SOURCE: Secrest Family Chiropractic

April 15, 2012 11:00 ET

Scottsdale Chiropractor Advises Chronic Pain Is Not "All in the Head"

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2012) - Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Secrest is raising awareness about how the Koren Specific Technique (KST) can help treat Scottsdale back pain patients who struggle with chronic pain issues. "Many patients are told by other care providers that their back pain is 'all in their head,' leaving them frustrated and feeling hopeless," said Dr. Secrest. "At our wellness center, we know that's simply not the case."

If the body is not corrected immediately following a motor vehicle accident or other trauma, the mind moves forward to dismiss the injury and the body, mechanically, tries to compensate for the injury. The memory of the trauma becomes lodged in the distorted musculoskeletal system, which is still physically damaged. The untreated trauma can also cause damage to internal organs, as well as the endocrine system and eventually lead to long-term health problems and chronic pain. Dr. Secrest calls this untreated condition 'muscle memory.'

"For many chiropractic patients, the cause of their pain is deeply locked within the body," said Dr. Secrest. "Locating this cause and retraining muscle memory is key to helping the body finally heal."

KST treatment is comprised of three stages: Challenging, Checking and Correcting. During the first stage, Dr. Secrest begins by evaluating the entire body, starting at the skull and working down with precise movements over the spine, discs, ribs, legs, feet, arms and hands. This helps Dr. Secrest to identify locations of pain and muscle problems. The chiropractor will then check for proper alignment.

Correcting depends on the type of underlying injury and pain. Dr. Secrest typically uses a combination of chiropractic adjustments with the FDA-approved activation instrument ArthroStim to correct alignment and restore muscle memory.

"KST is not a quick, five-minute chiropractic adjustment," said Dr. Secrest. "It's a comfortable yet powerful series of adjustments and muscle memory corrections that bring balance back to the body and relieve chronic pain. Depending on the type of injury and pain, many patients benefit from a series of treatment sessions, each session working closer to correcting the painful memory locked deep inside the muscle."

During a KST treatment, patients may be sitting, standing or moving through different positions. This allows Dr. Secrest to specifically target the location of pain and retrain the associated muscle memory.

Prospective patients who would like to learn more about the treatment may do so by visiting the practice's website

Contact Information

  • Secrest Family Chiropractic, PC
    Scottsdale, AZ