Benefits of routine chiropractic care for Active Lifestyles:
Improve Performance & Recovery
Through a natural and drug-free approach.
It has been said that a body in motion stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest. Whether at rest or in motion, your lifestyle choices impact the health and function of your joints. Chiropractic provides a safe, natural and drug-free option to locate, correct and prevent joint dysfunctions, thereby playing a vital role in keeping your body balanced, flexible and functioning at its best.
- Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
- Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
- Improved Physical Function and Performance
- Improved Posture
- Relief from Back and Neck Pain
- Relief from Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
- Relief from Arm, Wrist, Shoulders or Elbow Pain
- Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
- Relief from Joint Discomfort
- Relief from Bursitis
- Relief from Arthritis
- Relief from Chronic Injuries
Our licensed chiropractors promote ongoing wellness by improving spinal and joint function often resulting in a healthier, more active lifestyle. With regular adjustments, chiropractic offers a host of preventative health benefits, and is vital for keeping your body balanced, flexible and functioning at its best. Everyone, from growing children to active seniors, can benefit from regular chiropractic care. With our convenient locations, extended hours, no appointments policy and affordable wellness plans, choosing chiropractic care for the health of you and your family has never been easier.
Did You Know?
Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States – only headache is more common.
Benefits of routine chiropractic care for Working Lifestyles:
Learn how chiropractic can help those who sit or stand all day.
Sitting or standing for an extended period of time can cause stress to your lower extremities and spine. This stress may cause back pain and discomfort from restricted joints otherwise known as subluxations or joint dysfunctions. These joint dysfunctions can cause improper joint motion and decreased nerve flow to the organs, tissues and cells of the body. A healthy spine is essential to limit and help prevent discomfort and pain.
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain / “Text Neck”
- Headaches & Migraines
- Leg Pain / Sciatica
- Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
- Shoulder, Arm, Elbow & Wrist Pain
- Arthritis & Bursitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tips to Help Reduce Low Back Pain in the Workplace
- Sit with a back support (such as a rolled-up towel) at the curve of your back.
- Keep your hips and knees at a right angle. (Use a footrest or stool if necessary.) Your legs should not be crossed and your feet should be on the floor.
- Stand with your head up, shoulders straight, chest forward, hips tucked in and weight balanced evenly on both feet.
Are all patients given the same type care?
Q: Are all patients given the same type care?
A: In actuality, there are three stages of chiropractic care:
- If you are experiencing aches, pains and or decreased range of motion, our licensed chiropractors will work to identify the source of the issue and eliminate joint restrictions, also known as subluxations. Subluxations can get in the way of proper nerve communication from the brain to the body–often resulting in pain and discomfort.
While seeking relief, your doctor may recommend multiple visits per week, for two to four weeks, or until the pain is reduced. Your doctor will likely also recommend home therapies such as icing and/or stretching at home.
- Just because pain and discomfort begin to subside doesn’t mean you should stop receiving care. Muscle and other soft tissue damage may still be present even though the symptoms of pain are gone. Recovery care works to support the body’s ability to heal itself by maintaining proper communication throughout the entire body.
During recovery, your doctor may recommend visiting one to two times per week as well as performing strengthening exercises at home.
- You’ve heard the phrase “no pain, no gain,” right? Well, chiropractic is a little different. Even when you are not experiencing pain or discomfort, you can gain from routine care. While routine chiropractic can help improve health and well-being; it can also serve as an early detection system for new problems.
Once you’ve found relief and have fully recovered, your doctor will typically recommend maintenance visits along with a balanced diet and exercise regimen.
Can chiropractic improve my athletic performance?
A: There is a reason why elite athletes, like Michael Phelps, Tom Brady and Rory Mcilroy, are under regular chiropractic care. Studies have shown that it:
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts your immune system function
- Enhances pulmonary function
- Decreases mental and oxidative stress
- Relieves muscle tension
- And can naturally increase your energy level
Studies have even shown, objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients experience “overall increased bodily function,”, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.
Does Chiropractic Care Hurt and is it Safe?
