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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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Read more: Pilot project shows fewer MRIs, referrals to surgeons for patients with low back pain when family doctors have chiropractor on their team

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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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What is fibromyalgia and why is it painful?

What is fibromyalgia and why is it painful?

What is fibromyalgia and why is it so painful? What are the major theories on where fibromyalgia pain originates? Who is more likely to get fibro pain, and is there a link between fibromyalgia and trauma? What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS, sometimes called “fibro pain”) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal… Continue Reading

Upper cervical procedures for migraine headache?

Upper cervical procedures for migraine headache?

There is growing evidence that all patients with migraines should be evaluated by an upper cervical chiropractor using upper cervical procedures. See the other articles in this series, Is my migraine actually a migraine? and Migraine treatments, from natural to alternative. Why examine the neck for migraine head pain? In many patients with migraine and… Continue Reading

Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic really based on science?

Looking for a more detailed discussion of the science behind upper cervical care? There is a logical chain of arguments that support specific upper cervical work. This chain is supported by some evidence at each link, with the evidence for some aspects being stronger than others. Given the anatomical, biomechanical and neurological complexity of the… Continue Reading

Lower back pain on left side, plus more energy

Lower back pain on left side, plus more energy

“I had lower back pain on my left side. Since starting care I’ve noticed much improvement in my left lower back, plus more energy in the last week, and my right shoulder feels better. I feel better and I look forward to better health.”
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How to end chronic daily headaches

How was I able to help a patient end 50+ days of a chronic daily headache? What could I see on a simple x-ray that radiologists could not see on a CT scan or an MRI? Why did it take a referral from a family friend to get this patient into a chiropractor? All very… Continue Reading

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