Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out of every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working right. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine called a subluxation can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
The safety of chiropractic care has been well documented in professional journals of all kinds. Serious side effects of chiropractic manipulative therapy occur approximately one out of every one million adjustments. Compare this to the serious side effects of medicines and surgical errors to put safety in perspective. Research reveals that 51% of approved drugs have serious adverse effects not detected prior to approval. Merely discovering adverse effects is not by itself sufficient to protect the public. Each year prescription drugs injure 1.5 million people so severely they require hospitalization and 100,000 injuries result in death, making prescription drugs the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.
CONSULTATION: Dr. Miller determines of you are a candidate for care through a series of questions.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: A physical examination may lead to services such as x-rays, blood work or other diagnostic testing.
REPORT OF FINDINGS: After evaluating your neuromusculoskeletal system, Dr. Miller will discuss your diagnosis, treatment plan, and financial responsibility.
Seek evaluation by your health care professional as soon as possible after a work related injury or a car accident. This will help minimize the long term effects of your accident. Dr. Miller specializes in treating patients injured at work or in car accidents.
After an injury like a sprain, inflammation sets in and lasts for 24 - 72 hours. During this time, apply ice for 10 - 20 minutes on and 10 - 20 minutes off. Elevate the injury as mich as possible. Heat should be applied after the inflammation phase is over. Moist heat is best and may be applied up to 20 - 30 minutes at a time.