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Chiropractic Care

chiropractor adjusting patients backChiropractic is natural health care for the whole body and your whole family. The main reason people come to our office is for pain relief. Our therapies also address many other areas of your life.

Pain is the body’s way of letting us know a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, we often shrug minor aches and pains off. While they may go away, if we do not address the underlying problem, the issue may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

We offer drug-free, holistic solutions for better health at any age. We are proud to have helped educate and influence so many people to take charge of their health. It’s so rewarding to witness patients recover from their conditions and go on to lead healthier lives, knowing we played a role in that.

Adjustments Are Essential

The nervous system controls everything that happens in our body. When stress or trauma creates an imbalance, the spine may become misaligned, also known as a subluxation. A misaligned spine interferes with communication between the brain and body, causing a loss of function, stuck joints and more.

Stuck joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves causing pain. Adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.

How We Help

Patients have seen an improvement in conditions like

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip pain
  • Neck & Shoulder pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • TMJ
  • Sleep issues
  • Pregnancy discomfort
  • Pediatric issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Anxiety
  • And more

You never know how far-reaching the effects of an adjustment will be. The number of visits varies with each person and their individual health goals. Some patients may see improvement within a week or two, while others need more visits. As the spine stabilizes and holds the adjustment longer, the frequency will decrease, ultimately reaching the wellness stage of care – preferably once per month visits.

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Tools and Techniques

At Ballard Chiropractic Clinic, we may use several highly effective adjusting techniques to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. Based on our clinical judgment and years of experience, we’ll put together a plan that fits your unique situation.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from our care. Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease after receiving therapy. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, people wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

  • Diversified: one of the most used techniques worldwide. This hands-on approach allows us to manually adjust misaligned spinal bones into proper position using a specific manual thrust to free up “stuck” joints.
  • Palmer Package: offers a wide range of effective adjusting approaches taught at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, the birthplace of chiropractic. Besides Diversified and Gonstead, the list includes Thompson Drop, Toggle Recoil, and others. Instrument adjusting may also be used.
  • Gonstead: often called the “gold standard,” this full spine approach addresses the problem using X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for a thorough evaluation and indicates the exact location of the subluxation.
  • Intersegmental Traction: helps relax tight muscles and reduce muscle spasms. The therapy may also speed up the healing of ligaments and tendons by gently adding motion to each vertebral joint increasing circulation, reducing scar tissue, and making adjustments more effective.

We also offer Foot Levelers orthotics to help reduce pain and improve whole body wellness by balancing the body from the ground up. Our feet are our foundation—structural imbalances in the feet may lead to issues throughout the body. These custom orthotics can make a dramatic difference and it only takes a few minutes on our dual-foot laser light scanner to get your results.

Everyone Benefits

Dr. Wechselberger evaluates every case to determine the best care plan for that person, tailored to their age, body size, and unique health challenges. We all start to stand and walk on our own around the age of 11-13 months and it is then that stresses to the spine can lead to vertebral misalignments. Chiropractic care even at this young age can help us grow into adulthood with the advantage of a well aligned spinal column. On average we reach skeletal maturity by the age of 20. Periodic spinal adjustments throughout your life can improve the gliding action of spinal joints, slowing if not stopping the degenerative arthritic wear and tear that usually occurs otherwise.

No-Obligation Consultation

Find out more by scheduling a private, no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem. Use this time to describe your health issues and share your goals. This is often helpful in determining if you’re likely to be a good candidate for chiropractic care.

The sooner you take action, the sooner we may be able to help you. Contact us and get started today!

Chiropractic Care | (206) 782-8500