At Louisa Chiropractic Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Louisa chiropractic office, but please call us at 540-967-2522 if you have any questions!
Any services or treatments, as they should at any healthcare facility, depend on a good and accurate diagnosis. There is no treatment that can have any reasonable hope of success, if the diagnosis is wrong!
Just like your medical doctor, chiropractors are trained in all varieties of diagnosis - not just musculoskeletal evaluation, but dermatology, ophthalmology, GI (gastrointestinal), GU (genitourinary), neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology, radiologic diagnosis of bones, joints, organs and soft tissue, and infectious diseases. This does not mean, necessarily, that we treat all the things we find. It is extremely important for an accurate evaluation, that all things are considered before ruling it in or out. This is called a differential diagnosis. As an example, if a patient comes to my office with low back pain, regardless of their own guess as to what is causing it, I need to be sure that it isn’t a kidney stone or infection, some type of gall bladder or liver disease, prostatic inflammation or cancer (males, of course), a pelvic inflammatory disease cause by an STD or ectopic pregnancy (females, of course), fracture or cancer, just to name some of the more obvious causes. Most of these I would not treat myself, but before I assume that it is “just” low back pain, I must rule out the likelihood that it is any of these other possibilities. Chiropractors are trained for this, which is why no referral is legally required (although some insurance plans may), while physical therapists, licensed acupuncturists and others are required by law to have a referral (in most states). A physician, in each specialty and sub-specialty, has different tools in his or her toolbox. A good doctor is one who not only knows what is wrong with their patient, but also knows what he or she can or should treat, and makes referrals to other qualified physicians, in their patient’s best interest, for all things beyond the scope of their expertise. That said, in this office, we offer the following services:
Chiropractic manipulative therapy done “by hand” — no gizmos, “clickers,” or gadgets.
Acupuncture (done with sterile, disposable needles) and acupressure (manually treating acupoints). In most instances, acupuncture is done without electrical stimulation of the needles.
Physiologic therapeutics, to include ultrasound, TENS, acupuncture and various electrical modalities. I generally prefer to refer out for rehab and work-hardening.
Massage therapy, done by licensed massage therapists, by pre-arranged appointments.
Physical examination as pre-treatment assessment, and also for clearances for school athletics, pilot or commercial driver’s licenses and disability assessment to include DMV handicapped rating.
Evaluation or “second opinion” of plain film or digital radiographs (X-rays), CT scans and MRIs. We no longer take our own X-rays, but refer out for them when indicated.
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 and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Glenn Boley has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
At Louisa Chiropractic Center, 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 our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic 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 counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Louisa chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Glenn Boley can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Louisa community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 540-967-2522 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.