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Therapeutic Modalities in Fairfax, VA

Therapeutic Modalities Specialist

The goal of chiropractic care is to correct the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it begins with decreasing and alleviating the swelling, spasms, inflammation, and pain in patients. To obtain the desired results, Fairfax Chiropractor uses specific therapeutic modalities tailored to your needs.

These include therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, paraffin baths, cryotherapy, and moist heat. Paired with extremity and spinal adjustment, they can help you restore your range of motion and overcome discomfort. If you want to find out more about these modalities, you’ve come to the right place. We compiled a practical list that will answer all your questions.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is an efficient option for promoting soft tissue regeneration. When used on a painful area, it can curb the aches, inflammation, and swelling of tissues. The procedure relies on ultrasound to provide patients with a therapeutic benefit.

Electrical Stimulation Modality

When you think of therapeutic modalities, the electrical stimulation modality often comes to mind. That’s because many physical therapists use this approach during a rehabilitation program. According to experts, it can help with low back pain, bursitis, muscle weakness, lack of motor control, tendonitis, and pain post-surgery. 

Those who get a chiropractic adjustment will make the most of this modality. It can decrease the muscle spasm and provide the nervous system with a pain sedating effect. All of these benefits are known for calming the body.


Traction therapy can help with back and neck pain. This non-surgical approach relies on realigning and stretching the spine to restore its normal function. The whole purpose of traction therapy is to reverse the impact of gravity on the spine. Therefore, soothing the pressure and discomfort. 

Hot Paraffin Baths

If you want to promote relaxation and circulation, then hot paraffin baths make for a solid pick. Based on studies, both feet and hands are often treated with hot paraffin baths during physical therapy. 

Those who’ve tried it have noticed a significant boost in a range of motion stated by the National Institutes of Health. In addition, people prefer this kind of therapy if they deal with arthritic joints, such as the feet, elbows, and hands.

Cryotherapy (Ice)

When dealing with inflammation and swelling of tissues, cold therapy is a necessity of proper treatment. Not only does it reduce the pain, but it also provides a local anesthetic action. These are all essential effects when controlling pain and discomfort. 

Moist Heat

Moist heat has many uses. But, when you combine it with chiropractic care, you can get some exceptional results. Experts use these therapeutic modalities to boost circulation, rejuvenation, relax, and soothe the muscles. If you are suffering from a muscle spasm, then this therapy can help.

You can read about all the other steps to boosting wellness and overall health, including the healing elements of the injured tissues. If you need treatment, please consult with Dr. Gregory Lee DC at the Active Family Wellness

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Dr. Gregory Lee, Doctor of Chiropractic Fairfax
Doctor Of Chiropractic