Welcome and thanks for visiting the Wilmington Clinic, your one-stop shop for learning about what chiropractic is and what it can do for you. The Clinic has been serving St. Louis since the 1940’s with unique services and approaches to health conditions that is still relevant today. Please take a few minutes to browse our site, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We provide physical, orthopedic, neurologic, radiological, laboratory, and diet evaluations.
Our practice specializes in treating a variety of conditions: acute/chronic low back/neck pain; headaches; sport injuries; auto/work injuries; acute/chronic pain of shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, leg, knee, ankle, foot. In addition, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, TMJ, chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis have been helped with treatment and rehabilitation. Specialty procedures are available for acute/chronic “sinus sufferers” as well as for those patients who suffer with “frequent colds” with the use of Endo-Nasal Technique (Sinoplasty and Pharngeal Sweeps) and specific dietary enhancements. We can also provide information about improving your diet, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health.
We utilize non-thrusting adjustments of Chiropractic that focus on the soft tissues that move the joints of the body–muscles, ligaments and tendons–to release nerve interference that produces muscle tension and imbalance to improve mobility and body function [“muscles move bones, bones do not move muscles”].
In addition, we have a complete diagnostic/rehabilitative facility to include rehab exercise, hot/cold packs, muscle stimulation, ultra-sound, cold-laser, traction, spinal decompression, acupressure/acupuncture/cupping, and Digital X-ray. Techniques used in our practice include the Ischemic Compression/Myo-Fascial/Acupressure, Cupping, ENT (Endo-Nasal Technique), and Graston Technique.
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.
Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, such as migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and infantile colic.
Dr. Fiscella’s motto is that all treatments are ‘done to the patient tolerance.’ If your condition is more acute, then much less pressure is applied than would be used after several treatments when the condition is improving.
Nimmo, which is a form of soft tissue manipulation is very safe and is used on infants to the elderly. It is an excellent way to introduce someone to chiropractic since it often restores muscle function which will improve spinal function. If a chiropractic adjustment is deemed necessary, they are considered extremely safe. The risk factor is estimated to be in excess of one million to one.
Chiropractors receive an education that emphasizes neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas of learning; basic training in the biological and health sciences (anatomy, physiology, histology, biochemistry, clinical and radiological diagnosis); specialized training in the chiropractic discipline (theoretical studies, practice, diagnosis and applications); and extensive clinical training.
Several studies have documented the effectiveness of chiropractic in relieving back pain. More recent studies have shown chiropractic to be effective in treating infantile colic and migraine headaches.
The first thing a chiropractor will do is ask you about the health complaints about which you are chiefly concerned. The DC will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem.
A physical examination will be performed in accordance with your DC’s clinical judgement, which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic procedures. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any structural and soft tissue abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to the doctor of chiropractic in evaluating your problem.
Our office offers a variety of alternative health treatments, including physical modalities such as hot/cold packs, diathermy, ultrasound, cold-laser light therapy, cervical and lumbar decompression (similar to the VAX-D as advertised on the TV), Graston Muscle Technique, Receptor-Tonus technique as originated by Dr. Raymond Nimmo D.C., Endo-Nasal Technique (for sinus problems colds, post-nasal drip ,allergies, etc.), acupuncture, acupressure, nurtritional and diet consulting utilizing eating/lifestyle and whole food concentrates from Standard Process Inc.