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Patient Experience


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Patient Experience


Why I am a Doctor of Chiropractic...

  • Because I honor the inborn potential of everyone to be truly healthy.

  • Because I desire to help the newborn, the aged, and those without hope.

  • Because I choose to care for the patient with the disease, not the disease.

  • Because I wish to assist rather than intrude, to free rather than control.

  • Because I seek to correct the cause, not the effect.

  • Because I know that doctors do not heal, only the body can heal itself.

  • Because I have been called to serve others.

  • Because I want to make a difference.

  • Because every day I get to witness miracles.

BECAUSE I know it is right!


Patient Experience

We feel that the best way for you to get to know us is to see a little about our office and our doctors before making a decision to become a patient. We consider all of our patients as family and would love to have you join us in the journey toward better health and a better you. 

 

The Most Modern Care

The doctors at Gorman Chiropractic use state-of-the-art equipment to assist in finding and correcting spinal misalignments creating nerve interference, also known as SUBLUXATION. The technology, however, is only as good as the doctor using it; and Dr. Sharon's 20+ years of experience, her training as a doctor and teacher assure that you will receive the finest chiropractic care available.

Our Office Staff

When you arrive at Gorman Chiropractic, you will be greeted by our friendly office staff who will give you some short forms to fill out. If you would like to save time in the office please click here to print out our office forms, fill them out and bring them with you into the office.

 

Ultimately, we are about people. Our doctors and staff all are hand picked because they enjoy what they do and enjoy interacting with people. Our staff will try to answer all your questions and make your experience with us as pleasant as possible.

We know that your time is valuable, and that is why we do not waste any of it at our office. Through the use of efficient office procedures, and the elimination of things that do not impact your health in a positive way, we have been able to keep your office visit to only those precious minutes needed for your care. At our office there is not extra time spent sitting around in the waiting room while waiting to see the doctor. We believe the time you spend in our office should be time well used for your care.

In keeping with the high-tech concept of our office we send out a regular email newsletter to all of our patients. Do we have your email address? If not, please present it to our front desk staff.

Children, seniors and the whole family are welcome at our clinic. We care for everyone at any age. We believe that vertebral subluxations are a clear and absolute danger to everyone’s health. It is sad for us to see one member of the family benefit from chiropractic care while other members continue to miss the benefits of a properly functioning nervous system free of subluxations. For this reason we have an affordable family plan. We believe in removing all barriers to your family enjoying the highest quality of health and life available through chiropractic. To us, chiropractic care is a healthy way of life.

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First & Second Visits


First & Second Visits


Your First Visit

Your first visit will consist of: a thorough consultation, exam, nervous system scan, x-rays if needed and a spinal adjustment. 

 

Second Visit

On your second visit to our office we will explain all findings from your exam, computerized posture analysis, nervous system scan, x-rays (if taken) and our recommendations for care, including a financial care plan.

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Subluxation


Subluxation


What is a subluxation and what does it do to me?


Subluxation

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In simplest terms, a SUB-LUX-ATION (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.

How does this affect you? Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly. It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.


Now, the detailed explanation...

Subluxations are really a combination of changes going on at the same time. These changes occur both in your spine and throughout your body. For this reason chiropractors often refer to vertebral subluxations as the "Vertebral Subluxation Complex", or "VSC" for short.

In the VSC, various things are happening inside your body simultaneously. These various changes, known as "components," are all part of the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractors commonly recognize five categories of components present in the VSC. These five are:

The osseous (bone) component is where the vertebrae are either out of position, not moving properly, or are undergoing physical changes such as degeneration. This component is sometimes known as kinesiopathology.

The Nerve Component is the malfunctioning of the nerve. Research has shown that only a small amount of pressure on spinal nerves can have a profound impact on the function of the nerves. This component is scientifically known as neuropathology.

The Muscle Component is also involved. Since the muscles help hold the vertebrae in place, and since nerves control the muscles themselves, muscles are an integral part of any VSC. In fact, muscles both affect, and are affected by the VSC. This component is known as myopathology.

