A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body’s functions, and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function. Chiropractic employs manipulation and adjustment of body structures, such as the spinal column, so that pressure on nerves coming from the spinal cord due to displacement (subluxation) of a vertebral body may be relieved.
Physical therapy or physiotherapy (sometimes abbreviated to PT) is a specialty within the health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.
Massage is a systematic manual application of pressure and movement to the soft tissue of the body – skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (the membrane surrounding muscle and muscle groups). Medical massage promotes the flow of blood and lymph, relieving tension, stimulating nerves, and stretching and loosening muscles.
Acupuncture’s ability to treat pain and disease is based on an energetic model of the human body. Pain or disease occurs in the body when there is a deficiency or an imbalance of the energy in the meridians.
Trigger Point Injection (TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax.