shutterstock_159078203While most people associate chiropractic care with back pain issues, it actually involves much more. At Desert Shadows Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we treat pain issues, but we also want our clients to enjoy a better life. There are many direct and indirect causes of pain, and addressing each of them individually generally enhances the overall outcomes of chiropractic care. Here are services we feel our patients may benefit from.

Spinal and Posture Screenings

Many back pain issues are directly related to a person’s posture. With proper screening, we can assist patients to develop better posture habits to enhance overall health. Desert Shadows Chiropractic and Wellness Center provides screenings at diverse locations to better reach clients to identify poor posture traits that lead to pain and other health issues.

Decompression Therapy (Traction)

Back pain is often debilitating. Decompression therapy, or traction, is a well-established strategy to relieve back pain for many of our patients. This type of therapy works by taking pressure off nerves in the back. The strategy is highly effective for many of our patients.

Weight Loss

Excess weight creates a variety of issues that impact a person’s overall health. If a patient is experiencing painful conditions and weight is contributing to that pain, we’ll work with that patient to develop a weight loss plan as a part of a comprehensive health strategy.


Acupuncture is an age-old traditional Chinese treatment and has proven to provide successful results when used to treat conditions like postoperative dental pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual cramps and other conditions. Some patients with fibromyalgia have even reported improvements.

Corrective Exercises

A number of conditions benefit from exercises designed specifically to strengthen correct specific issues. Our treatment protocols include suggesting exercises that improve conditions involving spinal alignments, muscle problems, and connective tissue issues.

Nutritional Counseling

There are many food supplements available, and virtually everyone has problems identifying products that will address their health needs. Food choices also impact overall health, and many of our patients don’t enjoy balanced diets that enhance their lives. We’ll work with patients to make sound choices that meet their health needs.

Lifestyle Advice

Some activities contribute to health issues our patients are experiencing. We’ll work with patients to determine which, if any, lifestyle choices are negatively impacting their conditions. Finding a balance that enhances health through comprehensive Wellness Services is a goal we’ll work on with patients.