Q: Does Chiropractic Care Hurt and is it Safe?
A: Chiropractic is the largest, non-invasive, drugless and safest forms of health care available. Statistically, patient risk is substantially lower when receiving chiropractic care as opposed to medical care, where the use of prescription drugs and surgery pose a greater risk. Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment.
Will I be sore following a chiropractic adjustment?
Q: Will I be sore following a chiropractic adjustment?
A: Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort to promote healing.
If I go to a chiropractor, will I have to keep going back for the rest of my life?
Q: If I go to a chiropractor, will I have to keep going back for the rest of my life?
A: The answer to this question depends on your presenting condition and overall goals. Some patients may choose only to seek relief when pain or symptoms occur whereas others desire a more preventative approach to their health. Just as regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good dental hygiene, routine visits to a Doctor of Chiropractic for proper spinal function and health maintenance are also important.
I “pop” my own neck so why would I need to go to a chiropractor?
Q: I “pop” my own neck so why would I need to go to a chiropractor?
A: You should not try to forcefully manipulate your spine. Chiropractors are highly trained to adjust the spine in a very specific manner, location and direction. As a result, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately.
What is a joint dysfunction/subluxation in chiropractic terminology?
Q: What is a joint dysfunction/subluxation in chiropractic terminology?
A: The terms joint dysfunction, subluxation or spinal misalignment are often used interchangeably. Regardless of the term used when a joint in the spine or extremities is restricted, it creates a lack of motion that, in turn, creates a dysfunction of the joint itself. This joint dysfunction can adversely affect the nervous system and your ability to perform normal daily activities.
Can proper shoes or orthotics (shoe inserts) help my back and neck pain?
Q: Can proper shoes or orthotics (shoe inserts) help my back and neck pain?
A: Yes. The shoes you wear and the type of foundation you stand on daily will be a major determining factor in the stabilization of the spine and joints of your body.
If I am under chiropractic care, will I still need to take my pain medication?
Q: If I am under chiropractic care, will I still need to take my pain medication?
A: Only the health care provider that placed you on the medication can legally and safely alter the dosage. Many patients under regular chiropractic care have reported a positive change in their symptoms and less medication (prescriptions) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug use.
A Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic Care
The path to good health begins with a natural, drug-free approach.
A healthy spine is essential to any developing child. Chiropractic provides a safe and natural approach to pain relief and prevention that can have immediate and long-term benefits.
How does chiropractic work for children?
Whether your child is just learning to walk or they are deciding what college to attend, their spinal column is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable them to twist, bend and move throughout the day. It also protects the delicate central nervous system that controls the body’s ability to grow, repair and function at its best by communicating with every cell, tissue and organ of the body.
Subluxations of the spine, commonly known as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or more vertebrae become restricted and impede the body’s ability to communicate with itself. Joint dysfunctions in a child can be caused by everyday activities throughout their development cycle.
Falls while learning to walk, championship wrestling with dad, lugging an oversized backpack around and staring down at their phones are all great examples of activities that put the body in situations that can negatively affect the spine and proper nerve communication throughout the body.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities, where and when needed. This non-invasive technique is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.
How can my child benefit from chiropractic care?
Parents look to chiropractic to help establish a natural, drug-free foundation that can have immediate and long-term bene ts to their child’s health.
Chiropractic could help with these common childhood ailments:
- Back & Neck Pain
- Injuries from Falling & Active Play
- Growing Pains
- Immune System Function
- Behavior & Attitude
- Ear Infections
- And More…
Chiropractic and Pregnancy
One of the most important times for a woman to receive chiropractic care is during her pregnancy.
From the moment of conception, your body goes through a series of changes. Back, pelvic and postural changes can cause unwanted pain and discomfort. The good news is, chiropractic can help!
How can chiropractic help?
Your spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable your body to twist, bend and move. It also helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every cell, tissue and organ of the body.
Subluxations of the spine, commonly know as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or more vertebrae become restricted and impede the body’s ability to communicate with itself. Joint dysfunctions during pregnancy can be caused by the changes taking place in your body as it prepares to support you and your new bundle of joy.
