Integrated Care Key to Effective Pain Management Says Chesapeake Chiropractors

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake, VA offers an innovative approach to chiropractic care. The practice integrates traditional chiropractic adjustments with complementary modalities, including massage therapy, therapeutic modalities, and nutritional counseling. According to Chesapeake chiropractors Dr. Suzanne Santjer and Dr. Eric Santjer, an integrated approach to care provides pain management and injury rehabilitation.

Personal injury patients benefit from an integrated approach to treatment, says Chesapeake chiropractor Dr. Suzanne Santjer. Combining adjustments with complementary therapies speeds the injury rehabilitation process and enhances pain management.

"While treatments like massage therapy and therapeutic modalities are extremely beneficial, we would never prescribe one form of care independent of all others," said Dr. Suzanne Santjer. "As a chiropractor, I evaluate each patient's individual pain management needs. For many patients, a combination of different treatments produces the best results."

Integrated treatments naturally complement one another, enhancing health benefits. For example, when a patient suffers a pinched nerve, a combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy and therapeutic modalities will deliver the best results.

"With treatment, we have two goals: provide immediate neck pain relief while also correcting the underlying problem," said Chesapeake chiropractic physician Dr. Eric Santjer. "By integrating chiropractic adjustments with other therapies, we are best able to achieve these goals."

A pinched or compressed nerve is typically caused by a spinal misalignment. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper alignment to the spine, which relieves pressure on the nerve. Massage treatments can also help by releasing tension trapped within the fascia, which is important for pain relief. Should the pinched nerve have compromised movement, corrective exercises can safely bring a full range of motion and flexibility back to the injured body part.

Integrated care can also help reduce the risk for injuries and chronic pain. For example, individuals who frequently experience migraine headache pain may benefit from a combination of chiropractic adjustments and nutrition counseling.

A misalignment of the cervical spine can trigger tension headaches and migraines. Dietary imbalances, such as excess sugar, caffeine or a drop in blood sugar can also trigger migraines. Massage treatments also help to promote the flow of oxygenated blood through the brain, which decreases the risk for migraines and headaches.

"When it comes to preventing migraine pain, an integrated approach to care delivers the best results for patients," said chiropractor Dr. Suzanne Santjer. "We combine a variety of treatment techniques to help manage the root causes for migraine pain while supporting whole body health."

According to Drs. Santjer, patients choose the Chesapeake chiropractic center because of the practice's commitment to individualized treatment plans and integrated care.

"Unlike some practices, we do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach," said Dr. Eric Santjer. "Every patient faces unique wellness needs, and our integrated treatments reflect this."

Prospective patients may learn more about the practice's care philosophy at

CONTACT: Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation 888-667-5235Source: Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation