There are many common symptoms that signal the need for chiropractic or massage therapy. Select a symptom for more information:

CHIROPRACTIC
     Headaches & Migraines
     Hip, Leg, Knee, Foot & Sciatica
     Lower Back Pain
     Stress, Fatigue, Cold & Flus
     Upper Back/Neck/Shoulder/Arm Pain
     Whiplash
     Numbness/Tingling/Pinched Nerves
     Pregnancy/Pre-Natal
     Animal Chiropractic

ORTHOTICS
     Plantar Fasciitis
     Knee Pain & Shin Splints
     Lower Back Pain
     Sports/Athletics
     Self Examination

MASSAGE THERAPY
     Fatigue
     Stress/Relaxation
     Flexibility/Mobility
     Shoulder Pain
     Athletic Injuries

We ask new patients to download, print, and complete the appropriate forms below and bring to your first appointment. All files are in PDF format.

Patient Health Questionnaire

Patient Information - ADULT

Patient Information - CHILD

Worker's Comp Questionnaire

Accidental Injury Form

What to Expect During Your First Visit

 Lower Back Pain

The feet make up the body's postural foundation. Whenever we stand, walk, or run, the lumbar spine and pelvis balance on our legs, knees, ankles and feet.

Most chronic low back pain can be attributed to some form of imbalance in one or both of the feet. Leg length inequalities, foot asymmetries, or postural misalignments can all produce abnormal forces that will likely interfere with spinal function.

It's is for this reason that our practioners examine the lower extremities, especially the feet for asymmetries.


Causes of low back pain attributed to foot imbalances

  • Excessive foot pronation and/or arch collapse, will produce internal rotation stresses to the leg, hip, pelvis, and low back. The result is recurring subluxations and eventual ligament instability affecting the sacroiliac and lumbar spine joints. These forces can be decreased significantly with the use of flexible, custom-made orthotics.

  • Degenerative changes in the lumbar discs and facets, heel-strike force may aggravate and perpetuate low back pain. This force is easily reduced with the use of shock-absorbing shoe inserts or orthotics which contain viscoelastic compounds. Symptom reduction is often dramatic.

  • An anatomical difference in leg length produces strains to the pelvic and low back structures. These strains can cause not only chronic pain, but have also been shown to result in specific degenerative changes. The use of lifts and orthotics has been shown to reduce these structural strains and bring about significant response

 

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Gentle Chiropractic

Headaches & Migraines
Hip, Leg, Knee, Foot & Sciatica
Lower Back Pain
Stress, Fatigue, Cold & Flus
Upper Back/Neck/Shoulder/Arm Pain
Whiplash
Numbness/Tingling/Pinched Nerves
Pregnancy/Pre-Natal
Decompression Therapy

Orthotics

Plantar Fasciitis
Knee Pain & Shin Splints
Lower Back Pain
Sports/Athletics
Self Examination
Massage Therapy

Fatigue
Stress/Relaxation
Flexibility/Mobility
Shoulder Pain
Athletic Injuries

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