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Canton Wellness Center

A Better View

By Patti Richter

Cervical. Thoracic. Lumbar. These words we learned in biology class might return to bite us in the back someday. In fact, back pain is one of the most common causes of emergency room visits. Dr. Chris Meiners is a local chiropractor who established his practice, Canton Wellness Center, 27 years ago. He says this problem averages 2.6 million ER visits annually in the U.S. alone.

“Those with neck, back, and other pain issues should consider a different approach to healing,” says Dr. Meiners. “We compare our patients’ spines to a normal spine curvature and correct it through adjustments, traction, and exercise. Symptoms disappear when the spine curvature is corrected — not only neck and back pain but headaches, migraines, fatigue, and pain that runs down the arms or legs.”

Not all chiropractic treatment is the same, according to Dr. Meiners, who explains, “Our combined skill and expertise span the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. We’re unique — even compared to other chiropractors. We take before and after X-rays to prove the corrections, and we establish traction and exercise protocols for each patient.”

A Better View — Chiropractic BioPhysics

The main difference in treatment provided at Canton Wellness Center can be summed up in two words: Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). Dr. Meiners and his staff are trained in CBP, which compares normal to abnormal spine curvature.

“The side view is more important based on 2010 CBP research that changed my methodology,” he says.

Subluxation of the spine is a silent killer, according to Dr. Meiners. It means there’s a gradual shift from normal, which blocks energy to organs, causing them to weaken and degenerate.

“The rest of the spine then compensates by shifting, which affects posture and causes back and neck pain due to inflammation,” he explains. “Then you know something is wrong.”

While chiropractic in general is not research based, Dr. Meiners says CBP is a highly advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique that restores the spine to correct alignment. It combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify root causes of pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health.

“Every part of you depends on brain function, which sends out messages through the spine,” he says. “We work with the spine like a cardiologist works with the heart. Having correct posture protects the spinal cord and relates to overall health.”

Like Wearing Braces

After receiving an explanation of the unique practice at Canton Wellness Center, patients view an image of a normal spine — both the back view and the more important side view.

Dr. Meiners explains that a straight, misaligned neck decreases blood flow. Postural distortions can cause numbness, pain, headaches, and loss of strength in hands.

While most people come to Canton Wellness as a result of pain, the doctor says having no pain doesn’t necessarily mean good health. Instead of focusing primarily on a patient’s pain, Dr. Meiners is more concerned about a patient’s energy, health and sickness levels, headaches, and migraines.

“These all relate to spine and spinal cord issues,” Dr. Meiners says. “Main culprits are trauma due to a car crash, contact sport, or other activity-related injuries. Resulting ligament tears do not heal, and they leave behind scar tissue. But, again, with our treatment, the symptoms will disappear when the patient’s spine is realigned to the normal curvature.”

At Canton Wellness Center, patients receive rehabilitation in the gym-like setting, with equipment that gradually restores the spine to correct alignment. The adjustments break up adhesions from scar tissue around damaged muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

“It’s like wearing braces,” says Dr. Meiners. “And most of our patients rehab to achieve 90% of normal within three months.”

One patient, Jason, shares a testimonial of his rehab experience:

I’ve always been highly active and have perpetually suffered from chronic muscle soreness, aches, acute back pain, inflammation….My pain relief was always temporary until I started going to Canton Wellness Center. Dr. Meiners’ unique approach of combining traditional chiropractic techniques while adopting innovative ligament and muscle development movements with cutting-edge technology has unequivocally delivered the most effective results. Addressing the core issues affecting my spinal health has significantly increased my quality of life!

Canton Wellness Center also treats children with pain from sports or other issues. Dr. Meiners continually educates himself through post-doctoral seminars and training including sports injury diagnosis and management by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

The whole-person approach at Canton Wellness Center includes looking for underlying causes that might be related to symptoms and having patients make lifestyle adjustments that will optimize physical function. The staff further promotes lifestyle and dietary changes as keys to long-term health.

Chiropractic Care  |  Spinal Rehabilitation  |  Auto Accident Injury  |  Sports Injury and Physical Rehab  |  Pregnancy Chiropractic  |  Pediatric + Children’s Chiropractic  |  Weight Loss + Management  |  Nutrition

Canton Wellness Center

1558 Marietta Highway, Suite 100
Canton, GA 30114