As a premier multidisciplinary San Diego practice we are proud to offer different treatments. Our practitioners coordinate your care all in-house to maximize your goals.
Standard chiropractic care involves a plethora of approaches to promote optimal motion in the soft tissue and joint structures. Our doctors will first do an initial exam to assess your current function and determine the suited care for your own health needs. Our philosophy is to provide evidence informed and patient centered care that helps improve function and movement in the most efficacious manner possible. If need be, our doctors may refer you for extra imaging or testing to help inform their decisions. Chiropractors receive formal training in treating and managing neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Most doctors of chiropractic, utilize manual therapy by the means of an adjustment to help assist in mobilizing and improve function in the region of concern. Adjustments (joint manipulation) is a safe and effective way to assist in non-pharmacological pain management, the use of an adjustment is determined based on the discretion of the doctor. Our practice can help treat most spinal and extremity neuromusculoskeletal conditions. At your initial consult our doctors will clarify whether or not they can help manage your case, if not they will refer you to the appropriate specialist.
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Shockwave Therapy also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a minimally invasive treatment used to help assist in the treatment of several orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Such conditions include but are not limited to: plantar fasciitis, tennis and golfer's elbow, shoulder tendinopathies, achilles tendinopathy, acute strain/sprains and many more. From a physiological standpoint, ESWT helps block pain pathways that are inflamed, and long-term increased blood flow to the treatment area. ESWT is used without anesthetic and does not produce heat in the treatment region. If appropriate for your case, your doctor may recommend ESWT to further and promote increased healing.
Cold Laser Therapy
Lasers have been used for over 40 years to treat various conditions. The laser we use is called “Cold laser” which is a class 3b low level laser therapy, emitting red (637nm) and infrared (808nm) wavelengths of light. These wavelengths are strong enough to penetrate soft tissues and stimulate biomarkers within the mitochondria of your cells. Metabolism is stimulated which contributes to the healing and growth process. The painless cold laser treatment not only promotes healing in the region of concern but helps diminish the symptoms of inflammation or pain. The tissues targeted experience an analgesic (numbing) sensation and reduced pain with successive treatments. The short treatment times make cold laser a convenient additional treatment to other soft tissue treatments. Cold laser has been used as an adjunct therapy to treat: chronic low back pain, carpal tunnel pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis post-operative pain, scar tissue, tendonitis and much more.
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Manipulation)
IASTM is a specialized type of soft tissue myofascial release. Our practitioners will use specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. This allows for faster healing time, improved range of motion, and decreased pain. IASTM is used by numerous professional sports teams and professional athletes.
Kinesio Taping has been found to have numerous therapeutic benefits. Such benefits include pain relief, reduced swelling, bruising and inflammation relief from pain and spasms, increased speed of recovery, enhanced muscular support. The taping works by drawing the skin away from the fascial layer, in effect taking off some compressive stress on the muscle bundle.
At Spectrum Chiropractic, we provide prescription-grade deep-tissue massage therapy. Our massage therapist (LMT) coordinates their treatment based on the patient chart and consultation with our doctors. Massage Therapy utilizes multiple techniques which involve compression and movement strokes. These trained movements help mobilize soft tissue as well as providing relief to regions of discomfort.