Arthritis, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic disorders are increasing becoming an alarming physical, social and economic burden causing moderate to severe disability worldwide. These grave musculoskeletal disorders are often difficult to treat, with limited conservative treatment options available and poor prognosis.
Local cryostimulation and a Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy may be the novel treatment that you have been waiting for. Recent studies have shown that these new technological advancements may provide substantial pain relief, decrease disability and improve quality of life in individuals suffering from musculoskeletal disorders.
Neck pain and mechanical back pain, especially office work-related, are currently considered to be the leading causes of disability and working days lost. In the last decade sport and overuse injuries, especially in younger athletes, have increased more than 5 times. More than 50% of athletes will develop an overuse injury, and more than 30% will require surgical intervention. Treatments of these overuse disorders are complex, ambiguous and problematic and are often resistant to conventional treatments.
Chiropractic care may provide you with significant alleviation of neck and back pain, as well as enhance athletic performance. Shockwave therapy and cryostimulation have shown to markedly enhance sports injury recovery and athletic performance, especially in regards to injuries that fail to respond to the conventional treatment.
In this day and age chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, as well as the debilitating nature of these pain disorders are becoming a major health issue in relation to increased and chronic pharmaceutical usage resulting from the alarming consequential unwanted pharmaceutical adverse effects. The development of adjunct therapies in order to spare pharmaceutical doses is a pivotal key factor in the treatment of these dire pain disorders and overuse injuries.
Studies support the empirical evidence that chiropractic care, cryostimulation and shockwave therapy may be used as an effective pharmaceutical dosing sparing-therapeutic in the treatment of the respective musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries. In addition, we offer Metagenic supplementation, a natural anti-inflammatory Inflavonoid and a natural muscle relaxant and stress reliever Myocalm that may also be used as an alternative and adjunct therapy in reducing pain and inflammation.
The inability to move efficiently as well as the nerve and muscle-joint pain itself manifest as a complex biopsychosocial issue. Musculoskeletal disorders may severely affect a human’s expectations of self-efficacy, that is a human being’s belief in their own ability to complete tasks and reach goals as it is associated with detrimental changes in mood, sleep, coping abilities and lower financial income.
The combined advantageous therapeutic usage of chiropractic care, cryostimulation and shockwave therapy, as well as the several additional therapeutics offered by us, Vincere Health Chiropractic is a pivotal game changer in reducing chronic pain and improving impaired human movement where other single therapeutics have failed.
Making use of the newest and most effective technology and therapeutics to enhance the chiropractic science
What is a Chiropractor ?
How does Chiro work?
Spinal manipulation is a fast and low-amplitude thrust applied specific, safely and gently to facet joints in the spine by a Chiropractor’s hands, often accompanied by an audible cavitation or “clicking sound” . Spinal manipulation is applied to a specific dysfunctional segment of the spine, caused by minor trauma, repetitive postural straining and overuse of the spine, for the purpose of, and by, restoring and optimizing the biomechanics of the spinal segment and in addition desensitizing aberrant spinal segmental reflex arc activities and sensory input to the central nervous system as well as at higher brain areas.
What can spinal manipulation do for you?
Neck and back pain
Produce immediate relieve of, and significantly decrease acute and chronic neck pain and back pain, as well as reduce pain by neural mechanisms at higher brain areas. Spinal manipulation can stimulate type I-III nerve endings including mechanoreceptors and proprioceptive nerve endings, and inhibit nociceptive nerve endings or known as pain receptors in the facet joint capsular tissues and subsequently substantially reduce pain by way of the gate theory of pain and supraspinal and descending pain modulation mechanisms.
Fibromyalgia and muscle pain
Decrease peripheral and central sensitization , increase lowered pain threshold and reduce increased sensitivity to pain. Spinal manipulation can produce remarkable beneficial effects in individuals suffering from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, a very common, chronic tendency, soft tissue inflammatory and sensitization pain disorder and leading cause for muscle, neck and back pain, as well as working days lost.
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Range of motion and posture
Markedly increase range of motion of the spine and improved posture and spinal proprioception. Body posture failures in children and adolescents constitute one of the most popular yet underestimated health problems. The reduction in cardio-respiratory efficiency, decreased vital capacity of the lungs and degenerative bone and low back pains are just some of the consequences of untreated incorrect body postures.
Decrease muscle weakness and muscle spasms in the presence and absence of pain. It is important for athletes and the active individual to note and understand that joint dysfunction can cause significant weakness of its associated muscles even if the dysfunctional joint does not present with any pain or other symptoms through an ongoing inhibition that prevents the weak muscle from being fully activated, a phenomenon known as arthrogenic muscle inhibition.
