Accessibility View Close toolbar

3933 Perkiomen Avenue, Suite 101

Reading, PA 19606 US

610-779-4588

Open mobile navigation

Chiropractic Therapies

Muscle Stim (Interferential Electro-Therapy)

This is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and promotion of soft tissue healing. Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissue in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain. This is used to treat ligament sprains, muscle strains, and spasms.

**This therapy can be used at home. Please ask one of our staff members about pricing if interested.

Therapeutic Ultra Sound

This modality uses high frequency sound waves to create heat deep under the skin. Sound vibration, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body eliciting increased blood flow in the treated area. These vibrations can also help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard accumulations. Ultrasound can be very therapeutic in the treatment of acute flair up such as disc herniations and controlling inflammation. The office has two types which we refer to as P1 and P2. P1 uses pulsed sound waves as opposed to P2, which uses continuous sound waves plus required a user to continually move the sound head around as to not heat up an area too much. Both are used to treat the same conditions. However, P2 allows us to treat a larger area or possible an area which has a non-flat surface such as an elbow or knee.

Decompression

This therapeutic treatment can take many forms ranging from simple spinalators aka roller table to larger devices that can pull specifically on the neck or low back with a force of up to 130 pounds. Many people who have spinal stenosis, myelopathy/radiculopathy (e.g. disc bulge), and symptoms associated with long hours sitting or bending forward benefit from this treatment. Spinal decompression places traction on the spine and lengthens it and a slow rate. This produces a negative pressure, which in turn causes the spine to pull in nutrients that can enable structures like a disc to heal. Due to the avascular (not getting a lot of blood flow) nature of spine, oral anti-inflammatories are often unsuccessful in reaching areas such as an injured disc without assistance. This therapy can be a pivotal tool in the treatment of non-surgical cases and chronic pain.

Therapeutic Exercise & Stretching

This therapy is the scientific use of bodily movement to restore normal function and range of motion in diseased or injured tissues or to maintain a state of well-being. The goal is to affect the body locally and systemically and bring about changes in the nervous, circulatory, and endocrine systems as well as the musculoskeletal system. A common technique used by the office is called McKenzie exercises, which is for the treatment low back pain and sciatica. Other techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Graston, and Rapid Release are used in conjunction with stretching to get more motion out of a joint, tissue, and body region.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle sometimes referred to as a “muscle knot” that causes localized pain and often to other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Individual TrPs often produce a surprising amount discomfort as well as side effects. If a TrP is pressing on a nerve, you may feel tingling or numbness that travels along that nerve. A common example of this is sciatica, but can also take the form of a headache.

Cold Laser

Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technology compared to many alternative therapies like acupuncture (which has been used since 8000-3500 B.C.), chiropractic (since 1895) and physical therapy. It can provide treatment to a broad area of tissue and bone with IR or Red light photons to reduce pain and stimulate healing. CLT offers a non-intrusive option to acupuncture and surgery and can be used as a non-addicting treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs. Cold lasers are FDA cleared and widely used for treatment of conditions such as acute or chronic pain, arthritis, back pain and more. The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy units from red and infrared laser radiation, called photons, to damaged cells. It is the consensus of experts is that photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.

**This therapy is currently not covered by insurance. Please ask one of our staff members about pricing if interested.

Occipivot™

This home device uses gravity and a progressive increase of duration to reverse abnormal sustained postures or positions. It can be very useful in the correction of forward head posture, TMJ, headaches, muscle tension and stress.

**This therapy can be used at home. Please ask one of our staff members about pricing if interested.

Welcome to The Spine and Wellness Center!

No form settings found. Please configure it.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am

8:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am

7:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am

7:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am

8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am

7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

2:00 pm

Sunday:

**8:30 am

4:00 pm

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

  • "Testimonials coming soon..."

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Back to School and Mental Wellness

    Summer is a subjectively fleeting season and school days are upon us once again. For children, this bittersweet time marks the completion of a period of relative freedom and the beginning of a new set of responsibilities. For adults, the onset of late summer and early fall signals yet another turn of ...

    Read More
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries

    A repetitive motion injury (or overuse injury) involves doing an action over and over again, as with a baseball pitcher throwing a baseball, a tennis player hitting a tennis ball, typing at a computer keyboard, and most notoriously, typing with your thumbs on the tiny keypad of your phone. It may be ...

    Read More
  • Left-Handers Day

    Left-Handers Day Left-Handers Day, celebrated on August 15th, was launched in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club, an organization based in the United Kingdom. Since then, Left-Handers Day has become a worldwide event and social media phenomenon. Around the world, approximately one in ten persons is left-handed. ...

    Read More
  • Peak Experiences

    Peak Experiences The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," Thoreau famously stated that we must "reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical ...

    Read More
  • Dynamic Warm-ups

    In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or you bend over to lift a bag of groceries out of your automobile trunk. These are all daily events. But on ...

    Read More
  • Summer Sports

    Summer Sports In the summertime, everyone's thoughts turn to the outdoors. We want to get out in the sun and have some fun. Some people do exercise outdoors, such as running, walking, and biking, all year long regardless of the weather.1 For others, summer's warmer temperatures make activity outside ...

    Read More
  • Wellness Gardens

    Wellness Gardens When time is spent in an office or indoors day in and day out, some can lose that connection to the outside world. And that loss of connection can lead to higher stress levels and more health ailments without even realizing it. But when that the gap between office life and outdoor life ...

    Read More
  • Smart Shoulders

    Our shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion of any of the musculoskeletal joints in our bodies. The shoulder joint is really two joints, the glenohumeral joint between the arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular joint between the acromion (a bony projection off the scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint and the acromioclavicular joint is a gliding joint. ...

    Read More
  • A Book and Its Cover

    A book cover may not necessarily tell the whole story and may not accurately portray the nature of the contents within. Publishing companies pay high salaries to their marketing staff to create cover copy that will entice prospective buyers to make a purchase. But many times the book itself does not ...

    Read More
  • When Your Spine Is In Line

    Good spinal alignment means good biomechanical health. Essentially, your spine is the biomechanical center of your body. Your legs are connected to your spine via two large and strong pelvic bones. Your arms are connected to your spine via your shoulder blades, ribs, and numerous strong muscles and ligaments. ...

    Read More

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Sign up for more articles