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What conditions can Chiropractic care help?


Allergies are a reaction by your immune system to an allergen, which can result in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, and rashes. These symptoms are caused when your immune system produces histamines in an attempt to protect your body against the allergen.

When your nervous system is under stress from spinal misalignment and not functioning properly, your immune system cannot work at an optimal level. Chiropractors work with the nervous system by aligning the spine to relieve any stress on nerves. This allows the immune system to work more efficiently, fighting off infections while recognizing allergens. When your immune system recognizes allergens, it will not overreact to them, or at least not react as severely to them.

Chiropractic can help reduce the severity and the frequency of your allergies because it allows your body to be better equipped to handle them.

Disc Problems

Intervertebral discs are pads tightly fixed between the vertebrae in the spine. These discs allow movement of the spine, separate the vertebrae and keep them from rubbing together. The rubbery middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture. Discs can also begin to weaken and dehydrate with age. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause pain.

Surgery is risky, expensive, and requires recovery time. In many cases, you may experience pain relief from through chiropractic care. By properly aligning the spine, pressure can be relieved on nerves and on the discs themselves. This will reduce and hopefully eliminate your pain and discomfort and allow you to live a normal lifestyle.


The main symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic pain throughout the body, mainly located in joints. The pain may be achy, sharp, radiating, burning, or shooting and it may be mild or severe. Fibromyalgia can also bring on other conditions like trouble sleeping, headaches, depression, and anxiety. While there is no known cure, chiropractic treatment can help to uncover what may be causing the pain and provide relief. The added effects of chiropractic treatment such as increased energy levels, better circulation, and a stronger immune system can also help to fight the effects of fibromyalgia.


Tightness in the neck and shoulders can misalign the vertebrae of your neck, resulting in pain and headaches. The pain can start at the base of the skull and radiate into the temples, eyeballs, and forehead. Massage of the neck and shoulder muscles can release tension, and a chiropractic adjustment can realign the vertebrae in your neck. Chiropractic can help eliminate the cause of your headaches rather than offering a temporary relief from the symptoms..

Joint Dysfunction

Joint dysfunction occurs when joints become stiff and full movement is restricted. It can be caused by an injury, poor posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, muscle imbalance, as well as other factors. Like arthritis, joint dysfunction can cause pain in the joint and the surrounding muscles, and can also cause problems in other parts of the body due to overcompensation. One common form of joint dysfunction is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which occurs where the base of the spine meets the pelvis. It causes low back pain and prohibits movement. This condition is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to sciatica or a herniated disc.

Neck/Back Pain

Pain along the spinal column in your neck or back is usually caused by subluxations, or misalignments of your vertebrae. A small misalignment can cause pain by causing pressing on the nerves. Left untreated, these subluxations can cause muscle spasms and increasing pain. Unlike the temporary relief from pain relievers, chiropractic treats the cause of the pain with adjustments to properly align your spine so that pressure on joints and nerves is released.


Arthritis is a condition that is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage between joints. Some of the major joints that are affected are the knees, hips, back, neck, and hands/wrist. Arthritis can be painful and can cause the affected areas to not function properly. Arthritis in one area can cause arthritis or other problems in a different joint. For instance, if you have arthritis in your left knee, you may compensate for this by putting more pressure on your right side, leading to right hip problems.
Pain killers can cause temporary relief from pain and discomfort, but it is not a long term solution. Chiropractic can alleviate pain by releasing pressure on the nervous system with proper alignment. It can also restore proper joint movement, helping to ensure that you use proper motion so that you do not cause injury to other parts of your body. We are not concerned strictly with the affected area, but rather the body as a whole.


This condition is pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back and leg when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. Bulging discs, spinal subluxations, and muscle spasms can all cause increased pressure on the sciatic nerve.


Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.

Chiropractic adjustments and alignments can help with these types of injuries. The pressure on the discs and nerves is released when the spine is returned to its proper alignment. Chiropractic massage can be used to help relieve the pain and discomfort from soft tissue injuries. If you have been in a car accident, schedule an appointment with us before relying on pain medications and surgery.

Therapeutic Services

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. For more information visit the ART website.

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Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident. When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.

There are many conditions that can be relieved through chiropractic. The best way to treat these conditions is to prevent them before they even start. Regular chiropractic visits can help to prevent physical problems and injuries from occurring. Other potential benefits of regular chiropractic visits are increased flexibility and mobility, higher level of energy, improved posture, more effective immune system, better circulation, and an overall better feeling of well-being.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to pain management and alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Clients also often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

Gift certificates are available for just saying, "thank you " or for holiday, birthdays, anniversary, get well, etc.

Cancellations should respectfully be done 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time. Otherwise, we reserve the right to accept payment in full. If using a gift certificate, failure to notify in a timely manner could result in a forfeit of the gift certificate. Please be courteous and give appropriate notice of cancellation. We want to give you a wonderful experience.

