The team at Greenbrier Chiropractic Center looks forward to helping you!
At Greenbrier Chiropractor Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care for our patients. Dr. Pence offers gentle and effective chiropractic treatments that will help you get out of pain and will restore and rehabilitate your spine to further your overall health and wellness.
If you have any questions, please call us at (304) 645-6080 and one of our trained staff will be glad to set up an appointment. Don’t forget to take advantage of our New Patient Specials!
Initial Chiropractic Consultation and Evaluation
To determine whether you may or may not benefit from care at GCC, we will discuss your medical and health history. This well help us find specific health related problems in detail. Further evaluation may include a complete chiropractic examination, a computerized stress and fitness test, and x-rays if necessary.
Following this discovery period, a report of the results will be presented to you regarding your condition and whether or not you are likely to be helped in our office. If your condition is not likely to be helped within our office, we will refer you to see an appropriate health care provider.
GCC has an in-office x-ray service that provides the taking, processing, and professional interpretation of standard x-ray films.
HRV Testing (Heart Rate Variability)
This computerized “mini stress test” provides you with valuable information regarding your general fitness level and your ability to adapt to stress.
Chiropractic Adjustment (To Align the Spine & Elsewhere)
GCC offers full spine and extremity manual adjustments as well as gentle and highly specific adjustments using the hand held integrator instrument. Additional adjusting methods may include flexion/distraction, and drop-table techniques. Most adjustments are performed on specialized tables with the patient in a lying position. Occasionally it is beneficial to adjust the patient while they are seated or standing.
Are you Suffering from Stress?
Internal and external stressors have been Scientifically Proven to contribute to many symptoms and illnesses including:
allergies, migraines, fibromyalgia, heart and organ disease, depression, anxiety, digestive issues (IBS and acid reflux), skin irritations (psoriasis and eczema), arthritis, frequent colds, sleep disorders, food sensitivities and much more.
Prolonged experiences of stress can have a detrimental effect on our health and if not dealt with properly can lead to long-term psychological and physiological problems.
Reduce Stress and Pain with Acupuncture (Drugless!)
As part of a health improvement program and to assist in reducing pain and symptoms, we also offer acupuncture based therapies. This may involve manual, electric, laser, and occasionally needle treatment of acupuncture points and pathways.
Most commonly, we use Acupressure Stress Elimination Technique (ASET) to support and balance the area of complaint and the “stress” glands, the adrenals. We find this especially helpful when addressing chronic pain, sleep difficulty, and stubborn weight issues.
Neuromuscular Re-Education and Localized Massage Therapy
A variety of manual soft-tissue mobilization and muscle/joint balancing techniques are used at GCC. These methods are generally used as an adjunct to the chiropractic adjustment.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLTH)
Just as sunlight enters a plant cell to create photosynthesis, light emitted from a laser can enter a human cell and enhance metabolic processes and healing. At GCC we commonly use LLLTH to treat body surface, scars, burns, and skin problems. When applied more deeply, LLLTH is helpful in treating muscoskeletal sprains and strains such as tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and many other itises.
As a patient we create special “blueprint” exercises designed just for you. This helps strengthen and correct your unique problem. Our supervised exercises may include the use of a vibrating platform. This magnifies by 4 to 6 times the neuromuscular effect of the exercise being performed, thus more workout in less time. Additionally, many exercises can be done in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction.
A relatively new way of supporting injured tissues and joints without restricting joint movement is k-taping. This process provides an ongoing therapeutic effect by improving lymphatic flow and circulation from outside our office.
Nutritional Support for the Chiropractic Case
(Fact: Nutritional deficiencies are extremely common, they are the rule not the exception)
A general “All in One” organic nutritional supplement and dietary modifications may be recommended in order to speed correction of you spinal condition. It has been observed that improvement of ones nutritional status (if needed) significantly accelerates the healing process.
Additionally, a specific joint repair and/or natural anti-inflammatory supplement may be recommended during the initial treatment and acute pain situations.
