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Conditions & Treatment

At Total Health Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer premier chiropractic services in Chattanooga. Each person who comes into any of our offices can benefit from these chiropractic health care options.

Auto Accident Injuries

A car accident is always a shock. It may bring pain, discomfort, financial anxiety, and inconvenience into your life. If you’re in pain from an accident, our doctors can help. As a part of several personal injury panels in the Chattanooga area, Total Health is ready to help you get back on your feet.

Common Injuries from Auto Accidents

Even minor low speed car accidents can cause trauma to the neckback, shoulders and hands. Accident trauma can cause ringing in the ears, headaches, pain in back and neck, and stiffness.

Whiplash, result of the head jarring back and forth on the neck, is also a common result of accidents. This causes misalignment of the vertebrae. Whiplash injuries are only properly treated by chiropractic care. If normal motion and function is not restored to the injured joints, it can cause pain, stiffness and accelerated arthritic change in the joints.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, take the first step in regaining your health by scheduling a free consultation today.

Documenting Accident and Healing Process

One of the most important steps you can take when you’ve been in a car crash is thorough documentation. Insurance companies are often looking for reasons to deny your claim, and not having the proper documentation certainly provides them a reason to do just that. Instead of allowing this to happen, always make sure you keep careful track not only of documents related to your accident, but all paperwork related to your healing as well. This can help not only with accident claims, but with any suits you may bring against another driver or claims against their insurance company.

Luckily, our staff is prepared to assist you with the documentation as a result of an automobile accident injury. Our team is able to work closely with you, your insurance company and your attorney to help you get the care you need. That means that instead of stressing out about how you’ll pay or whether you’ll heal, you have a qualified team of assistants to help you do just that.

Back Pain & Chiropractic

One of the most common injuries treated by chiropractors is that of persistent back pain. The pain can range from a dull and annoying to sharp severe pain. Either way, back pain can have a serious impact on your daily life and needs to be treated properly at its source.

Common Sources Of Back Pain

Back pain can be notoriously difficult to diagnose because of the many potential causes. From physical trauma caused by a car accident, sports injury, or slip-and-fall to an undetected medical condition, determining the source of your back pain is always an important first step. Our team of chiropractic experts perform necessary evaluations, diagnostics, and testing to determine the likely cause of your back pain. Some of the most common causes of back pain we see in our office include:

Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain

Seeking chiropractic treatment for back pain is one of the best decisions you can make for your health. Here at Total Health Chiropractic, we specialize in the use of natural non-invasive treatment methods to find relief from back pain. Unlike other treatment options, we focus on treating the pain at its source. The end result is relief from symptoms and improved overall spinal health.

We offer a wide range of treatment options for back pain, starting with spinal adjustment. This process involves manipulating the spine so as to improve its overall alignment, which can help to treat back pain caused by herniated/bulging discs, whiplash, and other injuries. With improved spine alignment, the body’s central nervous system also enjoys improved balance, which can promote healing.

Other chiropractic treatments we may recommend for relief from back pain include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercises
  • Ultra sound therapy
  • Lifestyle/nutrition changes

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all treatments for back pain, which is why we offer customized treatment options for every patient.

Scheduling An Appointment

If back pain is affecting your life, seek chiropractic treatment from our team today. We encourage you to contact Total Health Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment. With several locations, you can be sure to find one that’s conveniently located near you.

Call 423-668-0108


A car accident is always a shock. It may bring pain, discomfort, financial anxiety, and inconvenience into your life. If you’re in pain from an accident, our doctors can help. As a part of several personal injury panels in the Chattanooga area, Total Health is ready to help you get back on your feet.

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What Is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common type of musculoskeletal condition. It is second after arthritis and it generally causes discomfort and pain throughout your body. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and the duration of the condition, you may experience fibromyalgia syndrome.

Common symptoms of the conditions include:

  • Widespread joint and muscle pain
  • Extreme fatigue or feeling tired
  • Decreased threshold for pain
  • Pain at specific points in your body
  • Depression and anxiety

While fibromyalgia impacts women at a higher rate than men, it can occur in any individual and it does not have any obvious underlying cause for the discomfort. By treating the condition at an early stage, you reduce the risk of long-term complications with your health.

Treatment Options

In our offices, we offer natural and holistic treatments to help reduce your pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care focuses on aligning your spine and neck for better communication and function throughout your body. We also reduce pressure on specific areas of the body, which may help with pain caused by pressure on your nerves.

After ensuring the proper alignment of your spine and bones, we may use tools like stretching, exercise and massage to further reduce the discomfort and help your body heal. We focus on the underlying situation and develop a personalized treatment plan after evaluating your specific needs, so the details of any treatment plan may vary.

When To Consider Treatment

As a general rule, you want to consider treatment with a chiropractor when you notice widespread and consistent pain in your body. You may notice general discomfort at an early stage of the condition, so you want to discuss your situation before it worsens and causes complications with your health. We may also recommend treatment after an accident, since it may cause poor alignment or additional pressure on specific points in your body. By treating injuries from an accident, you reduce the risk of developing more complex problems with your health and mobility.

