I am excited that you have made preserving your health a priority and are considering chiropractic care as part of your wellness lifestyle. Taking pro-active steps to preserve your health today will make all the difference tomorrow. Here at Core Wellness Chiropractic, I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and caring environment for optimal spinal correction.
It is my mission to adjust and educate all the members of my community toward optimal health through natural chiropractic care. I strive to provide an empowering education on the important role of your spine and how to best preserve its health and integrity to add life to your years and years to your life. Knowledge is power, and I hope that you share this information with your family, friends, and loved ones.
I look forward to assisting you in your journey toward optimal health.
Dr. Richard M. Soukup
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Richard M. Soukup, D.C.
Dr. Soukup was born and raised in Kenmore, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo before relocating to Atlanta, GA where he attended Life University and completed the four year doctor of chiropractic program. Dr. Soukup has associated in two very successful practices in Atlanta, GA and Lancaster, PA where he refined his skills and studied advanced techniques in CBP, soft tissue work and Torque-Release tonal adjusting. Most recently, Dr. Soukup served as the Clinic Director at a high volume national franchise clinic and managed doctors in other regional clinics.
NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED!
But, if you are a new patient it is helpful to schedule your first visit with us. New patient appointments are more involved than future visits so calling ahead and completing New Patient Forms before hand can help us reduce your wait time in the office.
Chiropractic literally means “Done by Hand” and is the third largest primary health-care profession in the world, after medicine and dentistry.
Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine.
Treatment consists of a wide range of techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Chiropractic does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery. Chiropractors commonly seek patients with health issues other health care approaches have failed to help but due to its safe, conservative, drug free approach chiropractic should be your first choice. Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers and are trained to recognize health issues outside the scope of chiropractic and refer patients to the appropriate provider when more invasive care is required.
Just as brushing helps to preserve the health of your teeth, spinal adjustments help preserve the health of your spinal joints and disks by restoring normal motion to restricted / misaligned areas of your spine.
In a word, yes. However, you may experience some mild aching after your first treatment, similar to the feeling you get after a workout.
Some patients are initially worried about having their neck adjusted. A recent study covering over 50,000 neck treatments found no serious side effects, reinforcing the research that risks associated with treatment are low to very low (Thiel, et al 2007, Spine 32;21).
To put it into perspective, Chiropractic treatment is safer than crossing the road and many, many times safer than regularly taking anti-inflammatories used to mask pain.
Yes. After completing a four year undergraduate degree with the standard pre-med courses, all Chiropractors have to complete a rigorous degree program which takes four additional years. This includes comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures to enable us to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves and determine the need for referral to another health care practitioner when needed.
Chiropractic education is regulated under the U. S. Department of Education, the Council on Chiropractic Education and all chiropractors are required to pass four rigorous board exams: Part 1: Basic Sciences, Part 2: Differential Diagnosis, Part 3: Case Management, and Part 4 which is a weekend long practical examination where the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in x-ray reading, history taking, physical examination, patient interaction, differential diagnosis, and chiropractic adjusting techniques.
Yes. Chiropractors are required to be licensed in each state they practice and must complete continuing education courses to maintain their licences. This is to ensure that they stay up-to-date with modern research and new techniques.
Relief care is what we focus on when someone comes into our office in pain. The priority is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible. Adjustments are given to restore movement to inflamed joints which gives relief to nerves and muscles. Since recent and chronic conditions cause the spine to be unstable, more frequent adjustments are needed in the beginning phase in order to train the spine back to its natural state. No two cases are exactly alike, however it’s typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks.
PHASE II: Corrective Care / Sub-acute Care
During this phase, the tissues and muscles are able to heal more completely which prevents injury. Stability is returning now and pain has likely decreased or disappeared, but there is likely muscle and ligament strain remaining. Visits become less frequent at this point but are still very important in order to maintain the progress made with the spine and avoid a relapse. While no two people will be the same, the average treatment frequency will begin at 2 visits per week and down to 1 visit a week over 2-3 months.
PHASE III: WELLNESS CARE / Prevention
At this point, your spine has regained stability, strength and control! Continuing a wellness way of life (regular physical activity, smart nutrition, and managing stress effectively) and weekly visits to the chiropractor for spinal health management is the best way to prevent future injury, pain and degeneration.
Richard M. Soukup, DC / Core Wellness Chiropractic
First office suite on the left when entering from the front steps.