Evidence-Based Practice Includes Collaboration

As with any medical procedure, manipulation may not be the right avenue of treatment for every patient with mechanical spine pain. An evidence-based practitioner is able to recognize the appropriate time to refer a patient for other treatment options (i.e. physical rehabilitation, facet/epidural injections, prescription medication), even if that time is prior to initiating his own method of treatment.

As an evidence based chiropractor with a treat and release philosophy I focus on a diagnostic specific treatment approach with an emphasis on active care. It is important to keep the patients primary care physician informed on their patient's condition with a discharge summary. Initial case narrative reports are also available upon request.

Our clinic practices a treat and release philosophy of care. Patients with mechanical spinal pain, depending on the individual and their progress in recovery, are prescribed a trial of manipulative therapy and other manual therapies of 1-2 visits per week for 3-4 weeks with re-evaluations at appropriate intervals to monitor their response to care. People who have not responded favorably within 4-8 visits are likely in the need to visit another healthcare provider for a different type of therapy.