Fibromyalgia impacts your health and complicates your lifestyle. You want to treat it as soon as you notice a problem and a holistic solution offers a tool to help your body start healing.

At our clinic, we offer the tools and treatments you need to address fibromyalgia and start working toward long-term goals to improve your quality of life. We recognize the challenges of the condition and we take steps to help reduce the amount of pain you experience so you can start enjoying your favorite activities.

Migraines, Headaches, & Chiropractic

Migraine headaches, no matter how mild or severe, hinder activities of daily life. At Total Health Chiropractic, we offer treatment for migraines and similar headaches that help to relieve symptoms and reduce severity and frequency of headache occurrence.


What Are Migraine Headaches

A migraine refers to a type of painful headache that usually occurs on either side of the head. Many times, migraines are accompanied by symptoms such as light sensitivity, blind spots, nausea, or tingling sensation down one side of the face.

Causes of Headaches

Migraine headaches have no clear cause, but contributing factors include genetics and environmental stress.Our chiropractors also teach of triggers that increase migraine frequency. These include:

  • Change of routine
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Engaging in stressful activity
  • Certain food items
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Prescribed medications

Our skilled doctors help to pin point each patients specific needs and address migraine headaches at the source.

Treatment Of Headaches

Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce discomfort from migraine headaches and lower the frequency of headaches in the future. Spinal adjustments align the vertebrae and relieve nerve interference to promote healing, body function, and long-term health. When the spine and neck align properly, the body functions at a higher level and hormone balance is improved. Since low levels of serotonin may contribute to migraine headaches, regular adjustments can help maintain proper hormone levels and improve headache symptoms.

During treatment, chiropractors help patients to identify migraine triggers and take time to teach each patient how to avoid these triggers in daily life.

Herniated Disc Relief With Chiropractic

Our Chattanooga chiropractors offer herniated disc relief for residents of Chattanooga and the surrounding areas. When you need relief from a herniated disc, our chiropractors are available at 8 convenient locations accessible from East Ridge, Dalton, Hixson, Fort Oglethorpe, St. Elmo, Shallowford, Brainerd and HWY 58.

The pain, burning sensation, weakness, and limited mobility that accompany a herniated disc do not have to remain a part of your life. Chiropractic treatment is a natural solution to a herniated disc, offering an immediate reduction in your symptoms with long-lasting benefits through continued chiropractic care.

Your health comes first. We compassionately listen to your concerns and adjust our treatment options to best fit your finances, time schedule, and physical needs.

If you are suffering from a herniated disc due to an auto accident injurywork-related stress, overuse injury, or genetic condition, let our Total Health Chiropractic doctors evaluate your condition and determine the best approach to bring you relief.

Symptoms Of Herniated Disc

A disc provides a cushion between the bones in your back – the vertebrae. The discs allow for smooth movements and eliminate any pain from vertebrae rubbing against vertebrae.

Discs also act as a glue to hold the vertebrae in position. If a disc herniates or bulges, the protective covering of the cushiony material has been compromised. This may be due to an accident or develop from a bone spur on the vertebrae. As a result, the material that typically remains encased between the vertebrae is now leaking out.

When a disc is out of place, it places pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. This is where your source of pain begins. The nerves are struggling to retain their space and send easy signals, but are being weighed down by the bulging disc.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain in the back, arms, feet, or legs
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Numbness in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neck stiffness or limited back mobility
  • Tingling or burning sensation down the arms or legs

Chiropractic Treatment For Herniated Disc

herniated disc can occur at any of the spaces from your neck to your tail bone. Our chiropractors evaluate your spine to determine the location of the bulging disc. With gentle chiropractic adjustments to position the vertebrae off the disc, your pain immediately reduces.

As our chiropractors continue to manipulate the vertebrae, your body learns to remain in a healthier alignment. Once the pressure is reduced and our doctors are able to decrease inflammation, your body is encouraged to move the disc back into its normal position.

The goal of chiropractic care is to place your body in a position in which it heals itself. Herniated discs can be healed and a strong, straight spine is the key.

Our chiropractors also educate you on ways to support a healthy spinal posture. We show you the benefits of exercises to strengthen supporting muscles. We also teach you ways to organize your desk to reduce pressure on your spine.

Whether you need herniated disc relief in Dalton, East Ridge, Hixson, St. Elmo, Brainerd, Shallowford, HWY 58 and Fort Oglethorpe we’re here for you.

Call Total Health Chiropractic today at 423-668-0108 for your free consultation and herniated disc relief.

Neck Pain & Chiropractic

At Total Health Chiropractic, we understand just how debilitating neck pain can be. That is why we offer many treatment options to help you find relief. If you are suffering from neck pain that’s acute or chronic, make an appointment with our chiropractors to discuss your specific needs. With over 20 years of experience serving the area, you can depend on our team to help you find pain relief

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What Causes Neck Pain

Neck pain is common and the causes are numerous. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:

  • Whiplash, a forceful impact from the rear of a car, for example, can cause the neck to move forward and backward quickly, causing pain and inflammation.
  • Herniated discs, discs in the spinal column that are bulging as a result of poor posture, injury or illness
  • Neck strain and overuse
  • Pinched nerves in the spinal column
  • Degenerative disc disease, common in individuals who are older

If you are experiencing neck pain, don’t wait to seek treatment.

