At Olde Towne Wellness in Petersburg, Virginia (VA), skilled chiropractor Dr. Thomas Hennessey offers chiropractic care, acupuncture and therapeutic massage. He provides relief care, corrective care and wellness care, depending on what stage a patient is in with regards to their pain. Dr. Hennessey is proficient at a variety of techniques, including cold laser, gentle manual chiropractic, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression therapy and computerized spinal adjustment. Individuals who require assistance with weight loss, or who are in need of treatment for neck pain, back pain or car accident injury can benefit from the broad range of services available at Olde Towne Wellness.
Auto Accidents/Workmans Comp
Many people in Petersburg don’t know what to do after an auto accident. If you, or someone you know, has been involved in an auto accident or car crash call us to schedule an appointment immediately for a short, but complete, exam. It’s common for those involved in auto accidents or car crashes to feel minimal or no symptoms for the first couple of weeks and sometimes the first few months.
Should the case ever go to court, it is not only important to obtain prompt and suitable treatment for whatever traumas were sustained in your car accident, but also to document the extent of the traumas, wherever present.
Not receiving a timely evaluation or starting the suitable therapy for any traumas received in your car accident or crash may neutralize your power to obtain compensation for any future medical bills, remove your ability to acquire pain and suffering payment, and negate compensation for work loss.
Have you suffered an injury from a recent auto accident or car crash in Petersburg?
Most auto accident and car crash injuries can sometimes go unnoticed for months or possibly even years.
Most people who were in auto accidents or car crashes are not necessarily aware of the hidden injuries because the pain is often veiled by the medications they are given. Insurance companies are the big winners in cases like these, because they often get released from liability by requesting that victims settle their cases before the end of their treatment and even before they are checked for hidden injuries!
Find out if you could be suffering from a hidden injury!
If you have experienced any of the below symptoms since your auto accident or car crash occurred, you may be suffering from a possible soft tissue injury:
- Muscle Stiffness
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Mid-Back Pain
- Numbness and Tingling
- Difficulty Sleeping
Computerized Spinal Adjustment
When the body has an injury the cells are damaged and fail to function within normal parameters. Low level lasers from the Cold Laser machine penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring this abnormal cellular function. Cold Laser uses a non-heat producing light laser, which is locked at a specific wavelength that is optimal for treatment and can penetrate deeply into tissue. Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy is emerging as the therapeutic modality in the healing arts community.
The biological effects of Low Level Laser Therapy have been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair abilities when injured. By reducing the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing specific repair and healing process, Low Level Laser Therapy has been proven to provide pain relief, reduce damage due to the injury and loss of function. Low Level Laser Therapy enables the body to have a more rapid repair and stronger tissues once healed.
Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.
Laser therapy may be useful for the following:
- Frozen shoulder
- Post-operative wounds
- Scar tissue
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic or acute pain
- Wound healing
- Disc herniations
- Minor nerve damage
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Heavy metal detoxification
Gentle Manual Chiropractic
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Are you looking for spinal decompression in Petersburg, VA? You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, radiating pain into the arms or legs, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis and post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.
This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.
The gentle distractive forces of the Spinal Decompression create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.
Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.
A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.
Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. Clinical results of this procedure have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing the Spinal Decompression.
Are you looking for help from massage in Petersburg, VA? The team at Olde Towne Wellness if here to help you. Please read this article to see the massage services that we have to offer at out clinic.
5 Things To Look For In A L.M.T.
- Is the therapist licensed and insured?
- Is the facility providing the massages licensed by the state?
- Massages should be overseen by a physician.
- Make sure your comfortable with the massage therapist that your working with.
- Therapists should be current in continuing education credits.
Benefits to Massage Therapy
- Relieve Stress
- Promote Relaxation
- Improve Posture
- Improve Circulation
What Conditions Do Licensed Massage Therapists Help?
- Neck and Back Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Carpal Tunnel
- Numbness and Tingling
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