Monday: 9:30 – 5:30pm (Beth)
Tuesday: 10am – 3pm (Tami)
Wednesday: 9:30am – 1:30pm (Beth)
Thursday: 2pm – 7pm (Tami)
Friday: 9am – 3pm (Tami)
Saturday: Closed

Acupuncture is actually only one modality under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which also includes Moxibustion, Herbs, Nutrition, and Bodywork. Carolyn utilizes Acupuncture, moxibustion, and bodywork to facilitate long-term healing while providing immediate relief. This is achieved by discovering the root of your problem, instead of only covering up the symptoms. One or several of these healing techniques may be part your individual treatment plan, which will be determined after your initial intake.

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses a unique diagnosis system that is very different from the Western medical approach. Diagnosis is based on a pattern of several symptoms in addition to tongue and pulse readings. Your condition and progress is evaluated through the qualities of your pulse and the appearance of your tongue. Each appointment will include thorough questioning, pulse reading, and tongue diagnosis.  Acupuncture is then performed by inserting fine, hair-like needles into specific points on the body and ears.

Points are carefully chosen based on a thorough intake process during your first visit. The points are located on meridians, which are a communication network throughout your entire body.  Gentle stimulation is sometimes applied to the needles through manual manipulation or through the use of a subtle electrical current (referred to as “e-stim”). Western medical research confirms that these acupuncture points interact with the local muscles, related organs, brain activity, and hormone levels. Because Acupuncture points have an effect on both physical and chemical levels, it is used to treat a wide variety of conditions including: pain, digestion, headaches, insomnia, weight loss, smoking cessation, infertility, depression, side effects from chemotherapy, the common cold

Gift certificates are available for just saying, "thank you " or for holiday, birthdays, anniversary, get well, etc.

Cancellations should respectfully be done 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time. Otherwise, we reserve the right to accept payment in full.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm

For more details visit Carolyn's website: Romako Acupuncture

Nutritional Coaching

Standard Process and MediHerb

Nutritional scientists are continually discovering what we at Standard Process have taught and practiced since 1929: Micronutrients, both known and unknown, found only in whole foods are more essential to health than selected vitamins and minerals taken away from their complete food matrix.
Our product formulas contain unique combinations of whole foods (whole plants, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, and botanicals), which contain essential vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals to provide optimal health for your patients. Ingredients are selected for their specific supportive effects in metabolism. For more information visit the Standard Process website.

Anabolic Labs

Founded in 1924, Anabolic Laboratories combines it's expertise in pharmaceutical, Rx nutritional and nutritional supplements manufacturing to formulate and develop products utilizing many of the same cGMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) mandated by the USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) for prescription and over the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products. As a United States federally regulated and inspected pharmaceutical manufacturer, their quality control, manufacturing, and quality assurance requirements are the most stringent in the world. Anabolic Laboratories nutritional products exceed required standards for manufacturing nutritional supplements. For more information visit the Anabolic Labs website.

Phoenix Bioperformance

Phoenix Bioperformance is dedicated to optimizing human performance and eliminating pain! Phoenix KinetiCream is our flagship product.  It is an effective pain relieving cream using a unique delivery system that penetrates deep into the tissue to deliver powerful natural ingredients to the source of your pain! A brand-new formulation that includes Cetyl Myristoleate Complex, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Bromelain, Papain, Willow Bark, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and several other anti-inflammatory ingredients, Phoenix KinetiCream goes to work immediately to reduce pain and inflammation. Our users have reported nearly miraculous results from the very first use!

Commonly used daily for muscle fatigue and soreness resulting from exercise and physical activity, Phoenix KinetiCream is also used to relieve painful areas following injury or medical conditions that cause chronic pain. Phoenix KinetiCream is perfect for anyone who wants a fantastic topical pain reliever.  Athletes, both professional and recreational, rave about the results, but this is a product designed for everyone!

For more information visit the Phoenix Bioperformance website.

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Purification is the process of addressing the natural toxins in the body. Standard Process' four purification products work synergistically in two separate Standard Process purification programs to give the body the resources it needs so that it can purify and rebuild itself naturally...

What are the benefits of purification?

A purification program can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing natural toxins and byproducts of daily metabolism to be eliminated. By participating in a purification program, you may notice the following:

  • Improved weight management results
  • Increased energy/vitality
  • Better digestion
  • Less bloating
  • Clearer skin
  • Shinier hair
  • Better sleep
  • Clearer thinking
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How is purification different than any other diet?

The Standard Process Purification Program is not a diet. It is a program that helps you live a healthier life by purifying, nourishing, and maintaining a healthy body and weight. Our purification program emphasizes supplements and whole foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, while limiting high-calorie, refined foods and saturated fats. Nourishing yourself with nutrient-rich foods will provide the complex combination of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are needed to protect the body and promote optimal health.†

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