Dr. Chris Nelson of Nelson Chiropractic of Snohomish is not above asking technology for a little help. Inside his office, the high-tech DRX-9000 gently decompresses the spine to boost circulation and allow oxygen to reach areas of soreness. A ProAdjuster works to increase each client's range of motion with the use of slow, relaxing oscillations. These machines encourage the body's self-healing mechanism, all in an effort to eliminate the need for drugs or surgery.
Dr. Rebecca Long didn’t always want to be a doctor, but family ties drew her into the profession. At her sister Dr. Lara Long’s graduation, her father delivered an inspiring commencement address that included a story about how chiropractic helped to heal an infant. In that moment, Rebecca realized that she could help just as many kids by becoming a chiropractor, and, three weeks later, moved to California to start at Life Chiropractic College West.
Today, along with colleague Dr. Michael Groves, the Long sisters practice chiropractic medicine out of their eponymous clinic. Their services range from spinal correction to nutritional counseling. They perform these services for patients of all ages who suffer from sports, auto, or pogo-stick injuries. All three doctors share a passion for volunteering and bringing chiropractic to foreign countries, and together they hope to one day open a clinic in Africa to help children suffering from AIDS.
Licensed acupuncturists Ke Zang and Ting Zhang studied and practiced traditional Chinese medicine in China years before moving to the United States. Their workplaces must feel somewhat like home, since the treatment rooms at their ACI Clinic & Wellness Center’s two locations are the settings for an array of traditional Chinese medicinal services, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, foot reflexology, qi gong therapy, and tui na bodywork.
Each location also offers chiropractic care and massage therapy, headed at the Kirkland location by Doctor of Chiropractic Allison Zang-Greene, whose specialty is neuromuscular disorders. To the north, at the Lynnwood location, chiropractic therapy is overseen by Doctor of Chiropractic W. Lance Elben, who has a knack for treating injury-related pain. The decor at each location has some unique features, but each interior is outfitted with pleasant green plants and pleasing artwork on the walls.
Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Cresanti developed asthma after a minor neck and upper-back injury while playing high-school football. He remained active in sports during college, but his asthma symptoms only worsened,?and the copious medications and inhalers he tried offered no relief. Dr. Cresanti was ready for a different path, so he visited a chiropractor?and his asthma improved enough that medications were no longer needed.?
That personal success cemented in Dr. Cresanti a desire to help others without turning to medications. He now spends his days using chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, and corrective exercises to help patients find relief from new and chronic pain, such as headaches and sciatica.
Dr. Shawn Hagen's dedication to treating patients' chronic pain has never wavered in his three decades of practice. At Hagen Chiropractic Center, he shares his expertise with clients who suffer from back pain, headaches, sports injuries, and auto injuries—he's even certified in whiplash-pain management by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Patients also turn to the clinic for massage therapy, which is typically performed immediately after a spinal adjustment or particularly tense episode of Let's Make a Deal.
Dr. Tony Hemphill and his staff undo the detriments of car accidents and chronic conditions by first locating the source of the pain. During thorough consultations and exams, the doctor investigates aches with hands and x-rays, searching for discs bumping into delicate nerve tissue. He administers gentle spinal adjustments and aligns them into healthier positions. Dedicated to noninvasive techniques, Dr. Hemphill also mollifies muscles and tendons with therapeutic massage therapy.