Back Pain Specialist
Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints in the U.S. At Ashburn Chiropractic & Rehab Center in Ashburn, VA, and Reston, VA Dr. Broussard offers patients advanced care options for back pain, including Cox flexion and cold laser therapy to provide custom solutions for optimal results.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the nerves in the lower back become compressed or irritated where they exit the spine, usually as a result of disc bulges that develop when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) are not properly aligned. When the spongy discs located between the vertebrae are squeezed out of their normal positions, they can press on the sciatic nerve where it leaves the spine to travel to each leg, causing pain in the back, hips, buttocks and legs. Some people with sciatica can also experience numbness or a tingling sensation in these areas. Spinal adjustment, Cox flexion, and massage can help relieve nerve compressions and the symptoms they cause by helping the vertebrae to resume their normal positions so discs can slip back into place.
What is Cox flexion?
Cox flexion is a hands-on technique to help relieve back pain through the use of specific manipulations and movements performed while the patient is lying on a specially-designed chiropractic table, called the Cox Table. The table was developed to facilitate hands-on manipulation while also promoting spinal decompression to relieve nerve impingements and improve circulation and healing so patients can enjoy the faster relief of pain and other symptoms.
How does cold laser therapy work?
Cold laser therapy uses a special handheld device to transmit highly-focused laser energy through the skin to the deeper tissues to help promote circulation and speed healing. The laser device is designed to transmit energy as far as two inches beneath the skin surface, enabling energy to be absorbed in greater depths for more efficient treatment for a wide range of injuries and issues. Treatment of an affected area can last from about a minute to several minutes, depending on the depth and extent of the injury or issue which is causing pain or other symptoms.