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"Is Chiropractic Care Right for You? Debunking Myths and Exploring Benefits"

Updated: Feb 21

Pain in the lower back

Chiropractic in Pahrump

Should I go to one?

What are my options?




David Lewis, DC, QME


            On February 13, 2023, MedSpine of Pahrump was born.   MedSpine was formed due to significant requests by Pahrump locals after working in the local community over the past couple of years.  The question we pose today is, "Is Chiropractic Care Right for You? debunking myths is important to decide if its right for you.


As people age, they tend to have more and more spinal problems, but why?  There are many reasons why people end up searching for a Chiropractor.  Some people have never been in an auto accident, however, have engaged in sleeping improperly over a period of many years.  Some people have sustained injures exercising in the gym.  Others managed to get injured at work over a long period of time.  We call this cumulative trauma injury. 


            Whatever the reason, people are looking for relief.  So, what are your options.  There are many ways to reach the top of a mountain, however, some methods are more comfortable and effective than others.  Chiropractic, is exactly this. 


            Enter Medspine.  On your first visit, you will be kindly greeted by staff and informed of what to expect.  You will then be evaluated by a qualified Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. Lewis will then determine a course of action for your condition.  Before any treatment is rendered you will completely understand why you have your condition, what it will take to fix it, and how long it will take.  More importantly, we will give you the keys to preventing the cause from recurring in the future.  Dr. Lewis is well-known for providing world class patient education which is why most of his patients are by direct referral from other patients. 


            Q:  Is it true that once you go to a chiropractor, you have to go for life? 


Answer:  This is a loaded question.  You would never ask a dentist the same question because you already know the answer, your teeth would eventually fall out or suffer needlessly.  When you exercise, do you only need to go one time and your fit for life, of course not.  The truth:  Your spine, like your teeth or your muscles require maintenance.  You only get one spine, and it’s the same spine you had as a child, and it’s the same one you will grow old with.  If you don’t maintain it, you may not be able to work or enjoy your life. Take care of it, and you will maintain your upward mobility long into your golden years. 


Q:  Is it okay for me to try to adjust myself?


Answer:  No.  Especially in the neck.  Most people have limited education in human anatomy.  In the neck, there are small arteries which supply circulation to the back 1/3 of the brain, which can result in major issues if you cause injury to any of these vessels.  Only corrections by professional skilled chiropractor can significantly reduce the risk of injury while providing benefit for your condition.  Non-specific self-adjustment can also lead to ligament laxity which can cause instability and pre-mature arthritis. 


Q:  Is it natural to have some discomfort following a chiropractic adjustment?


Answer:  50% of patients don’t feel any discomfort at all following an adjustment.  The sensitivity of patient’s nervous system determines how much, if any discomfort you will feel following an adjustment.  50% of patients can have some mild discomfort which is usually rectified by applying ice for up to 10 minutes or a moist hot towel for 5 – 7 minutes. 


Q:  How long does a typical treatment last?


Answer:  The treatment duration will vary depending on your individual condition and how long it has been present. 


Q:  What types of chiropractic are available in Pahrump?


Answer:  Pahrump has chiropractors that perform different techniques with some being more aggressive than others.  Some use a twisting method, others use a drop system, and others may use a device to administer care.  Each has its purpose.


Call MedSpine now for more information and to experience how to be a more well-adjusted member of our local community. 


Accepting New Patients at this time



     702-530-BACK (2225)


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