Evidence-Based and Medically Integrated Chiropractors:
What They Do and Why You Should Consider Them for Your Spine Health
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, for basically all joints of the body. Evidence-based, patient-centered Doctors of Chiropractic believe that with proper movement, strength, stability, and function, patients have all they need to lead and productive and enjoyable life with little pain or dysfunction overall.
Evidence-based and medically integrated chiropractors are chiropractors who use their knowledge of science and medicine to provide their patients with the best possible care through a broad management protocol. They use a variety of diagnostic tools, including orthopedic and neurological examinations, extensive education and learning, and X-rays and MRIs (only when indicated), to identify the cause of their patients' pain and then develop a treatment plan that is based on the latest evidence, research, and nationally accepted guidelines.
Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a common treatment used by chiropractors and is what they are best known for. SMT involves the use of hands-on techniques to manipulate the spine. That's the bone-popping part of going to a chiropractor everyone commonly thinks of. Remember that movement is healing and that's what is going on with SMT; movement on the joint level.
There is a growing body of evidence that supports the use of chiropractic care for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, and migraines. That's just for starters. In our clinic, we commonly see everything from plantar fasciitis and shoulder impingement to hypermobility connective tissue disorders, knee pain, and tennis elbow.
Medically integrated chiropractors work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians, massage therapists, mid-level practitioners like Nurse Practitioners, acupuncturists, and exercise rehabilitation providers, to provide their patients with comprehensive care. For example, at our clinic here at Creek Stone Integrated Medical in Amarillo, TX, we have the vast majority of these options all right here under one roof for the convenience of our patients.
They may also refer their patients to other specialists if necessary.
Here are some of the benefits of seeing an evidence-based and medically integrated chiropractor:
- They use the latest evidence to guide their practice. This means that you can be confident that you are receiving the most up-to-date, effective care possible based on the newest researched information.
- They work closely with other healthcare professionals. This ensures that you are receiving comprehensive care and that your treatment plan is coordinated with your other healthcare providers. You have a team all working in your favor.
- They offer a variety of treatment options. In addition to SMT, chiropractors, and their medical partners, may also offer other treatments, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, decompression, low-level laser, shockwave, shortwave, medical care, trigger point injections, PRP, joint rejuvenation, IV therapy, hormone balancing, and exercise therapy.
- They are focused on your overall health and well-being. Chiropractors believe that joint movement and health are essential for overall health and well-being. They will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve your overall goals.
If you are suffering from pain, you may want to consider seeing an evidence-based and medically integrated chiropractor. They can help you identify the cause of your pain and get you your life back.
If you are looking for a chiropractor who is committed to providing evidence-based and medically integrated care, be sure to ask about their experience and qualifications. You may also want to ask about their treatment philosophy and how they approach patient care. OR, if you're in the Texas Panhandle or Amarillo, TX area, just call us at 806-355-3000 and let's get you on our schedule for an appointment and exam. We'd love to help!
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Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM, DABFP, FMS is double Board Certified as a Fellow in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Orthopedics as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals, Certified in Functional Movement Systems, expert witness in personal injury cases, and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
Dr. Williams was voted Best Chiropractor In Amarillo in the Best of Amarillo 2020 & 2021. Dr. Williams's full-time Amarillo chiropractic practice is Creek Stone Integrated Medical at 3501 SW 45th St., Ste. T, Amarillo, TX 79109. If you are searching for a chiropractor near me, Dr. Williams is your Amarillo Chiropractor.
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