At Kosterman Chiropractic Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Clinton chiropractic office, but please call us at 910-592-2250 if you have any questions!
Acoustic Wave Technology Assists with Healing and Pain Relief
At Kosterman Chiropractic Center, we pride ourselves on offering traditional chiropractic care, while at the same time providing treatment services not found in other chiropractic offices. Our state-of-the-art treatment options allow us to better serve our patients’ needs by effectively reducing trigger points in muscles and providing pain relief. Sound waves have been used for decades as a diagnostic tool. Now the healing power of high-amplitude sound waves is recognized as an effective healing method.
How Sound Affects the Body
The high-frequency sounds used in diagnostic tests and healing are outside of the range of sounds that can be heard by the human ear; however, the body's cells recognize and react to them. Acoustic wave technology (AWT) implements a device that rests on the skin and sends sound waves deep into the tissues. The sound causes the cells to vibrate and generate heat. While there is no sensation on the skin, heat is registered deep in tissues, resulting in a potent healing effect.
Sound and Healing
The heat and vibrations result in improved blood circulation, which allows more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to parts of the body undergoing healing from an illness or injury. The vibrations also reduce inflammation in areas that are prone to swelling, such as in the joints and lower legs.
In cases of backaches, shoulder pain, hip discomforts and tennis/golfers elbow, sound waves improve microcirculation around the strains, reduce inflammation, reduce pain and stimulate injured areas. All of this can lower cortisol levels, which significantly reduces stress on the body.
When directed at muscle tissue, sound waves warm the muscle fibers, causing them to relax. The circulation is improved, which carries away more of the waste materials produced by overworked muscles. More oxygen is also delivered to the muscles, which they need to perform. Very tense muscles contract and form knots under the skin. Sound waves relax those knots and give relief from painful muscle spasms.
Acoustic wave therapy sessions also help restore damaged soft tissue, ease muscle tension and relax connective tissues. Patients often report feeling revitalized after completing the recommended number of sessions by their chiropractor.
Non-Invasive Wound Healing Benefits
This technology increases mobility in people who have injuries residing within the foot, heel or knee.Easing the pain in those conditions can be largely beneficial to athletes who have sustained an injury, the elderly or some individuals who have medical conditions that prolong their recovery time from wounds. Acoustic Wave Technology has also been found to accelerate metabolic activity, improve neurovascular performance and increase serotonin hormone release levels.Side effects from this treatment are minimum, if at all. If side effects are experienced, it will typically only result in reddening, slight swelling or hematomas. High frequency sound wave therapy can offer a pain-free way to improve healing times.
When slow healing from injuries is a problem, our Clinton chiropractic clinic can provide a range of effective treatments to address this issue. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about Acoustic Wave Technology!
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy
Electromagnetic therapies have been long used in the orthopedic world to heal fractures and bring pain relief. This technology has been found to benefit a person's health in a number of other ways as well, such as improving memory and brain health. While our Clinton chiropractic office strives to give patients the best traditional chiropractic care available, we are proud to offer new techniques and technologies to improve lives. The following are some of the health benefits of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy.
How a Small Electrical Charge Improves Health
In a PEMF treatment session, magnetic pulses are sent into the body which create a tiny electrical charge that affects how cells behave. The cells are stimulated to expel cellular waste, which prevents them from healing naturally. The magnetic pulses affect the pain receivers so a person feels less discomfort during the healing process. The treatments increase circulation to the cells, providing them more of the materials they need for healing. The process promotes better cellular health, which results in an overall improvement.
PEMF as a Preventive Therapy
PEMF therapy makes the body's cells more efficient by removing the waste material that slows them down. It also facilitates more of the nutrients that the cell needs. This is not only helpful when treating a health issue, but it can give the recipient an advantage when getting ready to perform an activity that will put stress on the cells.
For example, a marathon runner warms up their body and muscles in preparation for the physical activity. By using PEMF therapy before the race, the athlete can detoxify muscle cells so they perform at their best. The increased circulation sends more vital oxygen to the muscles, which they need to function well on long races.
If you're experiencing a slow healing process from an injury or illness, contact us about how electromagneticfield therapy could help.
Laser Treatment Options
Tissue and nerve damage can cause a great deal of pain, impacting your mobility and affecting your quality of life. Prescription medication for these conditions tends to only treat the symptoms and can often cause uncomfortable side effects. However, there are chiropractic treatments available that focus on the root cause of these conditions by treating tissue damage and promoting nerve repair, while also reducing pain and inflammation.
At Kosterman Chiropractic Center, we pride ourselves on offering traditional chiropractic care, in addition to providing treatment services not found in other chiropractic offices. Our state-of-the-art direct current treatment options allow us to better serve our patients’ needs, helping them relieve pain and improve their quality of life.
M6 Robotic Class IV Laser
The M6 Robotic Class IV Laser is the most sophisticated technology available in the field for rapid pain relief, tissue repair, nerve repair and overall cellular health. This robotized multi-target device allows chiropractors to treat patients who have conditions that affect a wide area of the body, which provides faster and more effective results than traditional laser therapy methods. Laser Therapy with the M6 Robotic Class IV Laser is used to treat pain, inflammation and edema, such as strains, sprains, edemas, neck pain, joint pain and more.
Diowave 10 & 60 Watt Laser
The Diowave 10 & 60 watt laser is the strongest laser available in the field to quickly relieve pain, repair tissues and nerves, and promote overall health by reducing cellular waste.
This powerful laser technology allows chiropractors to offer drug-free, non-surgical pain relief that is effective and painless. This laser therapy can be used to treat conditions like peripheral neuropathy, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament and tendon injuries, muscle bruising, and pain in the head, neck, back, foot and heel.
Kosterman Chiropractic Center is committed to helping to promoting the health and wellness of our patients while also helping them find much needed pain relief. If you need chiropractic services in Clinton, North Carolina, contact our office today for a consultation by calling (910) 592-2250.
Thermal and Electrical Therapy Options
The I-Therm treatment safely heats tissue in order to promote healing with depths of penetration that are not provided with other treatment options. The chiropractor uses a non-invasive applicator to deliver an exact dose of molecular hyperthermia, which increases blood flow, allowing for more efficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients and toxin removal to the targeted area. This treatment helps to alleviate pain, accelerate the healing process and improve muscle performance.
TheraStim is a neuromuscular stimulator that delivers electrical signals to the body. The chiropractor uses conductive electrode pads to provide the therapeutic treatment, which typically only lasts a few minutes. During the treatment, the client will move the area that is causing issues in order to isolate the muscle groups that are troubling them. After treatment, many patients experience an increased range of motion and reduction in pain almost immediately after treatment. The number of treatments required will depend on the condition.
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have doctors of chiropractic been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Tim Kosterman DC. has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Many of our patients come to see our doctor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our doctor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Clinton chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced doctor of chiropractic such as Dr. Tim Kosterman DC. can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Clinton community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 910-592-2250 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.