What techniques does Dr. Kestner use?
Dr. Kestner has been trained in a very wide range of chiropractic techniques. Dr. Kestner uses the innovative flexion-distraction system to treat lumbar spinal disc herniation, protrusion or other disc conditions. In addition, he uses Diversified technique as well as several soft tissue techniques. Trigger point treatment is frequently helpful for patients. Many patients benefit from his experience in treating athletic injuries with manual methods. Dr. Kestner has been trained in most major chiropractic techniques.
Is joint popping always necessary?
As an option for patients that prefer a gentle approach, Dr. Kestner also offers care that does not require the traditional popping sound that many people associate with manipulation. Chiropractic care has been successful in helping millions of patients find relief and avoid costly and invasive spinal surgery. In the Murfreesboro TN area our chiropractic care has benefited thousands of your friends and neighbors. Even most spinal disc cases respond very well.
What tests or exams are performed?
A physical examination will be done to determine the best method of care. In many cases imaging such as x-rays or MRI may be important. If you have had any previous x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans or any other testing performed, please bring those results with you.
How can I learn whether this care is right for me?
Before beginning any chiropractic treatment, you will sit with Dr. Kestner to determine if the treatment is a good option. If Dr. Kestner feels that you will likely benefit from chiropractic care or acupuncture techniques, he will make appropriate recommendations. He only accepts those patients that will be good candidates for our care.
Have there been many advances in chiropractic care in recent years?
Chiropractic care has changed significantly in the past few decades. Dr. Kestner frequently attends advanced study courses involving new techniques. Chiropractors are required to attend continuing education classes and Dr. Kestner is a leader in the chiropractic profession in this area. He teaches courses in areas such as acupuncture, dry needling and other topics. He has published over seven hundred (700) articles in several publications.
How often will I need to come for treatment?
Chiropractic care often requires a series of treatments, similar to physical therapy, orthodontics (dental braces), allergy shots, or many other medical procedures. Dr. Kestner will recommend a treatment plan intended to be safe and effective. Many patients have found that they receive great results in a very short time.
Does Dr. Kestner work with other medical specialists?
Modern chiropractic care includes physical training, muscle testing, rehabilitation, connective tissue techniques, advanced imaging interpretation, integration with other medical professions, and continuing research into the best ways to resolve painful conditions. Dr. Kestner has studied with medical doctors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, physical therapists, surgeons and other professionals to develop innovative approaches to the treatment of painful conditions.
Is everyone's treatment the same or will treatment be designed to fit my personal needs?
Dr. Kestner provides unique chiropractic care or acupuncture therapy for each individual patient. Even if your symptoms are exactly like someone else, your body, personal health history and current condition are unique. That means your treatment plan will be specifically developed to help you respond well.