About Port City Chiropractic in Portsmouth
We’ve been delivering quality chiropractic care to the Seacoast Area since 2004.
Our approach is simple. We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions. And while we generally meet people after they’ve lost their health, our commitment is three-fold:
1. Relief Care for Portsmouth
When many people seek care in our office they have one goal: relief. So that’s where we start! During this initial stage of intensive care, we have several obligations:
- Uncover the underlying cause of the health problem
- Suggest a care plan to produce the fastest results possible
- Offer ways patients can participate in their recovery
- Explain value of post-symptomatic wellness care
2. Wellness Care
We encourage our patients to achieve the highest levels of health they can. Through educational opportunities (like this website), we hope to communicate the value of ongoing chiropractic care. Our desire is to see our practice members abandon the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favor of the emerging wellness model.
3. Nutritional Counseling Services
We provide to you a way to speed up your recovery or increase your overall health through Nutritional Assessment and Supplement Services. We offer the best supplements from the world’s top companies. When your diet doesn’t supply you with what you need, we will show how to make up for it!
We also offer other services to compliment your chiropractic care:
Studies show that massage is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Massage can speed healing and recovery by increasing circulation and improving the efficiency and health of the musculoskeletal system. By releasing tight muscles, you increase flexibility, reduce muscle spasms, improve balance and induce a sense of calm and relaxation that can last long after the massage is over. Loosening up the muscles via massage can increase the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments by allowing the joints to move more freely and also hold their correct alignment longer since they no longer have tight muscles pulling in the wrong directions. Loosening tight muscles also removes toxins that can build up with overuse. Below are other conditions massage can help with.
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Parethesias and nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Managing chronic or acute pain
Traditional Chinese Medicine works off the belief that health is the result of a balance of the complimentary extremes of yin and yan of one’s Qi (pronounced chee). Therefore, it is believed that illness can occur when yin and yan are out of balance. Qi flows through pathways in the body known as meridians. This flow can be accessed through 350 different points on the body and balance can be restored by inserting needles in the appropriate corresponding areas.
There is a modern, scientific explanation for acupuncture as well. According to modern medicine, inserting needles into acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, brain, and spinal cord. These chemicals can actually change a person’s experience of pain by releasing hormones that act as natural pain killers and restore balance in the body. Because acupuncture helps the body release natural pain killers, it is great for those experiencing pain who do not respond well to pain medications or for those who do not want to take pain medication and are looking for a natural way to deal with or even alleviate their pain. Acupuncture can also help those experiencing the following health problems:
- Digestive problems
- Respiratory problems such as asthma and recurrent chest pain
- Urinary, reproductive, and menstrual problems such as painful periods
- Lower back pain
- Other physical problems related to stress and emotional conditions
You’re the Boss
Regardless of your health goals, please understand that we see ourselves as mere servants. You’re the boss! It’s your body, your health and your future. Our job is to offer you the finest chiropractic and complimentary care and most optimal recommendations possible, and it’s up to you to decide how much of it you want.
Contact our office now to schedule an appointment.