Chiropractor - LaGrange
1505 Lafayette Pkwy. 
LaGrange, GA 30241
706-882-5737




From sports injuries and arthritis of the joints to back pain or scoliosis, Back To Life Chiropractic Center is equipped to handle all your chiropractic needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

  • Arthritis
  • Personal Injuries
  • Auto Accidents
  • Headaches
  • Sports Injuries

 

  • Osteoporosis
  • Whiplash
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Neck and Arm Pain
  • Injured Workers

Arthritis

Arthritis affects everyone in different ways. In some, joints in the spine, fingers, wrists, shoulders, knees -- even toes -- lose their normal shape and large amounts of fluid and debris fill the joint space. Read More

Sports Injuries

Though there is no such thing as a "safe" sport, highly competitive sports, such as football, weightlifting, gymnastics, and wrestling, pose particularly higher risks of injuries, especially among children. Read More

Headaches/Migraines

Chronic headaches and migraines afflict many Americans. The severity of pain can go from mild and intermittent to episodes of debilitating throbbing, unrelenting agony, as well as nausea. Read More

Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine, or neck, and occurs when the muscles and other soft tissues are hyperextended or hyperflexed. Read More

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a gradual disintegration of bone and it can have a devastating impact on the joints and vertebrae of your spine. Read More

Hands on Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction using hands on chiropractic techniques. We are now able to provide a superior level of help and expertise that has previously never existed in the history of Chiropractic. These newer methods are safer, more effective and more comfortable than ever before.

Therapies

We customize our therapies for each patient individually, to help strengthen and correct their individual problem. These therapies can improve your spinal problems by as much as 30-40%. Not only spinal misalignments, but muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper posture and use. These exercises and stretches can help your body stay in health and keep you in balance.

Treatments

Children
Chiropractic care for children can be likened to dental care for kids: just as regular checkups with the dentist can help prevent cavities, regular checkups with the chiropractor can help prevent problems in the spine. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that doctors of chiropractic are well-trained to examine, diagnose and manage infants and children.

When it comes to treatment, children's health can be influenced by numerous factors that lend themselves to chiropractic care. Physical injuries, for example, are common in childhood. If not treated properly, these injuries can lead to muscle imbalances, where some muscles become tight while others become weak. In other cases, injuries can cause spinal joint dysfunction, which can affect spinal biomechanics and other bodily functions.

Another area for early chiropractic care is posture-related disorders. A growing source of patient visits to chiropractic offices, these are often born out of poor childhood habits. Thus, correcting poor posture and promoting good spinal hygiene in children is of utmost importance.

Teenagers
As with children, the examination and treatment of teenagers is of critical importance to chiropractors. During puberty, numerous changes taking place in a teen's body can place significant demands on muscles, joints and bones. During this period, bones tend to grow fast while muscles grow slowly by comparison. These changes can cause muscle imbalances and injuries.

The transition from teen to adult also brings significant changes to actual bone structure and composition. Before the teen years, many bones in the body are soft and flexible. This is because much of the bone is actually made of cartilage. As a teenager, the cartilage hardens into true bone. During this period, the bones and associated ligaments are more vulnerable to fractures, strains and sprains. Therefore, the detection of subluxations and associated muscle imbalances can be helpful in the prevention, restoration and maintenance of health.

 Adults
Adults are by far the most frequent consumers of chiropractic health care. This is not surprising. For many, fast-paced lifestyles have led to an alarming increase in stress and stress-related disorders. Muscle, nerve and joint dysfunction are common manifestations that often produce lower back, neck and headache symptoms.

In addition to stress, lack of physical exercise leaves many adults vulnerable to injuries. Injuries are often caused by repetitive movements, either in the workplace or at home. Less frequently, injuries can be caused by sudden falls. In either case, without regular exercise, adult bodies will be less forgiving, yielding to injuries much more easily than children's. Regardless of the injury, joint dysfunction and muscle imbalance can occur.

Lack of exercise also leads to changes in posture. The extent of these changes depends largely on what people do for a living. All activities, though, can lead to imbalances in the neck, back and upper torso that weaken some muscles and tighten others. These imbalances will cause the head to point forward, the upper back to slump and the shoulders to tip lazily forward. Over time, joints are stressed, muscles become tighter and serious symptoms develop.

Seniors
As we get older, wear-and-tear on our joints begins to manifest. This is commonly called osteoarthritis, which is like rust to our joints. It may cause pain and limit one's range of motion. Chiropractic care has been shown to have an impact in alleviating pain associated with this degenerative process as well as restoring function, mobility and overall health.

But chiropractic treatment for seniors is not limited to arthritis. Chiropractors can also address nutrition, depression, exercise and other health concerns.

