At NMCI, our Chiropractors provide treatment that helps relieve pain suffered from an injury, muscle spasm, accident, and/or trauma . Our Doctors of Chiropractic are skilled in low force, instrumentation, and/or manual osseous adjustments of the spine and extremities.
When you visit a Doctor of Chiropractic, you will receive a consultation, case history, physical examination, and X-ray examination when appropriate. In addition, you will receive a careful chiropractic structural examination, with particular attention paid to the spine.
The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint. Specifically, they are intended to correct vertebral subluxations.
Since we have a multidisciplinary team at NMCI, our Chiropractors can refer patients for a full complement of medical treatment as well.
Low Back Pain and Neck Pain
In a study published in the British Medical Journal 2003, the clinical outcome measures showed that chiropractic adjustments resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the chiropractic-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
Chiropractors can also help patients with the symptoms of Cervicogenic headaches. A Chiropractor can help patients find relief and reduce muscle spasm from basic Chiropractic adjustments. Second only to back pain, headaches are one of the most common conditions regularly managed by Chiropractors.
Chiropractic treatment for work injuries is supported in the ACOEM, ODG, and MTUS GUIDELINES:
They Recommend Chiropractic Treatment as follows, “a trial of 6 visits, and then 12 more visits (for a total of 18) based on the results of the trial, except that the Delphi recommendations in effect incorporate two trials, with a total of up to 12 trial visits with a re-evaluation in the middle, before also continuing up to 12 more visits (for a total of up to 24).”