Dr. Putnam Takes a Holistic Approach to Chiropractic Treatment.
Consideration is given to how injuries happen, the state of one’s unique physical health, stress level, lifestyle practices and more. By looking at all of the symptoms and finding the root cause a plan to return you to an active, healthy life. No health problem is too big or too small. We treat ninety year olds for arthritis pain, baby’s to get them started on the right track and we adjust athletes spines and extremities to improve mobility and flexibility.
Patient’s individual needs are important and sometimes you need a doctor who will talk to you honestly. Conversations about posture, exercise, diet, medical conditions, possible food allergies and smoking can make treatment go smoother and last longer.
You want a doctor who can understand your urgency to get well. If you are a hunter training for deer season, a skier getting ready for snow, or a single mom who doesn’t want to miss work your health goals matter. Your personal long term goals are as important as making the swelling go down.
Chiropractic includes treatment for specific conditions as well as supportive care for aging, pregnancy, and sports enhancement.
Determining Care for Your Back Pain or Other Chiropractic Conditions
Step 1: Determine the cause of your problem. A thorough history and examination will be conducted at your first appointment or for any new injury or flare up. Information needs to be communicated and considered to determine if treatment can be initiated or if further diagnostic tests like x-rays, mri’s or blood work are needed. Some people are good candidates for traditional chiropractic manipulation and treatment, other people need a more comprehensive care plan. The intensity of the problem and complexity of the individual will determine the best care for your condition.
Step 2: Chiropractic Care. Treatment may be straightforward or complex. Your goals and circumstances will be considered before proceeding with treatment. Often factors like age, arthritis, diet, exercise, smoking, medications, and even attitude can make improvements go quicker or slower. Addressing these lifestyle factors are part of the overall treatment plan and goals for outcomes of care.
Step 3: Pain relief and healing take time. Injuries most go through stages repair remodeling to heal completely. Getting better depends on you as much as the treatments. Our bodies are the cumulative expression of the life we have lived and our genetics. As a product of our environment, we can greatly influence our recovery by improving and stabilizing our environment. In order for tissues to heal they may need adjustments, soft tissue work, rest, rehabilitative exercises, and good nutrition.
We treat back pain and other conditions like the following:
Sciatica, neck pain, numbness, tingling in arms or legs, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff syndrome, headaches, jaw pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, infants and children, tendinitis, bursitis, sprains & strains, sports Injuries, traumatic injuries, auto accidents and many other conditions that cause any type of pain. We also treat pain related to conditions like scoliosis, birth defects, amputations, post surgical conditions, post dental work, leg length differences,
We specialize in treatment of conditions related to yoga injuries and injuries that are causing pain in yoga. Because Dr. Putnam is also a 500 RYT yoga instructor she understands yoga poses. This makes her an expert in helping yoga teachers and students with resolving pain relating to or from yoga. She helps many yogi’s who have wrist pain, toe pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, hip pain, back and neck pain and more.