Greetings everyone! Many of you know that in addition to practicing Chiropractic and Acupuncture I teach Anatomy & Physiology at LeTourneau University in Longview. That is a huge responsibility and has led me to move into a smaller office nearer the medical district in Tyler with the hopes of raising awareness as to the benefits of Acupuncture for Pain Management through Acupuncture Research. My long term plan involves the participation of the Tyler Medical community in Acupuncture research alongside LeTourneau University.
The long term goal of AdvancedMedicalAcupuncture.org is to publish research on the use of Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Control (now called Dry Needling) for controlling chronic pain, more specifically back pain, neck pain, cervicogenic headaches, glute/sciatic/leg pain, shoulder pain, and arm pain, that is of a neuro-musculo-skeletal origin.
We hope to help remedy the ongoing opiate crisis within the pain management industry by offering drug free alternatives for those patients that research indicates will benefit from it.
In September of 2016 I sold Chandler Family Chiropractic to my great friends Drs. Will and Lana Hopson. They, along with Mark and Ann Hall completed an amazing renovation of the building and I believe they will be a huge blessing to our Chandler community.
If you are in the Chandler / Brownsboro area please check out their website out and consider calling Dr Lana Hopson for a Chiropractic exam.
I am in my new clinic on Monday and Wednesday from 10-5 and Friday 10-2 by appointment.
The new office address is: 1324 S Beckham Ave. Tyler, TX 75701
now... on with the website!
Dr Charles Dixon has developed his Amazing Acupuncture and Trigger Point Pain Control Techniques over the course of his 13 years of Acupuncture experience. Now he is bringing that expertise closer to Tyler in order to help more people get relief from their pain.
You can call me at 903-570-7080 to schedule. I am very booked and honestly, I usually can't answer the phone but I will call you back when I am not with a patient or teaching. You may also email me at AmazingAcupuncture AT gmail.com about available appointments. (Please replace AT with @ - did you know that robot computers read the entire internet and send junk email to your email address? That is why I spell it out like I did)
The cause of spine pain almost always begins as a spinal 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 once you start treatment.
Eventually, pressure, time and gravity cause the subluxation to get worse and that leads to irreversible conditions like a bulged discs or a herniated discs and eventually it also leads to disc degeneration and facet joint syndrome. It is unfortunate that so many people wait and are never proactive about their subluxation but Dr Dixon is here to help you.
"I have found in my many years as a Chiropractor so many people wait until it is much to late before
they begin seeking a conservative solution so I began to learn Acupuncture to help those that
seemed like their spine pain wasn't responding very quickly to Chiropractic Care and
eventually I even added the traction based therapy, Spinal Disc Decompression, to
my arsenal of spine recovery tools."
Dr Charles Dixon
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 a good wellness care plan to keep your spine as subluxation free as possible throughout your lifetime. This type of treatment program is easy to accomplish but most people won't do it.
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 have to have you pay thousands up front for the months or even years of treatment it usually takes to resolve your problems. I believe repeated adjustments are necessary but I don't see most people follow the plan they need to to get better.
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. This used to happen over and over until I started using Acupuncture. At first I used the Meridian Based Acupuncture but really they taught us "formulas" and I did not find my success rate satisfactory. In 2005 Dr Yun-tao Ma and his dear wife Mila authored the definitive textbook on Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management and it changed my practice forever. I spoke with Mila Ma in 2006 about training and she told me that Dr Ma wanted me to read his book from cover to cover and then come to Boulder and train with him. He didn't seem to like wasting his time with amateurs - LOL
I have been performing Dr Ma's Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management every day in practice since then. Dr Ma taught in a Physical Therapy College for years and eventually he had the wisdom to "rename" his technique "Dry Needling" and then fight alongside Physical Therapists to gain acceptance from the PT Boards in many states. That is a long and divisive story (anything associated with $ always is, right) but as a result more people are receiving the Acupuncture / Dry Needling Care they need and avoiding drugs and surgery in the process THAT IS A GOOD THING! That is why I support Physical Therapists performing Dry Needling but so few affordable options really exist for patients... That is why I am opening my new Advanced Medical Acupuncture Office in the hospital district of Tyler right across Fleishel Street from the new TJC Nursing / Health Professions building. I want everyone to have easy access to affordable Acupuncture for controlling their many painful neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions.
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 through Biomedical Acupuncture, Manual Muscle Release Techniques, Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy and @Home Trigger Point Therapy and Pain Control Techniques.
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.
Charles R. Dixon, MS, DC