Helmed by Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Ambrose, who has been featured as a chiropractic expert on WTVR-6, WRIC-8, and WWBT-12, Completely Natural Chiropractic sets spines straight with comprehensive treatment plans customized to each individual’s needs. Ambrose, a second-generation chiropractor, practices a philosophy that centers on conservative hands-on care, and Richmond-area physicians regularly refer patients to him for gentle, targeted spinal adjustments. Along with adjustments, he also uses massage therapy and prescribed stretches to assist clients with pain relief and recovery—especially if the recovery is from a limbo tournament and you’re 11 feet tall.
Chiropractor Nelson Gregory often compares himself to a dentist: although he certainly fixes his clients' aches after the fact, he focuses on preventative measures to avoid them altogether. At Richmond Chiropractic Solutions, he and his staff dole out a handful of treatments that serve both of these cases. Their specialties include sports rehabilitation, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and corrective exercises to strengthen particularly weak areas.
For eight years, Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Mulvaney ignored his chronic back pain and continued to play sports. He recalls a doctor once dismissing his nagging discomfort as “growing pains,” but his suffering persisted through his teenage years. When he reached college and a friend recommended that he visit a chiropractor, he jumped at the chance. Within three visits, he was pain-free.
This experience planted the seed that eventually grew into Dr. Mulvaney’s career as a chiropractor. Today, he helms Spinal Correction Center of Richmond, where he and his staff offer a combination of holistic chiropractic care and massage therapy. Dr. Mulvaney favors the Pettibon system of chiropractic care, which works to restore the spine’s natural curvature and normalize misalignments that may cause pain, stiffness, or unfair limbo advantages.
Named Best Chiropractor by Style Weekly, Advanced Wellness Centre’s spine whisperers coax errant discs and uncooperative vertebrae back into proper alignment, fighting poor posture and pain. The first visit includes a comprehensive chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurologic exam and a set of x-rays, if necessary, to unveil misshapen spines or inter-rib bunny ears, as well as a detailed muscle analysis. Patients then return for a soothing second session that includes a 60-minute chiropractic massage, when a certified therapist will expertly remove knots from muscles like a master sailor with surprisingly kempt hands. Post-pampering, clients meet with a health care provider to discuss the previous visit’s test results and chart a course of frame-correcting care.
Doctor of Chiropractic Milan Lassiter, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified chiropractic sports physician, employs an array of techniques to realign backbones and improve flexibility. He specializes in treating sports injuries, soft-tissue problems, and back and neck conditions such as herniated discs and a lack of a backbone.
Dr. Lassiter soothes squished spines and oppressed pinched nerves with a computerized decompression table, which gives vertebrae some wiggle room and beckons fluids back to where they belong. While treating athletes, dancers, musicians, or anyone with tightness and tension, he uses the active-release technique to mend abnormal tissues and return them to the wild. Similarly, the Graston technique employs six stainless-steel instruments that Dr. Lassiter glides along strained sinews to uncover damaged areas and prevent scar tissue from forming. He also uses elastic cotton strips, known as Kinesio tape, to reduce swelling, stabilize joints, relieve pain, and subdue loose lips.
Doctors of Chiropractic Ryan Dee and Andrew Geskie adjust spines with a variety of techniques, including the low-force activator technique, which gently realigns vertebrae, and the Pettibon technique, which incorporates spinal manipulation with strengthening exercises to improve posture. The doctors use comprehensive exams to get to know patients, taking time to talk to patients and field questions concerning back pain and why owls make terrible pillows. They then use adjustments, massage therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation to treat everything from whiplash and lower-back pain to allergies and chronic headaches.