At Advantage Chiropractic, we focus on gentle, safe, and effective chiropractic care for your whole family. Let us help you turn your goals into reality.
Chiropractor Charleston WV
Welcome to Advantage Chiropractic located in Charleston WV. Our team here at Advantage Chiropractic is passionate about the health of our community. Dr. Runyan is a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate committed to the health and wellness of her patients. New to Chiropractic? Chiropractic is the leading alternative option in the health care profession focusing on mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Conveniently located just off Corridor G in Charleston, we offer full Chiropractic care, physical therapy modalities, and massage therapy. We guarantee you will experience a warm and welcoming environment when you visit our office. Patients treated the same day. Call today for your appointment, our Charleston WV chiropractors can help you and your family!
How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?
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 and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.
The History Of Chiropractic Care
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.
What Kind of Training Does a Chiropractor Have?
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.
Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.
At Advantage Chiropractic our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.