How Chiropractic Care Fits Into The DMR Method

Here at Hopkins Health & Wellness Center and our DMR Clinic in Woodbury, we’re firm believers that many physical ailments, conditions, and injuries can be successfully treated through the use of combined non-surgical treatments, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, and more.

In today’s blog, we will examine the way in which chiropractic care fits into our DMR approach to healing. Chiropractic care is administered by one of our doctors and can be an effective treatment for conditions ranging from headaches to back pain to spinal stenosis to whiplash and more.

To learn more about our chiropractic care services in Woodbury, visit our chiropractic care page, or, continue reading to learn more about how chiropractic care operates within the DMR framework to help you return to wellness. You can also schedule an appointment with us online to get started with Hopkins Health & Wellness Center today.

What Is The DMR Method?

DMR is a well-researched approach to physical wellness that has been employed by doctors like those at Hopkins Health & Wellness Center since 2006. The DMR method stands for a three-step process of non-surgical healthcare treatment that includes things like chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, and more. It’s all about accurately identifying a problem that is causing you pain or discomfort and then creating a treatment plan that works to first manage your pain and then work to heal you and return you to wellness.

As mentioned above, there are three steps in the DRM process:

Diagnose

Diagnosis the critical first step in a successful treatment program, no matter the injury or ailment. An initial consultation, review of previous medical history, and your story about the mechanism of injury all help to get us started with the proper testing to determine what is actually wrong.

Manage

Once we know what is going on with certainty, we can devise a management plan to start providing relief from your pain and limited movement to start improving your quality of life fast.

Rehabilitate

Once the management portion of the DMR method has been established, continued treatment based on gathered data, emerging outcomes, and patient feedback allows for data-driven decisions about ongoing treatment that then continue to drive a patient’s rehabilitation. 

The Role of Chiropractic Care In The DMR Process

Chiropractic care is one of the crucial elements of cooperative, combined care that make up the DMR method, and in the section below, we will discuss the specific role that chiropractic care, and your chiropractor, play in successful DMR method treatments.

Diagnose

As we mentioned above, proper diagnosis matters. After all, if you don’t have an accurate picture of what needs to be addressed, you can’t employ an effective treatment program.

As licensed doctors, your chiropractor is the consulting physician in your care program, although they will absolutely want to talk about a prior diagnosis or any testing that you have completed with other medical professionals. Otherwise, between an initial consultation and a review of your medical history, your chiropractor can refer you for any X-rays, MRIs, or any other needed tests to accurately make a diagnosis. 

Once the diagnosis is made, your chiropractic care doctor will recommend a combined-practice treatment plan that may involve massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and/or other methods of treatment.

Manage

During the management portion of your treatment plan, your chiropractic care specialist will be working with their team to provide relief and repair before moving on to rehabilitation.

Relief comes first because living with pain is no fun, and it can easily interfere with your daily routines, ability to work, and even with your ability to provide for yourself and/or your family. Chiropractic care can help by providing musculoskeletal adjustments that relieve pressure on nerves, soft tissues, and even bone.

The repair process is all about healing the actual injury. Repair is achieved through a series of medical treatments, combined with restrictions on movement — sometimes achieved through a brace or sling — during the repair process. Dynamic Muscle Technique, progressive joint manipulation, and progression of traction techniques.

Rehabilitate

The final phase of the DMR method of treatment also involves continued chiropractic care, but the goal now is to provide strength, stability, and as close to a 100% recovery as possible. 

Continued alignments combined with physical therapy allow for your body to be in an optimally aligned state before working on stretches and exercises to strengthen a joint — or the muscles around it — as effectively as possible. 

During this time, continued examinations, as well as strength, mobility, and range of motion testing will all take place to ensure that measurable recovery is actually taking place and that your recovery is coming along as scheduled.

All of this is accomplished without the use of invasive surgeries that require weeks to months of physical recovery and physical therapy afterward, anyway.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation With Hopkins Health & Wellness DRM Clinic in Woodbury today

At Hopkins Health & Wellness Center and our DMR Clinic in Woodbury, we help all kinds of people, of all ages, address chronic pain, discomfort, and soft tissue injuries using the DMR method. So whether you are looking to avoid surgery or you have tried multiple other treatment options that have not been successful, Hopkins Health & Wellness Center is here to help.

Getting started is easy. Begin by scheduling an appointment with us online. A member of our team will get in touch with you shortly to confirm a time that works well for you. Then, after completing some brief new patient paperwork for us, we will meet with you for an initial consultation and evaluation.