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Lack of Referral: A Potential Danger

I do not hear this quote too much anymore, but when I do, I feel the need to share my thoughts. The statement is "Chiropractic can be potentially dangerous by delaying proper treatment." And guess what? I agree. Actually, I contend ANY profession can be potentially dangerous by delaying proper treatment.

 

And do you know what? Medicine can be potentially dangerous by delaying proper Chiropractic care. Let me give you but one example:

Compression of certain nerves, like the sciatic nerve, can cause permanent irreversible damage if not treated in time. Dr. Bourdillon, an internationally prominent British Orthopedic Surgeon, stated that muscle wasting of the wrist or hand will occur if a patient is delayed proper neck and upper back spinal adjustments. He added that in 15 years in a busy practice, he did not see ANY secondary muscle wasting EXCEPT among the patients medically treated elsewhere, where the syndrome was allowed to develop before the neck was properly treated. Muscle wasting means the muscle starts withering away due to a lack of proper nerve supply.

Often, I see patients after they have exhausted every other possibe treatment, including surgery for their conditions. This is a perfect example of why Chiroractic Care should never be a "last resort". It is not a luxury....it is a necessity. Rest assured, as your doctor, if your condition is out of my realm and proper treatment would be best administered elsewhere, you will be the first to hear it from me.

Patient Testimonials

  • Ruth B.

    "I have less pain"

    I have less pain and I am walking better. I am getting around to do more housework. I am getting more rest than I did before.

  • Edward R.

    "I have been seeing alot of improvements in my bowling"

    Since starting my treatments I have been seeing alot of improvement in my bowling. I can lean farther over the foul line thus improving the

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  • Meredith M.

    "My back pain has almost completely stopped"

    Since beginning treatment my back pain has almost completely stopped. I have also noticed a decrease in headaches and eye pain that have bothered me for

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  • Cindy A.

    "I feel so much better"

    A year later I can honestly say I feel so much better. When I came here I could hardly sleep. My arms hurt, my neck, hip, etc. Not any more. Thanks!

  • Tara K.

    "I feel less back pain and almost no leg pain"

    Over the past month I feel less back pain and almost no leg pain. Thank you to the entire staff for all your support!