chiropractic services  Le Claire, IA
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

Chiropractic Adjustments  Le Claire, IA

Chiropractic Adjustments

Although chiropractors focus their adjustments on the life-sustaining spine, almost any joint in the body can become misaligned and cause a wide array of issues. That’s why we provide safe and gentle chiropractic adjustments to almost every joint in your body. And we use several hands-on chiropractic techniques to effectively and comfortably coordinate your care.

The main techniques include:

Diversified: the classic chiropractic technique, taught in all chiropractic colleges, characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust used to restore proper movement and alignment to joints

​Gonstead: uses “short lever” adjustments to preserve the intervertebral disc, and the “Foundation Principle” to explain how a fixation in one area of the spine creates compensatory biomechanical changes in another

Thompson: minimizes the energy needed to adjust the spine and increases patient comfort by the use of a “Segmental Drop Table”, and “Leg Length Analysis” to help determine areas of fixation

Toggle Recoil: lying on your side, a high-speed, low-force thrust is delivered to the upper neck to allow the body to “reset” the spinal joints

Extremity: special adjustments to realign and restore proper function of shoulders, ribs, elbows, wrists, hands, knees, ankles and feet – treating and preventing issues such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder and Plantar Fasciitis

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chiropractic services  Le Claire, IA

Corrective Exercises

​We teach our patients special exercises to correct dysfunction of the body and increase the effectiveness of your chiropractic adjustments. By targeting specific areas of weakness and imbalance, these exercises help to restore correct posture and maintain balance in the body.

The most common muscle imbalance we see today is called upper crossed syndrome, or “Text Neck “. In our world of slouching at computers and hunching over smartphones, correct posture is becoming more and more crucial. The typical smartphone user spends a total of 2-4 hours a day looking down at their phone. This adds up to 700-1,400 hours per year of unnecessary stress to their cervical spine. As this stress accumulates, it causes excessive wear and tear to your neck, upper back and shoulders. Left untreated this poor posture can lead to degeneration and arthritis, spinal misalignment, disc herniation, nerve damage and loss of lung volume capacity.

The best way to prevent this damage is to sit up straight with your shoulders back at all times. When looking at a computer or phone, hold your phone out in front of you, keep your chin parallel with the floor, and look down only with your eyes. Be sure to keep your elbows at your sides, preventing stress to the shoulders. Doing postural stretches can also help to combat hunching.

If you’re one of the many people who already sees signs of this imbalance, please call Dr. Crystal to schedule an appointment. She can evaluate your situation, treat any joint misalignments and instruct you on how to retrain your muscles and correct any imbalances.

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Nutritional Consultations  Le Claire, IA

Nutritional Consultations

Nutrition is a crucial component of health and wellness. But with our polluted environment, our food chain is depleted of essential vitamins and minerals. And while synthetic, high-potency vitamins appear to be a good choice, they are not able to be absorbed by our bodies.

Humans were designed to get our nutrition from our food through whole food complexes. That’s why we offer organically grown, whole food supplements along with nutritional screenings to target and address any deficiencies and get you back on the road to health.

Our lifestyle choices are another vital component to optimal wellness. And every positive change, no matter how small, will drastically improve your health in the long run. Think of it as if you’re an airplane pilot: being one degree off course will leave you hundreds of miles off target. Let’s take small steps together to bring you back on course to wellness.

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Lifestyle Advice  Le Claire, IA

Lifestyle Advice

Our team here at Dr. Crystal's Chiropractic Care is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Natural Nrf2 Activation

Nrf2 is a protein that lies on every cell in our bodies. When activated, these proteins tell the body to create our own natural antioxidants which protect our cells from damage due to oxidative stress (the wear and tear on your cells). When we’re around 20 years old, our DNA turns off these proteins and we begin the aging process. The damage to our cells leads to a multitude of diseases, including: Hypertension, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Rheumatism and Cancer.

After years of research, scientists have finally discovered how to turn on the Nrf2 pathway. Comprised of natural plant ingredients, this activator has been proven to reduce oxidative stress by at least 40% in just 30 days, slowing the cell aging process back to the level of a 20-year-old.

People have been consuming antioxidants for years, thinking this will combat the free radicals that cause oxidative stress. But ingested antioxidants, like supplements or berries, only neutralize free radicals on a 1:1 ratio (one antioxidant to one free radical). This product is not an antioxidant. It tells your body to make your own antioxidants, which is much more effective at protecting the body, at a ratio of 1:1,000,000 every second. And since we create trillions of free radicals every day, combating one million of them per second is significantly more effective than 1:1, and can therefore defeat and prevent many diseases.

Our clinic provides this natural and synergistic supplement to boost your healing power so you can function at your optimal level. Make an appointment with us today to find out how to order this incredible, unique and proven scientific breakthrough.

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