WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? It matters!
Chiropractic patients have definite expectations of their chiropractic spinal care provider – a full exam, a clear diagnosis of the source of pain, detailed information and guidance on how to deal with it, and pain relief – one who listens well, verifies the realness of their pain, and involves them in the treatment plan. (1) Sound right? We believe it does! Our Augusta chiropractic patients want the same from our care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic! Athletes and “geri-active” patients mix it up a bit. ATHLETES: Athletes presumed musculoskeletal assessment and treatment at and beyond the site of injury, improvement of symptoms, effective communication, and expertise from their chiropractor as well as reassurance, positive impact on their athletic performance, and injury prevention input. (2) "GERI-ACTIVEs": Older back pain sufferers want a lot of the same, too: guidance through the healthcare system as necessary (important!), communicate clearly, develop an interpersonal relationship, have a passion for patient care (as well as comforting patience with the patient!), and possess clinical and diagnostic skill. They also shared the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and their preference for hands-on treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. (3) Augusta chiropractic patients desire their chiropractors to be healthcare team players, clear communicators of realistic expectations, skilled hands-on musculoskeletal treatment providers, and great listeners! Your Augusta chiropractor is all that…and more!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he meets patient expectations by clearly explaining the issue – spinal stenosis and balance – and its treatment plan via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates patient education, spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Core Stabilization Exercise
Exercise isn’t just for the athlete! Back pain sufferers benefit from core stabilization to decrease chronic low back pain. A study in fighter pilots resulted in significantly less chronic low back pain and less incidence of neck pain following core stabilization exercise. (4) Older folks benefit, too, as those who suffer with low back pain often deal with poor postural control which leads to poor balance and a higher risk of falls. Core stability training in older women improved many outcome scores for them: VAS visual analog scale of pain level, Oswestry disability, timed-up-and-go test, 10-minute walking, and four-square step test. (5) Athlete or non-athlete, young or not so young, exercise works! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready to talk with you about what would work for you.
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