It is a common misconception chiropractors are just "back" doctors. The word chiropractor in Greek means "practices with the hands." The doctors at Dyer Health and Wellness are able to address all neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The head and spine have an influence on all conditions of the body. With treatment, patients experiencing those conditions see relief in their symptoms.
neck and back pain
The spine is our speciality. All conditions related to the spine can be addressed in our office. The doctors provide a thourough exam that allows us to correctly diagnose your injury. From common strain/sprains to disc bulges/herniations, our office is a great place to start your treatment. We can accurately diagnose your condition and begin treatment to a full recovery.
We pride ourselves on quickly treating your condition. The time frame of how long you have had your condition does have a direct effect on the recovery period, but with active involvement of the patient in their own recovery, the recovery time can be shortened.
Headaches, even migraines, are a common condition in this day in age. Driving, computers and text messaging all affect the posture and position of our cervical spine which directly effect your headache. Tension, cluster, sinus and migraine headaches can all have a cervical spine component which means they can respond well to treatments available in our office.
Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles all can experience the same strains and sprains of the spine. Tendonitis, plantar fascia and muscle injuries can be addressed with certain therapies and stretching treatments by the doctors. Custom orthotics are also available to be cast in our office.
- headache - tension, sinus, migraine, cluster
- neck pain
- back pain
- hip pain
- joint pain
- tmj dysfunction
- posture strain
- rib pain
- disc degneration/bulging/herniation
- degenerative disc disease
- post-surgical back pain
- failed back surgery
- pinched nerve
- muscle strain/sprain
- muscle spasm
- impingement syndromes
- piriformis syndrome
- rotator cuff injury
- golfer/tennis elbow
- carpal tunnel
- joint stiffness
- degenerative joint disease
- knee pain
- adhesive capsulitis
- plantar fasciitis
The doctor uses a specific mobilization treatment called Diversified-Manipulation to induce motion in the spine where movement is needed.
mckenzie diagnosis and therapy
Dr. Derek is one of less than 1% of chiropractors in the world certified as a MDT practitioner.
The McKenzie Method or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a system of evaluation and treatment of mechanical spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physical Therapist Robin McKenzie. It is practiced extensively throughout the world in 40 countries and on 5 continents.
MDT is an active treatment philosophy that emphasizes teaching the patient how to manage and treat the pain themselves. The patient is encouraged to take an active role in their own recovery with the emphasis on patient independence of self treatment and prevention. For more information on the McKenzie Method check out their website at www.mckenziemdt.org
It is our goal to not only get you out of pain, but to keep you out of pain. The doctors use several different rehab techniques to repair and strengthen your injuries. From core stabilization to active stretching, the correct therapy will be used to ensure your pain goes away and stays away.
The doctors pride themselves on knowing and recognizing when conditions are not treatable or are not responding in our office. We frequently co-manage patient injuries with their primary care provide to ensure comfort during treatment. We will ensure we discuss all options for treatment and referrals to other specialists to heal your injury.