Life Time Health and wellness is a multi specialty medical facility that has been proudly serving the area since 2003. Our facility is divided into several divisions in an effort to serve as many of the healthcare needs of our community as possible. We offer general practice medicine, immediate care with extended hours, neurology, pain management, physical therapy, osteopathy, and chiropractic care. With our state-of-the-art facility, most patient diagnosis and treatment can be conveniently performed right in our office.
Life Health and Wellness is dedicated to placing your health first with convenient and quality healthcare. We are committed to efficiently delivering cutting edge service to our patients in a caring environment through the latest technologies and a team oriented approach.
Our Pain Management Center offers the most comprehensive approach for the management of pain. Using the latest medical technologies and procedures, our group of pain specialists diagnose and treat all painful disorders and conditions. With our state-of-the-art in-house pain procedure suites, we are able to offer quick relief of pain at an affordable price.
Chiropractic is a science, art, and philosophy which is concerned with the relationship between structure, primarily the spine, and function, primarily the nervous system, of the human body and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health.
Every aspect of the body is controlled by the nervous system. The spine has both a direct and an indirect relationship to the nervous system, and as such can influence body functions. Because muscles and bones are directly linked, muscles being attached to bones, the interrelationship between the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems plays a critical role in the optimal health of every organ system and tissue in the body. The interrelationship between these three systems is known as the "neuromusculoskeletal system", or N.M.S. Abnormal joint movement or Joint Dysfunction has a profound affect on the nerves, muscles and blood flow associated with the joint itself. Most joints cannot compensate for lack of movement, thus making the joint above and below work harder and become irritated and painful. Muscles in the affected area fatigue quickly, tighten up and eventually go into spasm. Blood supply to both the muscles and the joints is also adversely affected. Spinal joints are richly innervated by nerves that have direct connections to the spinal cord and the major nerve pathways supplying every tissue and organ in the body, thus the effect of even a minor joint dysfunction, or what is also called vertebral subluxation, may have a considerable impact on one's health. Chiropractic physicians affect the N.M.S. system by making "adjustments" to the spine, or other articulations of the body, to improve joint, muscle and nerve function.
A chiropractic adjustment is specific to a particular joint, and is delivered at a precise angle, with precise force and depth, using a specific method to have a desired result. The adjustment is directed to only those joints, which, upon careful and skilled examination, are found to have impaired movement of function (ie: hypomobile or do not move correctly). A chiropractic physician is expertly trained to diagnose exactly how a joint is restricted, and how the joint dysfunction is best corrected. Chiropractic physicians may also use therapeutic modalities used in physical medicine as well as therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises to aid in correction of joint dysfunction and to alleviate associated symptoms.
In most cases, pain symptoms of common neuromusculoskeletal conditions can be relieved quite quickly through chiropractic care. While medicine typically tries to control the pain through drugs and modalities, the chiropractic physician's goal is to first alleviate the symptoms, and then correct the cause of the problem or underlying dysfunction of the joint. The great majority of back and neck related problems are of a mechanical nature in which joint dysfunctions are the key causative factor. If you do not correct the dysfunction the problem continues and symptoms return.
How long it will take to get better, then, is not a question of how long will it take to get out of pain, but rather how long will it take for the underlying problem to be corrected. Being out of pain does not mean your body is healthy. As extreme examples, cancer, unfortunately, is usually discovered in its advanced stages, long after it began, and having shown no symptoms for years. Similarly, heart attack victims frequently have no previous warning that they are ill. So how long will it take to properly correct your spinal problem? This will depend upon many factors, such as your age, weight, lifestyle, occupation, length of time you have had the spinal problem, family predisposition, and your cooperation and commitment.