Meet Dr. Porter
Dr. Porter and his team of professionals have been working in the Huntsville area for years, providing chiropractic services that help keep patient’s spines healthy and their posture correct. Having suffered chronic allergies and pains himself, Dr. Porter received chiropractic care that completely changed his life in a positive way. This inspired him to return to school to study Exercise Science and get his Doctorate in Chiropractic, which he now uses to help patients similar to himself receive care to resolve chronic pains and ailments.
What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is a health care system that is founded on the premise that a proper functioning nervous system is essential to overall health and overall function of the human body. Chiropractic care restores the nervous system to an optimum level of function, which maximizes the body’s inherent healing ability. The nerves in your neck and spine signal to every part of your body and thus can affect many functions of the body. Functional Chiropractic’s goal is to keep the body functioning at its optimum level by maintaining a healthy spine and neck.
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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 Huntsville AL.
Chiropractic Treatments Huntsville AL
Back Pain Huntsville AL
Back pain is one of the top causes of disability in America. Functional Chiropractic is here to relieve that back pain in Huntsville 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 Huntsville AL
Everyone has a headache every now and then, but when the issue is recurring, continually popping pills can often feel like a poor remedy. We agree. For those who have had to deal with migraines you might doubly agree. Much of these pains can stem from structural issues in the neck and spine. By making sure the spine is aligned and free of subluxations causing pressure on the nervous system, chiropractors can relieve much of the structural stress causing headaches and migraines.
Neck Pain Huntsville AL
As an upper cervical clinic, the neck is our specialty. Not only does the neck hold the head in place and connect it to the rest of the body, it also does so in a way that allows for an impressively wide range of motion. Many people experience neck pain, though most do not get proper care for it. However, just because it is a common problem does not mean it is any less debilitating. A frequent cause of neck pain is improper posture. If you spend copious amounts of time at a desk and are experiencing neck pain, don’t make the mistake of waiting too long. Functional Chiropractic’s goal will not only be to relieve the pain, but to help correct the source.
Herniated Disc Huntsville AL
Spinal discs are unique structures. Also called intervertebral discs, they are composed of an outer ring of cartilage and an inner gel-like center. They act to absorb impact throughout the spine and allow for spinal mobility. Over time these discs wear out and lose fluid becoming more susceptible to injury. If you think you have a protruding or herniated disc, don’t hesitate to contact Functional Chiropractic. Chiropractic care has a proven record for both relieving the initial pain and providing long term recovery from disc injuries
Sciatica Huntsville AL
Sciatica refers to pain in the sciatic nerve along the lower back and leg. This occurs when the nerve gets compressed and usually occurs on one side of the body. Through chiropractic care this pain can diminish and even help prevent the need for surgery. Contact Functional Chiropractic for more information on how chiropractic care can treat your pain and prevent further damage.
Weak Immune System Huntsville AL
The immune system is the body’s natural task force against foreign invaders. It consists of organs and white blood cells that identify and eliminate organisms that may cause disease. This task force is only as good as its communication though. The central nervous system helps regulate T cells, hormones, and other functions necessary for a healthy immune system. Chiropractic care focuses on enhancing the performance of the communication processes of the immune system by restoring the spine and spinal cord to a healthy state.
Asthma Huntsville AL
Asthma is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in the U.S. Nearly $6.2 billion is spent on treatment each year. Scientific research has demonstrated that correcting subluxations does restore and improve respiratory and immune function, which improves conditions like asthma. If your spinal cord is misaligned, this could adversely affect the respiratory system. Come to Functional Chiropractic today to determine if chiropractic care could reduce your asthmatic symptoms Read more about Asthma Treatment Huntsville AL
Pregnancy Pain Huntsville AL
According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-70% of women experience some level of lower back pain during pregnancy. The added weight and stress can cause great discomfort. Chiropractic care for pregnancy can both relieve pain and make the birth process easier. During pregnancy, the mother’s center of gravity changes which also causes her lordotic curvature to increase. This unnatural position can lead to back pain, cramps and other issues. Dr. Porter has been trained in special techniques to accommodate these issues during pregnancy. If you’d like to know more about how chiropractic care can aid in your pregnancy, call us today!
Car Accident Injuries Huntsville AL
According to Alabama Department of Transportation Crash Facts, over 47,000 car accident injuries occured in Alabama during 2016. These accidents can lead to long lasting neck and back pain. In a crash, often times the impact and resulting rapid deceleration can result in whiplash. This causes serious damage to the ligaments and tendons around the neck. Chiropractic care has been proven to help relieve pain from whiplash and aid in the recovery. Whether you have experienced whiplash or other injuries from a car accident in Huntsville, contact Functional Chiropractic to learn about chiropractic solutions to your pain.
Sports Injuries Huntsville AL
Athletes have been using chiropractic care to both enhance their performance and to aid recovery from injury for many years. Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible, which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries. Dr. Porter has an extensive background in exercise science and personal training along with his degree in chiropractics and has a passion for helping athletes maintain peak performance.
Tension & Pain from Sitting at Work Huntsville AL
If you haven’t had any medical diagnosis or injury but are experiencing neck or shoulder pain, it might be from your time at the office. You wouldn’t be the only one dealing with tension from sitting at work in Huntsville. Our bodies just weren’t designed to be sitting all day. Dr. Porter has experience combining upper cervical care and corrective exercises to work specifically with those who spend extra time sitting at a desk. Contact Functional Chiropractic today for more information on how chiropractic care can ease your discomfort.
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.