Welcome To Chiropractic First
Back Pain grand rapidsBut there’s nothing “normal” about living with any kind of pain, including back pain. Pain is never the problem. It is always the result of something causing the pain. That something can affect your health in a significant way. Here at Chiropractic First in Wyoming/Kentwood, we can provide natural solutions to the underlying cause, alignment problems, injuries, musculoskeletal stresses and nerve impingement issues that contribute to back pain.
Why Does Back Pain Happen?
Pain always occurs for a reason, even if that reason isn’t immediately obvious, and the same holds true for back pain. Sometimes the reason is quite clear, especially in the aftermath of a traumatic car accident, fall or other injury situation. Violent jolts to the spine can force it out of alignment, pinching nerve roots and straining muscles. Muscle strain and herniated discs are a common problem for people who try to lift a heavy object in an unsafe manner. Torn muscles produce acute pain and stiffness; herniated discs are not only extremely painful in their own right — they also pinch nearby nerve roots to create additional pain.
But back pain doesn’t always have a clear, dramatic cause. Many types of back pain are the result of everyday posture problems, a long-simmering spinal misalignment or degenerative spinal conditions. Constant stooping or slouching, aided and abetted by poor muscle tone, can put stress on the spinal joints and discs, promoting muscle spasms, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and a form of vertebral slippage called spondylolisthesis.
Grand Rapids Chiropractic Adjustment and Other Techniques for Back Pain
The good news is that all these causes have solutions which may not require drugs or surgery. Our chiropractor at Chiropractic First, Dr. James Heath, can discover the root of your back pain so conservative measures can be used to treat it. Chiropractic adjustments are done to correct a misalignment to relieve joint pain, muscle strain and nervous system dysfunction. Spinal decompression can relieve the pain of a herniated disc by restoring the disc to its normal position and facilitating its healing. Massage therapy can relieve pain from injured back muscles and loosen chronically tight muscle groups.
Maintaining Spinal Health and Wellness through Our Chiropractor
Avoiding back pain altogether is better than having to get treatment for it. Our chiropractor can prescribe smart preventative strategies for maintaining the health and wellness of your spine at all times. For example:
If your lower back has a curvature issue that makes you prone to back pain, we may prescribe corrective wedges for nighttime support.
A personalized exercise plan can help you keep your back limber and strong so you can maintain a healthier posture.
Periodic spinal and postural screenings can help us make certain that your spinal column and nervous system are still providing optimal pain-free function.
Fighting Back Against Back Pain in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Wyoming MI
Chiropractic First is your ally against back pain in Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming MI. Call 616-219-2383 today to launch a new chapter in your spinal health and wellness!
Comprehensive Chiropractic Services
At Chiropractic First, you are our priority. Many of the patients we see in our office come in because they suffer from some type of symptom. This could be neck pain, back pain, low back pain, headaches, sciatica, scoliosis, arm pain, leg pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle spasms, or otherwise uncontrolled pain. However, our patients remain with us long term because of the outstanding health benefits we provide.
Undergoing Chiropractic treatment can help ensure your overall medical wellness. At Chiropractic First in Wyoming, our main goal has always been to provide personalized chiropractic treatment at a reasonable price. Our Chiropractor utilizes the latest and greatest chiropractic techniques, promoting faster recovery time with shorter treatment time. You can be sure that our team is focused on getting you to your healthiest!
Real Customer Testimonials
“My daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis by an orthopedist. After her 5 year check-up by our pediatrician, she was sent to get x-rays. We left the ortho’s office with a prescription for a brace for her to wear for the next 8+ years for 12+ hours a day. We were told the brace would not correct the scoliosis but would hopefully slow it enough that she would not need surgery. We were not happy with this diagnosis so we decided to bring her to see Dr. Heath since I was already a patient of his. We notified the ortho that we were holding off on getting the brace and made a follow up appointment in 4 months to get new x-rays. To the orthos’s shock and amazement her curves had decreased and he downgraded her diagnosis to spinal asymmetry. We were elated! Thanks to Dr. Heath we have negated the need for a brace and hopefully further treatment from the ortho!”
“I go to see Dr.J. 3 times, maybe 4 times a week, and he is awesome. Dr. J is very good in his practice. I remember when I first started there – I was in deep pain, and now I’m feeling a little better. The girls in the office are very very special. Crystal, Edialia and Neda are amazing and they keep the office running smoothly. Big ups to Dr. James Heath and the workers at Chiropractic First. Love you guys!!!!”
Meet Dr. James Heath
Dr. James Heath was born in Howell Hospital in Howell, Michigan, in 1966 but grew up in a small nearby town called Pinckney. He grew up with three brothers and one sister, and as the number four kid, life was never boring. His first job was at the age of 13 as a short order cook working 40 hours a week in a local restaurant and he has worked hard ever since.
Dr. Heath graduated high school then attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a Biology/Chemistry degree. After pursuing different career paths, he went back to school to become a Chiropractor.
“I have a handful of moments in my life that I recall very vividly… When I met my wife for the first time and the day my children were born are the most vivid… The day I decided to become a chiropractor is certainly etched in my memory. That day has been life changing. I feel that being a chiropractor and helping others is something that I was meant to do and I feel honored by the trust my patients put in me every day.”
After graduating from Life University with his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Heath began his chiropractic practice in Wyoming, Michigan in November of 1998, at the same location where he practices now. Over the past two decades, Dr. Heath has helped thousands of people live a healthier life. Dr. Heath is a husband to Jeannie and a father of two children, Samantha and Jimmy.
Dr. Heath practices with passion, total commitment and hard work. He cares for you and your family as he cares for his own. His practice members will tell you he is an honest man with a great outlook and warm personality whose care and conviction of purpose in helping people achieve maximum health through chiropractic is apparent in everything he does.