Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic wellness provides relief from nerve and muscle pain.  Chiropractic restores health in a way no other medicine can. A chiropractic adjustment allows the nervous system to heal itself. Restoring the function of your nervous system the pain and dysfunction that was caused by the pinched nerve begins to heal. This is the simplicity and miracle of Chiropractic.

How can Chiropractic care help you?

As a Chiropractor, Dr. Ehle focuses on disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

What to Expect

As a Doctor of Chiropractic he utilizes a hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation, is the primary tool Dr. Ehle uses to correct health concerns that involve the musculoskeletal system. The spine with its intimate relationship with the nervous system participates in the control of most functions in the body. To manipulate a vertebra is to in effect manipulate the nerve that exits the spine next to the vertebra. If you have arm pain, Dr Ehle will assess which nerve is involved in creating the pain and find out where the nerve has been pinched.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo-mobile (restricted in their movement) as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Will I be sore after my chiropractic visit?

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes significant discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Is Chiropractic treatment right for me?

Dr. Ehle may assess your condition through clinical examination and diagnostic imaging to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. He will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

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Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture is an amazing procedure that fixes painful conditions in a way that nothing else can. For spinal conditions often the tissues around the spine has become tight, full of painful trigger points along with a scar like tissue called fibrosis. Because of this, acupuncture is a wonderful addition to the chiropractic adjustment. Acupuncture helps to normalize the tissues around the spine so that the vertebra can function normally.

As a Chiropractor, Dr. Ehle utilizes acupuncture most often for the relief of pain. Headaches, pain in the muscles of the neck, shoulder, upper back, lower back, hips, knees, and almost any type of pain can respond to acupuncture.

What is Acupuncture?

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique, that has been most often studied scientifically, involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the fingers or by electrical stimulation.

Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang (a concept of opposing energies or polarity). Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. According to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state”. Disease is due to an internal ‘imbalance’ of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of Qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians. Meridians have 14 main channels connecting the body in a web-like interconnecting matrix of at least 2,000 acupuncture points.

Acupuncture became better known in the United States in 1971, when a New York Times reporter, James Reston, wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. Due to Chiropractors focus on natural methods to restore health, until recently, they have been the primary source of acupuncture in Texas and the USA.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners, requiring that needles be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards. For example, the FDA requires that needles be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.

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Massage Services

Massage therapy, like chiropractic, is a hands-on technique that brings healing to a tight, stressed body. The hands of a massage therapist are healing hands finding the areas where the body is dealing with day-to-day stresses or overuse that has settle in the muscles.

What are the benefits of our Massage Services?

Dr. Ehle highly recommends massage therapy to augment the chiropractic adjustment. Relaxing tight musculature, and normalizing muscle function, plays a huge role in restoring range of motion (ROM) to the spine and extremities. Massage Therapy has many benefits, some of which are: relieving pain, improving ROM and joint flexibility, stretching adhesions in tissues, and reducing stress and anxiety; thereby, improving sleep.

Our Massage Therapist

Vianca, our massage therapist, is gifted to locate and gently relax and release the tensions built up in stressed or overused muscles. She helps patients recover faster from injuries and episodes of painful muscle tension.

Dr. Ehle applies the chiropractic adjustment to restore nerve supply and increase ROM to the vertebral segment. He enlists Joshua’s help to restore muscle function around the affected area, in order to achieve faster healing and pain reduction.

Getting a massage can be quite beneficial. Scheduling regular massages can do even more. This is the benefit of caring for yourself. Taking part in this form of ‘regularly scheduled self-care’ can play a large role in helping you to maintain your health…remaining more youthful over time. Budgeting time and money for maintaining your health at regular intervals is a worthwhile investment.

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Applied Kinesiology Services

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology is a comprehensive diagnostic technique that assesses the muscles, nerves, acupuncture system, and nutritional status to determine the cause of the problem.
Dr. Ehle’s practice has been centered around the use of Applied Kinesiology (AK) for over 25 years. AK is a technique used to evaluate structural, chemical and mental aspects of health, using manual muscle testing, along with other standard methods of diagnosis. Using AK, the doctor finds a muscle that is ‘imbalanced’, and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The doctor then decides the treatment that will best restore balance to the patient’s muscles.

In practice, if someone has shoulder pain, there are about 15 muscles that make the shoulder function properly. If one or more of the muscles does not work well, the weakness will produce tendinitis and pain around the joint. Dr. Ehle tests the muscles of the shoulder to understand the specific weakness and problem. He will find the specific correction needed to strengthen the muscles and restore normal shoulder function. The muscles may need better nerve supply, so Dr. Ehle will administer a chiropractic adjustment. There may be a weak acupuncture meridian causing the muscle weakness. Stimulation will be applied to the acupuncture system to strengthen the muscle. There may be a weak and congested organ that is causing the muscle weakness (such as the liver, stomach or lungs in relating to shoulder function), and nutrients may be needed to improve the organ’s function and, thereby, improve the shoulder function. This same procedure is used for pain in the neck, lower back, hips, and knees.

Who can perform Applied Kinesiology?

AK skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards. These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy, etc. Members of these professions share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). A Doctor using AK during an examination will add a new dimension to standard diagnostics.

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Nutrition & Diet Services

is the chemistry the body uses to live, supply energy, and to heal. Clinical nutrition is the understanding and application of dietary needs and biochemistry. In general illness can be summed up as a deficiency or a toxicity.  We have too little of a nutrient or too much of a substance the body is not handling well.  The most common early sign is fatigue.

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Decompression Services

What is Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical, low force, comfortable way to treat herniated or bulging discs of the low back and neck. Anyone with low back pain with or without leg pain may benefit from spinal decompression therapy of the low back. Also, anyone with neck pain with or without arm pain may benefit from spinal decompression therapy of the neck. Dr. Ehle will conduct a thorough history and examination to find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. In most cases, spinal decompression should be attempted before back surgery to see if the disc can be restored. We cannot Un-surgery the spine.

The Kennedy Decompression System

Dr. Ehle now offers the Kennedy Decompression System. The Kdt NeuralFlex Decompression Table is the most state of the art available today. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding decompression therapy. Doctors have invested too much money in large tables that are actually limited in how a disc problem can be approached. This requires them to charge much higher fees for decompression services. The Kdt NeuralFlex is the most versatile, the most scientifically engineered decompression table for meeting the need for various types of disc injuries and symptom presentations.

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