Treatment For Neck Pain

At Total Health, we perform thorough examination to create customized treatment plans. Our chiropractors recommend treatment that addresses the  cause of pain. Treatments include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: By applying gentle force to specific, targeted areas of the spinal column, we can work to properly align the spine and reduce pain.
  • Corrective Exercises: Many of our patients benefit from corrective exercises. These will teach you the proper way to move and function, reducing pain in the neck.
  • Nutritional Guidance: If you have inflammation or healing muscles, your body will need additional nutrients to help speed the process.
  • Our team will offer solutions for improving your nutritional intake to meet your body’s needs.

Additional neck pain treatments may be recommended. This may include spinal and postural screenings or rehabilitation, depending on the cause of pain.

Schedule A Consultation

Neck pain relief is possible, even for chronic pain. To schedule an appointment or to discuss treatment options with one of our chiropractors, call 423-668-0108.

Treating Sciatica With Chiropractic

Sciatica is a common spinal condition that consists of sharp pain in the lower back with tingling in the legs and feet. Our doctors are firm believers in taking a patient-centered approach to treat the source of sciatic pain – not simply addressing symptoms. At Total Health Chiropractic, we’re proud to be your trusted Chattanooga chiropractor for sciatica for over 20 years.

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What Causes Sciatic Pain

The sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, branches out from the lower spine, through the pelvis, down the back of the thigh, and continues down to the foot. It is responsible for sending signals from the spinal cord to the lower body. The condition of sciatica develops when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched due to vertebrae being out of alignment or herniated/bulging discs.

The main symptoms of sciatica are

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Sharp pain in the lower back
  • A burning sensation
  • Ongoing dull aches and pains

Treatment For Sciatica

If you’ve been diagnosed with sciatica or are experiencing any of its symptoms, begin chiropractic care as soon as possible. With the right diagnosis, we can develop a plan of treatment and pain management unique to each patient. Our skilled chiropractors treat the root cause of your sciatic nerve pain in a natural non-invasive manner.

Chiropractic treatment for sciatica includes gentle manipulation of the spine. Adjustments improve alignment and relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Other recommendations include ice/cold therapy, electric stimulation, and traction table- all offered at each of our Total Health locations.

Get Relief Today

Take the next step in finding relief for your sciatic pain. Visit one of our eight convenient locations  or request an appointment online to start your journey to sciatic pain relief!

Work Related Injury Information

A work injury can leave you in constant pain while making it difficult to go back to work but relief is available with Total Health Chiropractic . Our team of skilled chiropractors offers safe and effective treatment that gets you back on your feet and assistance through recovery.

If you have recently experienced a work related injury, please read below.

Work Related Injuries

Work injuries can occur to any one at any time, from the most hazardous of workplaces to the safest of offices. A fall in the breakroom or collision in the parking lot can impact the spinal column and force the discs out of alignment. Improper heavy lifting can cause enough spinal stress to herniate a disc, creating debilitating pain.

Two of the most common work related injuries include:

  • Poor posture that leads to carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain.
  • Holding your head at the wrong angle to view your monitor can cause soft tissue strain and misalignment in the neck, as well as cervical nerve impingement that produces pain, tingling or numbness in the arms and hands.

The doctors of Total Health Chiropractic focus on correcting every aspect of a work injury, starting with the nerves and bones, to correcting the joints and muscles. 90% of all work injuries involve the neck or back, both treatable with non-invasive chiropractic care. Our teams are equipped and ready to help with recovery and prevent future injury.

Treating Work Injury

The doctors of Total Health Chiropractic focus on correcting every aspect of an injury, starting with the nerves and bones, to correcting the joints and muscles. 90% of all work injuries involve the neck or back, both treatable with non-invasive chiropractic care. Our teams are equipped and ready to help with recovery and prevent future injury.

Techniques for treating work injuries include:

  • Chiropractic adjustment to relieve nerve impingement, correct your posture and restore mobility to misaligned joints
  • Corrective exercises to relieve soft tissue pain, rehabilitate injured muscles, reinforce proper posture and strengthen your spine against acute or chronic injuries
  • Lifestyle counseling to help you maintain your newfound health and keep yourself injury free, such as ergonomic changes to reduce stress on your back and neck

Workers Compensation

If you’ve suffered a work injury, the first step is to report that injury to your employer immediately. Workers compensation requires thorough documentation and confirmation of the injury by an approved provider. Our chiropractors serve on many Tennessee/Georgia workers compensation panels; if you don’t see us on your list, let us know and we’ll contact your provider ourselves.

Get the care you need to get back to work pain free. Contact Total Health Chiropractic at (423) 668-0108 to schedule an evaluation and begin treatment today.

New patients receive a consultation, exam, and 1 set of x-rays for only $21!

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