Did you know that, by correcting a subluxation, the nervous system can function at its optimum and the body can heal itself? “As chiropractors, we not only look at the spine, but we take a holistic approach by looking at your whole body,” says Dr. Thacker.

Locating the Source of the Problem

We look to find subluxations (a bone that’s not moving the way it’s supposed to) that are potentially creating a problem. If you’re expressing a symptom, then we look to find what is the subluxation that could be creating those symptoms. Such symptoms include numbness, tingling, loss of strength in an extremity, heartburn, reflux symptoms, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness and tinnitus.

We also see if there are any other subluxations in your spine, and we correct those through hands-on adjustments of your spine.

Some Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Often we have patients who report relief of other issues, maybe seasonal allergies or some complaint that they didn’t come in for. Chiropractic also can boost the immune system, enhance sleep, improve posture, and of course, relieve pain.

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Here are the primary techniques that Dr. Thacker uses at Whole Life Chiropractic:
  • Diversified: With this technique, we’re finding a subluxation and correcting it manually to allow the body to heal itself.
  • Drop Table: This unique technique uses an adjusting table that features segmented drops that lower different parts of a patient’s spine quickly. The advantage of the quick drops is that Dr. Thacker can use minimal force while thrusting on your spine at a powerful speed.
  • Gonstead: With this specific full-spine approach to adjusting, X-rays are taken, and we use a heat-sensing instrument for a thorough evaluation and documented results. With cervical adjusting using Gonstead, Dr. Thacker adjusts patients in a seated position versus a supine or prone position.
  • Webster: The Webster Technique is designed to set a pregnant woman’s body up to be optimal, so the baby has the ideal environment to grow and thrive and develop its nervous system. Specifically, the technique helps to balance the pelvis and the sacrum, so the uterus is in its optimum state and is not restricted in any manner.
During the new patient journey, there are three phases of care:
  • Relief When you’re in pain, you want relief as soon as possible. The frequency of your care during this stage depends on the issue you come in with. It could be as many as a few visits a day for a few days or weeks or 2-3 times a week. An acute phase can last from a day to 3-4 weeks. Then, we will do a re-exam to see how you are compared to when you first came in. If you are moving forward like we expect, then you will transition to more of a corrective type of care.
  • Corrective During this phase, we start providing exercises you can do at home to correct your issue. Your frequency of visits to the office typically decreases at that point. For example, if you were coming in three days a week, you may decrease that number to two times a week and eventually once a week.
  • Maintenance This last phase is about maintaining the results you’ve achieved. The frequency of visits depends on what you want to achieve. If you’re a runner or triathlete, for example, you may want to come in every two weeks. Other patients may come in once a month or every two months or more.

Helping Patients Feel Comfortable

Caring and compassionate, Dr. Thacker quickly gains the trust of his patients. He will communicate to them that he always will start out using a gentle approach. “When we have to start to get things moving, I will be upfront and honest with them, letting them know they likely are going to get a little sore,” he says. Dr. Thacker equates it to soreness that you may feel after a new workout—it’s never extreme pain.

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