What We Treat

Dr. Tiltmann is a McGill method provider, one of five in the US. A 3-hour McGill method assessment will determine why you have chronic low back pain and how to end it. If your low back pain has lasted more than 6 months or you are suffering from episodic major flare-ups, have not responded to at least 3 or more interventions, the McGill assessment is your answer.

Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain is the number one cause of disability world wide and patients often end up in surgery where the failure rate is up to 40% according to the Journal of Pain Research.  Avoid unnecessary treatments, imaging, interventions and surgeries by getting an assessment that demonstrates your pain triggers, learn how to eliminate your pain with moving in a spine sparing way, and receive appropriate rehabilitation tailored to your specific problem.

Causes of Chronic Low Back Pain

All low back pain has an origin. The key is finding yours. This requires knowledge about your exercises, stretches, movements, work habits, activities of daily living, and how they affect your spine, combined with an examination specifically designed to load different tissues to both solicit and alleviate your symptoms.

Dr. Tiltmann and Dr. Blum also treat other musculoskeletal conditions from TMJ to foot pain and everything in between, to help patients return to an active, fully functional and pain free lifestyle.

Acute Back/Spine

  • Low back pain and lumbar strain/sprain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation/bulges ("slipped disc")
  • Facet syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pregnancy and menstrual-related back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Neck/Shoulder

  • Neck and shoulder pain and strains/sprains
  • Whiplash injury
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and jaw pain
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Strain/sprain of the shoulder

Hand/Wrist

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist pain
  • Strain/sprain of the wrist and hand

Elbow

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Strain/sprain of the elbow

Hip

  • Hip bursitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB)
  • lliopsoas syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip strain/sprain

Knees

  • Anterior (ACL) and posterior (PCL) cruciate ligament injury
  • Bursitis
  • Knee instability
  • Medial and lateral collateral ligament injury
  • Meniscus injury
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Knee strain/sprain

Foot/Ankle

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (adult-acquired flat foot)
  • Weak ankles
  • Ankle strain/sprain

Other Common Conditions

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Core instability
  • Global joint stiffness
  • Hypertonic muscles
  • Muscle spasm
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Strains/sprains
  • Tendinitis conditions
  • Trigger points
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and jaw pain

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