• Diathermy Treatments for patients in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville & the entire Metro-East Area

  • Are you looking for alternative solutions for pain relief? Have you tried everything, only to suffer from even more chronic pain? If this is you, it’s time to call Byrkit Chiropractic for a new solution to your old back pain. At Byrkit, we provide diathermy treatments as a way to provide pain relief for a variety of chiropractic conditions. Below, we’ve provided some basic information on these treatments including what it is, how it works and the types of conditions that we can treat. If you have any questions, please contact our staff for answers and additional information.

  • What is diathermy?

    Diathermy refers to using electromagnetic stimulation to produce heat and blood flow to bring pain relief and soothing sensation to specific parts of the body. It can also act as a sedative to soothe irritated nerves and muscle and ligament problems.

  • How does diathermy work?

    Diathermy works by soothing irritated nerves, injured muscles and ligaments, relieve inflammation and pain, and much more. It acts as a sedative to soothe the symptoms of a wide range of injuries and chiropractic conditions.

  • Conditions Treated

    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Disc Problems
    • Whiplash
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Joint Dysfunction
    • Neck Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Headaches
    • Sciatica
    • Pinched Nerves
    • Overuse Syndrome
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Golfers’ Elbow
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Work Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Dance Injuries
    • Car Accident Injuries
    • More…
  • Does diathermy hurt?

    No, this procedure does not hurt at all. You may even find it to be mildly pleasing or relaxing. The heat produced by the electrical stimulation is meant to relieve pain, not cause more of it.

    How long will the effects last?

    This depends mostly on how your body reacts to the treatment. Sometimes, treatments will have lasting effects for up to weeks at a time. However, you will have to make repeat appointments to receive continued pain relief.