A plethora of pain pills and a stint in the surgery room aren’t always necessary to relieve chronic or acute pain conditions. At Crestview Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rawson believes in the power of the body to heal itself, with a little help from holistic treatment methods. Located in Crestview, FL, we work with patients throughout the surrounding areas in helping them return to the activities they love by offering the latest in techniques and technologies, based on current research.
We use multiple techniques, including dry needling, trigger point therapy, and minimally invasive whole-body techniques. This holistic method is used to treat pain in many areas of the body and is a go-to for those struggling with pain.
What to Expect During Acupuncture
During an acupuncture treatment, you may be asked to change into a gown. Acupuncture points are not always directly in the area of the pain you are experiencing, so the practitioner may need to reach points from head to toe. The thin needles are inserted to various depths into the appropriate points on the body. There is little to no discomfort with the needles. The practitioner may move or twirl the needles, apply heat or cold, or use mild electrical impulses to enhance the effects. The needles will usually remain in place for about 20-30 minutes as you relax. Most patients do not even feel needle removal.
Many pain conditions actually stem from misalignment or structural interference in the spine. Chiropractic care involves both manual and instrument-assisted adjustments to allow for proper function and motion in the spine. Chiropractic allows for optimal spine and nervous system health and can be used to treat migraines, neck, back and joint pain, as well as countless other issues.
Dry needling involves the use of needles to stimulate problematic tissue regions as well as to break up hard or knotted tissues, commonly known as “trigger points”. Trigger points can be superficial, or can reside deep within the tissue. Needles are inserted into the muscles at varying depths and stimulated. The term “dry” comes from the fact that fluid or medicine is not used or injected into the tissue.
Dry needling is not limited to trigger point therapy but is ideal for other musculoskeletal injuries including; muscle pulls, sprains, strains, tendonitis, and bursitis, to name a few.
What to Expect During Dry Needling
During an dry needling session you may be asked to change into a gown, depending on the treatment region. In general, as opposed to acupuncture, a dry needling session will focus on one region of the body. The needles used for dry needling vary in diameter and length, and can be adjusted or modified for patient tolerance. The needles will be inserted at varying depths and stimulated for a short period of time, generally only a few moments. It is to be noted that dry needling is a more aggresssive treatment when compared to acupuncture, so the patient may experience some discomfort.
A Natural Approach to Relieving Your Pain & Improving Your Quality of Life
Conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
Class IV Laser Therapy
Our clinic utilizes Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT), also known as Class IV laser therapy. This FDA approved therapy is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain treatment method uses laser photons to target damaged tissue, resulting in decreased inflammation, bruising and edema, all while stimulating tissue repair and relieving pain.
Dr. Rawson is certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), which involves a structural and functional analysis of the spine and overall posture. Through the use of adjustments, traction, and rehabilitative exercises, we work with patients to correct abnormalities in their spinal alignment. Structural correction not only improves posture, but it helps to relieve pain, in addition to many other benefits.
Non-surgical spinal decompression helps to facilitate healing for painful issues like bulging or compressed discs, pinched nerves and neuropathy by using the latest evidence based traction therapy. These therapy sessions can be extremely beneficial for patients who want to relieve pain in the back, neck, arms and legs.
We offer both active and passive rehabilitation using multiple therapeutic techniques for strengthening muscles and reducing pain. These techniques include vibration, intersegmental traction, therapeutic ultrasound, electronic muscle stimulation and exercise plans customized to meet your unique needs.
Myofascial release is a soft-tissue technique that is used to reduce pain and relieve restricted mobility due to muscle, ligament, fascia, tendon, and nerve injuries. It involves applying gentle, strategic pressure to specific myofascial trigger points.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) uses instruments to provide soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation. This aggressive technique works to decrease pain and increase range of motion. This technique can be extremely beneficial for athletes, regardless of age.
Contact us today at 850-306-3268 to learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you on your journey towards a more pain-free life!
- Monday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. *(B. A. O.)
- Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. *(B. A. O.)
- Same-Day Appointments Available
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