Is the McKenzie Method® of MDT for me?
Got back pain? We have an uncommon approach to common back, neck and extremity issues. Take a moment to answer these questions or download educational patient flyers to discover the McKenzie difference.
- Are you more comfortable walking rather than sitting?
- Does sitting for prolonged periods increase your pain?
- Following prolonged sitting, do you have difficulty rising from a chair?
- Are you generally worse when you get up in the morning, but improve after about a half hour?
- Are there periods in the day when you have no pain at all?
- Is the pain confined to areas above the knee or above your elbow?
- Have you had previous episodes of lower back, neck or joint pain (either over months or years)?
- Do activities involving bending (e.g. gardening or household chores) make you feel worse?
- Is your pain related to a specific activity and is the pain consistently produced during this activity?
- Are you worse during the days you are most sedentary?
- Do you feel better when lying face down on your stomach? (You may feel worse for a minute before the pain subsides, in that case the answer to this question is yes).
In addition, if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Arthritic pain in hips or buttocks, shoulders or upper arms
- Difficulty bending due to stiffness or pain
- Pain that starts in the back or neck and seems to spread to the buttocks or shoulders
- Intermittent pins and needles or numbness in the feet or hands
- Aching pain into the elbows or knees that hasn't been assisted by treatment to these areas
If you have answered yes to three or more questions, there is a great chance you could benefit from the McKenzie Method treatment strategies.