Changes such as weight gain in the abdomen, poor posture and rotation of the pelvis force the body to unnaturally adapt to additional stress placed on the spine. These changes negatively affect joint function and nerve communication throughout the body.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities–where and when needed–restoring proper joint function and improving nerve communication throughout the body. This non-invasive technique is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.
What are the benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy?
Millions of expectant mothers look to chiropractic for it’s safe, natural and drug-free approach to pain relief and prevention for a healthier, happier pregnancy.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy could include:
- Relief from back, neck or joint pain
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reduction in time of labor and delivery
- Prevention of a potential cesarean delivery
Another Factor to Consider
Proper nutrition is another essential factor to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Be sure to incorporate good sources of protein, iron, calcium, and fruits and vegetables into your diet. Try to curb those sweet treat cravings, since too much sugar can cause you (and the baby) to gain unnecessary weight. Finally, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking approximately eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids per day.
What age can a patient safely receive a chiropractic adjustment?
Q: What age can a patient safely receive a chiropractic adjustment?
A: No patient is too young or old to receive chiropractic care. There are numerous techniques options available to adjust your spine, some of which do not require any manual force whatsoever. Regardless of your age, a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to recognize when certain techniques are more applicable to a patient based on age, physical condition, exam findings and the patient’s history.
Will chiropractic care hurt my child?
Q: Will chiropractic care hurt my child?
A: Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment.
Will my child be sore following a chiropractic adjustment?
Q: Will my child be sore following a chiropractic adjustment?
A: Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after their first visit can help ease any discomfort and promote healing.
What is the activator?
Q: What is the activator?
A: The Activator Method is one of the most widely researched gentle instrument chiropractic adjusting techniques used on children and seniors today. Rather than using the hands to restore joint motion, a small hand-held device is used.
How often will my child have to go to a chiropractor?
Q: How often will my child have to go to a chiropractor?
A: The frequency in which your child receive chiropractic care is strictly up to the professional opinion of a Doctor of Chiropractic and will vary from individual to individual.
How do I explain the “popping” noise of an adjustment to my child?
Q: How do I explain the “popping” noise of an adjustment to my child?
A: The popping sounds they will hear are their joints releasing tiny pockets of gases. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of the joint, but rather the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Why should I go to the chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Q: Why should I go to the chiropractor if I am pregnant?
A: Most pregnant women are referred for lower back or pelvic pain associated with pregnancy. This includes localized lower back pain, sciatica (radiating leg pain), groin pain, and leg or thigh pain. Some patients present with middle back pain, rib pain, neck pain or headaches. Chiropractors can also help determine if the fetus is not in the optimal position for birth, such as breech, transverse, or posterior.
Is Chiropractic treatment safe during pregnancy?
Q: Is Chiropractic treatment safe during pregnancy?
A: Yes! Gentle chiropractic treatment including joint mobilization, soft tissue treatment, and therapeutic exercise is safe and effective during pregnancy. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to address the challenges of the pregnant body including loosening ligaments and increased weight.
How often will I need treatment during my pregnancy?
Q: How often will I need treatment during my pregnancy?
A: A treatment plan will be individually tailored for your specific condition and depends on your week of pregnancy. Treatment recommendations range from 2-3 times per week to once a month.
What else can I do at home between my office visits to help my pain?
Q: What else can I do at home between my office visits to help my pain?
A: In addition to drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet, home care recommendations usually include ice, physioball exercises, and gentle stretching. A maternity belt support may be recommended as well. Exercises are tailored specifically for each patient.
Can chiropractic treatment really reduce my time in labor?
Q: Can chiropractic treatment really reduce my time in labor?
A: A research study showed that patients under chiropractic care during pregnancy had decreased labor times by 24-39%!
Is my treatment over after my baby is born?
Q: Is my treatment over after my baby is born?
A: Prior to returning to routine personal care, at least one postpartum evaluation is recommended before the ligaments around the pelvis tighten. Usually this occurs about the same time as your postpartum visit to your birth provider at 2-4 weeks.