Furthermore, many chronic pain cases may require a targeted nutritional evaluation in order to fully resolve. Chronic painful conditions are frequently perpetuated by “burdens”, such as accumulated toxic chemical or heavy metals. Other burdens or stressors include food sensitivities, hidden immune challenges and even scars on the surface of the body. Fortunately, if these burdens are present they can be handled by a targeted nutritional approach.
Occasionally, after your initial Chiropractic Evaluation it may be determined that your condition is primarily a nutritional problem. Meaning that your “chiropractic“ complaint is likely secondary to a nutritional deficiency that has created an underlying glandular or an organ system weakness that perpetuates your complaint. In this situation, a comprehensive nutritional evaluation may be recommended in order to determine if you are a candidate for a nutritional healing program.
Greenbrier Chiropractor Center can provide custom nutritional 12-week programs based on an in depth understanding of your individual needs. Dr. Pence can advise you on specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance your return to optimal health and help you achieve your health goals.
Nutrition Response Testing
Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill or non-optimal health. Through our analysis, we test your body’s neurological reflexes. These reflexes are the bod’s way of telling us what and how your nervous system is doing – as its the nervous systems responsibility to regulate the body’s functions for each and every organ. The testing includes organs, glands, joints, muscles, etc.
Since we directly use the body for analysis (versus lab tests) it is faster and tends to be just as (if not more) accurate. There are also no huge expensive machines, no drugs, surgery, needles, or laboratory fees to cover.
The actual procedure is simple and direct with the body providing all of the information and feedback needed. The full body scan analysis allow us to determine the following:
1. Your non-optimal or weakened body areas and the priority of handling;
2. What nutritional deficiencies and/or burdens that may be present (toxins, immune challenges, etc).
3. The exact nutrition support and dietary modification necessary to correct the weakened or non-optimal area.
The body responds to the procedure reliably and consistently. This feedback is so precise that it opens the door to a safe and lasting recovery, even in cases where everything else has failed.
Following your consultation and evaluation, you will be given the results in a way that you can understand, with a designed, customized nutritional program to follow.
The Chiropractic Adjustment (to align the spine and elsewhere)
GCC offers full spine and extremity manual adjustments as well as gentle and highly specific adjustments using the handheld integrator instrument. Additional adjusting methods may include distraction and drop table techniques. Most adjustments are performed on specialized table with the patient in a lying position. Occasionally, however, it is beneficial to adjust the patient while they are seated or standing.
Safe and Effective
Chiropractic Techniques We Use
Dr. Pence helps with pain relief, both in managing pain and eliminating it, through Corrective Chiropractic Care using specialized techniques and equipment including: (list of techniques coming soon)
We find it important to address all extremity problems, especially foot/ankle/knee imbalances as they all relate back to the spine and if not addressed the spinal issue will never correct.
Chiropractic Products & Supplements We Offer
Below are some of the products that we have found over the years to be very helpful in alleviating and correcting conditions:
Cervical Lumbar Pillows (gives the support needed to keep the neck stable and shifts to allow for a more relaxed sleep)
Elastic Lumbar & Joint Supports
Anti-Inflammatory Gels and Sprays
Customized Foot Orthotics (Spinal/Pelvic Stabilizers) by Sole Supports: The feet are the foundation when standing, walking, and running. Research has demonstrated that dysfunctional, flattened arches in the feet are epidemic in our culture. As part of a spinal correction program we commonly recommend customized, bio-mechanically correct foot orthotics by Sole Supports and available in our office.
Conditions We Treat With Chiropractic
and so much more!
Need something that we don’t carry in the office? Just ask! We will specialty order it for you.
We Treat a Wide Variety of Health and Pain Conditions
Foot, Ankle & Knee Problems
Lower Back Pain
Sprains and Strains
Upper Back Pain
Side effects of being properly adjusted and balanced are having better health in general, improved sleep, easier breathing, better digestion, improved asthma, etc.