Dr.Danny McLane is the mastermind behind ADIO Chiropractic Clinic, where even complex patients get unparalleled results.
We recently checked in with Dr. McLane to learn more about his practice and approach to treating patients. Here’s what he shared:
Tell us about your practice. What sets you apart from other practitioners in your area?
We create tremendous value for patients with the most complete perspective in natural health and we deliver results fast. My team and I go to great lengths to build quality of life for our patients. We instill in people confidence that our office is the best to start for almost any condition that is is not life threatening, and we can always find a way to help. The patients feel that quality. So much so that they literally drag other people, family and friends, to see for themselves what it’s all about. We give help, hope and bottom line results. Everyone on my team is a patient champion and celebrates with our patients as they get better.
I’m very fortunate to have a long list of amazing teachers who have given me such great skill sets to be able to help people heal the way we are made to, from Above Down Inside Out.
We’d like to talk about a patient success story you’re especially proud of.
I have a bunch of them. But I’ll tell you one I think is more relatable, than some of the others. I had a guy come in in severe pain. I’ll call him Jay, He was in his early 50s, good shape physically but he was beaten down from working heavy machinery for a lot of years. He was referred in by a lady I work on who had migraines from eyestrain, they couldn’t have been more different.
Jay had just moved to the area from about an hour away and he was looking to get in with a new chiropractor because he had a significant amount of pain and he swore that his other chiropractor was the only reason he could keep working. Jay had been to seven other specialists from ortho’s to pain specialists and everything else. He was taking between nine to 12 Oxycontin a day, just to make his pain manageable so he could still work, he was also getting an adjustment and massage, once a week for five years, with no long-standing relief. Like i said, bad shape.
What problems were they experiencing?
He had a constant pain in his mid back, T8 area, it was making it hard to sleep, couldn’t find a comfortable way to sit, stand, lay, everything hurt.
How did you go about diagnosing him?
I did all the basic range of motion stuff and he was so locked up, didn’t move well and his arc of motion was off – he couldn’t move in a smooth arc, it was jagged like he was bracing. So I started to test a bunch of muscles and see what was still working and what was off. With a few exceptions, the whole right side of his body was 4/5 strength. I was thinking stroke, but he didn’t have any other clinical signs. So I ran back through the the muscle strength tests for C4-T1, this time with his head in proper posture, and then with his head turned to the right and left. I’m an AK guy so I was screening to see if his motor loss was structural or functional. what I found was when he turned his head left, his whole right side started switching back on and he hit 5/5 on all my tests. So that told me it wasn’t stroke but probably an old whiplash with meningeal involvement
What treatment course did you decide on?
I decided to do high intensity, short duration adjusting, starting with low force working up to single hand contact. So basically, two days of Torque Release, and then diversified every day for two weeks, then three per week for two weeks.
What was the impact your treatment had on the patient? How did you help him?
He walked out of my office after his first adjustment STUNNED how much better he felt. His cramping was 80 percent gone. By visit eight, he was pain free for the first time in 20 years.
What advice would you give Chiro students today? For instance looking back at your own career is there anything you would do differently?
Advice to students is master the basics, it’s not sexy but it will make you exceedingly more effective in practice than someone who focuses only on techniques
What I would have done differently is take some more business classes. It sucks to be an amazing provider and feel lost on how to grow a business to reach out and help more people.
Please talk about any ways you are trying to impact the community you’re a part of.
- I do a lot of lectures and corporate wellness education to keep people focused on health and help them help themselves.
- I am part of the Lake County Opioid Initiative, a group that helps people for the community get off drugs, and opiates are huge problem.
- We pick a charitable organization every month to rally behind and help out, like Toys for Tots, the Veterans Closet and food pantries
What is the funniest thing, if any, that has happened to you in practice?
I was at a very fancy, formal, networking event. And a guy from about 15 feet away shouted “there he is, there’s the guy that got my wife pregnant.” In front of a group of ladies with whom I was talking. They were all up in arms until he stepped up and shook my hand with a huge smile on his face.
The punchline is, he was one of my clients who had came to see me for help he and his wife conceive their second child after trying for four years. And it was very successful. They ended up having two more kids one right after the next. I always appreciate the compliment, but it made for an interesting evening.
Anything (that you care to admit) that you would never do again?
I set up a booth at an early spring marathon. Cold rainy and sweaty.. No thanks.
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