November 11, 2013
Co-treatment is an important aspect of the healthcare paradigm at Portland Chiropractic Neurology. We are not always the appropriate treatment for your condition. Recognizing this is something that i've found to be overlooked by many healthcare professionals, even myself in the past. At our office, we are able to combine many effective therapies, but if that doesn't work for you, we are able to determine that very quickly adn make the necessary referral. Surgery is often a useful treatment when conservative care has failed. Physical Therapists are excellent practitioners in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions that require more attention to strengthing and conditioning. Dieticians, Massage Therapists, Pharmaceuticals, Acupuncture, Personal Trainers, Podiatrists and many other practitioners are utilized in our office to appropriately treat our patients, and most of the time in a co-treatment fashion. The bigger and better the team, the more appropriate the results can be when necessary. It is highly recommended to try conservative care, such as a Chiropractic Neurologist for many conditions, who can then determine who else should be brought in for your team approach to your healthcare. Something that we train consistently train and remind our staff, "A patient's health is the number one focus and of highest priority in our office. Whether it is by us or someone else. Ego must be completely set aside for a patient to obtain the best results."