Chiropractic and massage therapy are great complimentary therapies that should go hand in hand. Both are natural medicine. Using the power of touch to heal and to restore is the oldest medicine in the world.
Chiropractic is the medicine of tomorrow, today. Chiropractic itself deals with the mobility of the joints of the body, primarily in the spine, although extremities may also be treated. When the joints in the spine become fixated, ultimately the soft tissue (discs, muscles, ligaments, fascia, and tendons) will have to compensate, and over time, become overwhelmed. Lastly, the nerves that course through these areas will become affected, manifesting in the form of pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness, not to mention the nerves of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system that control all of the body’s functions such as heart rate, breathing, digestion, wound healing and so forth.
Chiropractors, besides their knowledge of natural medicine in general, are trained in freeing up “stuck” joints, similar to a dental hygienist removing plaque from the teeth. Once the joints have been freed, which may take a series of treatments to re-educate them, the soft tissue must be dealt with in order to relieve pain and inflammation. Remember, your body wants to heal and is doing the best it can, always. As hard as it is to accept, pain and numbness are messages from the body of an underlying problem, which you ignore at your own risk. By increasing things that help it, and reducing those things that don’t, your odds of getting better are enormous.
We are delighted to have Dr. Ezra Edgerton on our staff. In addition to chiropractic, Ezra also practices naturopathy. Naturopathy is a holistic form of medicine that may encompass nutrition, manual therapies, herbs, minerals, aromatherapy and other non-invasive, non-surgical modalities. Dr. Edgerton is available for consultations and adjustments in our office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He also maintains a practice in Boiling Springs, NC.
Ezra’s goal is to offer safe and effective alternatives to drugs and surgery for all ages and conditions. In addition to the types of manual adjustments you are probably familiar with, he also offers hand-held adjusting and deep tissue vibratory techniques for those who may be uncomfortable receiving a traditional spinal manipulation.
Ezra’s knowledge of nutrition is vast, and he is expert at suggesting nutritional changes that address general health, as well as chronic conditions of the bowels, allergies, sinus problems, female hormonal disturbances, and inflammation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield has approved Dr. Edgerton as a nutritional counselor.
If you would like to have more energy, less stiffness, take fewer pharmaceuticals, and generally get more enjoyment out of life, good health is the cure. Helping you obtain optimum health and keep it is the goal of Dr. Edgerton and our entire team of wellness professionals.
If you are having a chiropractic emergency situation when Dr. Edgerton is not available, please give us a call and we will refer you to someone in your neighborhood that we know and trust.
We will also gladly accept your insurance if it pays for chiropractic. Many plans will pay for your manual therapy if you are under the care of our chiropractor. For your added convenience, you can now book an appointment directly online! Please bear in mind that if you have not seen Dr. Edgerton in over six months, he will treat you as a new patient. You will need to choose the “Initial Visit” option on our online scheduler so that he may have the proper amount of time with you.
Incidentally, Dr. Edgerton practices traditional spinal manipulation. You will not be hooked up to any computers, or be unnecessarily x-rayed. You will not be hustled in and out. You will not be subjected to weirdo therapies that have no basis in reality other than the hype on someone’s website. He does not try to sign you up for 12 visits or insist on daily visits like some chiropractors do. Dr. Edgerton takes his time with people, and his only concern is helping you to be and feel as well as possible.
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