A health care practitioner who specializes in chiropractic, the hands on or hand-held instrument movement of the bone structure of the body to improve the function of the joints and/or nervous system,
CHIROPRACTIC = “practice” means “to do” and “Chiro” means by hand”
Chiropractic is hands on diagnosis and precise treatment based on body intelligence to correct and heal itself you were bourn with it and it works all on it’s own and when it malfunctions, it tries to ‘talk’ to you,
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After review of medical literature on low back pain, it was strongly advised medical doctors to first recommend non-pharmacologic therapies, including chiropractic, BEFORE resorting to offering NSAIDs, opiates or other more invasive treatments, for low back (spinal) pain patients.
These recommendations will:
will increase patient satisfaction,
will improve patient outcomes and
will reduce chronicity and potential addiction.
The WFC Public Health Committee has identified opioid overuse as one of its key priority areas. Its Chair, Dr Chris Cassirer D.Sc, MPH is clear on how chiropractors can make a difference. He remarked:
“As nations continue to struggle with the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, it is imperative that we underscore the importance of this new Canadian guideline. Recommending chiropractic care as a primary intervention for patients suffering from neck and spine related conditions recognizes the growing body of scientific evidence that chiropractic is no longer an ‘alternative’, and instead it is a clinically effective first line of intervention for all doctors to recommend.”
“In February the American College of Physicians—which represents primary care doctors, the providers people consult most often for a backache—issued new guidelines for back-pain treatment, saying that the first line of defense should be nondrug measures.
That advice is backed up by a new nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of 3,562 back-pain sufferers. It found that more than 80 percent of those who had tried yoga or tai chi or had seen a massage therapist or chiropractor said it had helped them.”
So come in for some back relief.. call 334-514-7600 for an appointment today.
It is one thing to put your hands on your hips and throw the hip out in a pose and it is quite another thing to have a spine so bent out of shape that it is called scoliosis.
Take a look in the mirror. If your head is tilted to one side, this is an indication that something is going on in your spine. Take a look at your shoulders. Are they level? Is one rolled forward or higher than the other? Now place both hands on the top of your hips. Do you see one side higher and/or more forward than the other side? All these are indications of back problems. Each of them can cause pain, achy, radiating pain, numbness, or be prone to injury under stress.
Call today 334-514-7600 for an appointment. Tell them Dr. McNally, DC sent you for a special first visit price that included x-rays, examination, therapies, and treatment.
Norgren et al., evaluated 5,093 Scandinavian soldiers to determine risk factors in producing back pain and clearly demonstrated that decreased spinal range of motion, particularly segmental mobility correlated with tenderness, was a predisposer to the increased incidence and severity of low back pain. These studies clearly support the idea that global and therefore segmental hypomobility is a predisposer and precursor to increased injury and disability.
Norgren B, Schele R, Linvooth K. Evaluation and prediction of back pain during military field service.
Scand J Rehab Med 1980: 12: 1-8
The flip side of this equation is demonstrated in the Meade et al., study in which it was clearly demonstrated that in those low back pain patients who received chiropractic manipulation, and therefore attained documented superior restoration of mobility or increased global (and therefore segmental) mobility (as opposed to the control group of physical therapy patients), the chiropractic patients had less reoccurrences and complications, less need of additional treatment, and less disability.
Meade TW, Byer S, Browne W, Townsend J, Frank AO. Low Back Pain of Mechanical Origin: Randomised Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatient Treatment
British Medical Journal 1990 (Jun 2); 300 (6737): 1431–1437
Historically the manipulable joint lesion has, from the beginning of the chiropractic profession, been described as a painful stiff joint. Joint stiffness, commonly called hypomobility (also known in the chiropractic profession as “fixation”) has become by consensus one of the most important aspects of the manipulable joint lesion in the professions of chiropractic, osteopathy, and manual medicine. Nearly 100 years of clinical agreement between three separate professions supports the existence of such a lesion although research now supports its existence.
Loss of full, or global, range of motion in the lumbar or cervical spines is an indirect proof that the segmental hypomobile manipulable vertebral joint lesion exists, because it is a fact that loss of full global range of motion occurs and such stiffness is considered an objective factor in chronic back pain. Therefore, even if this decreased range of motion is a mixture of hypermobile and hypomobile joints (i.e., a mixture of loose and stiff joints) there must be intervertebral hypomobility for global hypomobility to exist. Randomized controlled trials of manipulation documenting decreased global range of motion, and post-treatment global range of motion are growing.
A meta-analysis of clinical trials of spinal manipulation performed by Anderson et al., clearly and strongly demonstrated that spinal manipulation is effective in restoring or increasing global, and therefore segmental lumbar mobility. Mead et al., documented post-manipulation treatment restored or increased lumbar mobility: data proving that the hypomobile manipulable joint lesion must have existed prior to treatment, and that manipulation restored to these hypomobile joints fuller mobility. Other studies have documented similar results. Nansel and his associates have demonstrated in three, multiply blinded, controlled studies, in which goniometer measurements confirmed cervical range of motion or global end range asymmetries or hypomobility, that after chiropractic high velocity low amplitude manipulation, statistically significant increased mobility was restored to the global and therefore segmental hypomobility areas: proof that global and therefore segmental hypomobility was returned to more normal mobility by manipulation.
For this and other reasons, you should visit Dr. Elaine McNally, DC for all your stiff, achy joint problems. Call 334-514-7600 today for an appointment.
During the tournament, an athlete had a sudden, non-traumatic, ballistic movement of the cervical spine. This resulted in the patient having a locked cervical spine with limited active motion in all directions. The attending chiropractor assessed the athlete, and deemed manipulation was appropriate. After the manipulation, the athlete’s range of motion was returned and was able to finish the match. Spinal manipulation has multiple positive outcomes for an athlete with an acute injury including the increase of range of motion, decrease in pain and the relaxation of hypertonic muscles.
It is getting quite common for athletic events to have Chiropractors on staff to take care of injuries. Olympians, NFL, Rodeos, and many other sports have incorporated Chiropractic not only because it works, but because it often works so well that the athletes are back up and in the game.
You do not need to be an athlete to need Chiropractic care for your injuries. You should be aware that manipulation may be an effective tool to treat an acute injury of all types. So if you have hurt yourself being a weekend warrior, then Chiropractic care might be what you need to get back up and running. Call 334-452-9140 for an evaluation today.