Spinal Care

Your spinal care is an important part of your overall health. Dr. Charles Smith of Smith Family Wellness in Honolulu, HI, has a variety of treatments and therapies that can help to maintain the health of your spine and to provide relief for any pain you may be suffering. 

Spinal manipulation

Spinal manipulation is one of the primary treatments used by chiropractors to help their patients to achieve and maintain wellness. It can be done manually, or it can be done with an instrument like the activator. Manipulation helps the vertebrae to be realigned when they have become out of alignment. When the spine isn't aligned, the messages can't get through from the brain. Spinal adjustment is personalized to the individual patient and can be very gentle, or it can be vigorous. 

Spinal decompression

When your back is causing you pain, one of the reasons why it may happen is that the nerves get pressed on by the material from inside the discs. The discs are cushions between the vertebrae in the back. The result can be severe pain and weakness in the legs. With decompression, the spine is stretched using a special table and a computerized program that helps increase the space between the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum that pulls the disc back where it belongs and off of the nerve.  

Chiropractic massage

Chiropractic massage can help with overall spine care. It benefits you physically and emotionally. It leads to relaxation, which can help to decrease the pain in the back and muscle spasms. Massage is good for acute or chronic pain. 


Physiotherapy is the study of motion and getting to the root of any pain and loss of motion that you might be suffering from. It can be used after surgery to help to get back the movement or balance that may have been lost.The physical therapy that will be recommended and used will be personalized to your particular needs. It can be preventative, and it may be for rehabilitation. You will do exercises in the office and then continue to do them at home to keep the benefits you have achieved while you are between visits.  

Laser bed therapy

Laser bed therapy uses the power of a laser to help to heal spinal cord injuries. The laser helps to stimulate circulation and to promote healing at the cellular level. It also helps to relieve pain using your body's natural healing process.   

Contact Dr. Smith of Smith Family Wellness in Honolulu, HI when you are in need of spinal care. You can reach our office at 808-922-3244 or message us through our website. 

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