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Chiropractic Care

When you first arrive at your appointment with Dr. Ritchie, he will look for any area of the spine where the bones are misaligned or restricted in movement. If you do suffer from spinal misalignment or restriction, you are essentially suffering from a sprain of the spine, much like a sprain of the ankle.

These sprains tend to worsen with time, and can end up causing reduced range of motion and irritation to the nerves of the spine, both of which can cause pain or even neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, burning sensations, and more.

As a chiropractor, Dr. Ritchie is trying to find these areas and get them moving again by unrestricting motion and realigning with properly placed adjustments. The ultimate goal is to restore proper function so your body can function better, and you can feel better.


The immediate benefit of chiropractic care, and the one we hope to help you achieve as quickly as possible, is less (and ideally zero) pain. As patients continue care, they commonly can start to notice other improvements in quality of sleep, range of motion, ease of movement, relief from prior achiness or stiffness in the joints, and increased energy and vitality. Many of our patients are surprised to see how far the effects of chiropractic adjustments can extend into other areas of their lives, and affect things like their attitude, relationships, and careers for the better as well!

We apply an investigative process to the beginning of our relationship with each patient. When you enter our office, we do our best to get to know the whole person, and everything that encompasses your health and lifestyle. This allows us to get a full picture of your state of wellness and your goals rather than just a small snapshot of your current pain.

“When I have a good understanding of who you are, why you have come to our office, and what you wish to achieve, I draw up a customized, detailed care plan specifically suited to you and your requirements. I pull from an extensive series of advanced chiropractic techniques to design a unique approach built on expertise and experience. The techniques we use for your condition will be appropriate for your needs and adjustable to your comfort level. We also take any necessary opportunity to discuss nutritional, lifestyle, sleep, or stress management changes that could positively affect your adjustments and your condition.”

While our initial focus is always on relief-oriented care, we also guide many of our patients through corrective and maintenance adjustments after they’ve achieved relief from immediate pain. We educate all of our patients on how to support their condition with lifestyle changes and on the benefits of wellness care.

We employ a number of traditional and modern chiropractic techniques to help you achieve your goals, including:

  • Traditional manual adjustments
  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson Drop

  • Activator
  • Flexion Distraction
  • Atlas Orthogonal (AO)/Upper Cervical

Dr. Ritchie consults with patient

Addressing Your Concerns Compassionately

We adjust our approach to your comfort level, so if you feel any pain or discomfort, feel free to let us know and we will immediately address your concerns. If you don’t want us to continue or use a specific technique, we will not. You are in complete control of your visits with Dr. Ritchie. He talks each patient through every step before he takes it, so there are no surprises.

For your first few visits, we slowly ramp up pressure, starting very gently and light-handed to get you accustomed to receiving chiropractic adjustments. If for any reason you are uncomfortable with traditional adjustment, we have other options such as the Activator technique that offer a very gentle option with no popping or cracking, without sacrificing efficacy.

Contact Us Today To Learn More

Dr. Ritchie is a dedicated and compassionate provider of chiropractic care. Contact us today to learn more about chiropractic technique, approach, and philosophy. Set up your appointment with Ritchie Chiropractic & Integrative Medicine today!
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Chiropractic Care | (704) 271-3160