- Chiropractic Care
- Corrective Exercises
- Custom Orthotics
- Diversified Technique
- Dry Needling
- Electrical Stimulation
- Kinesio Taping
- Lifestyle Advice
- Massage Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Nutritional Consultations
- Pediatric Chiropractic
- Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic
- Vibration Therapy
Acupuncture and Dry Needling Services, Myofascial Release and Vibration Traction Units in DALLAS LOCATION ONLY
Massage Therapy and Ultrasound and X-rays in AUSTIN LOCATION ONLY
Acupuncture is an old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine dating back over 4,000 years. It still remains effective today as a way to strengthen the body rather than merely treating symptoms. It is primarily used to relieve pain as well as treat other conditions. More than 3 million Americans and 200,000 children in the U.S. have had acupuncture to help relieve a symptom or condition. Because of its low side effects, it has been the treatment of choice for many doctors across the country. It is even more popular in other countries.
We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
There are numerous reasons why people seek the help of a chiropractor. One of the most common reasons is chronic pain. This type of pain develops due to issues surrounding flexibility, mobility, and muscle balance. With the help of corrective exercises, our chiropractor, Dr. Hines, at Ahead of the Cure Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, will work hard to make sure that you feel relieve from your pain or discomfort.
An Integral Part of Your Treatment Plan
Corrective exercises will be an integral part of your wellness plan. With each rehabilitative activity, our doctor ensures that you know how to perform it the correct way so that you can continue to recover even after you leave our office. Our chiropractor will communicate and demonstrate each exercise with you. Furthermore, as you progress with your treatment plan, we may add new and improved exercises to help you heal faster.
Your Corrective Exercise Plan
We understand that everyone will experience pain differently, so your plan will be based on your needs. During your appointments, Dr. Hines will see how far you progressed and adjust your treatment plan as needed to help you with your recovery process. Our doctor may start you with stretching exercises to improve your range of motion. Once you improve your mobility, she will move on to other exercises.
Your Specific Spinal Adjustments
Spinal manipulations play a crucial role in strengthening and realigning the spine so that you can handle your everyday routine. By realigning your spine, your posture and discomfort will improve naturally, and you will become more flexible and mobile. With our help, we can get your body balance appropriately.
Trust the Help of Our Professional and Experienced Chiropractor in Dallas, TX
Corrective exercises play a tremendous role in your recovery process. Dr. Hines will work with you to design a treatment plan that can help treat your specific issues. Call our chiropractic team at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, at (214) 420-2050 to make an appointment, or if you have any questions regarding our treatment methods.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.
The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.
Dry needling aims to address neuromuscular conditions, relieve pain, and improve range of motion. During your scheduled appointment, we will insert a small needle into specified areas of your body depending on your unique and individual needs.
Dry needling follows evidence based guidelines, recommended point locations, and dosages for treatment of specific conditions. Our goal is to improve pain control and reduce muscle tension through this technique.
Electric muscle stimulation is one of the chiropractic care services provided at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic. This method of treatment provides numerous benefits and can be particularly helpful when recovering from an injury. The treatment modality works by having a machine deliver a safe, low-level electrical current via nodes attached to the affected area. Placement, level of charge, and depth of the nodes will all depend on the area of the body being treated and our chiropractor: Dr. Hines, will create a personalized treatment regimen for you and your specific needs.
Prevents Muscle Atrophy
Athletes and individuals with conditions such as multiple sclerosis want to avoid losing as much muscle as possible. Electric muscle stimulation can slow down the atrophy by stimulating the muscles and forcing them to contract. These forced contractions keep the muscles active, even when the patient can not contract them on their own. This treatment is often used on injured athletes as it allows them to recover without losing any of the muscle mass they gained before the injury.
Electrical muscle stimulation also promotes blood flow to an injured area. This will make the healing process faster and the contractions will keep the surrounding muscles strong. Once the patient is ready to resume their normal activities, most report that they were able to make an easy transition back into their activities. Athletes greatly enjoy this aspect of the treatment as a prolonged period of downtime typically leads to lower performance in their sport and in the gym. But, electrical muscle stimulation allows them to return to their original strength at a much faster rate.
Another factor in the quick recoveries promoted by electrical muscle stimulation is that it can be used post-workout to alleviate muscle swelling. This will leave your muscles feeling energized and avoid the soreness that usually comes after a workout.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic offers electric muscle stimulation to the Dallas, TX, community. You can call us at 214-420-2050 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic staff today!
Kinesiology Taping is a precise rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. This technique allows the body’s normal range of motion as well as providing extending soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Kinesio tape is latex-free and hypoallergenic which makes it “skin friendly” for patients with sensitive or fragile skin; such as, patients with diabetes, fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.
Our team here at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.
Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.
- The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
- A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
- You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
- The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
Here at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Here at Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.
Vibration therapy is a newer treatment that uses a non-invasive approach to relieving muscle aches and pains. The treatment doesn’t take long, nor does it cause side effects or pain. At Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic, serving Dallas, TX and the general vicinity, Our Doctors offer non-invasive, non-addictive methods for pain relief, such as vibration therapy.
Defining Vibration Therapy
Dr. Hines uses a localized approach to vibration therapy. This consists of a handheld device placed on an area of your body where you’re experiencing pain. The device sends gentle vibrations into your body, particularly that target your muscles. Generally, Dr. Hines will perform the treatment for about 15 minutes per body part per session. You may need a few sessions before you notice results.
Vibration Therapy Benefits
Our chiropractor uses vibration therapy as a pain management technique. Pain reduction occurs because the vibrations cause the muscles to contract and relax. The vibrations also help with swelling. Additionally, the therapy improves circulation, which helps with the healing process. Vibration therapy also is said to increase muscle mass, which helps with healing as well. This therapy is used on patients who have chronic musculoskeletal pain in certain areas of the body such as the back, neck, arms, and legs.
Vibration traction is a technique beneficial to patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, Parkinson’s, and more. In addition, vibration traction has been recognized by the Clear Scoliosis Institute for its effect on treating scoliosis. The Clear Scoliosis Institute is an organization dedicated to the management of scoliosis.
Vibration therapy is also useful for patients who have the following types of injuries:
- General muscle soreness
- General muscle weakness
The Dangers of Vibration Therapy
Most patients experience no adverse effects from vibration therapy. It’s possible for the treatment to cause pain if the vibrations are too intense, but Dr. Hines makes sure to increase the intensity gradually and carefully. We encourage you to voice any concerns if you feel as though the vibrations are too strong.
Sometimes, vibration therapy can cause side effects or a negative reaction in certain patients. For instance, we tend to not perform vibration therapy on patients who are taking a blood thinner or a medication that’s known for having a blood-thinning effect. We also don’t recommend vibration therapy for patients with advanced diabetes or heart disease.
Since little research has been conducted regarding vibration therapy and pregnancy, we don’t perform this procedure on pregnant women. To reduce the occurrence of negative effects, we screen patients thoroughly prior to administering the treatments.
Determining if Vibration Therapy Is Right for You
For some patients, vibration therapy alone is enough. However, Dr. Hines may recommend this treatment along with others to enhance its healing and pain relief effects. Schedule your appointment with Ahead of the Curve Chiropractic, serving the Dallas and Austin, TX areas. Call our chiropractor today at (214) 420-2050 to see if vibration therapy could help with your pain.
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.