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Lifecity Chiropractic Services

Spine modelAs chiropractors who care about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Aaron Abplanalp and Dr. Amanda Sparks have years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine.

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Chiropractic care, under a trained professional, can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness. Our doctors are trained in multiple different techniques using both handson or instrument aided treatments to customize your adjustments to fit your unique needs.

Chiropractic Techniques Commonly Utilized by Our Doctors

  • Thompson Drop
  • Diversified
  • Palmer Package
  • Activator

  • SOT Blocking
  • Extremity Adjusting
  • Webster Technique (For Pregnant Women)

Men excited playing soccerAthletes put their body through more wear and tear than the average person does. Intense workouts and competition can result in painful tears, sprains and strains. Seeing a chiropractor can not only help you when you’ve experienced such injuries, but can also help to prevent them from ever occurring. Both of our doctors at Lifecity Chiropractic have a special interest in treating athletes of all types and have extensive experience in treating a variety of athletic injuries.

Dr. Abplanalp is certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner. This additional training allows him to better assess your condition and recommend treatment that will help you recover and get you to your very best in the shortest time possible.

Dr. Sparks ran a sports wellness program, where hundreds of athletes came in for regular treatments designed to help their body function at its optimal level. She has also treated elite and professional athletes during the course of her career.

Woman smiling and holding pregnant belly

A woman’s body goes through a multitude of changes throughout the course of her pregnancy. Shifts in center of gravity, loosening of ligaments, hormonal changes, swelling in the extremities and changes in the biomechanics of normal movement can cause pregnant women a great deal of discomfort. Our doctors are trained to help women not only feel better throughout the course of their pregnancy but also align the pelvis properly to reduce the likelihood of difficulty during labor and delivery.

Toddler playing with blocks

We are also trained in treating pediatric conditions resulting from intrauterine constrictions, the birthing process itself and normal childhood growth and development. Colic, bed wetting, ear infections, constipation and trouble sleeping are just some ailments that can be positively affected by chiropractic care.

Truck driver standing by semi truck

If you’re injured at work, chiropractic care can treat a variety of injuries in a natural and cost-effective way without the need for surgery, hospital stays or harsh medications. By receiving chiropractic care soon after an injury, you are more likely to return to work faster and with fewer limitations. This is beneficial to both the employee and the employer.

Woman holding neck after accidentIf you’re suffering from an auto accident, you might be surprised to learn that chiropractic care can provide a drug-free way to relieve your pain. For instance, if you have back pain or neck pain after being involved in a car accident, this could mean you have a spinal or whiplash injury.

If you do not receive proper care, these types of injuries can have a serious, negative impact on your health. They can lead to months, or possibly even years, of chronic pain. The doctors at Lifecity Chiropractic are experienced in treating patients who have been injured in automobile accidents and they stay informed on the best methods for managing whiplash and/or spinal injuries without resorting to medications or surgery.

If you are suffering from an auto accident injury–regardless of whether it was a “fender bender” or a major crash–don’t wait to deal with your pain. Prompt chiropractic care will help support your body’s natural healing process and help you recover faster and potentially avoid a lifetime of chronic pain or other health problems.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesiotaping is a therapeutic procedure using special tape invented by Japanese Chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase, D.C. Lifecity Chiropractic offers Kinesiotaping to help support your chiropractic adjustment by supporting muscles and joints while removing congestion (swelling) from areas of inflammation, increasing mobility and enhancing recovery.

Uses of Kinesio Tape

  • To mitigate pain and swelling.
  • To add extra support to muscles and joints that need it.
  • To help re-train muscles that have lost function or that have gotten used to an unhealthy way of working.
  • To enhance athletic performanc
  • To manage scarring

Dry Needling

Chronic muscle, tendon and soft tissue injuries can leave us with painful movements that adjustments alone can’t always resolve. Trigger points and myofascial bands in the soft tissue can alter or restrict movements and cause pain. Using acupuncture needles to treat these soft tissue disruptions, based on the musculoskeletal anatomy, is a faster and less painful way of treating these soft tissue issues than using manual therapies alone. This is just another tool we have to help get you back out there to enjoy the activities you love as fast as possible.
Graston Technique® (GT)

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® (GT) is a manual therapy that uses instruments to massage and gently scrape the skin and underlying tissue. It is an effective treatment for many soft tissue conditions, this includes chronic, acute and post-surgical injuries. GT therapy can help you improve faster so you can get out and enjoy life again.

Here is list of some of the most common conditions treated with Graston Technique® therapy:

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)
  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)

  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Electrical Stimulation

Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries.
Soft Tissue Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments alone are effective, but when also addressing the soft tissue, this has a very positive affect on recovery and healing. At Lifecity Chiropractic we address your joints, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues all together for a more lasting outcome. This may include trigger point work, myofascial adhesions, PNF stretching, Active Release Technique and more.

Get Started Today

Lifecity Chiropractic has an abundance of therapies to get you to your best health. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Lifecity Chiropractic Services | (608) 250-5200