INTEGRATIVE PHYSICAL MEDICINE OF ORLANDO

2206 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Office Hours
Monday 8-11am  |  3-6pm
Tuesday 12:30-7pm
Wednesday 8-11am  |  3-6pm
Thursday 12:30-7pm
Friday 7-1pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

THE SETTING OF A WELLNESS GOAL IS IMPORTANT

At Integrative Physical Medicine of DeBary chiropractic care we offer an array of services not found in most healthcare settings. Our ability to offer the best in medical and alternative treatments in one location means that our patients have more options. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that makes sense for you.

 Services We Offer

Medical Services

Auto Accident Injury

Massage Therapy

Chiropractic Care

Pain Management

Migraines & Headaches

Physiotherapy & Rehab

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Integrative Physical Medicine of Orlando

2206 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 34741
(407) 734-2917

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GET HEALTHY AND PAIN FREE WITH ORLANDO CHIROPRACTIC

Orlando Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Orlando chiropractic—often referred to as DCs, chiropractors or Orlando chiropractic physicians—practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. In addition to their expertise in spinal manipulation/adjustment, doctors of chiropractic have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.


ORLANDO MEDICAL SERVICES AND CHIROPRACTIC THERAPY

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Our Doctors Are Specifically Trained to Treat and Manage Car Accident Injuries

ORLANDO OFFICE TREATMENT OPTIONS

  • Orlando Spinal Manipulation Therapy
  • Extremity Manipulation Therapy
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Injections
  • Orlando Medical Services

If you have been injured in an Orlando auto accident please call our Orlando Accident Care team today.  We are happy to help with any questions that you have.


WHAT CONDITIONS OUR ORLANDO CHIROPRACTORS TREAT?

Doctors of chiropractic care have treatments for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches with their highly skilled manipulations, or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients
with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints.

These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of Orlando chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

HOW IS AN ORLANDO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT PERFORMED?

Orlando Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the
doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The Orlando chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands—or an instrument— to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately
following treatment.

RESEARCH SUPPORTING ORLANDO CHIROPRACTIC

A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, wholebody and cost-effective approach of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions.

ORLANDO CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION

Doctors of chiropractic—who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in many nations around the world—undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences, similar to that of medical doctors. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.

The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency which is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This has been the case
for more than 25 years. Before they are allowed to practice, doctors of chiropractic also must pass national board examinations and become state-licensed. This extensive education prepares doctors of chiropractic to diagnose health care problems, treat the problems when they are within their scope of practice and refer patients to other health care practitioners when appropriate. To learn more about how chiropractic education compares to medical education.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ORLANDO CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Q: What conditions do Orlando Chiropractic Care chiropractors treat?
A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled  manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on injuries, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

Q: How do I select a doctor of Orlando Chiropractic Care?
A: One of the best ways to locate a doctor of chiropractic (DC) near you by using Find a Doctor. You can also select a DC is by getting a referral from a friend, family member, colleague, or another health care provider.

Q: Is Orlando Chiropractic Care treatment safe?
A: Orlando Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.

Some reports have associated high-velocity upper neck manipulation with a certain rare kind of stroke, or vertebral artery dissection. However, evidence suggests that this type of arterial injury often takes place spontaneously in patients who have pre-existing arterial disease. These dissections have been associated with everyday activities such as turning the head while driving, swimming, or having a shampoo in a hair salon. Patients with this condition may experience neck pain and headache that leads them to seek professional care—often at the office of a doctor of chiropractic or family physician—but that care is not the cause of the injury. The best evidence indicates that the incidence of artery injuries associated with high-velocity upper neck manipulation is extremely rare—about one to three cases in 100,000 patients who get treated with a course of care. This is similar to the incidence of this type of stroke among the general population.

If you are visiting your doctor of chiropractic in Orlando with upper-neck pain or headache, be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your Orlando doctor of chiropractic offer the safest and most effective treatment, even if it involves referral to another health care provider.

When discussing the risks of any health care procedure, it is important to look at that risk in comparison to other treatments available for the same condition. In this regard, the risks of serious complications from spinal manipulation for conditions such as neck pain and headache compare very favorably with even the most conservative care options. For example, the risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal pain—over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and prescription painkillers—are significantly greater than those of chiropractic manipulation.

According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, people taking NSAIDS are three times more likely than those who do not to develop serious adverse gastrointestinal problems such as hemorrhage (bleeding) and perforation. That risk rises to more than five times among people age 60 and older.

Moreover, the number of prescriptions for powerful drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone have tripled in the past 12 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that abuse of these commonly prescribed painkillers are among the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. Overdoses of opioid painkillers are responsible for some 15,000 deaths per year; that’s more than the number of deaths from cocaine and heroin combined.
Doctors of chiropractic in Orlando are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.

