Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Burtenshaw presents his patients with a seemingly simple question: what is pain? For many, pain is something to be immediately quenched, but it presents a much more complex problem for Dr. Burtenshaw. Pain, he posits, is the body's warning signal for underlying problems and to simply mask the pain leaves those problems lurking, such as spinal dysfunction. With this in mind, Pioneer Sports & Pain Center focuses on sports medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic medicine, soft tissue therapy, and wellness.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
During their more than 32 years of practice, Drs. Keith and Josh McKim have treated more than 20,000 patients. Depending on their needs, they treat some patients with traditional chiropractic adjustments and massages, and others with advanced technological equipment. The DRS Protocol machine, for example, gently stretches the spine to remove pressure from discs and to allow patients to get on certain rides at the fair. Either way, all of Keith and Josh's techniques are noninvasive, low-risk, and require no drugs or surgery.
Each of the three licensed chiropractors at Better Life Chiropractic became chiropractors as a direct result of their own positive experiences with chiropractic treatments. Doctor of Chiropractic Roy Strickland’s chiropractor helped him overcome inexplicable pains when he lived in Japan. Dr. Nathan Olsen’s mother cleared her migraines with chiropractic adjustments, and Dr. Jed Badders recovered from a fractured vertebra and broken pelvic bone due to a car accident with chiropractic care. The doctors now devote themselves to the arts of fostering health from the inside out with holistic, drug-free massages and spinal-decompression techniques.
The team emphasizes communication with patients. Before adjusting spines, the doctors explain everything in advance, answering questions and quizzical eyebrow raises to ensure patients stay privy to the goals of each technique and are able to participate in their own wellness regime and give feedback to the doctors.
Dr. Jared Hanson’s spinal-decompression sessions treat all sorts of back problems, including sciatica pain and pinched or triple-knotted nerves. He also helps achy backs—and a host of other ailments—heal with a team of experienced massage therapists that dole out therapeutic and relaxation services.