allows the body to heal naturally, since the disc is back in its proper position and relieved of excess pressure. This treatment is often combined with class IV laser therapy, which provides consistent and successful results. Spinal decompression is far less painful than surgery or even some types of massage therapy. Our decompression table features a padded harness to keep you comfortable as a computer carefully stretches the back and neck to release tension. Many patients start feeling better as soon as the process begins, while others require a few visits to notice a difference.
SpineForce – Advanced Rehabilitation and Strengthening
Texas Spine and Sports Therapy Center is proud to offer the SpineForce Reactive Neuromuscular Trainer. This advanced treatment is especially effective for patients undergoing neuromuscular rehabilitation. In simpler terms, the SpineForce helps to re-establish neural pathways from the left brain to the right side of the body and right brain to the left side of the body.
The SpineForce is a gentle, strengthening, and rehabilitation device that complements traditional training and strengthening exercises; builds a foundation of core strength; aids in proprioception, balance and equilibrium; and aids in preventing debilitating structural disorders. The SpineForce Reactive Neuromuscular Trainer is designed to create a unique muscular performance environment that challenges the somatosensory system to improve strength, coordination, balance and posture. The functional rehabilitation performed with SpineForce utilizes the naturally occurring interaction between neurological input and muscular performance.
Benefits of SpineForce (Treatments):
- Precisely targets core strength irregularity
- Strengthens core spinal muscles that are responsible for fluidity & bodily movement
- Improves proprioception, balance, range of motion, coordination, fluidity, equilibrium and posture
- Relieves back pain to prevent sports injuries and other debilitating spinal conditions
- Supports sports trainer/therapist strengthening exercises/routines
- Stimulates spinal fluids for improved neural responses
- Provides whole-body cardio workout
Cox Flexion Distraction For Long Term Pain Relief & Recovery
Cox Flexion Distraction Technique Therapy is one of the safest, most effective treatments for patients suffering from damaged or bulging discs, pinched nerves, spinal injuries and degenerative spinal conditions. The treatment involves applying precise flexion distraction (a combination of applied pressure and movement) to the affected part of the spine, which creates negative pressure. The vertebra (the bones making up your spine) are gently pulled and stretched, allowing the negative pressure to draw the herniated or bulging disc into its proper position. This relieves nerve pressure, reduces pain, and jump starts healing once the disc contents are pulled back into the disc.
Most patients respond well under Cox Flexion Distraction, reporting minimal discomfort and fast relief. When combined with Class IV laser therapy, the results are even more impressive, with patients reporting accelerated healing and recovery.
If you’d like to know more about our chiropractic services, book your free consultation today by calling our Austin medical center at (512) 806-0015.
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