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3:00-6:00 PM Omaha, NE 68134
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$35 for a chiropractic package and one massage (up to $410 value)
Each chiropractic package includes:
- Chiropractic consultation and exam
- Computer analysis of nervous system and posture
- Any necessary x-rays
- Detailed report of exam findings
At Steskal Chiropractic, licensed doctors of chiropractic target backaches, neck pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms with spinal adjustments. The chiropractors channel more than a decade of experience when performing diagnostic tests, assisted stretches, and treatments such as spinal manipulations. They also oversee massages, during which a skilled technician melts away stress and tension using focused pressure, gentle friction, and long and flowing strokes. Each patient receives a custom treatment plan, which can be reviewed with a staff doctor at any time. When pain can’t be addressed through chiropractic methods, the doctors refer patients to other skilled professionals such as physicians, dentists, and physical therapists.
A study published in the February 2007 issue of the scientific periodical, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, (JMPT) shows some amazing results for patients with sudden painful lower back pain with chiropractic care. The study was conducted at the Department of Orthopedics, Central Hospital of Sogn and Fjordane, Førde, Norway. The study was initiated by the hospital and with full support of the staff.
In this study 44 consecutive patients who experienced sudden and painful low back pain caused by lumbar flexion and rotation were studied. None of the patients had a history of violent trauma related to their problem. Examinations by orthopedic surgeons were performed on the patients and revealed no underlying pathologies in any of the patients in the study. Additionally orthopedic x-rays, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging findings were all normal from a medical standpoint.
Then an examination was performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic which indicated that the patients had what the study termed "lumbopelvic fixation" (subluxation). Based upon the chiropractic examination 33 patients began chiropractic care in the chiropractor's clinic, whereas 11 who could not be transported were initially cared for by the chiropractor in the hospital.
In this study mean follow-up for the patients was 2 years. The results showed that all but 2 of those in the study were able to return to work. Additionally, the period of sick leave among the patients was reduced by two thirds as compared with time lost with conventional medical treatment. According to the study, the normal loss of time from work for these types of patients under medical care only was 72 days. The patients in this study with the addition of chiropractic care were able to return to work in 21.1 days on average.
In their conclusion the authors noted the uniqueness of the study, and the benefits for healthcare systems in general. They stated, "To our knowledge, this is the first report on the work of a chiropractor participating within an orthopedic department of a Norwegian hospital as initiated by the hospital and with full support of the staff. The results support the initiative of the Norwegian government to increase reference to chiropractors in treating patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. Based on our experience, we believe that the inclusion of chiropractors within hospital orthopedic departments is feasible and provides a patient care resource that may benefit not only the patients but also the department as a whole."
The above is the advice from the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA) and appeared as a PRNewswire release on May 27, 2004. The article starts out by noting that bending, reaching, and digging in the garden can provide a great workout, but if you're not careful you can get hurt.
The article suggests that a warm-up and cool-down period is just as important for gardening activities as it is for sports. The CCA also recommends stretching before engaging in gardening. They also recommend that if you feel aches and pains from gardening, and the pain persists, consider visiting a doctor of chiropractic.
The article gives several tips for stretching that should be done before gardening.
- Stand up and prop your heel on a back door step or stool with your knee straight. Bend forward until you feel a slight pull in the muscle at the back of the thigh, called the hamstring. Hold the position for 20 seconds, then relax. Do the stretch once more, then repeat with the other leg.
- Stand up and put your right hand against a wall or other stable surface. Bend your left knee and grab your ankle with you left hand. Pull your heel toward your buttocks to stretch the quadriceps muscles at the front of your thigh. Hold that position for 20 seconds, relax and do it again. Repeat with the other leg.
- Weave your fingers together above your head with your palms up. Lean to one side for 10 seconds to stretch the upper body, then reverse. Repeat two or three times.
- "Hug your best friend:" Wrap your arms around yourself and rotate to one side, as far as you can go. Hold it for 10 seconds, then reverse.
Published in the January 12, 2006 issue of the scientific journal, Chiropractic & Osteopathy from Australasia, comes a report of a series of case studies documenting chiropractic helping multiple cases of idiopathic scoliosis. In this report three documented case studies are followed and the results reported after chiropractic care.
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most prevalent form of scoliosis and occurs to some degree in approximately one half million adolescents in the US. Scoliosis is a bending or curvature of the spine. The term idiopathic means that the origin is unknown.
In this report the three subjects each had uniquely different situations. The first subject was a 37-yr-old female who came to a private spine clinic with a chief complaint of neck and back pain. Her history included surgical spinal fusion and implantation of a Harrington rod against her spine. The second subject was a 30-yr-old male who also went to a private spine clinic with a chief complaint of chronic mid thoracic pain. His history included scoliosis and a previous diagnosis of Scheuermann's Disease. The third subject was a 23-year-old female who presented with neck and mid-back and shoulder pain.
The subjects in this study were noted as having curvatures measuring 35°, 22°, and 37° respectively. These curvatures were measured using the "Cobb angle" which is a standard technique used to measure the severity of a spinal curve - in degrees - from spinal x-rays.
The chiropractic care consisted of a 12 week period of adjustment and home care treatments. These were followed up by post-treatment x-rays and examinations in order to evaluate the progress. The results were measured using the Cobb angle method and the measurements were compared to the Cobb angles recorded at the beginning of care.
In the October 8, 2002 issue of the online magazine "The Beacon Journal" at Ohio.com, appears a story with the simple headline, "Adjusting baby". The story talks about pregnant women's success in going to chiropractors as part of their care. The article states that many women who go to chiropractors during pregnancy do so for back pain related issues. The misconception is that we treat pain,' says Dr. Joseph Medina, an Ohio chiropractor. "My job in health care is to find pressure that's in the spinal column and take it off. When I do that, back pain tends to clear up."
Additionally, the article highlights that more women are going to chiropractors for a procedure known as the Webster technique. This technique is specifically intended to help women who have a breech pregnancy when the baby should be positioned with the head downward. Dr. Jeanne Ohm, a chiropractor from Philadelphia and executive coordinator and instructor for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, described the Webster technique this way: "It's a specific chiropractic adjustment that removes interferences of the nervous system, balances out pelvic muscles and ligaments, which in turn removes constraint to the woman's uterus and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth."
The article ended with a response from the patient who originally went to the chiropractor for the pain she was experiencing. Her comments about her results were, "In the morning, my back would hurt so bad it would be hard to walk," she stated. "Now it's not bad at all. I really think it's helping."