One of the areas where chiropractic has traditionally struggled is public perception. In the past, it’s not been uncommon to hear people say that this type of methodology and treatment is “quackery,” or that it’s just not as effective as it professes to be. However, there are many scientific studies which support the benefits patients can receive by engaging in this type of care.
Developed in 1931 by Dr. Thurman Fleet, the Zone Technique—which was originally called Zone Therapy—is based on the notion that there are six potential zones of the body that, when disturbed by emotional, physical, or chemical stressors, can lead to a variety of diseases and discomforts. In short, the Zone Technique operates on the belief that the body operates like an electrical device.
We all probably got repeatedly nagged by our parents to stop slouching, and stand or sit up straight.A s annoying as we may have found their admonishments at the time, our parents actually were onto something. Poor posture is one of the leading causes for back, neck, and shoulder pain. Furthermore, our current, high-tech driven world only adds to our poor posture.
Practice Central The “difficult patient” has challenged every chiropractor who has ever been in practice. It is likely most of us have experienced a difficult patient within the last month or even the last week. In our offices we hear questions like, “Do I really have to come in for that many visits?” and statements such as, “I will have to discuss it with my spouse.” Chiropractors have been quoted as saying, “If people would only understand the benefits of chiropractic they would be holding us at gunpoint forcing us to adjust them.”
Clinical Concerns The name itself is anything but welcoming. It is often dreaded by health care professionals, feared by patients, and in some cases too quickly diagnosed by doctors. No matter how you view it, frozen shoulder is no small thing to manage and recover from. Part of the difficulty in treating and diagnosing frozen shoulder (or, in more specific terms, adhesive capsulitis) is the lack of agreement….