Dr. Espe and the team at Espe Chiropractic specialize in traditional chiropractic care. The foundation of this care includes manual or "hands-on" chiropractic adjusting of the spine and extremities. In fact, the doctors at Espe Chiropractic Health Center have experience handling complaints related to:
Spinal Problems (neck, back, and low back issues)
Radiating Pain (pain that seems to travel down the arms or legs, such as in Sciatica)
TMJ (jaw) Dysfunction
Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Complaints (ex: Carpal Tunnel)
Hip, Knee, and Ankle Problems
Problems associated with the Hands and Feet (ex: Plantar fascitis)
Decreased Range of Motion
Acute and Chronic Conditions
For individuals unfamiliar with chiropractic, an adjustment involves the application of specific forces to the body in order to facilitate the body's natural ability to heal. The body's natural healing capablities are hindered by misalignments in the spine known as "vertebral subluxations." Although it is a well established fact that chiropractic serves as a great "treatment" for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc. the true purpose of an adjustment is not necessarily to treat any specific condition. Instead, rather than focusing on masking the symptoms of any condition,chiropractic serves to correct the underlying cause.
When a chiropractic adjustment is found to be necessary and properly delivered, it helps to re-align the spine and restore proper joint biomechanics. This realignment and restoration help to alleviate harmful inflammation within the body. Misalignment and inflammation can wreak havoc by causing pain, muscle spasm, and worse yet can also cause bodily dysfunction (numbness, weakness, decreased coordination and overall functionality) by interfering with nerve transmission and flow. The following chart, from Gray's Anatomy, 29th Edition (pg. 4) illustrates the various effects of spinal misalignment:
Gray's Anatomy, 29th Edition (pg. 4)
In addition to traditional, manual chiropractic adjusting, the doctors at Espe Chiropractic are advocates for optimal health and wellness. For this reason, whenever it is deemed necessary, patients may be provided with specific exercise protocols or other lifestyle modifications to follow. It may seem insignificant at times, but sometimes a simple lifestyle change, such as improving posture, can have a tremendous impact on daily life. Any modifications are meant to supplement the chiropractic care being rendered and help the patient progress more quickly and effectively.
In addition to our reputation for excellent hands-on chiropractic adjusting, the doctor's at Espe Chiropractic are also known for their friendly and individualized service. The doctor's truly care about each and every patient, and treat them with the necessary time needed to insure proper care is given and all questions are answered sufficiently. A majority of patients actually elect to continue their care on a preventative or maintenance basis long after their initial problem has been resolved. Due to these two factors, it can be said that the environment at Espe Chiropractic has taken on a family atmosphere amongst patients and doctors.