Macomb Twp Chiropractor Chris McNeil & Frank Norton

 

 A Macomb Township-based chiropractor pleaded to residents to reconsider spinal surgery. Christopher S. McNeil, Chiropractic Disc Specialist, who has touted that his business specializes in the non-surgical treatment of bulging, herniated or degenerated discs, says "try disc decompression therapy before surgery, you wont regret it".

Listin to this podcast to discover how disc decompression therapy can help you to avoid surgery, get our of pain and get your life back.

Dr. Chris McNeil is now offering a free no risk consultation with a certified Decompression expert at his Macomb Township and Ferndale Chiropractic & Decompression Clinic. To receive your free consultation, please call their Macomb Township office at: 586-566-2273.

 


Disc Therapy! Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Certified Decompression Physician,  Explains Spinal Disc Decompression

If you suffer from low back pain caused by bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, or pain that shoots down your legs and you’ve tried everything, from taking pain medication, to physical therapy, chiropractic care and even injections, spinal disc decompression can be the answer. Visit www.metrodetroitdecompression.com for more information.

 

 


The spine has bone, muscle, nerve, and ligament that maybe injured in an accident or trauma. When ligaments are damaged the condition is usually permanent and progressive either now or both now and in the future. This can cause a lot of pain, both acute and chronic as well as other neurological consequences. The spinal sprain is the most commonly diagnosed spinal injury and sprains can be mild with no clinically detectable increase in joint laxity, to severe where a complete ligament disruption can result in significant joint laxity.

When a ligament that holds the spine together is damaged it can be accurately and reliably measured using computer assistance. Computerized radiographic mensuration analysis (CRMA) is one test Dr. McNeil and the treating physicians of Metro Detroit Chiropractors use to objectively quantify the severity and precise location of spinal ligament injuries caused by a major trauma such as an auto accident. Dr. Chris McNeil explains, “It’s important to test for spinal ligament injures. CRMA helps us determine the location and the severity of any spinal ligamentous laxity and instability. The information we get from this testing can help to develop or modify both the patient’s treatment plan as well as any other diagnostic testing referrals that may be needed.”

A common auto injury the Metro Detroit Chiropractors physicians are looking to rule out with CRMA is called Alteration Of Motion Segment Integrity (AOMSI). Loss of Motion Segment Integrity occurs when they have measured ligament laxity, instability or sub-failure to an injured spine that meets the AMA Impairment Guides Measured Criteria. . “This injury is perhaps the most common cause of impairments and disabilities related to spinal injuries” said Dr. McNeil. Computerized analysis of flexion/extension X-rays by a board certified medical radiologist can help determine the severity and location of a patient’s damaged and injured ligaments. With CRMA the measurements are precise and follow peer reviewed care standards published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and are adopted by the International Chiropractic Association.

By documenting a patient’s auto accident injuries it can help the patient to access any benefits that they may be entitled to from the auto insurance carrier. On page 18 of AMA Guides To Impairment Ratings 5th Edition is states “Thorough documentation of medical findings and their impact will also ensure that reporting is fair and consistent and that individuals have the information needed to pursue any benefits to which they are entitled.” CRMA is one of the ways doctors can objectively support their patient’s auto accident injury claims.

“Most doctors are very good at assessing damage to the bone, muscle and nerve, but virtually have no diagnostic work up for the spinal ligaments” says Dr. McNeil. Since ligament injuries are usually permanent, CRMA test results helps doctors to better manage their patients and make life or work modification guidance on what they should or should not do. Test Results can also help to establish permanent impairments, disabilities and objectively support a prognosis for future care.

Direct download: Chris_McNeil_Chiropractor_Spinal_Ligament_PodCast.mp3
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Releive Bacl Pain - Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Chiropractic Clinic Director, Reveals 5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays

"You don’t have time to worry about back pain over the holiday season" says Dr. McNeil. A lot of people suffer from back pain over the holidays because of long hours standing and constant walking while looking for holiday presents. Another cause of back pain is pulling big packages off the shelves in the store in improper ways. Some people also complain about having back pain due to bending over while wrapping presents for long hours.  Back pain can be an uncomfortable feeling in the back but can turn into something very serious if ignored. Once left untreated it can affect the quality of life. You might even find that the pain and muscle tension can even keep you from sleeping, working or even enjoying the holidays. So, it is essential to find ways to relieve this common condition to make your holidays more memorable and at the same time prevent the condition from worsening. To help have a pain free holiday season, Dr. Chris McNeil, Chiropractor and Chiropractic clinic director, reveals "5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays".

1.    The first thing you always can do with increased pain or a new injury is rest.  Take frequent breaks from whatever you are doing and alternate between sitting down, to rest your back muscles, and standing up and walking around, to keep the muscles working and the joints moving.

2.    Ice therapy can be used to decrease the swelling in the injured area.  Swelling and inflammation ultimately irritates the nerve in your low back and causes the muscles to tighten up.   Using an ice pack for 20 minutes every hour can great decrease the pain and swelling associated with back pain.

3.    Hot packs can be utilized to minimize muscle tension.  When the back is injured and the muscles tighten up and go into spasm, heat packs can really help relax the tight muscles and provide some relief.

4.    Heat rubs and patches can also be to loosen up tight muscles in the back.  These heat liniments are especially helpful when you have to be on the go. Applying thermo genic creams, lotions or patches can provide some relief to help you get through the day.

5.    A back support may be a life saver when your back pain is severe. When your spine an posture are misaligned, causing nerve and joint irritation, your body will often become antalgic shifting your rib cage to one side.  A back brace from the drug store may help support to take some pressure of your back muscles, nerves and joints and provide you with some relief. A back brace shouldn’t be worn more than 6 hours at a time so you should consult with your chiropractor before trying a back brace.

"These five ways to relieve back pain are very helpful. However, if you have an underlying problem that is causing your back pain, such as misalignments in the low back causing nerve or joint irritation, these 5 pain relievers may only be a temporary patch until the true problem is fixed.  So, it’s always a good idea to get checked out by a chiropractor at the first sign of back pain.  That way you may be able to avoid any severe back conditions that may not only keep you from doing your Christmas shopping, but also sleeping, working or enjoying the holidays" says Dr. McNeil.

To make holidays more fun and pain free, consider Dr. McNeil's "5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays". For more information, please feel free to visit the website at http://metrodetroitchiropractors.com/back-pain/.

To access Dr. McNeil's free video series on “Top 10 Auto Accident Injury Mistakes” visit http://www.metrodetroitchiropractors.com/mistakes.

You can also listen to a pod cast by Dr. McNeil on "5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Over the Holidays" by clicking here http://traffic.libsyn.com/chiropractorchrismcneil/5_ways_to_releive_back_pain_over_the_holidays.mp3  

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Chiropractor Chris McNeil is chiropractic clinic director for www.MetroDetroitChiropractors.com . After suffering extensive injuries in an auto accident as a teen ager, he attribributes his recovery to Chiropractic care and other physical medicine, as one of the reasons he became a chiropractor. Because of his prior experience with his rehabilitation he is devoted to assisting others in his community to recieve the same types of care so he speializes in auto addicent injuries in his clinic. In this podcast the doctor disucsses the "Top Ten Auto Accident Injury Mistakes".

Direct download: Chiropractor_Chris_McNeil_Top_10_Auto_Accident_Injury_Mistakes.mp3
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