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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 […]

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, […]

TMJ Exercises Helped TMJ Syndrome More Than TMJ Splints

Few studies have been performed examining the efficacy of occlusal splints — the most common appliance created by dentists to address Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) (aka TMJ Syndrome) — compared to therapeutic focused (temporomandibular joint) TMJ exercises. One study’s (1) results comparing these two interventions were interesting. Patients with anterior displacement of the TMJ disc were […]

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 […]

Can a Chiropractor Help with Tennis Elbow Pain?

One of the more common complaints (outside of the spine) we hear in our practice is a painful, weak and/or numb elbow region and the most common diagnosis of these complaints is a syndrome known as “tennis elbow”. Who Gets Tennis Elbow? Trivia Time: 95% of those diagnosed with this condition are not tennis players! […]

7 Common Dry Needling Questions Answered

A brief history of Dry Needling The term “Dry Needling” has only been around since 1979 when a Czech physician named Karl Lewit discovered positive outcomes when treating patients with steroid injections, only he didn’t actually inject the medication. He simply used the dry needle at the targeted area and knew there was something else […]

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