Frequently Asked Questions | Chiropractic Care

Will Chiropratic Help With Back Pain?

Yes. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective option to help with low back pain. Low back pain can be a result of a variety of causes; muscle tightness, joint restriction, disc bulge, and strain sprain injuries are a few of the most common causes of low back pain that respond well to chiropractic care. Sports chiropractors are specifically trained to look at all of the factors of your injury, determine an accurate diagnosis, and provide care that can quickly get you up and going again. A typical treatment plan provided in our sports chiropractic and rehabilitation office for our Salt Lake City area residents focuses on restoring normal tissue tone to tight muscles, normal movement to affected joints of the spine, and a focused rehabilitation and home care exercise plan based around your condition and goals.

Can Chiropractic Help With Sciatica?

Yes. One of the most common conditions successfully treated in a sports chiropractic office is sciatica. Sciatica is often a presentation of multiple underlying issues. Without an extensive anatomy lesson, the sciatic nerve exits the spine at the lower back and proceeds to course down the back of the leg. Proper movement, decreased muscle tightness, and exercises to reduces discomfort and pain produced by a bulging disc are all well within the realm of care of a skilled sports chiropractor. If you are looking for help with your sciatica and are in the Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, or Salt Lake City Utah area, we are here to help.

 Frequently Asked Questions | Chiropractic Therapies & Rehabilitation

What Is Dry Needling Therapy?

Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by trained Chiropractic Physicians and Physical Therapists aimed at managing neuromusculoskeletal injuries and pain while addressing movement dysfunction. Dry Needling utilizes a thin filiform needle to penetrate skin, fascia and muscles to address adhesions, trigger points and connective tissue to speed healing and relieve pain. Functional application focuses on decreasing muscle hypertonicity, increasing joint range of motion, and correcting movement dysfunction. At Revive Sport & Spine, we are one of the only sports chiropractic clinics in the Salt Lake City Utah valley specializing in Functional Dry Needling.

Can Dry Needling Therapy Help With Low Back Pain?

Yes. Dry needling has proven effective in current research as well as in our clinic in relieving back pain and helping patients recover faster so they can return to the things they enjoy. As we often utilize dry needling therapy in our Cottonwood Heights, Utah, clinic, we find it speed recovery, often cutting our treatment plan by 1/3. On a deeper level, dry needling allows us to reach muscles that are unreachable by hand or with and IASTM tool. Dry needling helps to decrease muscle tightness, improve circulation to the area, decrease pain, and improve movement and function.

How does dry needling work?

When a dry needle is inserted into a tissue, the result includes increased blood flow to the taut muscle fibers, allowing increased oxygen to infiltrate, releasing the band and increasing the muscle extensibility and joint range of motion. Regarding pain, studies have shown that dry needling can lower pain generators and block pain at a central nervous system level.

 Frequently Asked Questions | Chiropractic & Sports Injury Care

Can Sports Chiropractic Care Help Running INjuries?

Absolutely. As a sports chiropractic clinic in a large running community like Salt Lake City, we specialize in running injuries. Our aim is to keep you running and working toward your ‘A’ race of the season. Many running injuries are the result of many different factors all stacked together. Our job is to uncover those problem and develop a plan around your running goals while helping you get out of pain quickly. As a sports chiropractor, we look at your movement and how it relates to your sport and complaint. From there we can develop a plan around your specific issues and restrictions. Running Injuries are our speciality and in most cases, you can keep running! Start HERE for a few basic warm-up and recovery exercises.