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Welcome to Ward Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

The goal of Ward Chiropractic is to help people of all ages and activity levels lead an active lifestyle. Your experience at Ward Chiropractic will include traditional Chiropractic treatments and health education.

At Ward Chiropractic the goal is to relieve the underlying tension and promote wellness. It is important that all people, with all kinds of activities and at all ages, are able to lead and an unrestricted life. This includes the armchair athlete, to the weekend warrior, and the professional athlete.

Understanding Pain and Injuries

It is not normal to have pain. It is not uncommon for people to ignore symptoms, but pain is not a symptom, it is a warning signal. Pain is often a result of a problem. Muscle tension and spasms are usually a direct compensation for an underlying problem.

Who suffers from back pain?

Almost everyone experiences back pain at one time or another in their life. It is not an age related issue: children can benefit from chiropractic just as much as a 90 year old. It also has nothing to do with activity levels.

What causes back and neck pain?

Pain is the result of many factors, and often a combination of them. Cumulative trauma, stress, and nutrition can often be found at the root of the problem. Most importantly though, if the joints are not moving properly, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments have to compensate. This compensation eventually causes strain and the resulting pain. Eventually poor joint functionality will lead to disc degeneration, a painful a potentially dangerous condition.

Why Chiropractic for pain?

Traditional medicine does not treat the disc degeneration until it requires a surgical or medicated solution. Surgery should always be the last resort: it is painful; has a long recovery period; it is often costly; and most importantly, surgery exposes the patient to the possibility of further complications.

Chiropractic uses non-invasive methods to help prevent disc degeneration from occurring. By keeping the joints moving freely, muscles and ligaments are able to perform their jobs without compensating and without pain. In many cases Chiropractic can delay or eliminate the need for surgical solutions in the future.

Understanding Chiropractic Care

Many people come to the Chiropractor only when they experience pain. It is true that most of the time pain can be relieved immediately with one or two visits. Chiropractic care brings immediate relief to a body in distress from poorly functioning joints. Most of the time though, Chiropractic patients experience the best long-term results by continuing Chiropractic care by following the treatment plan set by the doctor.

Long term or very traumatic injuries often cause a situation in the body where the body must learn to function properly once again. It takes a series of “adjustments” by the chiropractor, exercises instructed by the Chiropractor, and often learning to do activities in new ways to prevent further injury to really eliminate the problems and create a pain-free future. Many patients choose to visit their Chiropractor once every several weeks for maintenance “tune-ups” and others want to bring their bodies back to a pain-free state and do not need any further care.

The most important thing to remember about treating back and neck pain with Chiropractic is that it requires patient participation. Just as a traditional doctor would send a patient out of the office with a regime of drugs, exercises, and maybe other remedies, a Chiropractor will do the same – only there will be no drugs, only your willingness to participate in your own recovery.


Since nearly any physical force radiates to the skeletal system and can cause spinal problems, a Chiropractic checkup is essential after an accident. A forgotten trip or fall can cause severe health problems in later life.

Whiplash is a common injury experienced most often in car accidents and “collision sports” like football and boxing. Besides being the single support of the head, the neck is filled with life critical suppliers to the brain. Neck problems can cause headaches, numbness, or “pins and needles” sensations in the upper body in addition to a host of other complications.

Many of these problems have to traditional medical solution, but are effectively treated with Chiropractic care. It is very important that neck and traumatic injuries be treated as soon as possible to prevent greater pain and future complications.