Serving you every step of the way
Serving Patients At Every Stage of Life
Here at Key to Health Chiropractic, we remain dedicated to helping our valued patients achieve total wellness through every life stage. Our chiropractic team focuses on full body health improvements with targeted diagnostic tests and treatments. We provide care for acute injuries and chronic health issues in an effort to improve the health of our valued patients. From pregnancy to pediatric to the golden years of life - we are here every step of the way.
Key To Health Chiropractic Services
Every Step of the Way
People tend to think of chiropractic adjustment as something that becomes necessary only in adulthood. The truth is that human beings face serious musculoskeletal challenges right from the first moments of life. Even the passage through the birth canal can create spinal alignment problems in newborn infants -- problems that have the potential to affect their growth and development for many years to come. Babies and toddlers take plenty of spills and bumps as they learn to crawl, walk, run and play, with any of those impacts possibly shifting vertebrae out of their proper alignment. The school years bring playground roughhousing, backpack usage and school sports into the equation. Rest assured that skilled pediatric chiropractic care is extremely gentle, safe and beneficial for kids of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Dr. Sandy can administer periodic spinal and postural screenings to make sure your child's alignment is in good order and make careful, precise adjustments as needed. These corrections not only promote optimal physical development and comfort; they can also help ensure proper nerve function, which in turn enhances systemic health and wellness. Pediatric chiropractic care may help prevent or minimize such diverse childhood issues as:
Contact us at (570) 476-4100 to schedule a pediatric exam at our clinic.
Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman's life, but it is also a time of aches, pains, and discomfort. Many women will suffer these burdens without treatment. At Key to Health Chiropractic, we offer safe, effective pregnancy chiropractic care. Our chiropractors use gentle, soothing chiropractic techniques to help women through this wonderful but difficult period.
Women experience a wide range of discomfort during the months of pregnancy. Some common problems experienced by pregnant women include:
Lower back pain - During pregnancy, the woman's center of gravity shifts, causing lower back pain.
Nausea - Nausea is a common problem in the early months of pregnancy but will follow some women to the end of the term.
Tiredness - Pregnancy discomfort can lead to poor quality sleep, leaving many women feeling tired all day,
Anxiety - Hormone shifts can cause anxiety in pregnant women.
Heartburn - Heartburn is caused by changes in hormones and physical changes that women undergo during pregnancy.
Leg cramps - Leg cramps are a common problem in the second and third trimesters and is likely caused by pressure on the uterus and the weight of the baby.
Chiropractic may help you manage these discomforts of pregnancy.
Chiropractic care may help regulate hormones.
Spinal adjustment and stretches and exercises may reduce pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic techniques may improve the immune system to help expectant mothers fight off infection.
Chiropractic care may even help reduce chances of a Caesarian section delivery.
Call us today for an appointment at (570) 476-4100.
Back and Neck Pain
When you schedule an appointment, we will begin to create a customized treatment plan to help you relieve your back and neck pain and other associated symptoms (like stiffness, leg pain and leg numbness). Based on an initial physical examination and personal and family history, this treatment plan may include:
Chiropractic adjustments - which restore spinal alignment, reduce strain and tension in the back, and reduce the intensity of pain signals being transmitted via the nervous system
Corrective exercises - to improve the stability of your trunk and maximize the strength and endurance of your core muscles
Immune and Allergy
When you're dealing with immune system difficulties, it's important to consider how the nervous system plays into these issues. The immune and nervous systems work in tandem to help your body function and to heal itself when sick.
Subluxations, or nervous system imbalances caused by spinal misalignment, are closely connected to immune system functioning.
When the spine and vertebrae are misaligned, irritation causes abnormal signals. These confusing signals result in an allergic reaction. Because the nervous system is in charge of our bodies, it also keeps our immune system in check. Allergens cause our bodies to release its stores of histamines to fight an improperly perceived threat. Spinal adjustments from our chiropractors help clear a path for signals sent by the nervous system, thereby decreasing the effects of allergens.
Chiropractic adjustments, are designed to alleviate the nervous system imbalance while simultaneously re-balancing the bodies natural responses. When you have regular spinal alignments, you'll notice that you may tend to have a less illness and that you feel better overall. Many patients also report that they have improved mood, more restful sleep, and a general feeling of wellness that they've just never had before after regular chiropractic adjustments.
Digestion and Wellness
A large nerve called the vagus nerve extends out of your brainstem to eventually innervate most organs composing the digestive system. Digestion is also controlled by sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerve fibers coming out of your lumbar and thoracic regions. Maintaining blood flow to the intestines to stimulate digestion, increasing salivary gland activity to facilitate the breakdown of food in the stomach and supporting nutrient absorption within the intestines are just a few of the many processes governed by the nervous system that are essential for digestive health. By realigning the spine with adjustments and decompression therapy to remove chronic pressure on nerve endings, our chiropractors can reduce or possibly eliminate symptoms of digestive disorders.
Whole Family Care
Assessment & Diagnosis forms an integral part of my approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation. This service is fundamental to ensuring my patients’ long-term health and wellness.