At Vincere Health we use the latest and most advanced local cryostimulation technology, namely the Metrum Cryo-T Elephant. The Cryo-T Elephant device use nitrogen liquid vapour of which the gas temperature at the outlet of the nozzle can range from -120 to -196 degrees to reach the correct skin and tissue temperature between 2 and 7 degrees within 4 minutes. In addition, the Cryo-T Elephant has a unique safety feature. Sensors are placed inside the application nozzle to allow for remote measurement and to maintain the correct temperature and to ensure optimal physiological and therapeutic effects, while avoiding overcooling and unwanted frostbite.
It is important to note that although the clinical application of ice or an ice pack is recommended for inflammatory conditions such as for swelling and acute localized pain, local ice applied DOES NOT elicit the same and desired physiological responses in the human body as cryostimulation.
How does Cryo work?
The local cryostimulation applied to the musculoskeletal tissue reach the desired cryogenic temperature within 4 minutes and the resulting physiological and therapeutic effects of strong pain relieving, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects, with subsequent enhanced healing capability and recovery of injured tissue and exercise-induced muscle damage. Also, new exciting research show that cold stress may, in addition to producing a neuroprotective effect, enhance nerve injury recovery and regeneration by way of including up-regulation of cold shock proteins RBM3 (RNA binding motif 3).
Decrease blood flow and pain signals
Increase pain relief
Increase blood supply by 4 times
The subsequent parasympathetic excitation and increased local hyperaemia enrich cells of the treated tissue with increased oxygen, enzymes and nutrients to a much greater degree than under normal, balanced conditions. As a result, the desired intensified metabolic processes and the reduced joint and muscle soreness and tension are achieved. Studies have confirmed that the thermoregulation processes induced by local cryostimulation are safe and well tolerable by the human body.
Inflammation link to musculoskeletal disease
Decrease inflammation and outcomes
Studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can cause a significant decrease in inflammatory serum marker C-reactive protein and the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor and histamine. Also cryostimulation can cause a remarkable higher production and release of the anti-inflammatory profile, including interleukin-6 and interleukin-10, by way of in addition intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and prostaglandin E2.
The aberrant inflammatory process and the possible formation of oedema and subsequent arthrogenic muscle inhibition are attenuated, and protein degradation is limited. The cryostimulation may allow more movement to take place in the inflamed and painful joint and spine, resulting in increased muscle flexibility and range of motion , increased active muscle power and enhanced and facilitated physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Oxidation link to musculoskeletal disease
Decrease oxidation and outcomes
Cryostimulation, similar to winter swimmers can cause a significant decrease in oxidative stress and an increase in anti-oxidative buffering capacities. Studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can cause a remarkable increase in the total antioxidant status, total oxidative index, increase in the total antioxidant status activity of antioxidant enzymes including superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, and non-enzymatic antioxidants including uric acid. Subsequently, the cryostimulation may increase the free radical reactions and the production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species with the resulting enhanced antioxidant responses and favourable compensatory adaptation changes.
What can Cryo do for you?
Rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions comprise over 150 diseases and progressive syndromes, which are amongst the most widespread painful and disabling pathologies across the globe. Among those with the greatest impact on society are osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory joint-autoimmune disease. These diseases, in particular osteoarthritis, can no longer be simply labelled as “degenerative” diseases. Growing evidence supports a role of inflammation, not only locally, in promoting damage to joints and bones, as well as joint-related functional deficits.
Cryostimulation has been shown to decrease pro-inflammatory tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 with decrease in pain, decrease in disease activity and improve functional outcomes in individuals suffering from active inflammatory joint diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Also, cryostimulation has been shown to produce long-term effects of including decreasing pain, decreasing disease activity and improving functional outcomes in individuals suffering from chronic inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Degenerative joint disease
Cryostimulation substantially decrease the frequency and degree of pain perception and the use of pain killers, as well as improve the range of physical activity and well-being, in osteoarthritis of the spine and peripheral joints. In addition, the beneficial effects of cryostimulation seen in arthritis of the spine, sciatica and ankylosing spondylitis have been confirmed by means of thermovision. Although osteoarthritis has traditionally been considered as one of the most devastating chronic conditions that affect the middle to old age world population, recent studies have confirmed that osteoarthritis in young, active and athletic individuals are rapidly raising.
