As of Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Your doctor of chiropractic will ask questions to determine how you may have injured yourself, perform exams to locate the source of your pain, discuss how your symptoms relate to those exam findings, discuss possible options in additions to what you may have already tried, and lay out a treatment plan to help you.
Your chiropractor might order tests to help diagnose your condition. An x-ray can show narrowed disc space, fractures, bone spurs, or arthritis. A computerized axial tomography scan (a CT or CAT scan) or a magnetic resonance imaging test (an MRI) can show bulging or herniated discs. If nerve damage is suspected, your doctor may order a special test called electromyography (an EMG) to measure how quickly your nerves respond.
Should your chiropractor diagnose a condition such as a neck fracture or suspect organic disease, you will be referred to the appropriate medical physician or specialist to help manage your condition.
Neck Adjustments (also known as cervical manipulation) are precise procedures applied to the joints of the neck, by hand or by very specific safe and comfortable instruments. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion; and increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt their head, and have a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Dr. Miller will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment, depending on your personal needs. In addition to manipulation, the treatment plan may include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises to hasten your recovery and remove the pain or numbness.
Call Dr. Miller today to schedule an appointment to find out if chiropractic can help you.