Dr. O'Keefe, South Jersey Top Physician

Dr. O'Keefe was named
South Jersey TOP Physician 2016

"Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved
'good' (50-89% improvement) to 'excellent' (90-100% improvement) results
with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved." "Of the facet
arthrosis patients, 75% obtained 'good' to 'excellent' results with decompression."

Source: C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA.
Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2

A new study, recently published in the medical journal Spine, found that patients who seek chiropractic care for back pain are far less likely to undergo lumbar surgery than those who consult a surgeon. The study found that approximately 43 percent of patients who saw a surgeon first when seeking treatment for back pain ended up having surgery, as opposed to 1.5 percent of patients who first saw a chiropractor. These findings support the long held position that many health care providers subscribe to that attempting to treat back pain should start with conservative approaches, such as chiropractic care. Read more...

Source: Spine

Wellness Care

People ask, "Why should I have my spine evaluated when it doesn't hurt?" That is a good question, and I will endeavor to give you a good answer.

Many spinal conditions develop over a period of time. Initially, spinal disc degeneration may cause no pain at all. However, as the condition advances, it can become a painful and lifestyle altering condition. A spinal evaluation can detect developing problems, and appropriate treatment can alter the course of the condition with much less treatment and no disability at all. If you wait for pain to occur, it will often take more time to correct the problem. You should not wait for a toothache to see the dentist. You also should not wait for back pain to see a chiropractor.

Spinal maintenance is based on each patient's need and unique condition. People who are more physically active with no arthritis will tend to need minimal maintenance care. People with degenerative arthritic conditions, with more sedentary lifestyles, may require more periodic attention. Remember, maintenance or wellness care is based on each patient's individual needs.

Wellness care also includes recommendations to diet, nutrition, exercise, proper rest, and improving your overall lifestyle to achieve optimum health.

Yours in better health,
Michael J. O'Keefe, D.C., DAAPM

O'Keefe Chiropractic Center, P.A.

Thank you for visiting the O'Keefe Chiropractic Center, P.A. website. Within this website, you will find information regarding the conditions we treat and the types of treatments that we offer. This site also provides useful information as it relates to wellness and overall health.

We hope you enjoy the information within and share it with others. Again, thank you for visiting www.southjerseyspinaldecompression.com and remember to come back often.

Yours in health,

Michael J. O'Keefe, D.C., DAAPM
David L. Jones, D.C.

*These are individual results, results may vary.