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Latest Articles from Dr. Zachary Ward - Life In Alignment Chiropractic, Lc - Auburn Hills MI

Chiropractors reduce MRIs, surgery consults when added to family practice

“The results of a pilot project by the Ministry of Health to get family doctors to work with chiropractors in family care teams showed doctors requested fewer MRIs and made fewer referrals to surgeons for their patients with low back problems.

The ‘Consulting Chiropractor’ pilot project had chiropractors do 30-minute assessments of patients with low back pain and discuss the treatment options with the patient’s family doctor. Environics Research Group and the Ontario Chiropractic Association then polled participating family physicians.

Aside from fewer tests and referrals, the doctors reported that having the chiropractor in their team made for quicker turnaround and boosted patients’ confidence in the diagnosis and treatment options.”

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Dr. Zachary Ward first discovered the power of spinal care after watching his little brother heal from debilitating pain. Now he practices a unique form of chiropractic care that offers you the opportunity to experience your body in a new, freer way. Contact him via social media or via the contact form to request a ten minute health review. He also blogs at DrZWard.com.
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Sciatica, headaches, and being able to see the changes

My headaches are virtually gone. Every now and then I’ll just get a very mild headache, but nothing to the degree that I was experiencing before. And the same basically with the sciatic problems and the hip pain. I will experience a twinge of pain every now and then, but I have no problems walking, or getting up and down the stairs, and things like that, that I was feeling before. Continue Reading

How many chiropractic adjustments do I need? Part 2

Because we look at the spine from the perspective of “balance first” and not “joint alignment first” we tend to make fewer chiropractic adjustments than other chiropractors do. We improve the balance, and let the body’s intelligence move the spine for itself, which it does, often with remarkable speed. Continue Reading

Four stories about Trigeminal Neuralgia and upper cervical care from the Facial Pain Foundation

Trigeminal Neuralgia is the #1 cause of facial pain, with 4 to 5 persons per 100,000 having the disease. Some authorities say that more might be suffering, but aren’t counted because of misdiagnosis. According to the National Pain Foundation, 1.7 millions have been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. TN’s reputation as one of the most severe… Continue Reading

General spinal pain – 19 year old female

General spinal pain – 19 year old female

The description Presenting Concerns: Spinal pain and neck pain for seven months before first appointment Pain worse after lifting at work Feels older than she believes she should feel Physical Trauma: Is it my neck? Get the 27 point checklist instantly 27 signs your problem could be coming from your neck – a free checklist… Continue Reading

Scoliosis in middle age: common questions and one woman’s story

I have scoliosis and I’m middle aged. Is it too late for me to get help from a chiropractor? Plus… One woman’s story after four weeks of spinal care with scoliosis And answering your common questions about scoliosis in adulthood by a doctor who works with adults with scoliosis Most scoliosis information focuses on children… Continue Reading

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