Dunlap Chiropractic & Wellness has been a fixture in the community for more than 25 years, offering its patients paths to overall wellness through chiropractic care, nutrition, and weight loss. A 1998 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Don Brennan oversees procedures ranging from spinal adjustments to Epic LipoLaser weight-loss treatments.
To Doctors of Chiropractic Dyhr and Ellis at Lenoir City Chiropractic, the spine is more than just a curvy queue of vertebrae. Take the second cervical vertebrae, for example: if off-kilter, it can have effects on the brain, eyes, and sinuses. Drs. Dyhr and Ellis use any combination of eight techniques to realign spines at Lenoir City Chiropractic. They may devise a personalized workout regimen for clients with misaligned muscles and connective tissues or stifle neck pain or deflate disk bulges by positioning patients on the decompression-therapy bed. They also rely on spinal adjustments, nutritional counseling, simple lifestyle advice, and massage therapy from on-staff licensed massage therapist Melissa Deering to mute chronic pain.
A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Clark Eckert realigns spines and treats tense muscles with prescription-free pain relief. During the first-day exam, patients undergo a two-hour vertebrae vetting with orthopedic and neurological tests, which include a series of simple muscle maneuvers to uncover backbone trouble areas and dormant X-men. All exams come complete with a consultation, as well as x-rays for patients with suspicious skeletal structures. Post-assessment, patients can soothe exam anxiety with the one-hour massage, or save the pampering for a later date. Eckert Chiropractic Center offers weekday office hours until 6 p.m. with same-day appointments for sudden-onset stiffness.
Growing up, Doctor of Chiropractic Caleb Runne’s parents emphasized good health. In fact, his father was a chiropractor. So as an adult, Dr. Runne wanted his own family to reap the benefits of a similar lifestyle. He followed in his father’s footsteps, and the two even practiced together for several years after Caleb graduated from chiropractic college.
Despite a lifetime of experience, Dr. Runne remains open to learning new techniques. When he received an upper cervical correction years ago, he realized: this method is effective but underutilized. Dr. Runne quickly adopted the skill and soon saw patients improve in ways he’d never expected—their blood pressure normalized, digestive problems disappeared, and lost nervous function returned. Today, Dr. Runne continues to use upper cervical correction to eradicate aches and pains, coupling it with trigger-point therapy to further identify and treat troublesome spots.
"It's all about you" is the mantra held by 3D Laser Allergy Relief's technicians. They don't chant the phrase, but they do instill the message into every treatment performed within the healing domain. Allergy sufferers fearing irritants such as pet dander, pollen, and cats named Sunflower can find solace in the LZR7 laser, which reconditions the body to react appropriately to a range of allergens. The high-tech laser treatment, which can detect nearly 100,000 allergens, involves no scratch tests or oral medications.
Tell us about your business.
I provide upper-cervical healthcare to restore the body's natural self-healing ability, to resolve acute and chronic health problems without the use of harmful drugs and painkillers. An upper-cervical misalignment can distort, disrupt, and restrict the flow of healing messages to the body. This leads to the development of acute and chronic health problems. I take x-rays to identify the misalignment and use them to develop a correction formula to restore the normal flow of healing messages to the body, so its natural self-healing process can begin. On followup visits, I help my patients maintain their alignment correction so there is no interruption in the body's healing process. No additional corrections will be made until tests indicate they are needed. Health problems begin to improve once the flow of brain health and healing messages have been restored.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Removing neurological interference to restore the body's inherent ability to heal, and watching the miracles happen.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
In my practice, once a patient receives a correction, it is mandatory that they rest. So to aid in that, I have a separate resting room with zero-gravity chairs equipped with individual MP3 players and headphones that play relaxing music. The room is available before and after a correction, even on days when a correction is not given.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
When evaluating health the focus should be on the value of restored condition and not on symptom eradication. So individuals should assess the route they have been pursuing in other to get well.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Educating the patients about how health is achieved through the nervous system.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
At Masajes, which is Spanish for “massage,” massage therapist Maryann Benitez relies on her background in biology and her certifications in advanced myoskeletal techniques, manual therapy, and medical massage to repair and revitalize bodies. The former massage-school clinical director strives to find the best type of massage to fit each client, whether the desire is to have less pain or stress or fewer headaches. She also uses hot stones to push heat deep into muscles and manual lymph drainage to boost lymphatic systems and move stagnant tissue fluid out of tissues.