What Is Integrated Physical Medicine?

Many of our chiropractic patients ask us, “Exactly what is integrated physical medicine and how is it different from other methods of chiropractic care?” Integrated Physical Medicine goes beyond treating symptoms of injury or disease. It focuses on healing the whole person to reach the best possible outcomes for each unique patient’s rehabilitation and ongoing […]

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 […]

Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

What are “Trigger Points”? Trigger points, also known as trigger sites or muscle knots, are described as “hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.” (1) Integrated Physical Medicine’s chiropractors and acupuncturists, Dr. Eric Mitz and Dr. Miachael Ray, commonly see trigger points occurring in the muscles […]

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, […]

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 for Breech Babies?

Twenty-five percent of all 32-week pregnancies have the child in the breech position. This number drops to three-percent at 40-weeks. The breech position is one in which the baby’s feet or buttocks are lower in the uterus and positioned to be delivered first. Usually, breech positioned babies move to the ideal head down position two […]

TMJ Syndrome and Low Progesterone?

A recent study[1] appearing in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation really caught my attention. The authors examined the various sexual hormones (e.g., estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) in a group of women with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).  The authors discovered clinically significant progesterone deficiencies linked with TMJ syndrome. Some in-depth digging uncovered a few other studies that […]

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