Helpful Information For New Patients

What is Chiropractic?
As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM), chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily of the spine) and its functioning as controlled by the nervous system. Chiropractors use a variety of methods to treat their patients, but rely primarily on corrective chiropractic adjustments to the patient’s spine to optimize the flow of energy through the nervous system.
Bonus fact: the word “chiropractic” is derived from the Greek word cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) which describes a treatment literally administered by hand. Chiropractic is built on the concept of hands-on therapy.

Benefits of Chiropractic
Chiropractic adjustments treat a wide range of problems, including misalignment, pain, restricted function, fibromyalgia, asthma, arthritis, carpel tunnel and a decreased immune system. Other benefits include:

  • Stronger mind and body
  • Harmonized body function
  • Feeling more alive
  • More energy, less stress
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Greater flexibility
  • Increased vitality and health
  • Improved sports performance
  • Maximized life potential
  • Relaxation, release, restoration, renewal, rejuvenation, replenishment
River Falls Spine's Chiropractic Approach
Here at River Falls Spine, we use a “whole person” approach to our family chiropractic care. Not only do we perform chiropractic adjustments, but we help you focus on shifting your health awareness to include a total healthy lifestyle.

Chiropractic Examinations
New patients receive a complete spinal analysis, which consists of a posture screening, weight distribution test, range-of-motion examinations, computerized nerve and muscle tension scans, and an in-depth evaluation of your health concerns, goals and history with Dr. Gartzke. You will receive a copy of your computerized scans, and will be re-scanned on a regular basis to measure your progress.

Chiropractic Adjustments
Adjustments are performed by Dr. Gartzke, who will greet you for every appointment with wide smile and warmth. Treatment is personalized to your current condition and your health goals. Our wellness center is equipped to perform chiropractic adjustments on an incredibly wide range of people.