Thu, 1 December 2016
Macomb Twp. & Ferndale Doctors Offer Disc Decompression Therapy as Alternative to Neck and Back Surgery
Neck or back pain caused by a bulging, herniated or degenerated discs can be a life changing and debilitating condition that often leads harmful medication, injections or spine surgery. Thankfully, the chiropractors at Metro Detroit Disc Decompression Therapy Clinics offer a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative that may be able to help disc pain sufferers get out of pain, avoid surgery and get their life back.
The spinal discs are located in between each on the spinal bones (spinal vertebrae) in the neck, mid-back and low back. The most common types of disc injuries are a bulge, herniation or disc degeneration (spinal arthritis). “Disc injuries usually occur because of a major trauma such as an auto to accident, fall or sports injury, or a minor trauma caused by repetitive actions over a long period of time.” says Dr. Frank Norton of Macomb Township Chiropractic.
Common symptoms associated with a disc injury are back pain, leg pain, sciatica, neck pain, arm pain and numbness or weakness in the hands or feet. The pain can be dull and achy or can become severe causing stabbing and shooting pain. Many people suffering with a pinched nerve caused by a disc bulge or herniation often complain of an electrical shock type of pain into their arms or legs. “The pain can become so debilitating that people suffering with disc injuries may have trouble sleep, bathing & showering or even getting dressed. Some people also are disabled from work or can no longer do house & yard work, enjoy time with family or recreation,” said Dr. Chris McNeil, Macomb Twp. Chiropractic Clinic Director.
Disc injuries are typically diagnosed through orthopedic testing, MRI or x-ray films. When a disc injury is detected by a medical doctor they often prescribe pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs. “Medication cannot fix a disc injury but simply covers up the symptoms associated with the disc injury or decrease the inflammation caused by the disc pressure,” said Doctor Peter Andersen of Metro Detroit Chiropractors in Ferndale MI. If the pain persists the doctor may then prescribe chiropractic, physical or massage therapy, which can help decrease the pain and increase strength, but these types of physical treatments often do not fix the disc injury. The next step before disc surgery is usually epidural injections. Once again, this is only a temporary patch to the problem and many people have to have disc surgery.
Disc decompression therapy is a type of traction that uses sophisticated software to gently separates the bones of the spine pulling the disc material back into its proper place. Its non-drug and non-surgical and it has no side effects un-like drugs and surgery. In fact, many people who have neck or back surgery have to have another surgery or their pain just comes back. The doctors at Metro Detroit Decompression Therapy Clinics have great success with helping injured discs to heal which may prevent neck or back surgery.
Visit www.MetroDetroitDecompression.com and call the nearest disc decompression therapy clinic in Macomb Township or Ferndale Michigan, and one the spinal disc decompression therapy doctor’s therapy can help to determine if this treatment can help you to get out of disc pain, avoid surgery and get your life back.
Thu, 23 June 2016
Metro Detroit Auto Accident Doctor Uses Dynamic MRI Technique to Detect Hidden Disc Herniation’s
Auto accident injuries can cause a host of health issues. The most commonly treated injuries following an auto accident are called soft tissue injuries. A Soft tissue injury is damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons or spinal discs throughout the body. Although soft tissues injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck and back can be painful, disc injuries caused by an auto accident can lead to lifelong pain and permanent impairment.
Ferndale and Macomb Township Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil says “Disc injuries can impair you to the point where you can no longer work, perform house and yard work and enjoy recreational activities. That’s why it’s imperative to get the proper diagnosis and treatment immediately following an auto accident.”
For this reason the doctors at Metro Detroit Chiropractors Auto Injury Clinics use state of the art MRI techniques to help to identify and diagnose hidden disc injuries. One such technique is called Dynamic Cervical MRI. This is a simple yet grossly underutilized diagnostic technique in which the cervical spinal MRI (neck MRI) is performed in not only the neutral supine laying position, but an MRI is also taken with the patients head and cervical spine stressed in the flexed position and also stressed in the extended position. This is also called “STRESS” MRI.
“When you are laying on your back getting an MRI done, you do not have the normal stresses and weight placed on your body compared to if you were standing, moving and dynamic. Sometimes a disc injury won’t even show up on an MRI if you are just lying flat and still. However, if you are putting the normal stresses on the body, like when you are standing and bending, you may see a disc injury. That can make the difference between a patient getting the care they need and benefits they are entitled to or not,” says Wayne and Macomb County MI Chiropractor Chris McNeil.
Dr. McNeil has even performed a case study with a local MRI facility on one of his auto accident patients who came to his office with MRI results from a doctor and MRI facility that did not have dynamic MRI’s done. “After examining the patient it was clear to me that she definitely had significant disc injuries. However, the MRI she brought in showed no disc pathologies. So I ordered Dynamic Flexion and Extension MRI’s at one of the MRI facilities we send to. Sure enough the results showed disc herniation’s. We now were able to get her the proper treatment for her neck & arm pain with hand numbness. Plus her lawyer had some fire power to fight her auto insurance company, which cut her off because their IME doctor said she had nothing wrong with her. Thanks to this simple test the patient was able to get the care she needed to recover and her lawyer had the information needed to win a big settlement.”
Contact: Dr. Chris McNeil
Direct download: stress_mri_podcast_Ferndale_and_Macomb_Township_Chiropractor_Dr._Chris_McNeil.3gp
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Wed, 27 April 2016
In this straight talk Chiropractic pod cast Macomb Township Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil Discusses how Presidential the presidential candidates have POOR posture. Specifically how Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz all have forward head posture. Forward head posture can cause neck pain, upper back pain headaches, pinched nerves and numbness as well as arthritis and disc injuries.
Macomb Twp. Chiropractic is part of the www.MetroDetroitChiropractors.com group who also has an office in Ferndale MI. Both offices also treat conditions like: Low Back pain, Sciatica and Disc Herniations.
Sun, 31 January 2016
Macomb County Michigan Chiropractor Dr. Chris McNeil Chiropractic podcast details the 3 most common types of headaches and treatments for Macomb Township residents.
Direct download: Chris_Mcneil_Michigan_Chiropractor_headache_podcast_1-31-16.3gp
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