Dr. Linebarger provides advanced chiropractic manipulation and subluxation treatments by utilizing the latest chiropractic techniques and technology.
His chiropractic knowledge and experience performing spinal adjustments allow him to effectively correct the alignment of your vertebrae, resulting in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, and improved body functionality. After assessing your specific needs, the doctor will implement the safest and most effective subluxation correction methods.
The many methods and techniques of manual therapy all involve specifically directed manual force to the body in order to improve range of motion, relieve muscle tension and to reduce musculoskeletal pain. All manual therapies performed are meant to reduce pain and encourage total body wellness. Additional benefits of manual therapy include spasm relief, cell metabolism, disc decompression and the reduction of nerve pressure and scar tissue.
Dry needling is a safe, effective treatment involving very thin needles that are the same size as those used in acupuncture. Needles are inserted along a patients trigger points (the tight bands of tissue within a muscle) to promote the body’s own healing mechanisms. The needles contain no liquid and nothing is injected.
Dry needling can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain and improve blood flow and oxygen circulation within the body. Dry needling can treat a variety of pain both acute and chronic. Dr. Linebarger will use dry needling as part of a larger treatment plan to effectively manage conditions like shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, tennis/golf elbow and more.
Physiotherapy Modalities & Electrotherapy
Physiotherapy modalities and electrotherapy are commonly used in the treatment of many patients experiencing back, neck, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems. In order to properly address our patients’ ailments, Dr. Linebarger will utilize the latest chiropractic techniques and technology to determine the most effective therapeutic procedures for your unique condition.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy is a safe method of dealing with a wide range of common soft tissue injuries and skeletal conditions. The outcome of low-level laser therapy depends upon a particular range of wavelengths which accelerate the healing process by increasing the production of cellular energy and metabolism. By aiding cellular function, low-level laser therapy enables better healing and pain relief.
Muscle stimulation therapy administers low volt electrical pulses to specific areas of the body in order to stimulate motor nerves to cause muscle contractions, pain relief and/or to reduce inflammation. Electrical muscle stimulation is often used to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy.
A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, more commonly referred to as a TENS unit, is a small, battery-powered, portable muscle and nerve stimulation machine that can be used at home to help control pain. A TENS unit is often times recommended to assist in reducing neuropathic pain, but is not suggested for those with chronic pain.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Depending upon the severity of your condition, both ice and heat can reduce pain or the inflammation of injured muscles and nerves. Cold therapy is often the best immediate treatment for recent injuries. It helps to reduce swelling and control pain immediately. Unlike cold therapy, heat therapy is generally used for those with chronic pain from previous injuries. Heat therapy not only reduces the patients’ pain, but also relaxes the sore, stiff muscles and/or joints and increases circulation.