Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital now offers chiropractic services as a new treatment option for patients.
The hospital said this holistic approach to care will provide patients with ways to manage and prevent pain without drugs or surgery.
For this new service, Dr. Tom Fowler has joined the staff of Mary Free Bed as part of the Spine Center outpatient team. Fowler is certified in rehabilitation by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board.
“We saw there was a need and people asked for chiropractic services (at the Mary Free Bed),” Fowler said. “We wanted to help fill that need.”
People eligible for this type of care include people with back and neck pain, headaches, disc injuries, hip and leg pain, sciatica, and arthritis.
Patients beginning chiropractic care at Mary Free Bed can expect an initial evaluation to assess symptoms and perform a physical exam. Treatment will include chiropractic adjustment, postural education, and recommendations for a home exercise plan.
Samantha Crossley, an employee of Mary Free Bed, began using chiropractic services to help relieve chronic migraines. The treatment was “tremendously helpful”, she said.
“I carry all my stress in my neck, which gives me a lot of headaches,” Crossley said. “Dr. Fowler’s adjustments help alleviate this, and I have noticed that chiropractic care is good for my whole body.”
Chiropractic care at Mary Free Bed can be a patient’s primary treatment or part of a larger rehabilitation plan.
The service is covered by most insurance plans and patients can self-refer for care.