7 Truths of a Healthy Spine
- It Isn’t Always Strength!
Sure, spinal muscles can get weak. But, more often they suffer from poor endurance and gradually lose coordination that leads to pain, abnormal biomechanics, and poor posture.
- Sit up Suzie!
Back pain may be associated with postural changes over time. Sometimes it can be from bone loss from aging, osteoporosis. Chiropractic care can assist with posture and bone health.
- Discs Don’t Slip!
Discs are rubbery cartilage spacers between the spinal bones promoting range of motion. Discs do not slip out of place. However, with sudden injury or, in most cases, repetitive strain fluid from the center may escape from the disc and crowd the nerves. Manual adjustments and exercise assists in decompressing nerves, relieving pain, and restoring function
- You’re On My Nerves!
Leg or arm pain isn’t always a result of nerve pressure but when it is, chiropractic treatment can help in relieving stress to nerves.
- Not Just Disc Issues!
A lot of other issues can cause back pain. Very often pain comes from the facet joints on the backside of each vertebrae. These are a common cause of low back and neck pain. These joints control the direction of motion and can cause symptoms when they are not moving well together.
- Beyond the Spine!
Your back or neck pain may be secondary to problems in your hips, arms, or legs creating restrictions in motion or weakness that place extra stress on the spine.
- How Can We Help?
Chiropractic care uses advanced training that combines manual adjustments, mobilization (stretching), soft tissue (massage) techniques, and specific exercise to reduce pain and facilitate normal spinal function. We will work with you to reach your goals and get you back to life!
More than 80% of the population will suffer from some form of neck or back pain. Injuries and pain can range from minor sprains or strains to severe injuries, herniations, spinal joints that lack stability or simply develop over a period of time. Pain can be from misalignments (subluxations), ligament sprains, muscle strains or imbalances, traumatic activities, disc injuries, or compensations of getting older.
Chiropractic can be helpful by identifying the underlying problem and looking for other related causes. This allows us to treat the main cause while decreasing pain, and restoring your function. We will also be looking for other areas of dysfunction that may be from compensation or actually causing your pain. Sometimes chiropractic and rehab therapy can actually prevent the need for surgical intervention.
At BCA we utilize the safest and best chiropractic techniques and treatments to restore spinal joint alignment and mobility, strength, and balance. The result: getting you effectively and efficiently back to function!
If you are looking to return to the activities that you enjoy, BCA has the tools available to help you achieve your goals.
Meet Your Doctors
Dr. Barnick is the owner and clinical director of BCA. He loves the natural approach to health care that chiropractic promotes. By clinical and personal experience he is acutely aware of how effective chiropractic adjustments are in enhancing sports performance and avoiding sports injuries. More About Dr. Barnick
DC, DABCO, FICC
Laurin McElheran is the original founder of BCA. He has extensive clinical experience and is board certified in chiropractic orthopedics making him an expert in a wide range of spine related conditions. More About Dr. McElheran
Robert Adams, DC obtained his chiropractic degree from Parker University in Dallas, his home town. Prior to his chiropractic education Dr. Adams earned a BS degree in biology at Purdue University. More About Dr. Adams