Your chiropractic experience will begin with obtaining a comprehensive health history to identify not only your areas of complaint, but co-morbidities or lifestyle issues that may be contributing to your pain or impeding your ability to recover or achieve your optimum health. This will be followed by a thorough clinical examination, with emphasis on the areas of your chief complaint, but will also look at other areas that may be contributing to your pain or overall general health. X-rays may or may not be taken. The need for x-rays will be determined by your doctor based on the nature and severity of your complaint as well as clinical findings.
Once your doctor has synthesized all the information from your history, examination and x-rays (if taken), a diagnosis will be determined along with a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. Your treatment will generally include chiropractic adjustments, but only if you are a good candidate. Dr. Koshick is proficient in a variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques, from traditional techniques of manual manipulation, to low force manual and drop techniques as well as low force instrument adjusting using the Activator Method. Our doctors can move the same bone or joint using several different methods, allowing them to tailor a technique that most fits your comfort level.
At New Berlin Chiropractic & Therapy Center, we use only high quality digital imaging and have since 2009. We most recently upgraded our x-ray system in Summer of 2018. Digital radiology may represent the greatest technological advancement in medical imaging over the last decade. Images can be immediately acquired, deleted, modified, and subsequently sent to a network of computers.
The benefits from digital radiology are enormous. The referring physician can view the requested image on a desktop or a personal computer and manipulate the technical factors of the image to better identify any questionable findings, resulting in better patient safety and outcomes. The doctor is able to view the images just a few minutes after the examination was performed. The images can be seen simultaneously by physicians anywhere with internet access if a consult or second opinion is needed. In addition, the patient can have their x-ray images put on a compact disk for their own personal record or to take to another physician or hospital.
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of, or to, the body.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymphatic system, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, reduce scar tissue and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
Massage therapy also has a number of documented clinical benefits. For example, massage can speed recovery of neck and back pain and strain- sprain injuries, reduce anxiety, improve pulmonary function in young asthma patients, reduce psycho-emotional distress in persons suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, increase weight and improve motor development in premature infants, and may enhance immune system functionality.
Some medical conditions that massage therapy can help are: