Simmons Specific Chiropractic

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Corrective Exercises

Helping you "work out" the pain.

What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Adjustments refers to a specific, calculated adjustment to a specific vertebra. Chiropractic adjustment is an adjusting thrust done by hand applied to the vertebra, relieving pain sensation, discomfort, and spasms along the spinal column. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to get your body back to its normal, healthy state and enjoying being pain-free every single day.

A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. You may hear some people call it chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, spinal manipulation.

How Do I Stay Strong?

It is important to do each rehabilitation exercise regularly. Strengthening weak areas and regaining lost strength will have you well on your way to feeling better.

These exercises typically combine stretching, aerobic conditioning, and strengthening exercises. These plans are all customized for your mobility level and pain level. Being able to implement and execute the exercises properly is very important to your entire healing process.

Nutritional Counseling

A healthy body needs healthy fuel.

How Can I Support My Chiropractic Treatment?

Our Midland chiropractor supports your overall health through his holistic approach. A Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, Dr. Simmons believes in the body’s ability to heal itself. As our chiropractor positions your spine into the best alignment for this healing, he also encourages the consumption of healthy nutrition.

Your body requires an adequate intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals to support your life. Proper nutrition is especially important during a transition time such as injury recovery, adolescence, menopause, or throughout a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia. Did you know that some foods contribute to inflammation and can increase your discomfort? Dr. Simmons will discover which foods are best for your body and show you the ones to avoid.

How Can Nutritional Counseling Improve Health?

Maybe you are unclear about the role that foods play in your health. If you are one who skips meals or quickly grabs fast food on your way to your next activity, you are not supporting a healthy body. Our chiropractor will educate you on the value of healthy eating and how that will help you keep up with your schedule and active lifestyle. Our health team knows that these changes do not occur overnight, and we will gradually make alterations to your eating habits, so it becomes a natural part of your routine. Once you see and feel the benefits of healthy eating such as weight loss, less pain, more energy, and clearer skin, you will wonder why you waited so long to start eating healthy. Unexpected benefits of healthy eating include:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Enhanced ability to focus
  • Stronger immune system

Chiropractic care and nutritional guidance support each other and support your healthy body. Eating well is a natural part of our holistic approach to your wellness. Plus, it only takes a conscious effort on your part to purchase and prepare healthy meals. Not only will this benefit your health, it also improves the health of your family. You miss fewer days of work because you are healthier. Your children miss fewer days of schools because they feel better. The benefits of healthy eating are numerous and expand into all aspects of your life.

What Conditions Improve with Nutritional Guidance?

Our Midland chiropractor, Dr. Simmons agrees that healthy eating benefits everybody. It is especially beneficial if you are already dealing with a health challenge such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Menopause
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders

Spinal Screenings

The “backbone” of good health.

Do I Need a Spinal Screening?

The back and spine play an integral role in the health of your body. When you have concerns about back pain or you want to limit the risk of facing complications with your health, spinal and postural screening can be just the ticket to limit your risks. A chiropractor in our clinic can evaluate your back and spine to determine better ways to handle your situation and lifestyle.

Have us come to your school or business to have your whole staff or student body checked out.

What is Spinal and Postural Screening?

Spinal and postural screening refers to a method of checking the health of your back and spine. It is often used to identify problems related to spinal health. It also identifies poor posture and the potential risks associated with your posture.

At Simmons Specific Chiropractic, we offer screening services in Midland, MI to catch potential problems before they complicate your health and lifestyle. We focus on the location of the cause, and spinal screening helps us identify the options available for your situation. Essentially, it is a diagnostic tool used to catch problems early or to correct poor posture as a preventative measure for your health.

How Does It Help?

As a diagnostic tool, the screening helps to determine whether your posture impacts your health negatively. Since your back and neck pain may stem from poor posture, we evaluate your situation and then develop a plan of action to correct it.

The screening also allows us to catch problems like scoliosis before it worsens or complicates your lifestyle. While the severity of the concern impacts your treatment options, early detection allows us to provide appropriate tools to correct the problem while also treating the underlying pain associated with a spinal health concern.

When Should I Get a Screening?

Timing for spinal and postural screening depends on several factors, including personal preferences and goals. As a general rule, we recommend screenings for every child and young teenager during middle school. If you suspect scoliosis, then an earlier screening is recommended. The primary reason to consider screening at an early age is the growth and development of the body. Early screening catches the problem and allows us to treat the curvature in the spine as a child or teenager grows. As a result, the severity of the condition is reduced, and the body heals.

Young individuals should get regular screenings on an annual or bi-annual basis. We also recommend a screening if you get into an accident, experience unexpected back pain or go through any situation that may harm your back and spine. It also helps if you have any concerns stemming from family history or due to your activities and work.

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