Wed, 5 August 2015
Chiropractor Chris McNeil Discusses Disc Treatment and Therapies in Latest Podcast
Lower back pain is an incredibly common ailment today and one which drives people to chiropractors for help in treating. There are multiple reasons for lower back pain, such as: sprains, Spondylolisthesis, injury, skeletal irregularity, herniated discs, and sciatica. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Spinal issues can stem from a wide range of causes and conditions, including tumors, which is why it is so important to seek diagnosis from a medical professional rather than allowing self-medication or self-treatment to go on indefinitely. This is the topic of the latest of Dr. Chris McNeil's Chiropractic podcasts, one where he explains the causes of back pain and addresses some of the disc treatment options available for those who have these symptoms.
“Discs are a shock absorber,” says McNeil. “They play a vital role in how the body functions. Having a nice plump disc is essential to a healthy body and nervous system. When people experience disc issues it can disrupt their whole life. I wanted to get this information out so that people understand that even if they've tried more conventional therapies we have had a great deal of breakthrough in our treatment practice. Chiropractic medicine has really grown even in the time that I have been practicing. We are always finding new ways of addressing pain and issues in our patients and sharing these modalities with each other to create a web of information that can be applied to instances in our own practice. This latest podcast was informative about what causes disc issues and some of the approaches that I use in my own Detroit chiropractic clinic to deal with those.”
Dr. Chris McNeil Macomb Township Chiropractic Clinic Director explains in the podcast that the typical physician approach to back injury is to mask the symptoms with pain pills, which does little but prevent people from seeing how bad the condition is deteriorating. The approach used by chiropractors at the Metro Detroit Chiropractors Clinics is to perform non-surgical disc decompression therapy. They use a special table that gently tractions the bones in the spine that causes a negative vacuum or a negative suction that over time pulls that disc material that disc matter back in and pull more nutrients into the disc and help the disc heal. Other treatments include: cold laser, hot laser, ultrasound, micro stimulation, modified vibration therapy, heat and ice massage, and chiropractic adjustments. Research has shown that 85% of the patients who use this therapy have what they listed as “favorable results.”
For more information on this treatment or the podcast visit: http://chrismcneilchiropractic.com/