Meet Dr. Porter
Arab AL knows they can trust the chiropractic team at Functional Chiropractic to relieve pains and restore their health! Dr. Porter and his team of chiropractors have been working with the Arab AL community for years, and are proud to provide services that families, athletes, adults and children can rely on. If you suffer from chronic pains or conditions, schedule an appointment with Dr. Porter today! Dr. Porter suffered from chronic allergies and pains himself, and was determined to go back to school and learn more about how he could provide effective chiropractic care to others with chronic conidtions.
What is Chiropractic care?
Upper Cervical Care in Arab AL is our specialty here at Functional Chiropractic! Dr. Porter and his team of chiropractors are proud to offer treatments that provide relief from an array of pains. To start, our team examines the area of pain to determine the root cause and the best treatment. We’ll always discuss options for treatment with you before moving forward to ensure that you feel comfortable with our chiropractic treatments. Our number one priority is to provide an environment where each patient can feel comfortable and a communication system that each patient can feel confident in. Many of our chiropractors have undergone chiropractic care themselves and thus understand the best practices for providing similar service for others.
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What is Upper Cervical Care?
Upper Cervical refers to the top bones in your neck including the base of your skull, where the brainstem is housed. Because of all of the neurologic pathways that go through this area, it’s extremely important that the spine functions correctly in order to prevent interference that may lead to any number of health conditions and symptoms. Upper Cervical issues prevent the nerves and blood vessels from functioning efficiently. Upper cervical chiropractors restore proper structural balance to the upper neck to decrease this irritation and improve the communication through the upper neck region. Along with 4 years of chiropractic college, upper cervical doctors receive additional post-graduate training in order to specialize in this area. This includes advanced studies in anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, radiology, instrumentation and the corrective procedures specific to the upper cervical spine. Dr. Porter has attended many upper cervical seminars and has trained in multiple upper cervical techniques in order to provide the best Upper Cervical care to Arab AL.
Chiropractic Treatments Arab AL
Back Pain Arab AL
Back pain is one of the top causes of disability in America. Functional Chiropractic is here to relieve that back pain in Arab AL. Whether its from injury, stress, arthritis, or common subluxations, back pain is not something to be taken lightly. It is important to get proper screening and diagnosis. Dr. Porter and his team will be sure to give you the best care possible when dealing with this problem.
Headaches Arab AL
Headache pain often stems from structural issues in the neck and spine areas. By ridding your spine of subluxations and working towards proper alignment, pressure on the nervous system is relieved. Dr. Porter can relieve the structural strain causing your headaches and migraines. If you have yet to try chiropractic care for headaches and migraines, call us today to make an appointment! People often underestimate the disruption and detriment headaches and migraines can cause. Constant pill-popping can feel like a poor remedy for these pains. It is the source of your pain that needs to be addressed.
Neck Pain Arab AL
Being an upper cervical care clinic, we specialize in treating neck pain. Not only does the neck connect your head to your body, it does so in a way that provides impressive mobility and flexibility. As one of the most common pains, neck pain often goes untreated or under-treated. Just because it is common, does not mean it is any less debilitating. Not only will we treat your pain we will also work with you to improve your posture. If you are at a desk for large parts of the day and experiencing neck pain, don’t wait any longer! Call us today to make an appointment!
Herniated Disc Arab AL
One of the most unique structures of the human body is the spinal disc. Also called intervertebral discs, they are composed of an inner gel-like center surrounded by cartilage. They are built to absorb impact within the spine and increase spinal mobility. After decades of use, the discs wear out, lose fluid, and make the body more susceptible to injury. If you think you may have a protruding disc or herniated disc, contact us today to set up an appointment. Chiropractic care can provide both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery from disc injuries.
Sciatica Arab AL
The sciatic nerve runs along the lower back down into both legs. When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed, pain can usually be felt on one side of the body. This pain is called Sciatica. Chiropractic treatment can not only relieve sciatic pain but in some cases can prevent surgery. Schedule an appointment today to begin treating your pain and preventing further damage!
Weak Immune System Arab AL
The immune system is not just tiny cells fighting other tiny cells. It is a complex, regulatory system that the body relies on. All systems of the body rely on communication. Chiropractic care removed subluxations in the spine and improves the communication of the nervous system which in turn ensures the immune system is functioning optimally. If you have been getting sick often or are concerned about your health, Functional Chiropractic is here to help. Call today to make an appointment!
Asthma Arab AL
Asthma is one of the fastest-growing chronic conditions in the U.S. Nearly $6.2 billion is spent on treatment each year. Research has shown that eliminating subluxations in the spine restores and improves respiratory and immune function, which can significantly alleviate conditions like asthma. A misaligned spine can negatively affect your respiratory system. Come to Functional Chiropractic today to learn how chiropractic care could reduce your asthmatic symptoms. Read more about Asthma Treatment Arab AL
Pregnancy Pain Arab AL
Dr. Porter is specifically trained in techniques for pregnant patients. Call today to learn how chiropractic care can aid you during pregnancy or to schedule an appointment! According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-70% of women experience some level of lower back pain during pregnancy. The extra strain on the back can cause significant discomfort. Chiropractic care can both relieve pain during pregnancy and ease the birth process. A woman’s center of gravity shifts when pregnant causing her lordotic curvature to increase. This change can cause back pain, cramps, and other issues.
Car Accident Injuries Arab AL
According to Drive Safe Alabama, there were 47,500 car accident injuries during 2018 in the state of Alabama. If left untreated, many of these injuries can lead to chronic pain. Most commonly, whiplash occurs when a vehicle rapidly deaccelerates causing intense strain and damage to ligaments and tendons. Chiropractic care has relieved pain from whiplash and can aid in the recovery for those in an automobile accident. If you have whiplash or injuries from a car accident in Arab, call us today to learn how chiropractic care can speed your relief and recovery.
Sports Injuries Arab AL
For many years athletes have relied on chiropractic care to enhance their performance and aid in recovery from injuries. Chiropractic adjustments enable the body to function as efficiently as possible, increasing healing and recovery processes. Dr. Porter has extensive experience in exercise science along with his degree in Chiropractics and is passionate about helping athletes maintain peak condition. Call us today to set up an appointment!
Tension & Pain from Sitting at Work Arab AL
Dr. Porter combines upper cervical care and corrective exercises to treat those who specifically spend hours each day at a desk. Contact Functional Chiropractic today for more information on how chiropractic care can ease your discomfort! If you haven’t had a diagnosis or injury but are experiencing significant neck or shoulder pain, it might be from your time at work. You wouldn’t the first to deal with tension from sitting at work in Arab. The human body just wasn’t designed to sit all day.
Initial Chiropractic Exam
STEP 1 –
Fill out all new patient forms prior to your first visit.
STEP 2 –
Chiropractic examination and recommended plan.
STEP 3 –
Take 3D X-rays to determine misalignments.
FINAL STEP –
PLAN OF ACTION
Helping you fully understand your care plan.