Auto Accidents (MVA) and Chiropractic

Within Indiana alone in 2011, there were over 188,000 motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) resulting in injury or damage to property. [1]  As auto-accident chiropractors in Evansville, IN., the doctors at Integrated Physical Medicine see a significant number of suffering MVA patients and provide personalized treatment unique to each patient’s needs. Most people are aware of […]

What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? Sciatica pain is a symptom of other issues, not the actual problem. It is an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, often caused by disc issues. Although there are a number of different issues that can cause sciatica. Sciatica is generally felt on just one side of the body and is […]

Epidural Injections of Steroids for Stenosis – a Game Changing Study

An article published in the July 3, 2014 issue of  The New England Journal of Medicine caught my eye. A double-blind and randomized study was conducted in which patients with lumbar central spinal stenosis and moderate-to-severe leg pain and disability were given either epidural lidocaine injections or epidural injections with both lidocaine and steroids. [note: Randomized Double-Blind trials are the best, […]

Back Pain and Weight Loss Myths

Weight loss is perhaps the single most important contributor to long-term back pain relief. We rarely if ever see a patient with chronic low back pain of non-traumatic origin that is not significantly overweight, and we have literally never had a patient who lost a significant amount of weight report that their weight loss did […]

Why Your Medical Doctor Referred You to Integrated Physical Medicine

Many people who seek help from their medical providers for back pain, headaches, neck pain, and other conditions are surprised when they are referred to a chiropractor at Integrated Physical Medicine in Evansville. Those startled patients are often operating with the misconception that chiropractors and medical professionals are still uniformly at odds with one another. […]

“Why Does My Back Hurt?” – Top Causes of Back Pain, Part One

Virtually every patient, when confronted with back pain, will ask me the big question: “Why?” Unless the patient has experienced a trauma or demonstrates a disease on imaging (e.g., spinal stenosis, disc degeneration or degenerative disc disease, arthritis or degenerative joint disease, etc) the answer to the question “Why?” is challenging to definitively answer.  Usually, […]

Chiropractic Ranked #1 by Consumer Reports for Back Pain

For back pain, chiropractic care was ranked as the number one treatment of the most common condition for which people seek medical advice: back pain. Chiropractic care even ranked ahead of physical therapy and acupuncture, both of which Integrated Physical Medicine in Evansville, IN offers. Chiropractic was shown as the most widely proven, safest and […]

Chiropractic Care After a MVA

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Indiana In 2014, 205,532 traffic collisions resulting in injury or property damage occurred in Indiana. This is a 6 percent increase from 2013 and a 9 % increase from 2011 when 188,000 motor vehicle accidents occurred. The rate of increase is higher each year. We have more vehicles on the road […]

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