The Stages of Care
All chiropractic care begins with an initial examination, after which x-rays may be recommended to determine the seriousness of your condition. In addition to being adjusted, you may be given exercises to do, diet suggestions and ways to improve your posture.

Initial Intensive Care
The first phase of care is referred to as Relief or Acute Care. This is designed to eliminate or reduce the majority of the discomfort and stabilize the condition in the shortest amount of time. During this phase of care, visits will be frequent. Repeated visits will be required to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.

Rehabilitative Care
Once you have completed Initial Intensive Care the option of undergoing Rehabilitative Care will be available to you. The objective of the second phase of your treatment program is to correct any underlying spinal injury as well as strengthening the muscles, improve spinal function and provide more complete or optimum healing of tissues and organ systems. Visits occur at reducing frequency and care is supplemented by exercises and modification of your daily and work habits. Remember, many of the conditions for which people seek chiropractic care have developed over many years and therefore, it takes time to correct these conditions.

Maintenance/Wellness Care 
The third and final option available to you is Maintenance or Wellness Care. It is designed to maintain your improved health and spinal function, and prevent the return of the original condition once spinal correction has been attained. Regular attention catches small problems before they become serious. Prevention saves time and money by helping you stay well.

Chiropractic visits, exercise and a sensible diet will help you enjoy the best of health well into the future. So now, if you do happen to become a grandparent, it really can be grand.

Auto Injuries
Accidents cause spinal misalignments in the body, a serious condition that distorts your structure, irritates nerves, bones, ligaments and discs and can damage your overall health. Any accident, no matter how mild, can create nerve-damaging misalignments.

It is for that reason that if you have ever been in an accident or fall, no matter how minor, you need a chiropractic spinal checkup to ensure that your spine is free from these health-destroying abnormalities. Only a chiropractor is trained to analyze your spine for the vertebral subluxation complex.

Is chiropractic care helpful in serious accidents? Absolutely! But in such situations it is necessary to first attend to any life-threatening emergency such as bleeding or hemorrhage, stoppage of breath, loss of fluid electrolytes, internal organ damage, broken bones, serious contusions or abrasions, shock and the like. This is the specialty of the medical profession: dealing with trauma.

Long-term damage to the spine and head is especially common in auto accidents. Doctors of chiropractic have for years recognized that most victims of automobile injuries do not fully recover under medical care - they may continue to have problems for years after the accident because their structure is often ignored. New medical terms acknowledging the incomplete healing of accident victims have recently arisen: Postconcussion Syndrome (PCS), Whiplash Syndrome (WS), Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI), and Mild Head Injury (MHI).2

All people who have been in an accident or trauma should see a chiropractor to have their spinal columns checked for nerve pressure caused by vertebral subluxations or spinal stress. A chiropractic adjustment can make the difference between life and death, between a life with pain, disability and sickness and a life of true recovery, activity and accomplishment.

Pregnancy
When a woman undergoes a pregnancy, her body endures tremendous changes both externally and internally. The new distribution of body weight creates back pain as well as structural concerns such as loosened ligaments. When the body is pulled forward, a great deal of stress is placed on the muscles of the lower back which leads to additional stress on the discs and joints of the spine.

Our goal in treating these problems is to fix the imbalance by strengthening both the upper and lower back. With a little preventative medicine, and proper nutrition, you can be strong and stable for the entire term of the pregnancy.

Why is my back aching all the time these days? 
There are few things in life that put more stress on your spine than pregnancy. Your spine must adapt to posture and weight changes with each passing month and commonly the uncomfortable result is lower back pain. Many women have come to accept that back pain accompanies pregnancy and menstrual cycles. But it shouldn't have to. Your body was made to compensate and adapt naturally to pregnancy and if you are experiencing aches and pains, something else is wrong and needs to be addressed. Not just for you, but for your developing and growing child as well.

What can a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor is specially trained to locate and correct the problems that are causing your back pain. As well, many women find that labour is shorter and more comfortable after having received chiropractic care during pregnancy.

I want to go to a chiropractor but I'm afraid I won't be comfortable during treatments.
Your chiropractor has special techniques and equipment that will make you comfortable no matter what your stage of pregnancy. You'll be relaxed and best of all, you'll say good bye to that aching back.

Chiropractors can help.
Chiropractors are doctors with over seven years of university level education in the science and art of hands-on healing. They're the doctors who use treatments that are proven to be the safest and most effective in relieving back pain according to the Manga Report (a milestone study by the Ontario Ministry of Health). Call a chiropractor today and get relief from that aching back so your pregnancy will be as enjoyable as it should be.

Chiropractor - LaGrange, Back To Life Chiropractic Center, 1505 Lafayette Pkwy, LaGrange GA, 30241 706-882-5737