Virginia Beach Chiropractor
Hello, I am Dr. Michael Whalen.
Located in the heart of Virginia Beach, the staff at Alpine Health Center is dedicated to helping you achieve your Chiropractic care objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic care spectrum. Dr. Whalen is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic care. If you have been injured in an accident visit our Personal Injury Chiropractor services page for more information.
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What is Chiropractic Care?
Although it’s been practiced for nearly 120 years, chiropractic care has become much more popular and accessible over the past three decades. According to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.Most chiropractors help their patients by reducing pain and improving their bodies’ functionality. Many also provide education or lifestyle coaching on how they can account for their own health via corrective exercises, ergonomics, nutritional counseling, and other long-term healing strategies.
How Chiropractic Treatments Work?
Initial visits to a chiropractor often include spinal and postural screenings. Most of the benefits associated with chiropractic care result from specific chiropractic adjustments that are based in part from the results of your screenings. Chiropractic adjustments work through the manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. One of the best things about receiving chiropractic adjustments is that they offer a drug-free pathway to healing. Essentially, the basic underlying principle of chiropractic care is that the body has the innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions; it is the chiropractor’s role to help create an environment that facilitates the healing process. And because the nervous system controls our cells and organs, chiropractors focus on the health of the spine being properly aligned. When the spine shifts out of its proper alignment, then adjustments are used to help bring the spine back into alignment.
Conditions Treated at the Great Neck Office.
Evidence shows that the influence of a chiropractic adjustment goes well beyond bad backs. There is a growing field of evidence from medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies supporting the many therapeutic benefits of chiropractic care. Some of the more common conditions that are treated with chiropractic care include:
- Back pain
- Bowel regularity
- Improved mental clarity
- Ear infections
- Neck pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Blood pressure
- Healthy pregnancy
- Organ function
- Surgery prevention
- Car accident injuries
- Sports injuries
One of the reasons why chiropractic care is tied to so many conditions is because it has been shown to help reduce inflammation, the root cause of so many different diseases. Another factor behind why chiropractic can help numerous health challenges has to do with its ability to balance the bodies’ sympathetic/parasympathetic response of the nervous system. Most of us live in a sympathetic “fight or flight” response and a chiropractic adjustment in the upper cervical region and sacral region can stimulate a parasympathetic response that reduces stress and allows certain organs to function to a higher degree including the digestive and endocrine systems.
How to Choose a Chiropractor?
While there are dozens of top rated chiropractors in Great Neck and throughout Virginia Beach, Dr. Whalen’s approach is not exclusively limited to problems with the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. When appropriate, Dr. Whalen also offers physiotherapy, lifestyle advice and works together with other spine specialists in Virginia Beach, sports medicine doctors in Virginia Beach, and/or other Virginia Beach chiropractors in a multi-disciplinary manner to ensure you’re receiving the comprehensive care needed.For women who may be pregnant, prenatal chiropractic care may be included as part of your comprehensive prenatal care as advised by your doctor. And, when it comes to chronic pain, many patients today prefer that their medical doctors support a multi-disciplined approach, which may include anything from chiropractic care, acupuncture, laser therapy, massage therapy or active release treatment. Most importantly, it is critical that healthcare professionals are working together effectively to ensure patient safety and optimal wellness is achieved.
Chiropractic Services offered by Alpine Health Center:
If you are in need of a Chiropractor in Virginia Beach, and specifically a Great Neck Chiropractor located near the Great Neck Road corridor give Dr. Mike Whalen an opportunity to help you “Live life Well”. Contact the #1 rated Virginia Beach Chiropractic Health Center at (757) 496-3229.