Have you got chronic back or neck pain? We’re proud to announce that we are officially a DMR clinic, providing a cutting-edge and very successful sequence of treatments for back pain and other complaints.
DMR Method: Innovative Nonsurgical Treatment
DMR means Diagnose, Manage and Rehabilitate. Familiar words, familiar concepts–but reinvented to bring relief to people who may have tried seemingly similar treatments without success in the past.
The key to DMRs efficacy is applying a specific sequence of treatment based on years of clinical case study research. The DMR difference is recognizing that each treatment has a time and a place. For example, a common mistake we see is applying a strengthening-based physical therapy program before evaluating and addressing the underlying structural cause of the issue. While strengthening is important, it needs to be done at the right time and in the right sequence–otherwise, it may compound the problem.
With the wisdom of the DMR Method protocol, the right treatment is prescribed in the right order, producing rapid, predictable and positive results.
First Step: Diagnosis
First, we’ll perform a thorough medical evaluation. In addition to a clinical exam to evaluate your physical symptoms and presentations, we’ll get a detailed medical history to learn what treatments you’ve tried, and how your body responded. Not every complaint will respond to DMR: one reason the DMR method is such a statistical success is that an essential aspect of the protocol is an evaluation determining whether a patient is a candidate for the DMR Method.
Three Phases of Treatment
Qualified candidates will then undergo the three phases of treatment. These treatments may seem familiar–you may feel like you’ve tried them already–but the pivotal key with DMR is that they’re applied intelligently, in the order that allows your body to respond to the treatment and begin the process of healing itself.
Phase One: Relief
In the relief phase, patients receive hands-on attention via three DMR Method-specific techniques:
- integrated progressive manipulation
- dynamic muscle technique
- spinal traction and stretching
The patient experiences improved mobility and decreased symptoms, both of which help stimulate healing.
Phase Two: Repair
In this phase, clinicians help patients adopt better posture and benefit from improved spinal alignment. The focus is on assisting soft-tissue healing and remodeling.
Phase 3: Rehabilitation
To ensure spinal stability and lasting recovery, clinicians deploy advanced rehabilitation techniques and prescribe an after-care program to independently support and stabilize recovery.
Spinal Conditions Treated by DMR
Back and neck pain are primary candidates for DMR. Disorders of the back and neck can present in a variety of symptoms. We recommend that if you suffer from any of these, you consider scheduling a Diagnose, Manage and Rehabilitate (DMR) Method consultation:
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet syndrome
Non-Spinal Conditions Treated by DMR
The DMR Method focuses on restoring mobility, alignment and stability to joints and supportive muscles and ligaments. While it’s primarily known for treating spinal conditions, it’s also appropriate for certain non-spinal structural conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hip pain
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Upper and lower extremity pain
Synergistic Benefits of Strategic Treatment
The DMR Method is a specific and unique combination of treatment modalities, applied in a specific sequence, by a team of physical therapists, chiropractors, and allied medical providers.
The protocol also includes many elements developed specifically for the DMR Method, such as Integrated Progressive Manipulation (a progression of joint manipulation), Dynamic Muscle Technique (a muscle massage and mobilization protocol), and a progression of traction.
Are you curious about whether DMR can resolve your pains, aches, or immobility? Give us a call at the Life Wellness Center. We’re excited to bring the powerful relief of DMR to our patients.