Cryostimulation equals 2 weeks of traditional rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities, including kinesiotherapy, magneto-therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy and laser therapy, to reduce pain, disability and disease activity. Also, cryostimulation with kinesiotherapy is superior to the conventional rehabilitation in reducing pain, decreasing disease activity and improving locomotor (movement) function, as well as with much longer-lasting effects.
Studies have confirmed that cryostimulation can significantly decrease pro-inflammatory tumor necrosis factor and increase anti-inflammatory interleukin-6 in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, compared to 4 weeks of the conventional physiotherapy, cryostimulation can remarkably decrease histamine levels, a compound which is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions . New studies show that histamine may play a major pro-inflammatory role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Cryostimulation can significantly decrease serum inflammatory markers, decrease total oxidative status and increase total anti-oxidant status. Also, in comparison with kinesiotherapy, cryostimulation can decrease pain twice as much, decrease disease activity and improve functional outcomes and quality of life. Furthermore, cryostimulation with subsequent kinesiotherapy markedly improves spinal mobility in individuals suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. The progression of ankylosing spondylitis can result in fusion of the axial skeleton and a marked loss of physical function and spinal mobility.
cryostimulation can significantly decrease pain and improve functional outcomes in individuals with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) confirmed herniated intervertebral disc. Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is the most common reason for working-age individuals to undergo lumbar spine surgery. A slipped disc can lead to excruciating referred leg and arm pain.
Cryostimulation can substantially decrease pain and swellings, cause skeletal muscles relaxation and increase muscle power and range of motion in individuals suffering from symptomatic osteoporosis. Low bone density results from altered bone resorption and formation homeostasis and bone turnover. The osteoclast activity surpass osteoblast activity. Typically, there are no symptoms, unless the condition progresses to osteoporosis. Symptoms of osteoporosis include back pain, loss of height, a stooped posture and easily fractured bones.
Cryostimulation may enhance normal and healthy bone turnover in osteopenia and osteoporosis, significantly decreasing the serum bone turnover marker osteocalcin and increase carboxyterminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen. In addition, studies have shown that cryostimulation can markedly increase remodelling osteoimmunological biomarkers osteoprotegerin and counteracts the altered osteoclast activity with decreased bone resorption and decreased osteolytic disease progression.
New studies have also shown that oxidative stress may play a significant role in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis as well as serves as major aggravating factor for osteopenia, osteoporosis and insufficiency fractures. Antioxidant systems present in the human body prevent oxidative stress, but studies have shown that the antioxidant systems of the human alone may be ineffective to combat the aberrant oxidative stress. Antioxidant therapy could ameliorate the adverse effects of oxidative stress in osteoporosis. Studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can decrease oxidative stress and increase the anti-oxidative buffering capacities in healthy individuals and especially in individuals suffering from musculoskeletal diseases.
Significant pain disorders
Several studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can decrease pain and increase lower pain threshold in individuals suffering from myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, as well as improve health-reported quality of life in individuals suffering from musculoskeletal-pain disorders. Also, cryostimulation has been shown to decrease pain and disability and increase functional outcomes in frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis and migraine headaches. Musculoskeletal disorders are often incorrectly and ineffectively diagnosed and managed in primary care.
Sports injury recovery and athletic enhancement
A single cryostimulation treatment-session has been shown to significantly enhance muscle injury recovery time and decrease muscle soreness. Also, cryostimulation markedly enhanced exercise-induced muscle damage recovery with increased strength and decreased pain versus infrared radiation and passive modalities. Studies have also shown that cryostimulation can enhance recovery time in re-establishing homeostasis of serum muscle damage markers, including creatine phosphokinase, lactate dehydrogenase and calcium. In addition, studies have shown that cryostimulation can enhance oxygen delivery in the working muscles, decrease muscle spasticity and increase muscle flexibility and range of motion.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is considered to be the leading evidence-based safe and effective non-invasive treatment for subacute and chronic muscle-joint disorders and sports injuries, particularly those that present resistant to the conventional treatment. Noteworthy, recent studies have shown that ESWT produce significant beneficial effects in acute muscle-joint disorders and sports injuries.
How does ESWT work?
The physical ESWT shockwave impulses delivered produce the acquired energy in musculoskeletal and neural tissues to induce and raise the respective mechanotransduction pathways that convert the acoustic waves into biological signals and lead to a cascade of beneficial biological responses at a cellular level with the resultant desired physiological and therapeutic effects of improved tissue homeostasis and metabolism accompanied by enhancement of the tissue’s self-healing abilities. Studies have confirmed that ESWT can support and promote proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and reduce and inhibit apoptosis (cell death).
