Chiropractic care is an excellent resource for nurturing healthy habits as you end your discomfort and strengthen your body. At Creek Stone Integrated Medical, we provide a full-service approach to your care, initiating comprehensive chiropractic solutions that empower and embolden.
Dr. Williams is an expert on the musculoskeletal system, utilizing several non-invasive, evidence-based methods to enhance the healing process. We aim to end your pain at the source of it, not cover it up. We’ll find the cause of your symptoms to allow for a true recovery and keep you out of our clinic and enjoying life.
Chiropractic care helps your body find its full function so you can live pain-free. Don’t let discomfort stand in your way for another second.
Chiropractic care is a treatment that involves the proper function of your body’s neuromusculoskeletal structure without the need for medication or surgery.
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a health care professional who focuses on the diagnosis as well as treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders through the use of manual adjustment or manipulation of the spine, exercise, strengthening, mobility, and proper function.
Chiropractic care is administered to relieve pain and improve the functionality of different parts of the body. It also enhances the general health state of the patient.
Chiropractic Care Techniques
Chiropractic adjustments are an ancient remedy for those suffering from acute and chronic injuries to the soft tissues and joints. The technique provides effective, safe, proven results.
Adjustments are commonly applied to the spine but can be delivered to many areas of the body experiencing dysfunction.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
When joints and soft tissues become restricted, chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations are often all you need to restore proper function.
Adjusting involves a controlled, manual thrust to a targeted area. This thrust does a lot but some of the key things would be to restore proper movement, increase proprioception, and has an effect on the pain inhibitory complex. . Chiropractic adjustments often provide immediate pain relief, improved flexibility, and better balance.
When the joints and tissues of the body become compromised, many everyday movement patterns are too. Hips, shoulders, knees- all of these require a full range of motion to deliver their promises to our daily routine. When injured, discomfort can interfere with several aspects of life, from work to social to physical activity to concentration and beyond.
Chiropractic adjustments treat the injury at the source, effectively correcting the body so you can move better, in a healthier, more productive way.
Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
This is a common question among those unfamiliar with chiropractic care. Dr. Williams has been providing adjustments for decades and has seen remarkable results and benefits for patients of all ages, lifestyles, and abilities.
With the constant demands placed on the musculoskeletal system, the body is prone to wear and tear, among numerous other injuries. Adjusting is safe, painless, and offers quick, effective resolution to your discomfort. Your goal is to get pain-free; ours is to find solutions that keep you that way.
While, in some cases, manual manipulations may lead to tenderness for a couple of hours, your body will soon find improved comfort and function with little to no downtime.
Chiropractors rely on manual and instrument-assisted techniques to help the body heal naturally. Our Amarillo chiropractic clinic uses various strategies to ensure you get the care you need and feel comfortable with.
With our selection of services, we can determine the cause of your symptoms and ensure we target the precise area of concern.
Non-invasive methods commonly paired with adjustments include:
- Soft tissue therapies
- Physical rehabilitation
- Spinal decompression
- And more
At Creek Stone Integrated Medical, we nurture a quick recovery by comprising effective therapies with our adjusting methods.
To further enhance your recovery, we may provide stretching and muscle activation exercises to strengthen the body and provide more flexibility and improved joint health.
Why Creekstone Integrated Care?
Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the muscles, bones, and nerves and how the disorders within these systems can affect general health long term. It is designed to naturally treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show that patients get good to excellent results with chiropractic in 80% to 90% of those who suffer from headaches, neck pain, and back pain.
The care we provide is non-invasive and cost-effective. Our treatment plans are created conservatively, with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient.
Chiropractic is a responsible place to start your health journey, it may reduce the need for surgery or pain medication, and it promotes comprehensive wellness and strength.
We've had success treating patients with the following injuries and symptoms:
- Back pain and low back pain
- Neck pain and tech neck
- Headaches and migraines
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain, tennis elbow, and golfer's elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, and hand pain
- Hip pain and sciatica
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain and foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Radiating pain
- Postural pain
- Auto accident injuries
- Sports injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Herniated discs, slipped discs, and disc bulges
- Degenerative disc disease
- Joint pain
- And more
Expect to get an individualized treatment plan with our team when you work with us. We want you to resume your activities as soon as possible, living to your fullest potential, so we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to your care
Chiropractic is a proven way to heal and optimize your body. It supports overall function, seeking to find the source of symptoms, so you stay healthy and minimize the opportunity for re-injury.
The benefits of chiropractic care are numerous and can include the following:
Chiropractic care is excellent at helping you get rid of the pain
Nobody likes being in pain, especially when it has lasted for a long time. Dr. Williams is a chiropractic orthopedist and Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He specializes in ending chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal issues so you can move freely and live an active lifestyle comfortably.
Chiropractic care attempts to treat the source and not just the symptoms
Using shots, muscle relaxers, and pain medications may only treat the symptoms of your condition. While our medical services can be an excellent supplement to recovery, chiropractic care helps by going directly after the cause of the pain. When pain is treated at the source, there is a lower risk of developing such symptoms later.
Chiropractors are specially trained in spinal manipulative therapy, exercise, and rehab, which all help improve movement dysfunction through strengthening, stretching, and shoring up the support structures of the frame.
Chiropractic care does not require taking medication
Some people react adversely to medications, and their continuous use to treat stress or pain symptoms can become addictive. Chiropractic care alone does not involve medication. It’s a hands-on treatment involving adjustments and manipulation of the spine, exercise, rehab, and several other treatment options.
