Wheaton, IL Chiropractor, Dr. Joshua Lederman Uses McKenzie Method to Treat Neuromusculoskeletal Symptoms
McKenzie Method Chiropractor in Wheaton, IL: At McAndrew Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Joshua Lederman specializes in mckenzie method. Mckenzie method (MDT) is a conservative approach to treating neuromusculoskeletal symptoms including pain, tingling and numbness. Sustained positions, repeated movements, or resisted movements are performed by the patient, and the clinician provides hands-on assistance when needed. When used by our Wheaton chiropractor, mckenzie method allows patients to actively participate in their recovery.
McKenzie Method at McAndrews Chiropractic Clinic
Mckenzie method is a complete program of assessment, treatment and prevention strategies (including exercise) that are determined by Dr. Lederman depending on the unique needs of each patient. With the mckenzie approach, exercise and other rehabilitation modalities are used to extend the spine. This can help centralize the patient’s pain by moving it away from the extremities (leg or arm) to the back. Centralizing the pain allows the source of the pain to be treated rather than the symptoms.
The long-term goal of mckenzie method is to teach patients suffering from neck pain and/or back pain how to treat themselves and manage their own pain for life using exercise and other modalities. Other goals for Dr. Lederman’s patients include:
- Reduce pain quickly
- Return to normal functioning in order to perform day-today-activities
- Minimize the risk of recurring pain