Welcome to Powell Chiropractic Center! We pride ourselves in handling your medical concerns with extreme care and compassion. Here at PCC we treat patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. We specialize in non-surgical orthopedics and we use a neurological approach to chiropractic care. We also educate the patient on nutrition, proper exercising and stretching techniques.
Nutritional Supplements and Counseling
At our office, we believe that given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capabilities of keeping itself healthy. We also believe that nutrition should be individualized to meet each patients needs. For these reasons and many more, we proudly recommend Standard Process whole food supplements, home grown and produced right here in the USA. Please contact our office today to set up your personal nutritional assessment with the Doctor.
We teach our patients special exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Physical therapy reduces pain and dysfunction by correcting postural and muscle imbalances, eliminating muscle spasms, trigger points, and fibrous tissue adhesions. These all can be achieved through a specific sequence of exercises, manual therapy, and modalities individualized for each patient and their unique condition.
Electrical stimulation and Ultrasound used in combination for the reduction of myofascial trigger points helps to increase function and decrease pain.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Machine this is a machine we use with various conditions such as concussions, post-herpetic neuralgia that can develop in the body after shingles and various other conditions.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Machine (PEMF) which re-energizes damaged cells by inducing electrical changes within the cell that restore it to it's normal healthy state. Because of this, cellular metabolism is boosted, blood cells are regenerated, circulation is improved and oxygen carrying capacity is increased. Ultimately, the immune system becomes healthier, the nervous system relaxes, bones and joints become stronger and vital organs such as liver, kidneys and colon are able to rid themselves of impurities thus detoxifying the body. Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy can reduce pain and improve the quality of life by allowing the body to function as it was designed to do. It increases circulation, energy to cells, cell hydration, bone density, lean muscle mass, flexibility, range of motion, stamina, strength, endurance, immune function, nerve and muscle response. It decreases pain, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, edema, spasms, stress, bruises and contusions. It truly is Magnetically Induced Cellular Exercise. It has repeatedly shown BETTER tissue repair in FAR LESS time, with no adverse reactions. It speeds the healing time of fractured bones and torn tendons. It increases the cellular level of oxygen absorption up to 200%. It improves circulation by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries thus reducing pain, swelling, inflammation and irritation. It causes the pH to become more alkaline, allowing for better oxygen uptake. It influences the ion exchange at the cellular level and greatly improves the oxygen utilization of diseased or damaged tissues. It further influences cell behavior by inducing electrical charges around and within the cell. It improves calcium transport increasing absorption of calcium in bones and cartilage in joints. It works as a catalyst to increase bone density and muscle mass. You can learn more about this wonderful modality by going to www.pemf.us
What to expect on your first visit
On your first visit to Powell Chiropractic you will receive a comprehensive neurological and orthopedic examination. The examination includes joint and muscle/function strength tests, flexibility evaluations, and if necessary, gait analysis and other dynamic testing. X-rays may be taken if needed. The X-rays allow the doctor to develop the most effective plan of care for you as well as, alert him to any serious spinal conditions that you may have. He will then give you an in-depth report of findings, review your X-rays, and let you know exactly what course of action he wishes to take. Allow at least an hour and a half to two hours for the initial visit. Follow-up treatments will only take 20-25 minutes depending on your wait time.
We do except most forms of insurance, as well as automobile accident and workmans compensation cases. On your initial visit we will discuss your financial options, or if you would like to call and give us that information beforehand, feel free to do so. For patients who have little or no insurance coverage, please don’t that stand between you and the health you deserve. Many of our patients pay directly for their care, as they find that chiropractic is very cost- effective and affordable. If you still have questions, please ask to speak to Kathy, she is our financial expert. She will help answer all the questions you might have about cost and insurances.
We do have a number of items that we suggest for home care. These products can be useful to the patient between visits, and are very beneficial to the healing process.
Trigger Wheel– A unique device that is physician designed to give immediate, temporary relief from pain and soreness of muscle related disorders
Foot Wheel – Used to soothe tired, achy feet, associated with plantar fasciitis. The purpose of the foot wheel is to stretch and relax plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot and extinguish myofascial trigger points.
The Stick– The “stick” is widely known as the “toothbrush for muscles”. It aids in removing lactic acid build up in long muscles such as the hamstrings, glutes, traps, deltoids, and many others. By removing the lactic acid build up, it aids in the healing process, by increasing oxygenation, increasing circulation and reducing inflammation.
Biofreeze and ChiroAid– Both of these relieve pain by using cold therapy. These products provide long lasting, deep penetrating pain relief that can last up to several hours, and can be used between office visits.
Chiropractic Pillows– We do sell an assortment of different pillows designed to fit you and your specific needs perfectly. A good pillow can go a long way towards reducing neck pain and inproving your quality of sleep.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the products, or if you have questions regarding the benefits of these items, please feel free to ask any one of our staff members.
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting. A number of our patients have had great results with this diet plan. Call today to set up a consultation or just to ask questions. We would love to help!
At Powell Chiropractic Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our POWELL office.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Donald Wegener has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Donald Wegener can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.