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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

  • Kastur K. (2)

    "This has enabled me to be more productive at work and exercise more"

    I have noticed that my symptoms have improved after receiving care. Before I started receiving care I had a constant pain in my right

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  • Jan P.

    "I can turn my head..."

    I can turn my head further to the left and right. The pain in my lower back is less severe.

  • David F.

    "Don't know where I would be without Dr. Bennese. They have helped me in so many ways that I cannot even say."

    Don't know where I would be without Dr. Bennese. They have helped me in so many ways

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  • Monica L.

    "I am able to live and enjoy the beauty of life"

    I have suffered from migraines for about 10 years. The pain was so intense and unbearable that I wasn't able to function in my normal life as my

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  • Harry M. (2)

    "Some activities that were painful are not as painful as they were."

    The burning feeling in the lower back has dissipated some. Getting better sleep with new pillows. Some activities that were

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