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When it comes to healthy living, more and more people are looking for a natural approach to help their bodies maintain optimum health. The solution is not necessarily in the medical world of drugs and surgery. Now days, an increasing number of health conscious individuals are turning to chiropractic care to prevent or completely eliminate many of problems on which traditional medicine thrives.


How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic care doesn’t cure disease or treat illness, but it does enable the human body to heal itself. The chiropractor finds and corrects subluxations or misalignments of the vertebrae. These subluxations interfere with the nerve function in the body resulting in pain and other health problems. Your chiropractor can minimize interference with the nervous system and help restore the body the way nature intended it. Once that is done, the body’s own healing powers are able to go to work.


Who needs chiropractic?

People with back pain and headaches are usually the first to seek chiropractic care, but those with anything ranging from allergies to arthritis and eczema to asthma can benefit. Probably most surprising, people who feel strong and healthy can benefit greatly from chiropractic care as well. How? By preventing the serious problems on which the medical world of pills and prescriptions thrives.


 If I’m healthy, what can chiropractic do for me?

Chiropractic is a natural, holistic approach to preventing as well as eliminating pain and discomfort.

  • For the athlete, it can mean better performance, more effective training and less chance of injury plus quicker, more complete healing when injuries do occur.

  •  For mothers to be, chiropractic will facilitate easier pregnancy and delivery, and the unborn child benefits from less in-utero constraint.

  • Children prone to ear infections or struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder can be significantly helped by chiropractic adjustments.

  • Older people who are at risk for a fall will see their balance greatly improved and find themselves less likely to suffer hip fractures. Chiropractic treatment can also enhance memory and improve circulation.

  • Those who garden find chiropractic care the ideal solution to the inevitable aches and pains in a body that hasn’t been quite so active in the preceding winter months.

  • Finally, for anyone who wants to enhance their brainpower, strengthen their immune system and have more energy, chiropractic a simple, natural way to achieve those goals.


How often should I see a chiropractor?

Frequency of adjustments depends on the individual. Some people find complete relief from a particular ache or pain after just one visit. For others, it may take more adjustments. After any initial concerns are met, most patients like to continue with “routine maintenance” just to stay in the best of health.


What can I expect from my first visit to Dr. King?

You’ll be greeted by Lisa, our receptionist/office manager. Her warmth and concern for your well-being is the first step on your journey to total wellness.

Dr. King will then take the time to get acquainted with you and listen carefully to your concerns. She will give a physical examination, which may include x-rays, some simple flexibility tests, and other diagnostic procedures. Next, Dr. King will perform a thorough spinal examination to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. At that point, she will be able to discuss a treatment plan with you.


What happens in the treatment?

Once she determines the problem, Dr King can begin care by way of adjustments to the spine. This involves the specific manipulation of vertebrae, which have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Dr King will pay special attention to that area of your vertebrae where a spinal derangement or "subluxation" has been detected. The adjustment is usually given by hand by applying pressure to the areas of the spine that are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion. Dr King has spent the past 13 years using motion palpation (the art of examining by movement or touch) and other forms of spinal examining procedures, so that she can provide expert spinal adjustments.


Chiropractic Ultra SoundUltrasound is the application of sound waves to tissue in the human body to increase healing in that  area. Ultrasound that is applied to an injury causes a vibration at the cellular level. This treatment can decrease pain, increase flexibility and speeds healing. Treatment will last one to eight minutes.  Ultrasound will cause almost no sensation. Dr King's ultrasound wand is heated for patient comfort.

Chriropractic Electric Muscle StimulationElectric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is used for two main reasons either to decrease pain, or to cause a muscle to contract. When using EMS for pain control the current encourages the body's natural pain-controlling mechanisms by either blocking a pain nerve's signal or by releasing endorphins. Depending on your condition EMS may be used to cause mild contraction of the muscles.  Most patients describe EMS as feeling like tingling or a mini-massage


Do adjustments hurt?

In the vast majority of cases, adjustments don't hurt at all. Those who have experienced chiropractic usually look forward to the visit because they know how much better they will feel afterward. Some patients may experience minor discomfort during the adjustment, which lasts only seconds. In most cases however, Dr. King’s extensive training and safe, gentle manner make the chiropractic experience easy and enjoyable.


Are you accepting new patients?

We welcome new patients and encourage you to discover for yourself the benefits of a holistic approach to better health for your entire family. Call for an appointment today!

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