Our Office Purpose
The spinal cord carries every message from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain. If these messages are interfered with…
You would not be able to hear, see, feel, speak or smell
Your heart could not beat
Your lungs could not breathe
Your body could not heal
Your immune system would not work
You could not express life
Therefore, our purpose is to educate everyone we can about chiropractic.
Our Mission is to deliver quality chiropractic care to as many individuals and families as possible.
Your First Visit
Consultation: After review of your personal history form, you will receive a Consultation, at which time it will be explained to you what we do, what we don’t do, what to expect and what you should not expect if you choose chiropractic care at this office.
Evaluation: A chiropractic evaluation focuses on the nerves system and the spine which protects it. The spine protects the brain stem, the spinal cord and the spinal nerve roots. Normal transmission of the nerve impulses is vital to the function of your entire body. All of these structures work together and are intimately related. So, your evaluation is focused on your nerves system and its protective spinal structures, regardless of what symptoms you do or do not have at any given time.
Research has proven that the most common spinal misalignment occurs in the upper neck. Upper neck problems lead to low back pain, sciatica, mid back pain, and a variety of other health conditions. For this reason, an emphasis on your neck will be made during your evaluation.
Your Next Visit
Report of Our Findings: You will receive a complete report of our findings, which will be written as well as verbal, on your next visit. This is included in the first visit fee. At that time, recommendations for your care will be explained.
Your First Adjustment: You will receive you first, personalized adjustment that is based entirely off your X-Rays. The adjustment is quick and gentle, the correction is done in less than 12 hundredths of a second. The neck is never twisted or manipulated; in fact, the correction is so quick and light that many patients wonder if anything is done. There will be a separate charge for this adjustment.
Basis of Chiropractic
Chiropractic is based upon the simple principle that your body naturally strives toward health. This is the normal expression of your body’s innate (inborn) intelligence. Your nerves system’s primary responsibility is to coordinate this process. If one of the bones of your spine becomes misaligned (subluxated), your nerve system is interfered with and this striving toward health and harmonious function is lessened.
Simply put, whatever your state or level of health is, you are better off with good nerve supply.
About the Doctor
Dr. Rickards is dedicated to helping you with the most effective techniques in chiropractic. His drive to be on the cutting edge of his profession combined with his 37 years of experience gives him a unique and rich approach to his patient’s health concerns. Having been the son of a medical doctor, Dr. Rickards has a keen sense of the questions and concerns of the novice chiropractic patient.
“I am committed to listen and help you, your family and your friends with the highest quality chiropractic care possible.”