Not sure what to expect when seeking Chiropractic Care? Check out this week's episode of "Weekly Health Talks with Dr. P" for more insight on what treatment is like at Advanced Chiropractic Associates!
Hey gang, Dr. Parson here. People search the internet trying to learn more about their lower backs because um it's quite prevalent out there unfortunately and we'll get into the reasons behind that. But the goal is to educate you, what we can do, what you can do and where to seek treatment and what our disc injury is all about. When you seek our care, when you come into my office and this may be your first time in the chiropractic office, it's really no different. First, we talk. We're talking about your problems and ask you a lot of questions and usually by those questions, we pretty much got the diagnosis. So be very thorough with what you tell us, however this said that you've got to do some orthopedic and neurologic testing. We need to put you through some to hone in the diagnosis is it what we think it is. And those are usually not painful, they just got to go through them and there's specific tests to tell us certain things: how bad it is and finally yeah you will probably do x-rays. Chiropractors do x-ray, you see one behind me. The x-rays tell us the alignment, lead trace tell us is it safe to adjust you, x-rays tell us is there pathology which is bad and that's not safe, x-rays tell us how to help direct our adjusting so we can get you better as fast as possible. So, you know will you need surgery? Fortunately, only a few of our cases will have ever, will ever go to surgery and that's good. We’re proud of our success here but there are some and we know when to refer to an orthopedist and neurosurgeons. Some cases require coordinated medical and chiropractic or orthopedic care. There may be a need for all of us working together and if necessary, we're going to run the diagnostics. Yes, some may require an MRI, CTs, all those things. However, everybody wants to get the treatment. So, what are we doing here, what do we do that's different? Well, the treatments may consist of spinal manipulation. Okay, gentle and non-painful. We're not trying to run you off, we're trying to get this better and there's many methods and depends on what stage you're in and what you can tolerate. Things like traction disc decompression, where the disc is compressed, it's bulging out logic was trying to decompress it suck it in and take the pressure off the nerve, that's one. Therapies for pain, such as ultrasound, low level laser, e stem and you may even need a tinge unit if you're not familiar—with trans electrical nerve stimulator when the pain's really bad these things can help block it and get you through your days to get some healing going. Even proper nutritional counseling, you might think well there's what you eat and what your supplements you take and make a big disc on how your recovery goes. It's like anything, it's damaged tissue just as if you've damaged your knee. It needs proper nutrition; it needs to go through the stages of healing, and you have to have a little patience the correct supplements can help a disc heal. Disc need nutrition and nutrition has gotten to the disc by movement people do too much rest so we're gonna uh and then then when the frontal time comes we're going to show you exercises unique to what you need to do. I like training and I like the exercise portion because you're a great place where you can start taking over there are many exercises but done too soon you can really stir pot. So, they have to be, there's a method to it to get to get it back. As a general rule, if you have lower back pain, this issue's been diagnosed it should be treated conservatively at first, period. Chiropractic before ever considering back surgery, an advanced chiropractic association you know my training I'm board-certified chiropractic orthopedist well that's I'm a non-surgical orthopedist. So, you're going to get the diagnostics and the treatment but you're not going to get the surgery and medication from time and place. But make chiropractic your first choice, not your last choice. Have a good day.