McNeil Family Chiropractic
Health For the Whole Family
Dr. Meghan McNeil
"Knowledge is Power"
-Sir Francis Bacon
Chiropractic health care is a branch of the healing arts based on the scientific fact that our nervous system controls or influences the function of every cell and organ in our body. Interference to the nervous system (caused by vertebral subluxation complex) will effect how the nervous system relates to the cells and organs to which it travels.
"There are five parts to the vertebral subluxation complex (commonly known as "Subluxation"). Given enough time, all five parts may exist.
1.) Loss of normal position (alignment) of the vertebrae leads to restricted movement.
2.) Abnormal positioning may lead to shortened muscle tissue with decreased strength and flexibility, as well as to scar tissue development.
3.) Continued pressure on the nerve due to the subluxation, may lead to numbness and tingling in the area in which the nerve travels.
4.) Swelling or inflammation may develop in the disc, joints, or surrounding tissue.
5.) Degenerative Joint Disease ("DJD" or "osteoathritis") may occur in the affected area leading to the development of bone spurs." (Chiropractic Wellness Magazine)
The job of the chiropractor is to detect and correct these vertebral subluxation complexes through a chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of the adjustment is to free the joints that are not moving properly which therefore will promote the healing process by minimizing nerve interference.
Prenatal - Postnatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and the baby in pregnancy and birth. During pregnancy, there are several endocrine and physiologic changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing fetus. The protruding abdomen, which leads to an increased low back curve, postural changes, pelvic changes, and increased release of the hormone relaxin can all cause spinal or joint misalignments. It is vital to establish balance and alignment within the pelvis during pregnancy in order to allow ample room for the developing fetus. If there is not enough room for the developing fetus it can cause intrauterine constraint. Intrauterine constraint can therefore lead to breech presentations, developmental issues and the possibility of medical intervention during labor and delivery.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy are a healthier pregnancy, reduction in the time of labor and delivery, relieving neck, back or joint pain and prevention of intervention.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and balances maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments. This in turn reduces torsion in the uterus, a cause of intrauterine constraint of the baby and allows for optimal fetal positioning in preparation for birth.
Kids Chiropractic Care
There are so many things that parents do to ensure the health of their children. Prior to getting pregnant woman take prenatal vitamins and prepare their bodies for pregnancy, during pregnancy you eat right and avoid any harmful activities that may cause harm to your unborn child, and once the baby arrives you hopefully breastfeed knowing its superior form of nutrition. In all, you do everything possible to ensure your child's health and well-being. Getting your child's spine checked immediately after birth can make a big difference. Spinal misalignment can be caused by intrauterine constraint, breech presentations or a difficult delivery. So, when should a babies spine be checked? The rule of thumb is whenever they meet a new milestone. After birth, when the baby starts to hold his/her head up, when baby sits, starts to crawl, stand and during the learning to walk phase. Toddlerhood through childhood is also a very "physical" time. It is a time when a child's first steps turn into running, jumping, falls and accidents which are all a part of childhood. Repeated falls and accidents can cause subluxations which are important to address immediately after they happen.
A child's spine is very supple and resilient. We do not adjust babies and kids the same way we do adults. With babies we use approx 5 lbs of pressure (the amount of pressure to check ripeness of fruit) and with kids we use a little bit more pressure to adjust the vertebrae and joints that need to be addressed.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is different, and to help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between the doctor and the patient. After your first visit, we will give you stretches and exercise to help with your particular health issues.
Initial Visit - $70
Pay Per Visit Adult - $60
Children (up to 18 yo) - $20
College Students - $30
(MUST BE PAID IN FULL FOR PACKAGE PRICING)
5 Pack (15% off) - $255.00 ($51.00/visit)
10 Pack (20% off) - $480 ($48.00/visit)