Lafayette Chiropractor: Dr. Christopher Hargrave, DC utilizes state of the art equipment and treatment therapies in order to provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments. The non-invasive, drug-free, hands-on approach focuses on patient examination, diagnosis and customized treatment. Through diagnostics, we are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises to patients. We also recognize the importance and health-related benefits of nutrition and proper lifestyle choices.
Dr. Hargrave takes a whole person approach to his patients by managing not only the symptoms but addressing the underlying causes to their injuries and disease. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology to provide top level alternative health care services that do not rely on medication or surgery.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Some of the common conditions we treat include:
- Neck, Back, Knee and Shoulder Pain
- Headaches (including migraine headaches)
- Sciatica (pain down the leg or down the arm)
- Wrist, Ankle and Foot Problems (Carpal Tunnel, Plantar Fasciitis)
- Sleep Problems, Snoring, TMJ Disorder
- and More…
Chiropractors utilize various techniques and instruments in order to remove pressure from spinal nerves caused by the misalignment of vertebrae. Chiropractic restores balance to the body through adjustments to the spinal bones. This normalizes joint motion, removes nerve interference, relieves stress and pain and optimizes normal body function. Chiropractic is especially effective in the treatment of low back pain, neck pain and headaches as well as in the improvement of flexibility and range of motion. These are some of the major reasons why the profession has become the second largest primary health care field in the world.
Lafayette chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Hargrave, DC is highly trained in chiropractic care. Each patient that visits our chiropractic clinic ranges in age from a few days old to many in their nineties. We have a host of techniques that we utilize to tailor an appropriate care plan for each patient. The focus of our clinic is wellness through consistent chiropractic adjustments supported by proper nutrition, exercise, rest and a positive mental attitude.
With the body changing drastically during pregnancy, the spinal column moves and adjusts itself so the body will be able to carry a child and the additional weight. This can put extra strain on the mother. This can also cause discomfort and changes in the nervous system. These structural changes can affect the nerves and the spinal cord. Once this happens, the normal communication of information between the brain and the body is disrupted. Your doctor can adjust your spine and extremities to help the body feel more relaxed and subdue any pain or soreness.
- Lower back pain
- Headaches and migraines
Natural Treatment of Common Pediatric Conditions
As children come into this world, their bodies will be subjected to various kinds of stress. Even at birth, infants can be susceptible to spinal misalignment due to fetal positions in utero, a slow birth or a c-section. Some newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can sometimes be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignments.
As a child develops, things can happen along the way. Poor posture, falls and injuries during athletic activities can all affect how the body properly develops. Not only that, chiropractic care helps alleviate some common behavioral and mental issues!
Did You Know that Chiropractic Care can Help with the Following Common Pediatric Conditions without the Need for Medication?
- Infantile Colic
- Allergies/Sinus Issues/Asthma
- Constipation/Digestive Issues
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Scoliosis Detection and Treatment
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- TMJ Syndrome