Is the McKenzie Method of MDT for me?

Is the McKenzie Method® of MDT for me?

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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:

  • Sciatic
  • Lumbago
  • 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.

Contact a Certified MDT provider for expert guidance in managing your symptoms.