My patients receive referrals for chiropractic care for the same reasons that I personally see a chiropractor. Chiropractic Physicians have the training and experience to treat soft tissue pain and spasm caused by overuse, injuries and/or congenital problems.
As an Osteopathic Physician, I use a holistic approach to patient care including chiropractic treatments. My medical school education included Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). I was also tested in those areas to become Board Certified as a family practice physician. Due to physical limitations, I am currently unable to incorporate OMT into my medical practice.
Chiropractic Physicians use a variety of effective techniques to treat musculoskeletal disorders including manipulation, ultrasound, massage and electrical stimulation.
Personally I have received successful treatment for back, neck, shoulder and hip problems (sometimes accident related). Chiropractic care is effective for most musculoskeletal disorders.
As chiropractic treatment is designed to resolve these problems, a series of visits and adjustments may be necessary.
When called for, chiropractic care improves the quality of a patient’s life by reducing or eliminating pain, restoring range of motion and reducing or eliminating the need for pain medication.
Good Chiropractic Physicians will spend time on the initial visit evaluating a new patient, and will be forthright in their communication. They will identify and isolate the problem area(s), and will recommend a course of treatment.
These are the things I tell my own patients when a chiropractic referral is in their best interest.
To Your Health,
Dr. Michelle Conger
Primary Care Physician, Board Certified in Family Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Kate & Dr. John would like to thank Dr. Conger for contributing to our blog and taking the time to share her thoughts and views on Chiropractic. She may be contacted at www.YourTrustedDoctor.com