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Chiropractic Care

Spine modelAt Optimize Chiropractic, we believe in the importance of involving you in your care. That’s why we educate you every step of the way. You’ll get all the information you need to understand Dr. Joe’s recommendations and how he plans to help you reach your goals.

Specific Chiropractic Adjustments

The first step in grasping the importance of chiropractic care is to know that we work with your nervous system. The nervous system carries messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Interference to your nervous system interrupts communication between your brain and other parts of your body, causing dysfunction.

The most common and dangerous cause of interference in the nervous system is the vertebral subluxation, which is a misalignment of the joints in your spine. The purpose of a specific chiropractic adjustment is to remove the interference to your nervous system. In turn, your nervous system can function at its peak, supplying optimal function throughout the body.
We’ll identify where your subluxations are with our analysis techniques and X-rays.

Our Techniques

Dr. Joe is trained in several techniques such as Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, Activator® and Extremity Adjusting. He’ll modify his style to what works for you and your particular preferences. If you would like to be adjusted in a certain way, he’ll be happy to accommodate you.


We provide care for your whole family, from newborn babies to great grandparents and everyone in between. Chiropractic care offers benefits through every stage of life. Specific chiropractic adjustments ensure a healthy nervous system function for every member of the family. A healthy family is a happy family, and the best way to stay healthy together is through regular chiropractic care for every member of the family.

From Little League to the big leagues and every level in between, regular chiropractic care is essential for the success of any athlete. Chiropractic care can help athletes at all levels with injury prevention, speed, strength, agility, coordination, balance and many other aspects of athletic performance.

Just ask Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice and many other elite athletes. All of these athletes and many others contribute their success on the field to chiropractic care. We help athletes of all levels stay on top of their game with regular chiropractic care.

Why should your child be under chiropractic care from birth? The birth process inflicts excessive stress on a baby’s head, neck, spine, and hips. This stress can result in subtle injuries which cause interference to the baby’s nervous system. Interference to a child’s nervous system can cause colic, trouble feeding, respiratory problems, constipation, ear infections, abnormal developmental patterns and more.

Chiropractic care can help children with improved function across all body systems. Chiropractic care promotes proper digestion, immune system function, respiratory ability, growth, motor development and more. We provide proactive chiropractic care for children to prevent health problems later on in life.

Just like the joints in our spines, joints in our extremities can also become misaligned. Misalignment of joints in extremities can cause pain and muscle weakness, and send abnormal messages to our brain. This can increase the risk of injury and decrease performance. Extremity adjusting can benefit active children and adults by helping to avoid chronic and overuse injuries caused by repetitive motion with poor biomechanics. Extremity adjusting helps our patients stay active and participate in all of the activities they love.

The Three Stages of Care

Condition-Based Care

Relief! Condition-based care is designed to take care of the symptoms you may be coming into the office with. This care, however, doesn’t stop there. The goal of condition-based care is to identify the cause and achieve maximum healing to provide pain relief, stability and optimal function. Of course, care doesn’t stop here. Patients understand that what got them well, can keep them well, so patients transition to the next stage of care.

Corrective Care

Healing and recovery! Corrective care sets the stage for prevention. Corrective care allows the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves to heal and restore optimal function. When the body is able to heal properly, it can prevent symptoms from recurring. Patients begin to get their life back or even reach new levels of health. Corrective care helps patients return to activities they may have given up, or even start new ones because their nervous system is now functioning more efficiently.

Wellness Care

Renewal! Wellness care is designed for the many patients that come into the office with little to no symptoms. Wellness care provides preventive care to keep patients healthy. By routinely taking care of their nervous system, patients are able to prevent potential problems and reach new levels of health they have never experienced before.

Wellness chiropractic care is so essential for children because with a healthy nervous system, children are able to prevent problems they might otherwise experience. At Optimize Chiropractic, it is our dream to provide every member of the Lake Norman community with wellness chiropractic care to offer a proactive approach to health care.

Whole Food Nutrition

We believe that all of the nutrients required for a healthy body are readily available in naturally occurring food. When your parents told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, they were right. With current farming practices, however, many foods are becoming depleted of their natural nutrients. Combine that with the rising levels of toxins we are exposed to daily and what we have on our hands is a toxicity problem.

Toxicity inside the body causes inflammation. To help our patients fight toxicity, prevent inflammation and supply their bodies with necessary nutrients, we recommend fruit, vegetable and omega capsules. The fruit and vegetable capsules contain nutrients from 30 different fruits and vegetables, without the sugar.

Fruits and vegetables are a great source of antioxidants which fight inflammation and promote healthy cells. The omega capsules are a rich source of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids which enhance brain and heart health and assist in the development of a healthy nervous system.

All of these products are NSF-certified and only contain nutrients from naturally grown sources. What we eat is either fighting or feeding disease, so we help our patients fight toxicity and inflammation from the inside out.

Common Conditions

Are you wondering whether chiropractic care can address your particular concern? There are certain conditions we commonly see, such as

  • Allergies
  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Asthma
  • Digestive problems
  • Ear infections
  • Elbow pain
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve root compression
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Radiculopathy
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Rib pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Vertebral subluxation complex
  • Wrist and hand pain

Learn more about what we do and the benefits of chiropractic. Contact our team today!
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