What can ESWT do for you, and by what mechanisms?
Promote new blood vessels
ESWT has been effectively used in the treatment of: avascular necrosis, bone death due to compromised and/ or lack of blood supply; anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction healing, the functional outcome of ligament reconstruction relies on restoration of adequate blood supply and firm healing of the tendon to the bone; shoulder rotator cuff tendinopathy, the inability of the supraspinatus rotator cuff tendon to fully heal and recover after injury can be attributed to its poor anatomical vascular supply and muscle ischaemia, decreased and inadequate blood flow to muscle tissue due to several mechanisms including muscle spasms.
Protect and heal nerves
Exciting new research has shown that ESWT is a novel treatment for peripheral nerve injury and can produce a neuroprotective effect and accelerate neural tissue healing. Injured and damaged neural tissue recovers very slowly and is often incomplete. Recent studies have shown that angiogenesis plays a critical role in neural tissue healing and recovery. ESWT can be used as a safe and effective treatment for relieving pain and disability in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common peripheral nerve entrapment. Despite the ubiquitous nature of peripheral entrapment neuropathies, they are underdiagnosed, underreported and sometimes not properly managed, especially in developing countries.
Decrease pain and inflammation
ESWT has been effectively used in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis and heel spur and chronic Achilles tendinopathy, that is the most common running injuries, pain under the heel and foot, and athlete performance hindrances. ESWT has been shown to be significantly more effective in reducing pain versus the conventional treatment of including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotics and local cortisone injections.
ESWT can produce pain relief and beneficial functional outcomes and improvements in the treatment of frozen shoulder, a common 2 to 5 year self-limiting disabling pain disorder, often causing severe shoulder pain and disability and resistant to the ambiguous conventional treatment. Also, ESWT has been effectively used in the treatment of chronic tennis elbow, a common overuse injury in sport and significant athlete performance hindrance. ESWT has been shown to be greatly more effective in reducing pain and increasing grip strength with more long-lasting results versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of these musculoskeletal disorders.
ESWT has been effectively used in the management of myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, the leading causes for chronic pain and working days lost. ESWT has been shown to be markedly more effective versus trigger point injection and versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of these pain disorders) in the treatment of these pain disorders.
Promote new joint cartilage and heal joints
ESWT has been shown to significantly relief pain, improve spinal range of motion and decrease disability in individuals suffering from degeneration or arthritis of the spine, an unavoidable consequence of aging of the human body, and a common cause of neck, back, and referred arm and leg pain. ESWT has been shown to be greatly more effective versus articular corticosteroid injection in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in reducing pain and increasing movement and function. Osteoarthritis of the knee has doubled in the last decade due to recent exponential increases in life expectancy, obesity and sedentary life style, and can be considered the most common joint disease and leading causes of disability. ESWT is a novel additional beneficial treatment in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, a common autoimmune disease that can cause severe disability and reduce human lifespan.
Promote new bone and heal broken bones
ESWT has been effectively used in the treatment of non-union fractures and stress fractures that respond poorly to the conventional treatment. Stress fractures are commonly misdiagnosed in the active individual and athlete, and can be debilitating to the athlete’s treatment recovery time, training and sport performance.
Recent studies have shown that ESWT can increase bone mineral density, normalize bone turnover or remodelling in individuals suffering from osteopenia and osteoporosis, as well as significantly promote and enhance healing of osteoporotic fractures. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease affecting human beings with an alarming exponential increasing incidence of osteoporosis-related symptomatic fractures and consequential major physical, social and financial burden. Physical therapy may be challenging and problematic, due to the risk to induce insufficiency fracture.
Sports injury recovery and athletic enhancment
Promote and enhance the formation of new tendon and ligament cells and skeletal muscle cells. ESWT has been shown to promote and enhance healing and repair of injured tendon and ligament tissues with subsequent decrease in aberrant scar tissue formation, by way of promoting tenocyte proliferation, migration and regeneration, and mechanically stimulating collagen synthesis and fibroblast synthesis.
ESWT has been proven to decrease pain and improve functional outcomes in the treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome, a combination of ligament, tendon and bony pathologies of the shoulder. Shoulder impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain and loss of shoulder function in the active individual and athlete who participate in repetitive upper limb work and throwing activities.
