OUR STORY and OUR “WHY”
Since the beginning of history -in every part of the world-humans have suffered from pain in our muscles and joints.
Throughout this time, we have tried many different remedies to alleviate this pain. There are historical records of prayers, chants, elixirs, ointments and medieval devices that have been used to no avail.
More recently, advances in modern medicine (despite its many benefits to society regarding more serious conditions and injuries), has not done much better for common aches and pains. Medical care’s reliance mainly on dangerous prescription medicine, expensive diagnostic imaging, and invasive surgery has proven to be ineffective for the majority of muscle and joint pain that affects modern society. With its high costs, risky side-effects, pain medicine addiction, promotion of chronic conditions and lack of communication between specialist, some say this model has actually made things worse.
That is, until a REVOLUTION happened!
In the 1990s, a growing number of experts around the world, led by world renowned orthopedic surgeon Gordon Waddell MD, started to realize that we’ve been treating spinal pain ALL WRONG!
They determined that our focus on structural diagnoses & treatments for over a century has led us down the wrong path. The right path based on modern research and clinical experience pointed toward functional diagnoses & treatments:
“…chiropractic, physical therpist and other manual therpist were correct…”
Gordon Waddell, MD
It was around the time of this “Revolution” that Dr. Steve Palazzo held the position of Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (his Alma Mater) where he became immersed in this new paradigm. He not only taught this new framework in his classes, he applied this model to his private practice, Integrative Chiropractic.
Through continuous formal and self-education, he has been perfecting and adapting his practice ever since. Using the latest evidence-based functional tests and treatments, Integrative Chiropractic has combined a unique blend of chiropractic, manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, Deep Tissue Laser, nutritional supplementation, massage (and more!), to provide our community the most effective conservative, non-surgical treatment for common spine and extremity conditions to help our patients and their families & friends…
Feel Better, Move Better, Stay Better…LIVE BETTER!