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Wellness Chiropractic

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a natural method of health care that focuses on treating the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself. That’s because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all function throughout your body. Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne have a family wellness practice in St. Louis so that they can help people of all ages remove interference to the nervous system. Call today or read below to learn more about what a chiropractor can do for you.

1st Step Family Wellness uses these techniques:

  • Diversified TechniqueA spinal adjustment that is very specific to each area of the spine or extremities.
  • Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT)A spinal adjustment that uses blocks for a low force option.
  • Cranial WorkAn adjustment that uses pressure to align the bones of the skull. This works very well for headaches and for infants after birth.
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)This technique uses muscle testing looking for weakness, then it helps to locate the exact problem whether it is structural or visceral, fix it, and regain muscle balance.
  • ActivatorThis is an instrument that assists the doctors in aligning the spine with a very low force. (PICTURE)
  • Logan Basic TechniqueThis is a low force pressure given to the sacrotuberous ligament to help balance the sacrum first, then the rest of the spine. This can help with things like colic, scoliosis, menstrual cramps, and an easier pregnancy and birth.
  • Webster TechniqueIt balances the pelvis to relieve round ligament tension. It is used mostly during pregnancy for an easier pregnancy and delivery.

Chiropractic Care