People often seek Chiropractic care for relief from injury, stress, or chronic pain.  Chiropractic treats the underlying causes of these problems, rather than simply treating and temporarily relieving the symptoms. The objective of the Chiropractic adjustment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, decreased nerve irritability, reduced muscle spasm, decreased pain and improved function.  The adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebrae for the purpose of restoring proper mechanical function and range of motion.  

People of all ages can enjoy healthier and more functional living through Chiropractic care.  Dr. Shields specializes in geriatric care.  For seniors, this treatment provides improved spinal function, better mobility, endurance, appetite, and overall improvement in many age-related ailments.  Children and infants are welcome and can also benefit from Chiropractic.  Because spinal trauma can occur at birth, and later childhood activities may cause spinal problems, many parents have their children’s spines checked regularly.  Treatment by spinal manipulation is based upon each patient’s need.

Long-standing or neglected problems often require ongoing care to restore and maintain spinal health.  Many patients prefer to have regular adjustments.  You are encouraged to discuss your expectations and ask questions.  Your course of treatment is ultimately your decision.  When the body is changing through growth or through aging, maintaining good spinal and nervous system health is especially important.  

The following are some conditions that may be treated by Chiropractic:

Ankle Sprains
Arm Pain 
Automobile-Related Injuries (personal injury)
Back Pain (upper and lower back pain) 
Disc Problems 
Elbow Pain (golfer's elbow/medial epicondylitis, tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis)
Headaches (related to TMJ, neck dysfunction and muscular tightness)
Hip Pain (including TFL, IT Band, Bursitis, etc.) 
Knee Pain (including Patellofemoral Syndrome, post-surgical rehabilitation of the ACL, MCL & Meniscus) 
Leg Pain 
Myofascial & Muscular Pain (including trigger points, tender points and muscular imbalances)
Neck Pain & Whiplash (foraminal stenosis, disc-related pain, radiculopathy, etc.)
Scoliosis Management 
Shoulder Pain (including post-surgical rehabilitation of the rotator cuff)

Sports-Related Injuries 
Sprains & Strains 
TMJ Pain 
Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (overuse syndromes)