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At Governors Family Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our office, but please call us at 919-903-9077 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Jennifer Sherwood has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Acupuncture originated over 5,000 years ago when the ancient Chinese discovered an energy network inside the body. This life energy is called Qi (pronounced "chee."). It circulates through specific pathways called Meridians that link internal organs and structures to the outside of the body.
When the energy or Qi flows freely, a person feels balanced and well. However, when this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, it can “clog” the entire system, producing pain and other symptoms.
Acupuncturist, Cindy Palay is trained to diagnose and treat imbalances in the system by inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles at specific acupoints on the body. This safe, proven technique promotes natural healing by releasing energy blocks, enhancing recuperative power, immunity, and overall function and health.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapist Sarah Pryor offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy complimentary to our chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
In addition to providing exceptional chiropractic care, we also offer our patients physical and rehabilitative therapy sessions to help strengthen and retrain muscles. Physical Therapist, Iwona Matthews and her team of specialists will help lead your rehabilitative efforts. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced physical therapy team will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see us to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While we address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice in conjunction with a solid chiropractic care plan helps each-and-every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve. We recognize every one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices.
Naturopathic Practitioner, Rebecca Hale offers nutritional counseling to assist patients on their return to optimal health.
Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At GFC, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program based on his/her individual needs.