Oriental medicine (OM), also known as Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a healing art that existed in some form or other for more than 3,000 years. Some of the earlier texts date back from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 ACE). In the western world, it is commonly known as acupuncture. However, acupuncture is only one of several modalities that physicians of TCM use to treat patients. TCM emphasizes the role of the body in the healing process and uses herbs and natural agents to maintain health. It is an effective form of treatment and a particularly safe form of therapy. TCM is a complete medical system that takes into account every aspect of human life to promote health and well-being. It sees the body as one whole entity like a “Garden” and encompasses its physical, emotional, energetic, as well as its spiritual aspects. It emphasizes on the “Vis medicatrix” the “healing power of nature” better known as “the inborn ability of the human body to respond to the insult of illness or injury and restore itself to health in most episodes of disease or trauma (Whorton, 2002, p. 6).” The goal for treatment is boosting the ecological condition to favor self-regulatory capacity. Physicians in the eastern world are trained to examine skin, complexion, bones, channels, smells, sounds, mental state, preferences, emotions, tongue, pulse, demeanor, and body build to discern patterns that underlie a patient’s complaints. TCM’s wholistic approach to healing addresses the underlying cause of disease, and allows the body to heal itself naturally. Physicians are taught to treat the cause not just the symptoms of an illness so that the body can function more efficiently and therefore ensuring true health.
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Back Pain - What you need to know!
Back pain is one of the conditions most commonly treated by chiropractors. Some of the most common causes of back pain are sprain/strain injuries, muscle spasm, disc bulges or herniations, or osteoarthritis. You can read more about these specific conditions by clicking on any of the buttons below.
Recent studies have shown that adding chiropractic care to your treatment regimen is significantly more effective in managing back pain with conventional medical treatment alone.
In recent years, chiropractic treatment for back pain has gained significant popularity among the public. This is largely because the amount of research available to support the effectiveness of chiropractic care on these symptoms has become much more available. It is now a widely accepted fact that maintaining proper spinal motion will allow you to have healthier joints that function more effectively and therefore also cause you to feel less pain. Please feel free to visit the "What is Chiropractic" tab at the top of the page to find out more about how chiropractic care works to correct joint pain.
Depending on what is causing your back pain, your treatment with Dr. Fleming will likely involve a combination of soft tissue work to correct dysfunction in the muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as spinal adjustments to correct joint fixations. In order for you to get the most out of your treatment, it is important that you supplement your treatments with the appropriate home care to make sure your body heals as quickly as possible. Check out the items in the next section to see what you can do to help manage your pain at home.
Is chiropractic care safe? The research certainly says so! See how chiropractic care compares with other treatments commonly used for back pain. Taking an aspirin is actually significantly more "dangerous" than receiving a chiropractic adjustment! For more questions about chiropractic care and answers that you can trust, please contact our office at 386.872.7167 or email Dr. Fleming at email@example.com!
Geortz, C.M., et. al. (April 15, 2013). Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine: 38(8): 627-34.
Dr. Alesha Fleming
Natural Health and Wellness Chiropractic, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL
Dr. Fleming is a family chiropractor in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is passionate about preventative health care and nutrition and enjoys empowering her patients to improve their health and fitness, one day at a time!
How Chiropractic Can Help
Home Care Recommendations
On your first visit, Dr. Fleming gave you some home-care recommendations, specific to your condition. Please be sure to follow these recommendations, as they will speed up your recovery! Below you will find some additional information on home-care exercises that are likely to benefit you and get you on the fast track to recovery! Be sure to read all of the directions carefully and avoid any treatment or activity that causes you pain. Pain = tissue damage and we certainly don't need any more of that! If you have questions on any of the home - care recommendations, please let Dr. Fleming know on your next visit and she will gladly review them with you.