ESWT has been effectively used in enhancing recovery and reducing excessive scar tissue formation of damaged ankle ligaments after an ankle sprain. Despite the high prevalence, disability and severity of lifestyle-limiting symptoms that follow ankle sprains, they are often misinterpreted as benign injuries that will resolve quickly with limited treatment. ESWT has been effectively used to reduce painful excessive scarring after hand surgery. Detrimental and excessive scar tissue formation after musculoskeletal injury can significantly hinder treatment recovery time and rehabilitation, and prevent the active individual and athlete from participating sooner in their sports activity.
ESWT has been proven to accelerate regeneration and healing of damage skeletal myocytes after acute muscle injury or strain as well as in the chronic muscle injury. This allows the athlete to return sooner to sport after a muscle strain. Muscle injuries are the most common injury in sport, of which hamstring strains are the most prevalent. Strains account for almost half of all sports injuries and are responsible for about a quarter of days of absence away from training and competition. Studies have confirmed that muscle tightness and decreased muscle flexibility significantly increase the risk for a muscle strain. Notable to the athlete, ESWT has shown to markedly decrease hamstring muscle tightness and increase hamstring muscle flexibility as well as decrease muscle spasticity. Furthermore, the repetitive application of ESWT to the inured and uninjured muscle has been proven to extend the beneficial effect of increased microcirculation in the muscle tissue resulting in the enhancement of the functional output of the muscle.
Shockwave-freeze away stubborn fat and cellulite!
The perfect candidate:
Are you the individual who is fit, exercise regularly and follow a well-regulated diet but is still stuck with stubborn belly or buttock fat?
Do you struggle to get rid of cellulite despite of your high fitness level?
Are you the athlete who wants to get rid of lingering fat for competitive advantage?
New exciting research shows that the combination of Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and local cryostimulation or known as cryolipolysis is the latest and clinically-proven technologies in reducing stubborn fat and cellulite, even in the genetically prepositioned individual. Overweight and obesity in early adulthood as well as during the life course increases the risk of mechanical low back pain and metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and heart and blood circulation problems.
Showed the best abdomen circumference reduction in recent literature. The combination significantly reduced the circumference in the treated fat areas by a mean of 4.45 cm and significantly diminishing fat thickness by a mean of 3.02 cm. Moreover, the reduction in fat thickness was accompanied by a significant improvement in microcirculation, and thus, the cellulite.
Cryolipolysis vs combination of ESWT with cryolipolysis: The combination of cryolipolysis with ESWT showed x2 fat reduction during each week over a time span of 4 weeks, compared to cryolipolysis alone. More than 75 % of fat reduction was achieved within 4 weeks, whereas the fat reduction in cryolipolysis alone was slower and much more gradual. The combination of ESWT with cryolipolysis substantially increased the rate of fat absorption and reduction of fat bulges and cellulite. This should allow body contouring results in half the time.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy effect on localized fat: A case study of an 18 year old female with increased localized fat accumulation in her lower abdomen following repeated growth hormone therapy in the form of injections to her lower abdomen for stunted growth. Growth hormone injections, in contrast to causing lipoatrophy (fat reduction), are well known to also cause substantial localized lipohypertrophy (increased fat accumulation) at the injection site. The application of ESWT to the localized increased stomach fat caused an average decrease of 1.5 cm in abdominal circumference with a significant decrease in adipose (fat) layer thickness within 2 weeks.
Local cryostimulation effect on localized fat: Local cryostimulation or cryolipolysis is a promising procedure for non-surgical and safe and effective fat reduction and body contouring and presents a compelling alternative to liposuction and other, more invasive methods. The literature shows that cryolipolysis can reduce subcutaneous fat at the treatment site by up to about 25% after one treatment. Improvements were seen in an average of 85% of treated subjects. At more than 70%, the patient satisfaction rate was higher than with other technologies used for non-invasive fat reduction including radio frequency, low-level laser and high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy effect on cellulite: Numerous studies have shown that ESWT can significant decrease the degree of cellulite with the appearance of improved skin roughness, number of depressions and elevations; markedly decrease the cellulite-subcutaneous fat layer, fat thickness and circumference; and improve the cellulite-skin elasticity, within 4 weeks.
Local cryostimulation effect on cellulite: About 25% to 30% of patients achieve noticeable improvements in skin tightening and cellulite reduction with improvement in skin texture and laxity after one cryolipolysis treatment, as well as significant and consistent improvements within 4 weeks.
Literature shows for the best results: 2x treatment sessions over 4-6 weeks are required. More information and literature to follow soon! Bookings are now open. Please note limited bookings are available per week, for more information and bookings please contact us.
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