Bulging and Herniated Disc Treatment in Lubbock

Since becoming certified in the Kennedy Decompression Technique in 2007, I’ve treated hundreds of patients with disc problems ranging from herniated and bulging discs to degenerative discs and sciatica.  I’ve used the Triton DTS non-surgical disc decompression table exclusively due to its ease of use and ability to treat both neck and low back conditions.  Now, I’m excited to add Diolase 10 Class IV Laser Pain Therapy to this treatment.  The Class IV laser is a non-invasive, pain-

Diolase 10 Laser Pain Therapy

free therapy that can be used on practically any patient.  Fusion plates and screws? Not a problem.  Implanted stimulator?  No problem.  The laser not only helps reduce pain but also helps to promote healing of the tissue and reduce muscle spasm.  The laser along with the decompression provide an extra option for people suffering from back pain, disc pain, and failed back surgery syndrome.  Lately, I’ve been treating patients who’ve already had at least one back surgery but still have the same or nearly the same pain as before surgery.  Patients have felt like there was no hope for them since they’d already tried surgery, injections, pain medication, physical therapy, and even other chiropractors.  Proper evaluation and use of the decompression table, Class IV laser pain therapy, chiropractic treatment, and focused strengthening exercises has allowed me to help patients who may have not been able to get relief before.

Shoulder Pain treatment options at Helton Chiropractic

Fall sports has brought in a fresh group of shoulder pain patients into my office. Using chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy, myofascial release, stretches, electric stim, heat, and posture correction can all play a part in getting relief. Shoulder pain is complex. It can come from an injury to the shoulder but most people don’t realize it can also be a product of poor posture, cervical disc bulges (neck,) muscle dysfunction in the chest, problems with the shoulder blade, even the TMJ. We do a full history and evaluation to determine what all is involved in getting patients back to healthy. If poor posture is not addressed, pain may return even though the muscles have healed. If alignment is but the disc is healed in the neck, the pain may return almost immediately. I’ve used the Class IV Laser Pain Therapy on many of my shoulder patients but have had some respond very well with electric muscle stimulation and heat therapy. Nearly all patients need some form of muscle tissue work to release contracted muscles that cause the shoulder to not move properly. It’s interesting to see that fewer surgeries are being done on rotator cuff tears due to the difficulty in rehabbing the shoulder while it’s healing. Movement is vital to healthy function.