Evan M. Rush, DC
2755 N. Wickham Road, Suite 104
Melbourne, FL 32935
"If I start chiropractic care, do I have to keep going the rest of my life?"
No. Our goal is to "fix you and turn you loose", which means that we do everything in our power to get you to the point where you don't need us anymore. We work very hard to obtain the best possible outcome with an end-point in mind. Dr. Rush is very goal-oriented, and we will do everything we can to help you to get on with your life. There are times that some patients, for example patients with chronic degenerative changes that cause pain, will not get to the point where they are totally pain-free, and they may choose to come in periodically for a "tune up" to address any flareups that they may experience. But this is totally up to the patient, and our goal is essentially to fix you and let you move on with your life.
"Do chiropractic physicians use medications?"
By choice and by scope of practice, chiropractic is a non-surgical and drug-free profession. In much the same way as medical physicians specialize and focus on the appropriate use of medications and surgery, chiropractic physicians have chosen to focus on and specialize in non-surgical and drug-free treatment methods.
"I have a disc herniation and degeneration in my spine. Can chiropractic treatment help me?"
Dr. Rush sees many patients with disc herniations and spinal degenerative changes every day, and has treated patients with these conditions with excellent results for his entire career. Although we cannot make promises about your results (because no physician can honestly and ethically promise anyone a cure), we can assure you that we have treated countless patients suffering from disc herniations/spinal degenerative changes with outstanding, even life-changing results. It is important to understand that if you have, for example, degenerated discs in your spine, chiropractic treatment may provide dramatic relief of your pain but no treatment can reverse the actual degenerative changes. In other words, if spinal degenerative changes are causing biomechanical dysfunction and pain, we can and do address those issues very effectively, often achieving excellent results in pain relief and improvement of function, but no treatment can 're-grow' a degenerated disc.
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