Dr. Toueg uses the same methods
of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis
and x-ray examinations as other health care professionals. Beyond this
care, Dr. Toueg will examine your spine and muscular system to evaluate
structure and function. This is what makes a chiropractor different
from other health care professionals.
Occasionally, muscle relaxants
or pain killers may be necessary to help relieve back or joint pain.
However drugs only mask the symptoms. They often do little to resolve
In some cases surgery is
the only alternative. However surgery is a very aggressive and potentially
dangerous therapy. It permanently alters the function of a joint and
should be considered only after conservative options have failed. In
fact, a 1988 report of the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons revealed
that 80-90% of all disc conditions are successfully resolved with non-surgical
It is likely that your condition
was brought about by a physical event such as a sports injury, accident,
fall or even stress. Therefore, your condition will best be resolved
by a physical treatment.
Through the last decade,
an abundance of scientific research has been published in support of
chiropractic spinal manipulation. In fact, a recent study in the British
Medical Journal concluded that chiropractic treatment of low back pain
is superior to the standard medical regimen in both clinical results
and cost effectiveness. It's easy to understand why chiropractic treatment
is now the most commonly used conservative treatment for low back pain
in the United States.
Chiropractic treatmeats are
a safe and painless way to restore the quality of life that you deserve.