Our team of therapists and physicians work together to ensure the best care for each patient.
Although each specific condition respond differently to care, our approach emphasizes decreasing muscle tightness, increasing pain free movement and strengthening the muscles around the joint to avoid future exacerbation of the area.
In some cases, prescription medication is needed to address inflammation prior to doing the other therapies. Our medical director evaluates the patient and determines which medication would facilitate the recovery and limit dependance on any medication.
There are cases that require more specialized care, therefore we work closely with the patent's primary care physician and refer to other specialist, such as orthopedist, rheumatologist and neurologist when required.
Dr. Ward McFarland Jr.
Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
Yale College, New Haven, CT
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Dr. McFarland received his B.S. from Yale College and his M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine. He was in private practice in the New Haven area for many years specializing in the management of chronic pain and stress-related disorders using a combination of cognitive and behavior therapies with medication.
He was the founder of the Biofeedback Center of New Haven and pioneered in the practical application of biofeedback and relaxation training to the management of chronic headaches.
He remains very interested in the interaction of pain, anxiety, and depression and retraining the body’s responses to pain and stress using neuromuscular re-education and behavioral techniques.
Do I Need to See an Orthopedist?
Chiropractic care specializes in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain. The best way to tell if chiropractic care can help you is to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic physician. He will perform a thorough physical exam involving range of motion, orthopedic and neurological test. Once a diagnosis has been established, he'll tell you if you would benefit from chiropractic care or another of our treatment options.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours
Does My Insurance Cover the Treatment?
The answer to this question varies depending on your health insurance plan. Although most insurance plans cover chiropractic care, the best way to know your coverage is to call our office and one of our team members will be happy to do a no obligation insurance verification. Some of the insurance plans that we accept in our office include:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Health Care
This is not an all inclusive list, if your insurance is not on this list, give us a call and we can verify your coverage.
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