The Soft Tissue Component is when you have misaligned vertebrae and pressure on nerves resulting in changes in the surrounding soft tissues. This means the tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and other tissues undergo changes. These changes can occur at the point of the VSC or far away at some end point of the affected nerves. This component is also known as histopathology.

The Chemical Component is when all these components of the VSC are acting on your body, and therefore causing some degree of chemical changes. These chemical changes can be slight or massive depending on what parts of your body are affected by your subluxations. This component is often known as biochemicalabnormalities.

Chiropractors have known about the dangers of subluxations for over one hundred years. Today, more scientific evidence is showing the dangers of subluxations and the health benefits of correcting them. To be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Our goal is to allow your body to return itself to the highest level of health possible by correcting VSC. Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the VSC.

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The Adjustment


The Adjustment


The Adjustment

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The doctors at Gorman Chiropractic perform all adjustments by hand or with the activator. The activator is an adjusting instrument that moves the bones very gently with an 8 pound thrust. The adjustments are done quickly and painlessly, with precise accuracy and timing.

It is not unusual to feel relief after the very first chiropractic adjustment. Over time, continued adjustments can correct the pinched nerve. The result is improved health, vitality and life. In fact, many patients report they feel better, sleep better - even look better - since starting chiropractic care.

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Pregnancy and Pediatrics


Pregnancy and Pediatrics


 
Click here for more information on Kids and Chiropractic.

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Pregnancy and Pediatrics

Many of the patients at Gorman Chiropractic have discovered that once they get well, regular adjustments will keep them in good health. They bring in their entire family for regular spinal checkups and adjustments.

Children, especially, love chiropractic and the successful results obtained by adjusting children have been our most remarkable cases. Special family fees make it affordable for the entire family to stay happy and healthy with chiropractic!

 
 

"Chiropractic should be a part of EVERYONE'S prenatal care routine"


Chiropractors work with the body's ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth.

Here are the potential benefits:


 
 

In the Mother:

Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligament.

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Removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus thus potentially reducing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus.

Reduces interference to the other’s vital nerve system which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions.

By improving maternal function we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention.


To the Infant:

Reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development.

Pelvis balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures.

Offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth. The Webster Technique has been known to help with this procedure.

With proper fetal position, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.


I have a daughter who had been on several medications since she was three for Asthma and Allergies. The side effects of these meds were so severe that I had to hold her back from Kindergarten because she was like a little Zombie and had a difficult time learning and processing. After just over 9 months of adjustments she was off of everything and thriving! She is now 23 and has a daughter who has been getting adjusted since two weeks old. I also have two sons with ADHD. One was on the high end of the hyper and was frustrated with school because no matter how hard he tried he could not sit still to read or remember what he just read and was struggling in school. After a year of adjustments he asked me for a book and I sobbed because he had never asked for anything to read before. Now he is an Analyst for a large company in Scotland and my oldest son is in the military where he will retire and has a daughter who is also getting adjusted since birth. Chiropractic has changed my families lives forever and it will yours too!
— Dawn W.
I went for my first visit when I was 20 weeks pregnant with a dislocated rib. It was extremely painful. Being pregnant, I couldn’t take pain meds so I started to see the chiropractor.

It not only helped me with my ribs but continued to help my ever changing body- helped my hips to widen and deal with my spine for the new weight I was carrying. Now my little Mr. Jackson has arrived and I will return to adjust my ‘new body’ once again and the baby will have his first visit too! That squeezing, compressing trip into the world has to gets some things a little out of whack

Chiropractic made my pregnancy so much more comfortable ( I continued to work on my feet until he was born 10 days after his due date). I’ve talked to many pregnant women who never even thought about making it part of their prenatal care routine... but chiropractic should be apart of EVERYONE’S prenatal care routine!
— Jessica I.
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I had tightness in my upper back, soreness in my lower back and my kids were getting sick frequently. After getting adjusted my kids have a lot less colds and they love getting adjusted! I love how family friendly this office is and with chiropractic care I see myself benefiting from a lifetime of health!
— Nicole D.