We All Have A Spine!

Let’s Get It Checked!

Realizing the importance of a healthy spine and taking good care of it is the first step to staying out of debilitating pain later in life. Treat your spine well and it will “support” you throughout your lifetime. Research continues to show the enormous benefits of chiropractic—which range from powerful pain relief, treating the cause of your pain, and injuries such as whiplash and headaches, to reducing stress and improving sleep with less pain.

Chiropractic Care In Marine City, MI

The spine is an amazing complex structure that controls the function of the entire body. Without the spine our life would not be possible.

Realizing the importance of a healthy spine and taking good care of it is the first step to staying out of debilitating pain later in life. Treat your spine well and it will “support” you throughout your lifetime.

The spine is subjected to many stresses, from the early development and birthing process, learning to sit upright and crawl, walking, running, jumping to more complex movements as in sports, repetitive actions or overuse from work related activities. Add to this, the accidental slips and falls, the dreadful auto accident or the lapse of judgment we have all experienced when it comes to lifting objects against gravity and many other circumstances.

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When you might want to seek care and/or advice from your Chiropractor

  • You have neck or back pain

  • You have the same reoccurring pain

  • You have pain radiating into you arm or leg

  • You have numbness and/or tingling in you arm or leg

  • You have experienced a slip and fall

  • You have been involved in an auto accident

  • You have headaches

  • You are involved in contact sports

  • You have a work related injury

  • You are pregnant

  • You have a child

  • And the most overlooked…You feel “fine”

FAQs About Chiropractic

A minimum of eight years of study is generally required to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (DC). The Chiropractor student is required to complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year degree from an accredited Chiropractic College or University. In order to attain the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, the Chiropractor must complete a one-year clinical internship prior to graduation. After graduation, the Chiropractor must pass four demanding national board exams and state exams in the states in which they practice.

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your employer’s human resources department—or the insurance plan directly—to find out if there are any referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC.  We can give you a definite answer by calling 810-765-4100.

Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Chiropractic improves overall spinal function so it is often helpful for patients who have already had surgery. We treat many of these types of patients.

Chiropractors are being recognized to admit and treat patients in hospitals and to use outpatient clinical facilities (such as labs, x-rays, etc.) for their non-hospitalized patients.  Hospital privileges were first granted in 1983.

The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.

Chiropractic Sports Physician Kevin Gilbert DC CCSP has helped me maintain my diet, fitness, my back, and my feet!

Between the adjustments, nutrition, personal training, and the flexible orthotics I am able to run circles around the Golf Pros. Thanks Doc!”

Matt Achatz – PGA Tour Caddy