Return to Your Optimal Health
Whether you are suffering from acute pain that just began, or chronic pain that has plagued you for years, we can help you feel your best... that’s what our patients tell us on a daily basis.
Most of our patients find our clinic looking for pain relief. People tend to think of chiropractors as doctors who help with neck or back pain but actually, most chiropractors help with pain in any joint, including; shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees and feet, even TMJ!
The reason: When there is abnormal alignment in a joint, the surrounding soft tissues become inflamed and spasmodic. Over time, if pain neglected, the joints can deteriorate, causing permanent nerve and tissue damage as well as degenerative arthritis. This commonly leads to a lower quality of life and often anger or depression.
First, Dr. Jen will determine if you have a joint restriction or abnormality and recommend treatment depending on what she finds. There are typically 3 main causes of your pain:
If the joint is stuck, chiropractic adjustments are the absolute best course of treatment!
If the joint is too loose due to falls or trauma, Dr Jen will refer you for prolotherapy with Dr. Todd. Prolotherapy can be thought of as “spot welding,” using natural ingredients in the injection. This procedure is most successful for popping, clicking joints or joints that tend to sprain repetitively.
When Dr Jen assesses your spine, she may find that your muscles are too tight and interfere with a successful adjustment. In this case, she will refer you to our physical therapist, Christine to co-treat your symptoms. Patients that see both Dr Jen and Christine seem to have the best benefit as they are getting both muscles and joints healed simultaneously.
After your initial examination and possible X-rays, Dr Jen will lay out a treatment plan that will help restore your proper movement and alignment. She will also review your sleeping positions, pillow(s), ergonomics, posture and nutrition if needed.
By the end of a short treatment plan, our goal is for you to feel better than you have in years or to return you to your optimal health. Together, you and Dr. Jen will discuss if a wellness plan is the best next step for you.