Chiropractic is a profession that focuses on treating pain, injuries, and other ailments without using drugs and surgery. We take a natural approach and believe in the philosophy that if the body is given the right opportunity and correct treatment, it will heal itself.
Dr. Hill focuses on using his Chiropractic skills to treat pain and injuries to the spine and joints. He believes that Chiropractors can fill a huge void that exists in healthcare, which is treating mechanical pain. Pain comes in a few different forms, but the two biggest ones are chemical and mechanical pain. Chemical pain is caused by inflammatory chemicals and medications or injections (like epidural injections to treat a nerve in the back) work great to treat this type of pain. Dr. Hill works with many medical doctors when his patients have chemical pain and he refers to these doctors quickly when that is necessary.
Mechanical pain is when a joint is stuck, a muscle is tight or pulled, and disc is slightly shifted out of place, a nerve is pinched, etc. Medications and injections do NOT work for this type of pain. This is where patients are failed in the current healthcare system and were Chiropractors can fill this huge void. 80% of people in their lifetime will experience low back pain and seek healthcare providers for treatment. You CANNOT treat mechanical pain with chemical solutions, and when you do these patients do not get better and then they go to surgery. This is why we see so many failed surgeries, especially for spine pain.
Did you know that a study was done that showed that your likelihood of having back surgery was directly correlated with which doctor you saw for treatment first? If you saw a medical doctor you were much more likely to have surgery. If you saw a Chiropractor you likelihood of surgery was drastically lowered! This is great news because that means there is a solution for these patients, it is by getting treatment in the right office!
If you want to know if you pain is being caused by mechanical means and if Dr. Hill can help you, don’t hesitate to call our office today!