INNATE Chiropractic Care

We don't pop without a plan! Rather than continually relieving symptom after symptom like traditional practitioners, we focus on the core of the problem(s). We analyze as many components of your physical (structural) and mental (neurological) makeup to determine the underlying cause of what you're experiencing. Then we develop a comprehensive, tailor-made solution with you so we can get your body and mind aligned back properly so you can stop suffering and get on living the life you want and deserve.

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Our methods addresses spinal cord tension and pressure, indications of underlying neurological interference. The goal is to restore proper function and tone to the nervous system. As a result, the physiology of the patient normalizes, producing a healthier body and life experience.

Innate Chiropractic Care is a synthesis MC2 Methods, Tonal Pediatrics, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Methods, Light Force Adjusting, Spears Painless Technique, Thompson Technique, Diversified Technique, Logan Basic Technique, and Instrument Assisted Adjusting.

Using these techniques, it allows us to safely and gently adjust people of all ages and concerns. Positive changes have been seen with newborns to elderly and from the wellness client with no symptoms to people with advanced conditions such as cancer.

Chiropractic Adjustments

If you have never looked into the world of chiropractic, you could be missing out on an important modality for helping you enjoy optimal health, wellness, comfort, and injury recovery. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine and nervous system can ease pain, enhance joint motion, improve your posture, and help your nervous system function normally. That's why we're happy to offer this non-surgical healing modality at our chiropractic clinic.

The Purpose of Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment

The human spine consists of a complex arrangement of vertebrae, discs, joints, and the muscle groups that allow the spine to twist, turn, and bend. It also hosts the spinal cord, with major nerves running through the vertebral spaces to serve the rest of the body.

Unfortunately, many problems can afflict this delicate combination of moving and non-moving parts. Even the smallest subluxation, or joint imbalance, can limit joint motion, causing neck or back pain. Dislodged or herniated discs can press against nerve roots, producing neurological discomfort or weakness in the extremities while also affecting your systemic health. An unbalanced spine may throw the rest of your body out of balance, leaving you with chronic aches and pains.

Chiropractic spinal adjustment can relieve these problems. Dr. Nicholas Hagan uses manual or instrument-assisted techniques that deliver small but focused force to spinal components, restoring proper neurophysiological function. By normalizing your spinal alignment, we can ease neurological symptoms, reduce muscular strain, and help your neck and back move more freely.

What to Expect From Your Adjustment Session

Chiropractic spinal manipulation can be performed safely on most individuals of all ages, including newborns. An initial evaluation analyzes your spinal alignment, checking for any imbalances that may be producing your health challenges. Innate Health and Wellness will ensure that you are a good candidate for chiropractic adjustment before proceeding. Repeated chiropractic adjustments help the body accept the changes in joint position, although you may feel substantial relief almost immediately.

Don't be alarmed if you hear a popping or cracking sound during your spinal adjustment. This harmless phenomenon occurs when trapped gases escape from within the joints.

If you're ready to boost your health, flexibility, balance, and everyday comfort, our chiropractic team is ready to help you achieve those goals. Contact our clinic (573) 808-7121 to discuss the details of chiropractic spinal manipulation and schedule an initial appointment.

INNATE Nutritional Support

Women with nutritious food in kitchenOur Chiropractic office in Columbia is available for nutritional advice.

In this day and age, specialization seems to be the norm. However, Innate Health and Wellness believes that a broader approach to health actually produces better results.

Dr. Nicholas Hagan tends toward an integrated approach to physical wellness, with "whole body" treatment that encourages lifestyle and nutritional changes, meditation, and relaxation, physical and mental exercise, and positive reinforcement. Dr. Hagan in addition to non-invasive, drug-free treatment to promote necessary healing from accidents or injury, small changes in lifestyle and diet can be life-changing.

A Coordinated Approach to Wellness

Dr. Hagan knows that life is busy and stressful. While we cannot adequately stress the importance of regular exercise and proper diet, we understand that major change is difficult. But, in addition to helping our patients with posture and corrective exercises to promote healing, we emphasize diet, regular exercise, sleep, and a positive mindset.

