At Sanders Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic and acupuncture care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic and acupuncture services offered in our office, but please call us at 817 237-2930 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable with less popping and cracking and in many cases no popping or cracking and more specific with the purpose of removing nerve irritation, compression or pinching to restore function to the spine and balance electrical energy so the body can heal itself. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic and acupuncture techniques, Dr. Sanders has over 25 years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get their life back, function at an optimum and improve or recover from conditions originating from the spine and or imbalance bioelectric energy. Chiropractic and acupuncture care under a trained professional can be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
At Sanders Chiropractic and Acupuncture we have combined acupuncture with chiropractic care to provide the best healing response possible. Dr. Sanders studied acupuncture in 1994-1996, through the Acupuncture Society of America and under Dr. Richard Yennie. Dr. Yennie is a world renown chiropractor and acupuncturist who has taught doctors all over the world including the world famous Bejing Hospital in Bejing China.
In traditional acupuncture there are actually over 30 methods to use. Fine needles are the primary method used to stimulate acupuncture points on the body or ears (auricular) to treat over 2000 listed conditions in acupuncture text. Acupuncture points are selected to tonify, sedate or transfer bioelectric energy to related organs, bones or soft tissues. Acupuncture can be used to treat symptoms or root causes.
Modern acupuncture does the same as traditional only with electro-therapy instead of needles, and within seconds instead of minutes. So there are no needles and time is drastically reduced. Most patients love not to have to lie down for 10-40 minutes with needles, while others think it's not acupuncture if you don't use needles. We offer both methods.
For modern methods an electro-therapy device with one or more probes is used to deliver a tolerable low frequency electrical current (tapping or stinging sensation) or a micro current ( you cannot or should not feel a microcurrent) to a specific acupuncture point. Studies at UCLA, OU medical school, and the National Institute of Health found that electro-therapy to acupuncture point releases endorphins and other neurotransmitters to enhance the healing process. The method we use is a single probe to stimulate auricular points (ear points) that relate to the condition, organ, or system for which we are treating. It is safer, as or more effective, less expensive. Most patients love saving money and time.
Combining Chiropractic and acupuncture allows us to gently adjust the spine to remove nerve interference allowing the body to heal itself and balance bioelectric energy which also allows the body to heal and gives our patients the best and quickest chance to improve and stabilize.
Many of our patients come to see Dr. Sanders to address a specific symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While Dr. Sanders will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic and acupuncture care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional advice by Dr. Sanders can assist a patient on their return to optimal health.
Dr. Sanders advises patients to eat healthy, be healthy, and live a pleasurable life, instead of eating for pleasure, being unhealthy, medicated and living a miserable life! It is your choice!
Self Postural Evaluation
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Self posture evaluation can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. All you need to do is observe your posture in a full length mirror. Stand in a "normal" posture facing the mirror. Look at your ears, is one higher than the other or is your head tilting to the right or left? Are the shoulders level or is one higher than the other? Put your hands on either side of your hips, is one higher than the other? With your legs together look at your knees, is one slightly in front of the other? Is it difficult to try to keep them even? Look at your feet, are they straight, pointed inward, outward, is one straight and the other turned in or out? Are you standing more on the inner or outer part of the foot? If you have two full length mirrors you can look at yourself from the side, if not have someone observe you from the side. Is your head leaning forward? For every inch the head leans forward adds 10lbs to the weight of the head on the shoulders! Are you slumping, shoulders rounded? Is the mid back humping/stooped? Is your butt flat? Is your back flat or swayed? Does your gut protrude?
An asymmetrical body or poor posture leads to distortion of the spine, interference and irritation of nerves, weakness, pain and disease. Seyle describes the biologic reaction to stress and distortion and how it affects the body and numerous other authors have written on asymmetry of the spine and disease also. Most of the time pain is the last thing to show up and the first to go, so don't rely on pain as an indicator for health. A misaligned body will deteriorate much faster than a symmetrical body. If you notice any imbalances come in and let Dr. Sanders check you and correct any imbalances before they cause deterioration, pain and disease. Asymmetry of the spine or poor posture can affect not only the structure, muscles, ligaments and tendons, but also internal organs. Remember that only sensory nerves send pain signals, motor nerves are not pain sensitive, they can be irritated, compressed or pinched and cause too much or too little function and decreases your bodies ability to heal itself and you would never know it. Chiropractic and acupuncture detect and correct nerve irritation and restore function to allow the body to heal itself.
At Sanders Chiropractic and Acupuncture we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from Dr. Sanders will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.