What we offer you
Research has shown that chiropractic care and adjustments are effective in treating and preventing disc degeneration and muscle fatigue which plagues many truck drivers.
Full Spine & Extremity Adjusting
The adjustment is a specific manual thrust applied to dysfunctional joints which corrects structural disturbances of the body's framework resulting in an alleviation of pain and increased range of motion. The adjustment also removes nerve interference, maximizing the communication between the brain and the tissues allowing the body to function at its optimum level of health.
Intersegmental Traction Table
Intersegmental traction is where the patient lies on a specialized table and massaging rollers travel slowly up and down the spine opening up the joints of the spine. This increases mobility of the spine, stretches the spinal joints, and creates a pumping action of the discs pumping nutrients into the disc and waste products out of the discs.
EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) w/ heat
EMS with heat uses electrical impulses to relax muscle spasms and increase blood flow. Relaxing muscle spasms decreases pain and allows for a more successful adjustment. Increased blood flow increases nutrients and oxygen, as well as, removes waste products improving the health of spinal structures and decreasing spinal degeneration.
DOT Physical Exams
Currently all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a healthcare provider. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. It requires all medical examiners who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate CMV drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards.
With the implementation of the NRCME, all drivers must be examined by a Medical Examiner who is listed on the National Registry after May 21st, 2014. Dr. Benson is a certified medical examiner and has completed the required training, passed the certification test, and is registered on the National Registry system. For more information on the National Registry visit their website at http://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov. For information on DOT physical exam guidelines and regulations visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov
DOT Drug Testing & Alcohol Screening
CMV drivers may be subject to several types of drug testing which include: Reasonable Suspicion, Post-Accident, Return-to-Duty, Follow-up, Pre-employment, and Random testing. Companies must randomly test drivers at a minimum annual percentage of:
- Drugs: 50% of the average # of drivers
- Alcohol: 10% of the average # of drivers
DOT drug testing consists of a urine specimen collection. Five illicit drug families are tested for including: Cocaine, Opiates, Marijuana, Amphetamines, and Phencyclidine. Alcohol screening consists of utilization of an Alcohol Screening Device that tests saliva for alcohol concentration.
Dr. Benson is certified to be a DOT Specimen Collector and is officially recognized to perform specimen collection services as prescribed by federal guidelines of 49 CFR Part 40.
Dr. Benson is certified to be a Screening Test Technician and is officially recognized to perform initial alcohol screenings using a non-evidential Alcohol Screening Device.