manipulation...which is a non SPECIFIC movement of a joint.
Your father should be examined to determine if he has a problem that chiropractic would be able to help. This is called an orthopedic neurological examination. He will have ranges of motion examined. Exams such as these will determine a course of action or referral from your chiropractor.
Certainly I see a lot of back pain patients, most but not all see relief from chiropractic adjustments. Your father will have to have some examinations to see if chiropractic care would be appropriate.
I use a range of techniques from low force chiropractic adjustments to acupuncture and decompression. No two people react the same way to whatever treatment is given, whether that is a drug, surgery, or chiropractic adjustment, etc.
He can come in for a free consultation at any time. Just call my front desk at (785) 827-8727.
Dr. B. A. Pennington
Dr. Louis Valentine
Non-surgical spinal decompression is successful between 88 and 94% of the time. Chiropractic has the best outcome. Adjustments can be low force and gentle. The first step would be to examine and palpate the spine and compare to X-ray study and MRI before adjusting or decompressing.
Dr. Andreu J. Richardson, DC
Michael P. Cartales, D.C.
Dr. Coflin, D.C.
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Dr. Jodie Schultz
There are several factors to look at. In our practice we look to find the underlying cause of the problem. Is the pain from a degenerative problem? Is there an underlying infection? If the problem is a structural misalignment then finding a practitioner who administers precise low force adjustments would be preferable. In most cases surgeries are unsuccessful in resolving the problem long term because whatever is causing the problem still continues along its merry way and so other related areas of the spine may start showing symptoms down the road.
Hope that helps