When someone learns that I am a chiropractic physician, they often have several questions about what I do for my patients. They are usually interested in my area of expertise and express many questions about chiropractic care in general, or what we do when we treat patients. Question: What can a chiropractic physician do for […]
Whiplash is a generic term for when the neck is suddenly jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen with motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents. The injuries cause a sprain/strain of the neck resulting in pain […]
At Cole Pain Therapy Group, we have many treatment tools at our disposal: chiropractic manipulation, manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, e-stim w/ therapeutic ultrasound, and nutritional recommendations (to name a few). Yet, a problem arises when some patients assume that the treatment tool is actually a treatment system.
As part of a course of treatment at Cole Pain Therapy Group, many patients participate to some degree in chiropractic rehabilitation, involving rehabilitation of the nerve, muscle, and skeletal system. The goal is restoring function to a dysfunctional system. Injury and pain alters the movement system, which in turn results in more pain. It is the job […]
Spinal manipulation goes by several different popular terms: spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), chiropractic treatment, chiropractic manipulation, chiropractic adjustment, and spinal adjustment. Most people know it by the audible effect of the treatment: “joint popping, back popping, neck popping.” Beyond that, the science and clinical rationale for spinal manipulation is not commonly known. This is unfortunate, […]
Most people familiar with spinal manipulation as a helpful treatment of spinal problems have experienced a clicking sound during treatment. A doctor of chiropractic presses on your neck or back and, click, something happened. Later when someone asks you what happened at the doctor, you respond, “my neck popped,” or “my back clicked.” But what […]