An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Posted on 11-15-2016
At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we are pleased to be able to bring a large variety of medical and healthcare services to our clients. In addition to offering traditional medical services, we also offer a number of different physiotherapy services. Among these is High Volt Galvanic Therapy.
Used in therapy for many years, High Volt Galvanic Therapy is typically used for pain relief and to stimulate wound healing. To accomplish this goal, a unidirectional direct current with low amperage is used to stimulate the area. The galvanic stimulation combines a very short pulse duration of constant intensity with high peak voltage while still maintaining a low total current per second. In this way, the current helps to stimulate blood flow and deep tissues while avoiding tissue damage. It also effectively excites nerve fibers. As such, the procedure is frequently used for injuries that are associated with swelling or bleeding.
Due to the nature of High Volt Galvanic Therapy, it has become a popular choice for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetic foot. By combining a very short duration with a therapeutic voltage greater than 100 volts, the treatment can effectively excite sensory, motor and pain-conducting nerve fibers in a relatively comfortable manner.
If you are interested in learning more about High Volt Galvanic Therapy or other types of physiotherapy, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab. Dr. Crismon and Dr. Graham will both be happy to provide you with more information about this form of therapy as you work together to determine if it is a good option for you.
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