Living with Pain
Raymond Nimmo initiated a radical paradigm shift in chiropractic treatment with the development of manual trigger point therapy. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies has documented that 40% of Chiropractors in the United States apply the NIMMO® Technique in their treatments. This number, determined by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, reflects a high level of interest and the need for education and standardization of the Nimmo Technique. The NIMMO® Educational Foundation is striving to create a common curriculum and standards of care to ensure that every NIMMOCARE® patient receives reliable and effective treatment.
The Answer to a Crisis
Up to 85 % of patients with low back pain are left without a definite diagnosis. If patients are confused, they are not alone.
— Scientific American
You can tell how old a person is from an X-ray, but you can’t tell if they have pain, let alone where the pain is coming from.
— American Back Society Newsletter
In 2005 Americans spent $85.9 billion looking for relief from back and neck pain through surgery, doctor’s visits, X-rays, MRI scans and medications, up from $52.1 billion in 1997.
— The Journal of the American Medical Association
More than 650,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed per year at a cost of $5,000 each. This study showed the efficacy of arthroscopy is no greater than that of placebo. The billions of dollars spent on such procedures spent annually might be put to better use.
— The New England Journal of Medicine
The need for change in the treatment of pain has never been so urgent. Dr. Raymond Nimmo created a clear alternative to the expensive, invasive procedures that are pervasive in American health care systems and add to the burden of those afflicted with chronic pain.
The benefit of NIMMOCARE® is clear. It’s a safe, noninvasive, inexpensive pain solution that works. But due to long-standing belief systems and resistance to change, spreading awareness isn’t so easy.
Dr. Nimmo’s concepts are as relevant today as they were in 1957:
First, one must have a free and open mind and not fear change.
The American health care system is in dire need of reform. NIMMOCARE® represents an alternative to traditional treatment techniques.
For honest research one must keep his practice free from economic pressure.
The NIMMO® Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, allowing it the freedom to conduct new research and advance an alternative to conventional pain treatment.
Overcome the tendency in human nature to overlook a simple principle.
NIMMOCARE® is easy on the patient both physically and economically, and the science behind the technique is clear and proven.
I realized what every patient can understand, but many chiropractors seemingly cannot; that no bone can move unless a muscle moves it. And no muscle moves a bone unless a nerve impulse reaches it.
You cannot X-Ray pain.
The mission of the NIMMO® Educational Foundation is to improve quality of life for patients by freeing them from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of chronic pain. NIMMOCARE® treats the source of pain through non-invasive treatment. In the words of Dr. Jeffrey Cohen,
Medicine is high tech, low touch. NIMMO® is high touch, low tech.
In Receptor-Tonus (his technique), we strive to teach nothing that does not have a physiological basis.