Other treatment methods can complement chiropractic care
Chiropractic care can be combined with other treatment methods to provide quicker, safer patient healing.
Our team is skilled in many modalities, such as medical services, non-surgical spinal decompression, low-level laser, acupuncture, instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation, and many more.
Other benefits include:
- Improved joint function and health
- Restored comfort and pain relief
- Muscle and soft tissue strengthening
- Improved circulation
- Reduced inflammation
- Faster recovery process with little to no downtime
- Increased energy
- Increased focus
- Enhanced physical performance
- Less mental stress
- Improves sleep quality
- Improves overall quality of life
- And more
Chiropractic offers various treatment options under its umbrella, which can be tailored to your specific needs.
If you are in the Amarillo, TX area, now is a good time to call the only Fellowship-trained, Board-Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist in all of West Texas, west of the I-35 corridor. We are ready and prepared to get you better, faster, for good.
Let’s get you living in comfort starting today.
Our process is simple:
- A thorough discussion of your medical history, current pain points, goals, and abilities
- A full-body evaluation and physical
- A healing strategy consistent with your requirements
You will start your recovery on day one after the therapies we design around your needs are agreed to.
Comfort is so close. Contact us, and let’s get started!
We can help you make an informed decision.
If you have chronic pain or are suffering from a neuromusculoskeletal health challenge, the most important aspect of recovering is choosing the right healthcare practitioner.
Here are some of the best questions to ask:
What experience do you have in the field of chiropractic?
It is important to find out the level of experience of the chiropractor you work with. An experienced chiropractor should be well-versed in treating different conditions. You may request a free consultation from the chiropractor and use that opportunity to find out how successful the chiropractor is in treating a specific health condition. The important thing is you feel comfortable with the doctor you choose.
You may want to ask how long the doctor has been in practice and whether they have specialized or additional training beyond a Doctor of Chiropractic.
For example, the elite 2% of doctors in the profession achieve specialization and get a Diplomate. Diplomate specializations can be in fields such as orthopedics, neurology, sports, and rehabilitation, to name a few. Doctors with specialization are typically much more capable of helping you get over the hump and resolve your complaint. Dr. Williams has two Diplomate/Fellowships. One in Orthopedics and one in Forensics to be an expert witness at trial.
What techniques or treatment strategies do you practice?
Chiropractors use different techniques in providing relief for patients with various musculoskeletal conditions. You may ask the chiropractor if they can perform multiple chiropractic techniques to treat other health conditions.
Inquire whether or not the doctor incorporates a multifaceted approach. For example, the research literature shows that a robust system of exercise and rehabilitation combined with spinal manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustments) provides superior outcomes compared to treatment modalities that stand alone. A back doctor in Amarillo should be implementing a broad management approach to solving their patients’ pain.
More recent research has shown the incredible effectiveness of acupuncture, massage therapy, balance training, spinal decompression, and low-level laser as modalities chiropractors can use as leverage against your pain. This is according to the world’s largest medical association, the American College of Physicians.
What is your average visit recommendation or case length?
If you are offered 50 treatments in a year, you are not in the right office. You should leave.
A common tactic for some chiropractors is to take X-rays of the neck area. Even if there has been no trauma or reason to take X-rays, they then begin pointing out how there is a decreased curve in your neck and all of the horrible things a decreased curve can lead to. They then tell you they can fix it, but it will take around 50-70 visits within a year, and you can pay for that upfront if you like.
The first thing you need to know is that the measure of a good chiropractor should be how FEW visits it takes to get past your pain and get on with your life. The second thing to understand is that any recommendations beyond three visits per week for 2-4 weeks as a trial period, according to most guidelines and experts in the field, are simply out of line and are not patient-centered.
Patient-centered means that the doctor will do everything in the best interest of the patient, not in the best interest of profit to the doctor’s office.
When profit comes before the patient, it is termed a ‘doctor-centered’ practice.
Patient-centered practices have shorter trial recommendations, and the treatment schedule is adjusted by how you respond to treatment. Anything less indicates you should look for a different doctor.
How much are your fees?
The amount of money charged for treatment may differ among chiropractors in Amarillo based on several factors, including their level of expertise. A good, responsible, and open office will be clear about their fees upfront. Feel free to ask about your visit's cost before you start. It should be customary to cover costs before commencing treatment.
It is important to understand that a doctor is compensated according to their education, experience, and skill level. Just because one is more expensive than the other does not mean they are unethical. For example, you would expect to pay an orthopedic surgeon a higher fee to evaluate you than you would expect to pay a general practitioner. In the same way, you should expect to pay a chiropractic specialist (a Diplomate) more for your evaluation and treatment than your regular run-of-the-mill general family chiropractor. The clinical assessment is at a higher level, as is every aspect of treatment.
Regardless, any office that is patient-centered is happy to go over their fees with you and have staff specially trained in billing that is capable of helping.
Do you provide free consultations?
Some patients would prefer a situation where they can sit with the chiropractor to explain their condition and determine if the chiropractor would be competent in taking good care of them. You can call the office to find out if the chiropractor would give you a free consultation for your first visit. Most are happy to set aside a few minutes to meet with you, discuss if they think they can help, and have the staff show you around the facility.
No-charge consultations can go a long way to alleviating the fear of the unknown in apprehensive patients and helping them get over any mental barriers to calling and making an appointment.