Chiropractic procedures are performed by our Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. David P. Leone. A thorough medical history is taken and the doctor performs a physical exam. He will explain your diagnosis and develop a treatment to address your specific problem. He utilizes manipulation or adjustments of the spine and extremities to restore proper joint motion and function. He may also use physical therapies such as: specific exercises, electrical modalities or nutritional advice to assist in your treatment plan and your return to health.
Chiropractic is probably most associated with treating conditions of the spine, but most injuries to the muscles, bones or joints may respond to chiropractic care. Research has found chiropractic to be effective for conditions such as sprains/strains, arthritis, disc degeneration and herniations as well as tendonitis. Many people have found relief of their headaches with chiropractic care. Feel free to talk with our chiropractor to see if your problem might respond to chiropractic care.
Response to treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition and how long you have had your problem, but most people will get some relief in 2-4 weeks.
Once you are feeling better with chiropractic care, you will be given personalized home exercises to keep you feeling well. However, sometimes due to severe conditions and very physical jobs, people may require more regular, ongoing chiropractic care on a maintenance basis.
Relief from pain, improved range of motion and more restful sleep are some benefits that patients have experienced with chiropractic care. A recent study found that 85 percent of people suffering from lower back pain found pain relief and improved mobility after undergoing chiropractic care. If you have a history of stroke, hypertension, joint replacement or a bone weakening disease, let your doctor or medical staff know. Certain diseases may cause your doctor to modify your treatment plan. Other conditions such as pregnancy and pacemakers are important information to disclose to your doctor.
our four-step method of diagnosis and treatment
At The Spine & Pain Institute we believe that the best patient outcomes occur when a patient is well informed. We have developed a simple, thorough, four-step method of diagnosis and treatment. We are your partners against pain, and providers of peace of mind!
A detailed discussion between you and a physician about your medical history.
A comprehensive physical examination and, if necessary, selected diagnostic tests.
A specific treatment plan developed for you.
The implementation of treatment.