Chiropractic Benefits

Studies show Chiropractic care is twice as effective as medical treatment in returning workers to the workplace and normal daily activities following a back injury.  The Agency for Health Care Policy Research Guidelines recommended the use of spinal manipulation for acute low back problems over any other treatment.  At the heart of Chiropractic philosophy is this simple wisdom: treat the problem itself, not just the symptoms.  If you only look at the symptoms, the underlying problem is still there and will keep coming back until it's treated.  Chiropractic care is an effective method of treatment for many people who suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

 

What Our Patients Are Saying

 
Highly Recommend Dr. Likins

He was gentle, empathetic and made me feel confident in his abilities from day 1.  Dr. Likins helped me to manage, and eventually eliminate my back pain."

— Dr. Shelli Boucher

My Headaches Disappeared

"After a thorough examination, Dr. Likins suggested a series of treatments that ultimately relieved pressure in parts of my back which also could ease my headaches. Within weeks, both my infrequent back strain and my headaches virtually disappeared." 

— Reverend Larry Davies, Fredericksburg UMC

His Techniques Are Quick

I have been extremely pleased with Dr. Likins and all of the staff at Chiropractic Care Center. His treatments have been incredibly helpful for my previous shoulder and low back injuries, and his adjusting techniques are quick, effective, and ideal for someone with a busy schedule. "

— Roy Emeigh, CEO American Hofmann Corporation


Facts about Chiropractic

The doctor of Chiropractic analyzes your body for vertebral subluxation, a severe form of spine and nerve stress, using his/her hands and other analysis tools, and then corrects or removes any spinal nerve stress using various spinal adjustment techniques.

Subluxations come from stress. It may occur from infancy from a difficult birth or from childhood falls. Later in life, emotional tension or stress can gradually damage your spine or violent injuries from automobile accidents or sports can suddenly knock you “out of whack”.

Nearly everyone eventually gets spinal nerve stress and so is affected by subluxations. It is a “hidden epidemic” and it is for that reason that we all need to have our spines checked for this condition by a doctor of Chiropractic every once in a while, just as we get our eyes, teeth and blood pressure checked!

The first Chiropractic patient treated was in 1895. Dr. D.D. Palmer performed the first Chiropractic “spinal adjustment” on his deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard. Lillard’s hearing returned and  Palmer thought he had discovered a cure for deafness. But as patients with digestive troubles, sciatica, menstrual trouble, migraine headaches, epilepsy, heart problems, back pain and many other conditions responded to spinal care, Palmer realized that he had discovered something more far-reaching indeed.

Chiropractors perform treatments by working with the bones and nerves of the spinal column and spinal cord respectively. Chiropractors spend years of highly specialized training in order to locate where misplaced spinal vertebrae are impinging the nerves which travel down the spinal cord and out through the spinal column to the muscles, organs and glands of the body. After locating the vertebrae impinging the nerves (subluxations) the chiropractor, using various highly specialized techniques, is able to replace the misplaced vertebrae and thus release pressure on the nerves. That is called a spinal adjustment.


Natural Pain Relief is Waiting

Did you know Chiropractic can alleviate migraines and help you sleep better?