Our culture has become increasingly sedentary. Along with job stress, modern habits can take a toll on both physical and mental health. We see the results. A growing number of younger people are now overweight or obese. The number of people with diabetes and heart problems has grown steadily in the past couple of decades. As a society, we now consume more pills than ever before. We are, in some ways, less fit than previous generations.

Finding Better Ways to Fitness and Health

However, that can all change. Dr. Hagan recommends a regular program of exercise for 20 to 30 minutes at least three or four times a week. A gym membership isn't necessary. A brisk walk or Modern dance moves are great ways to reap the benefits! Play a game of pickup basketball, or touch football, go canoeing with the family or take up yoga to reap the dual benefits or stretching and meditation.

Eat simple meals that are heavy on fruit, vegetables, and fiber; include whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Lessen your dependence on coffee and sweets. Limit alcohol and soda consumption. If you still smoke, quit. Take brown bag lunches to work or school, and skip the drive-through lanes -- your budget will stretch further as well. Cook at home.

Let Your Chiropractor Guide You

Visit local farmers markets, or plan a "kitchen garden" to experience true fresh flavors and the great taste of just-picked tomatoes or fruits. Spend a few weekend hours cooking meals to freeze if your weekday schedules are jammed.

For additional ideas, simply schedule a consultation with Dr. Hagan at (573) 808-7121 who is always available to help you reclaim your vitality and set you on the path to lasting wellness.

Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Women having neck stretchedOur Chiropractic office near Columbia is available for chiropractic stretching & strengthening exercises.

If you suffer from chronic pain, stiff ligaments, tight muscles, or frequent injuries, Dr. Nicholas Hagan may prescribe stretching and strengthening exercises on top of any joint adjustments or other treatments you may need.

These exercises can play a vital role in helping you regain control of your body, improve your range of motion, and enjoy a more pain-free lifestyle. Here's a look at some of the remarkable ways stretching and strengthening exercises can boost your quality of life, along with some specific examples of exercises Dr. Hagan might recommend.

The Value of Stretching and Strengthening Your Body

Exercise, in general, has shown some important benefits for individuals struggling with injuries, chronic pain, and other musculoskeletal problems. For instance, aerobic exercise enhances blood circulation and fluid drainage, which can help control swelling and feed more healing oxygen to the tissues.

Stretching and strengthening exercises promise some special benefits of their own. Stretches can release pent-up muscle tension and limber up the tissues to ease muscle spasms, making the everyday motion more comfortable, and reduce your injury risk. Strengthening also reduces injury risk by granting extra stability to the key muscle groups that maintain your posture, symmetry, and balance.

Stretching Exercises to Keep Your Tissues Flexible

Dr. Hagan will evaluate your current range of motion and medical status before prescribing stretching exercises. Common stretches that help to manage pain and improve flexibility include:

  • Forward, backward, and side neck tilts to loosen neck muscles
  • Downward neck release exercises to free up the back of the neck
  • Shoulder rolls to relax the tissues connecting your shoulders to your neck
  • Cobra stretches, cat-cow stretches, spinal bridges, and seated spinal twists to improve mid-back flexibility
  • Stretches that target the pelvic girdle, knees, wrists, tailbone, or lower back
  • Strengthening Exercises to Support Your Musculoskeletal System
  • Strengthening exercises typically target the muscle groups responsible for maintaining musculoskeletal alignment.

Dr. Hagan may recommend a routine that includes:

  • Chin tucks, which strengthen the muscles that support your head
  • The prone cobra, an exercise that targets the shoulders, neck, and upper back
  • A standing exercise called the back burner that works both the back and the chest
  • Curl-ups, side bridges, and other exercises to build the core muscles that support your lower back

Ask our Innate Health and Wellness at (573) 808-7121 to team for more information on how stretching and strengthening exercises can help you feel and function better!

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