Laura has been struggling with neck pain for a little over four years now and has never been able to experience any lasting relief no matter what she’s tried. She used to schedule a weekly massage session at the spa near her house but eventually stopped because the problem wasn’t improving. She has grown increasingly frustrated with the pain, especially since it has begun interfering with her ability to work efficiently. She was talking to a coworker about the problem, and they told her about their experience working with an integrated medical team. The first thing Laura asked was, ” What is an integrated medical team?”, but then she went home and Googled, “Why work with an integrated medical team.”
An integrated medical team is a team of multiple medical professionals working together to treat one problem. When you schedule an appointment at RxWellness Spine & Health in Ashburn, you will be working with an integrated medical team that consists of chiropractors, massage therapists, and nurse practitioners. Each medical professional offers a different benefit to your recovery and will create a comprehensive care plan that provides better results than if you were just working with one.
Why Work With an Integrated Medical Team
If you are suffering from chronic discomfort, there is a high possibility that multiple areas are being impacted at once. This is because the body is extremely interconnected and multiple areas work concurrently to complete the same task. So if one area stops functioning properly, it leaves a slack that another part of the body will have to pick up, which can then lead to pain from overuse. For example, if you have chronic ankle pain, then it could be a combination of joint instability and tight muscle group. When the ankle joints are misaligned, then the surrounding muscles will attempt to provide stability to the area, but this can lead to them shortening, lengthening, or being overused.
The best care plan will include treatments that address both joint instability and muscle overuse. This is the benefit of working with the RxWellness Spine & Health integrated medical team. We examine your discomfort from all angles and create a plan that addresses all affected areas. During each visit, you have the opportunity to work with a chiropractor and a massage therapist, and both medical professionals can easily align their techniques to best complement each other and provide you with the best experience. In addition to a chiropractor and massage therapist, we also have a nurse practitioner available for more serious cases, or people looking for a speedier recovery.
The joints are designed to move together in a very specific way, but subluxations and misalignment can cause restrictions and limited mobility. However, when you work with a chiropractor, they can identify those areas of limited movement to free up areas that are stuck. This allows for easier movement, and increased range of motion, and improves overall joint health.
There is a long list of lifestyle factors that contribute to muscle tension and tightness, which can then lead to chronic pain and discomfort. When you work with a massage therapist, they can utilize soft tissue techniques to relieve built-up tension and relax the muscles. Soft tissue manipulation is also very effective at improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, and reducing muscle stiffness.
There are certain conditions and problem areas, like the ankles and knees, that can be slow to heal or unresponsive to most treatments. In such cases, working with a RxWellness nurse practitioner to receive regenerative medicine can be an effective and minimally invasive way to receive quality care that yields lasting results. At RxWellness Ashburn, we specialize in trigger point injection and PRP therapy, which can sometimes be an effective last-ditch method to avoid surgery or intense medication.
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When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health integrated medical team, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the best medical professionals in Ashburn. Your RxWellness Ashburn care team will listen to your concerns, and craft a treatment plan to best address all levels of your discomfort.
One of the major advantages of working with the RxWellness Ashburn team is a streamlined approach with a simplified communication process. For example, if you are receiving treatment for shoulder pain, and the chiropractor performs an adjustment, they’ll then be able to instruct the massage therapist on exactly where to focus to give you the most relief.
Additionally, if you choose to include regenerative medicine in your wellness plan, your chiropractor, your massage therapist, and your nurse practitioners are all present in the same space and can transfer necessary treatment information in real-time. Nothing gets lost in translation, multiple professionals are working as one, and all painful areas are targeted in the same visit.
Why work with an integrated medical team? That’s easy! Because your body is an integrated system, the best recovery plan will target multiple problem areas at once. If you are experiencing chronic pain, contact the integrated medical team at RxWellness Spine & Health in Ashburn and let us help relieve it. You will have the opportunity to work with a chiropractor, a massage therapist, and a nurse practitioner, if necessary. If you are unsure of what you need, just give us a call! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, you can reach us at 1-(703) 904 9666 or book an appointment online. We are located at 43780 Central Station Dr Suite 100, Ashburn, VA 20147.