I, Dr. Elaine McNally, DC have served Montgomery and the surrounding communities in Alabama for over fifteen years. Located in Wetumpka, I have been there for about three years in practice. The chiropractic care I provide has improved the health and wellness of my patients, in all aspects of their lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and I have often been able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. Call today for appointment at 334-514-7600.
You have been diagnosed with Hiatal Hernia. So what is that. When an organ has moved into a spot it doesn’t belong, it’s called a hernia. The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm. This muscular wall separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. The esophagus goes through the hiatus to the stomach. When part of the stomach bulges up into the chest cavity through this hiatus it is called a hiatal hernia.
What you might not know is that it can be treated by a Chiropractor who is familiar with soft tissue adjusting. Since the hiatal hernia is a stomach malposition. All it takes it an adjustment of the soft tissue to bring the stomach out of the hiatal hernia position. Then the stomach can return to normal activity.
If you are suffering from hiatal hernia and would like to see a Chiropractor who performs this maneuver, please call ahead of time and ask if the Chiropractor can do this. Not all Chiropractors practice soft tissue adjusting.
From the New York Times:
“Spinal-fusion surgery is one of the most lucrative areas of medicine. An estimated half-million Americans had the operation this year, generating billions of dollars for hospitals and doctors.
But there have been serious questions about how much the surgery actually helps patients with back pain and whether surgeons’ generous fees might motivate them to overuse the procedure. Those concerns are now heightened by a growing trend among some surgeons to profit in yet another way — by investing in companies that make screws and other hardware they install.” http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/30/business/30spine.html?ex=1325134800&en=9c70b96244b5dfc9&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
Now, added to concerns about medicine’s poor musculoskeletal training and dangerous statistics, we have to wonder if the orthopedist might be motivated to install 6 of those $1000 screws in your spine because they are a stockholder in a lucrative medical device manufacturer that produced them.
The sanest and safest approach is to use conservative approaches like chiropractic care first. You can always resort to drugs or surgical approaches as a last-ditch resort, but the statistics suggest that most low-back and neck pain can be successfully managed with lower costs and higher patient satisfaction by chiropractors.
If chiropractic care helps patients get better faster and costs the patient and/or insurance company less, shouldn’t EVERY low back pain patient FIRST see a chiropractor before any other type of doctor?
On October 20, 2009, a report was delivered on the impact on population, health and total health care spending. It was found the addition of chiropractic care for the treatment of neck and low back pain “…will likely increase value-for-dollar in US employer-sponsored health benefit plans.” Authored by an MD and an MD/PhD, and commissioned by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the findings are clear; chiropractic care achieves higher satisfaction and superior outcomes for both neck and low back pain in a manner more cost effective than other commonly utilized approaches.
The study reviews the fact that low back and neck pain are extremely common conditions consuming large amounts of health care dollars. In 2002, 26% of…
View original post 353 more words