Chandler Chiropractic, Biomedical Acupuncture
and Spinal Disc Decompression
"Pain Relief Hotline" is 903-849-2200
so call today!
NO DEDUCTIBLES! - NO INSURANCE NECESSARY! - ONLY $39 EVERYDAY!
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Welcome, thanks for visiting our PainReliefHotline website.
Several changes are going on at Chandler Chiropractic and Acupuncture in 2016.
I now teach Anatomy & Physiology at LeTourneau all day on Tuesday and Thursday so I will be in the office only on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
As of June 1st 2016 our new office hours are:
Mon, Wed: 9-12 & 2-6 & Fri: 9-1 (or 2ish)
Please call 903-849-2200, if I can't answer you can leave a message with the appointment time you want and I will schedule you and call you back when I am not with a patient or teaching.
Now, on with the regularly scheduled website!
The #1 cause of spine pain begins as a subluxation. A subluxation is a condition in the spine (or in any joint really) where two bones lose some of their normal motion and/or alignment. Nerves may become irritated, soft tissues like cartilage and ligaments can become inflamed, yet in the beginning it usually isn't painful. In time these irritations and decreased range of motion between the vertebra get worse and the longer it stays there before you notice it the harder it is to resolve.
Eventually, pressure, time and gravity cause the subluxation to get worse and that leads to irreversible conditions like a bulged disc or a herniated disc and eventually it also leads to disc degeneration and facet joint syndrome.
Chandler Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Spinal Disc Decompression Clinic is here to help you. Due to the drastic negative changes in the insurance industry since 2008 we have made some changes that make it a lot less expensive for you to get the care you need. Only $39 per office visit in fact! No HIGH deductibles to meet and NO Expensive bills will arrive later after your insurance doesn't pay your doctors!! (We have all had that happen, right!) Just $39 for each visit, possibly you might pay extra for an extended treatment but we will talk about it before I charge you any more. No surprises.
Now, back to the disc explanation.
So, Yes, bulged discs or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and facet joint hypertrophy are just a few of the "named" spine problems that originate years earlier as spinal subluxations and that might be avoided if you actively protect your spine by exercising, stretching and utilizing chiropractic adjustments.
If your fortunate enough to catch the subluxation early it can be just a matter of wellness care to keep your spine as subluxation free as possible throughout your lifetime. This type of treatment program can happen for you in a minimum office visit time (< 5 min) and with minimum expense (< $19).
The longer your subluxations sit there, locked in place and wearing on the cartilage the more difficult and time consuming the treatment becomes. That is why many chiropractors want you to pay thousands up front for the months of treatment it usually takes to resolve your problems. I believe repeated adjustments are necessary but I offer a monthly membership plan for that instead of asking for cash up front.
Typically people don't show up in my office until things are pretty bad and pain is usually the thing that finally causes people to take action. Once the subluxation has worked against the joint so long that another more acute condition presents itself then things are much more difficult to resolve. It takes a lot more time, effort and yes expense to rehabilitate the effected area of the spine because while you just started feeling the pain, the original condition, the subluxation, has usually been there for quite some time already.
The little falls from childhood, the bike wrecks and roller blade accidents are often not completely benign. You see, because people don't typically get their kids checked out for those little bumps and bruises so the damage often is working against us for 10, 20 or more years and fixing it is no easy task.
Patients twist wrong and get a tweak in their back and think one little back popping will do the trick, and often it does significantly reduce the new acute pain... however the problem often remains there, locked in place and continuing to degenerate the spine like sugar rotting away at your teeth when you forget to brush.
Eventually the condition becomes permanent and the disc bulges out sometimes herniating and finally as it "dies" the diagnosis finally turns into "degenerative disc disease" of the spine or "degenerative joint disease" if it is the facets of the vertebra or the hip, knee or shoulder that are effected.
For years Chiropractors have suggested that "maintenance care" would reverse (or at least slow) the progress of the subluxation. One study performed by a group of medical doctors showed that regular maintenance adjustments reduced the risk of the recurrence of low back pain. That is why I started the Chandler Chiropractic Wellness Program
There is a LOT of information on this website about a LOT of different conditions as well as the VERY different methods I have for treating your painful problems. Take your time and find what you need to know and if it isn't here write me and maybe I will add something about it to my blog.
Charles R. Dixon DC