Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

While it is our goal is to treat each individual person with the utmost care and respect, it is important, too, that we educate as many families as possible into natural, chiropractic care.

With all the disciplines working together, we are confident we are the best practice to turn to.

We also use rehab as a tool to continue the healing process. It helps strengthen the muscles to aid in your healing and to prevent future injury and pain.

Due to the Affordable Care Act, the following will be the new costs for chiropractic cash patients (Effective Dec 1, 2016):

  • Adjustment only: $50
  • Adjustment + regular therapy: $52
  • Adjustment + chiropractic massage therapy: $60
  • Adjustment + chiropractic massage therapy + regular therapy: $62

Reasons to See a Chiropractor

Auto Accidents

When involved in an auto accident the car may seem like there is little damage but the occupants may have suffered serious spinal injury. Injuries to the neck caused by the sudden movement of the head moving backwards, forwards or sideways are referred to as "whiplash" and are the tragic results of front or rear end collisions. Whiplash is most commonly caused by riding in a car that is struck from behind or that collides with another object. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine and head can be stretched or torn. The soft, pulpy discs between spinal bones can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing the range of motion. The spinal cord and nerve roots in the neck can get stretched and irritated. The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can result in headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulder, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend and even low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt to the trauma, symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months later. The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return spinal function. After a thorough case history and examination, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain is a signal that something is wrong. It's the body's way of asking for help. The neck is a delicate balance of muscles, ligaments, nerves and vertebrae. Each day the neck is subject to all sorts of forces that can upset this delicate balance. If any of the neck's spinal bones or vertebrae get out of alignment, it can mean pain and dysfunction. Chiropractic takes an active approach towards ending neck pain. Rather than just giving pain relievers to cover up the symptoms, chiropractic can find and correct the underlying cause of the pain. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can restore the proper function to the vertebrae, muscles and ligaments in your neck. Chiropractic is "proven relief" for neck pain.

Low Back Pain

Low back pain can result in millions of dollars worth of lost work and suffering every day. Causes are improper sitting or lifting, over-exertion, trauma or inherited spinal abnormalities. Other causes such as heavy lifting, stretching and exercise can cause a strain, spasm or sprain in the muscles and connective tissues of the lower back. Most lower back pain is the result of an injury. Pain may also be caused by a herniated disc, sciatica or by degenerative disorders like arthritis and osteoporosis. Stress, obesity, lifestyle and other potentially serious medical disorders can cause lower back pain. Chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than surgery. Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, the two interlocking "fingers" at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide, can become rough, irritated and inflamed. Another cause of low back pain can be a bulging disc putting pressure on the spinal cord or a nearby nerve root. The result is often numbness, tingling or pain down the leg. The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones by specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.

Headaches

Headaches can be the result of common stress and anxiety or can be a sign of a more serious condition. Headaches and head pain, also called "orofacial pain" can occur in a variety of areas around the face and head. They can occur due to physical or emotional stress or a chemically related disorder. They can take the form of a migraine, cluster or tension headache. The pain can be especially severe and range from spot locations to wide bands of pain and discomfort around the head. Headaches can become so severe that nausea or difficulty seeing may be experienced. The most common causes of headaches are cervicongenic - problems with neck, muscle tension - neck and upper back muscular spasms, post-traumatic - following head/neck trauma or whiplash, drug-induced from analgesic overuse, migraines and clusters. Chiropractors successfully help thousands of people everyday obtain safe, effective, long-term relief from their headaches. This is because most headaches have a spinal, muscular or habitual component which the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment which can relieve symptoms of some physical and psychological conditions and may encourage the patient's body to heal and repair itself, if it is able to do so. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. It also increases the body's release of natural painkillers — endorphin and serotonin — in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received. But acupuncture does much more than reduce pain, and has a beneficial effect on health. Patients often notice an improved sense of well-being after treatment. Modern research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body's systems - the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Here are a few conditions that acupuncture treats: toothache, allergic rhinitis, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, PMS, acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headache, sciatica, sore throat, eye conditions, diseases, deafness, ringing in the ears, mental illness, chronic fatigue, infertility, carpal tunnel, asthma, Bell's Palsy, vertigo and acne.

Work or Sports Injury

In sports, many athletes are sidelined with injuries that could have been avoided, or because their injuries do not respond to traditional medical care. In the first case, chiropractic care prior to the sports activity might have prevented the injury by increasing flexibility and function, and in the second, chiropractic care can solve problems that traditional medical care often cannot once an injury has occurred. Therapeutic exercise, massage, and nutritional support are part of patient care for injuries such as ankle sprains, muscles strains, tendonitis (tennis elbow, for example). Bursitis of the shoulder, and joint problems involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot can also be treated very effectively with chiropractic care. However, the best thing about chiropractic is not only that it is drug-free and surgery-free care, but also that it is also preventative and performance enhancing care. Maintaining proper spinal alignment puts athletes in a state of peak efficiency, and adjustment after competition speeds the recuperative process after the stress of their particular event.


In the work place, there are many possible causes: lifting, driving, repetitive motion, falling and many more including sitting at a computer! Work Injuries can include any or all parts of the body. If you have experienced any of these injuries, it's never too late to have them treated .If you are injured while working, you must first appropriately report to your employer. This action must be taken as soon as possible after the injury. One of the most common disabling injuries on the job is strain and sprain of the back/spine or repetitive motion injury. Most frequently the strain or sprain occurs in the lower back. Bending and lifting improperly are responsible for most of these cases, although neck and mid-back injuries can also occur in similar situations.

Muscle or Nerve Problem

When you are in pain, first you need to ascertain whether it is indeed a muscle causing the problem. Muscle pain feels different from nerve pain. Muscle pain makes you feel stiff, achy, and brittle. Your range of motion is compromised. Things that used to be easy are now difficult, like bending over to brush your teeth, or carrying a load of laundry.


Nerve pain tends to radiate. If the sciatic nerve (in your back) is being pinched, you will feel pain, tingling, weakness, or numbness down your legs, in your butt, or even down to your toes. If a nerve is being pinched in your neck, you may feel pain or tingling in your shoulders or arms, have headaches, or be stiff and uncomfortable.


Nerve pain is harder to treat than muscle pain, because it won't go away as easily.


Ask yourself WHY you hurt. Perhaps you over-did a sports activity. Or you picked up a load that was too heavy. Or you have been sitting or standing improperly for too many hours. Perhaps you were in a car accident that seemed minor, but now you hurt.