Chiropractic Care

Holistic chiropractic care is possibly the easiest, most cost effective, safest and most practical way to get out and prevent musculo-skeletal pain.

Having corrected posture and maintaining proper spinal hygiene is important for a number of reasons.

starlist copyChildren’s developing musculoskeletal structures are especially vulnerable to postural trauma. Basic facts about sitting. Salli Systems, 2004.
starlist copyPosture affects and moderates all human functions, both consciously and unconsciously, from breathing, to hormone production, to thinking. Lennon et al. Postural and respiratory modulation of autonomic function, pain, and health. Am J Pain Manage 1994 (4) 36-39.
starlist copyChanges in posture, like changes in segmental motion and alignment, change nerve (afferent) flow into the central nervous system. This nerve flow has a tremendous influence on brain activity and global physiology.
starlist copyIncreasing the stress and consequently strain in the CNS from abnormal static postural positions will cause an increase in intramedullary pressure, increased CSF pressure and increased neural canal pressure. This causes the exchange of oxygen and metabolic materials to and from the cord to reduce.
starlist copyPerhaps the most interesting finding is that increased strain and/or deformation of the central nervous system after neural derangements or damage will directly interfere with the inherent healing capability of the Central Nervous System. Jiang et al. Spine.

The only Board Certified Diplomate in the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (D.A.C.C.P.) in NWI

This is the highest credentials in the chiropractic profession for pre and post pregnant woman and pediatrics.

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (I.C.P.A.) offers a select Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity-

To achieve a Diplomate status with the I.C.P.A. from the Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics in the Academy Council of Chiropractic Family Practice.”

The rigorous, 360 hour curriculum offers techniques and nutritional holistic protocols of care for children and pregnant women.
The entire program covers levels of advanced training additional to what is offered in chiropractic colleges, emphasizing clinical excellence and practical application of these skills.

Prerequisite for the Diplomate program is successful completion of the I.C.P.A. 180 hour Certification program.

In addition to the 180 post graduate classroom hours of Certification, each candidate is required to participate in a Practiced Based Research Network and contribute a case study suitable for publication in a peer reviewed research journal.

Those Doctors who have completed all hours of study and research projects are examined for their proficiency in academics, clinical application and case management.

Once they have successfully passed the final Diplomate exam, they receive Diplomate status of from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.

What Protects your brain and nervous system, or your life force: The Human Skeleton

It is composed of 270 bones at birth – this total decreases to 206 bones by adulthood after some bones have fused together.
So what happens when your bones become subluxated, immobilized, or not in proper alignment?

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The Father of Medicine, as well as The Father of Surgery, The Father of Osteopathic Medicine, and The Father of Chiropractic all asked that same question.

559373_10153249330595788_1847379761_nDid you know all of them practiced spinal manipulation and wrote about it extensively?

In fact, spinal manipulation was used by bone setters 7,000 B.C. in the Orient to treat and cure childhood colicky, ear infections and various childhood illness.

In the modern world, spinal manipulations are primarily handled by chiropractors thanks to the evidence based sciences and are called spinal adjustments, or simply referred to adjustment.

Spinal Adjustments makes chiropractic care one of the most unique primary health care provider and often misunderstood profession in the world.





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Effect of Faulty Lower Back Posture on Vertebra:

— If the pelvis tilts forward, the low back is brought into excessive extension or hyper-lordosis, which shifts more of upper body weight onto the relatively delicate rear vertebral joints making them prone to damage.

Also the excessive curve crowds the rear vertebral joints, and the spaces (foramina) through which nerve roots travel become narrowed (see middle picture of illustration below); nerve impingement is risked if pre-existing disc degeneration has caused loss of disc height, bone spurring and stenosis (narrowing) of foramina through which nerve roots leave the spine. The large central canal containing the Cauda Equina (or spinal cord in thoracic and cervical spine) may also be narrowed.


A 2012 study provides evidence that prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity.

“Risk for Sitting Disease” is calculated using threshold:

  • “Low” risk for sitting under 4 hours per day
  • “Medium” risk for sitting 4 to 8 hours per day
  • “High” risk for sitting 8 to 11 hours per day
  • “Very High” risk for sitting over 11 hours per day

Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 26;172(6):494-500. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.2174.
Sitting time and all-cause mortality risk in 222 497 Australian adults.

If your sitting time is uninterrupted for 2 hours or more it increases glucose and insulin levels and increases risk for diabetes!


Devastating Effects of Vertebral Subluxation (immobilization):

The impact of poor posture and immobilization not only has a bio-mechanical, but a biochemical and cellular component.


Adjust your thinking and your health.

Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back pain, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug­-free approach to healthcare.

Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate nerve tissue that carries every communication between your brain and body. This is why we believe the first step to a healthy and active lifestyle is a healthy spine, free of subluxations. Sub-­lux-­what?


When two or more vertebrae aren’t working together properly, it is known as a subluxation. Subluxations can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms. These misalignments often go unnoticed even while causing major miscommunication between your brain and body.

If a subluxation prevents the nervous system from functioning properly, it will eventually lead to symptoms such as shoulder or elbow pain.

These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong.

Unfortunately, by the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms with routine chiropractic care.


“I am headache free, I can walk without a cane, I can do a lot of things… It has taken a very short time.”

– Jeannette S.

Among other benefits, chiropractic can help with:

• Headaches
• Back and Neck Conditions
• Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
• Arm, Wrist, Shoulder or Elbow Pain
• Stress and Tension Disorders
• Bursitis
• Arthritis
• Chronic Injuries

Our licensed chiropractors are a husband and wife team that promote ongoing wellness by removing subluxations, enabling your body’s powerful ability to heal itself. With regular adjustments, chiropractic also offers a host of health benefits beyond preventative care, and is vital for keeping your body balanced, flexible and feeling its best. Everyone, from growing children to active seniors, can benefit from regular chiropractic care. With our convenient locations, extended hours, no-­wait policy and affordable wellness plans, choosing chiropractic care for the health and wellness of you and your family has never been easier. In fact, most insurance pays for chiropractic care. So don’t delay and call our office today at 219-769-LIFE (5433)

Did You Know?

Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States – only headache is more common.


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Interview with Dr. Trish Hammett about Pregnancy/Pediatrics


“I am a child birth educator and a Douala. I have worked with a number of clients that I have referred… with breach babies that needed to be turned, others with issues… related to pregnancy. I have had my clients breach babies turn with in a few visits and all of them had great things to say about their experience…” – Kristi M.


“I am a Pastor of Tree of Life Baptist Church… I have been seeing Dr. Matt on a regular basis… I came for my back… I brought my MRI and Xray for him to review, and after a month later, my back feels remarkable… This is nothing less than miraculous and I mean that, that’s not something I pull out of the air!” – Pastor Brooks


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