Q: Does Orlando Chiropractic Care treatment require a referral from an MD?
A: A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your employer’s human resources department—or the insurance plan directly—to find out if there are any referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC in Orlando.

Q: Is Orlando Chiropractic Care treatment appropriate for children?
A: Yes, children can benefit from Orlando chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Q: Are Orlando Chiropractic Care chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities?
A: Orlando Chiropractors are being recognized to admit and treat patients in hospitals and to use outpatient clinical facilities (such as labs, x-rays, etc.) for their non-hospitalized patients.  Hospital privileges were first granted in 1983.

Q: Do insurance plans cover Orlando Chiropractic Care?
A: Yes. Orlando Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Orlando Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at 36 major veterans medical facilities.

Q: What type of education and training do Orlando Chiropractic Care chiropractors have?
A: Doctors of chiropractic care are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because Orlando chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Q: How is Orlando Chiropractic Care adjustments performed?
A: Orlando Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands–or an instrument–to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The Orlando chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

Q: Is Orlando Chiropractic Care treatment ongoing?
A: The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her Orlando office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of Orlando chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.

Q: Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
A: Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.

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FAQ

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Doctors of Chiropractic—often referred to as DCs, chiropractors or chiropractic physicians—practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

In addition to their expertise in spinal manipulation and adjustments, doctors of chiropractic have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others.

Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at 36 major veterans medical facilities.

Chiropractic Health Insurance

Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others.

Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at 36 major veterans medical facilities.

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education.

The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands—or an instrument— to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain.

Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

How Do I Select A Doctor

One of the best ways to locate a doctor of chiropractic (DC) near you by using Find a Doctor. You can also select a DC is by getting a referral from a friend, family member, colleague, or another health care provider.

Trigger Point Therapy

Our team at Integrative Physical Medicine regularly uses joint adjustments to ease inflammation and treat the cause of joint pain. Since every patient is different, and every situation is different, treatments are customized so they will have the greatest effect. Sometimes, ultrasound therapy or ice treatments will also be part of the overall treatment protocol.

Reducing pressure on your joints by strengthening the surrounding muscles is another tactic that can help with joint inflammation. Movement therapies like yoga, tai chi or Pilates can help to strengthen and lengthen muscles at the same time. This will give the affected joints a break and will reduce pain and swelling caused by overuse. The most important step is to book a consultation so your chiropractor can assess the situation and come up with a suitable treatment plan and solution for your joint inflammation.

At Integrative Physical Medicine our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

When Is Trigger Point Injection Used?

Trigger Point Injection (TPI) is used to treat many muscle groups, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition in which there may be several trigger points limited to a particular area of the body. The pain and spasm associated with trigger points can lead to a vicious pain cycle in which pain causes more spasm and spasm causes more pain. Myofascial pain syndrome is not to be confused with Fibromyalgia. Myofascial pain syndrome is a regional or localized pain syndrome in contrast to FMS (Fibromyalgia Syndrome) which is a widespread musculoskeletal pain syndrome. In addition, TPI can be used to treat fibromyalgia and tension headaches.

What Happens During The Procedure?

In the TPI procedure, the Doctor inserts a small needle into the patient’s trigger point. The injection typically contains a local anesthetic (numbing) medication, saline, and/or natural substances. The basis for a TPI is to relax the area of intense muscle spasm. By relaxing the muscle spasm, blood flow to the area is improved thus allowing the washout of irritating metabolites. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. Usually, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Injections are given in office and usually take just a few minutes. Several sites may be injected in one visit. If a patient has an allergy to a certain medication, a dry-needle technique (involving no medications) can be used. You may also experience some numbness over the pattern of referral of the muscle injected for about an hour after the injection. There may be some stiffness and soreness, which should not last longer than 24 hours. Within two or three days you should experience a decrease in pain.

How Often Will I Need Injections?

Most patients receive an initial series of injections, which are repeated two to three weeks later. Your response to these injections will guide the Doctor as to whether or not additional injections are indicated.

How Do I Prepare For The Injections?

Before you receive a trigger point injection, it is beneficial if you know how to perform exercises to stretch the involved muscles. Then, after the injections, you should immediately perform the exercises once per hour for the remainder of that day. Moist heat may also be recommended over the area of the trigger point injections to maximize the benefit from the injections

How Long Does The Benefit of Injections Last?

Trigger point injections are just one component of your overall treatment program, which may also include physical therapy and regular home exercise. If those regimens are faithfully followed, a single series of injections is more likely to provide long-lasting benefit. Some people, however, no matter how diligent they are, will require additional injections.

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