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Strand Spine Institute

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12465 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 979-2273
Fax: (843) 235-3427

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Welcome to Strand Spine Institute Serving Myrtle beach and Pawleys Island

Natural Healing & Chiropractic Wellness for Families since 1999.

Our Vision & Mission

Strand Spine Institute is an innovative treatment and wellness center bridging the gap between traditional and holistic healthcare.  We aim to be the go-to health professionals bringing natural healing and wellness through principled chiropractic care to the families of our community - newborns to the elderly.  

Our mission is to educate, empower and adjust our community to unlock their body’s self-healing potential through the chiropractic and wellness lifestyle.  

Our goal is to increase the degree in which people experience health and vitality by utilizing their innate, self-healing capabilities … all while preventing disease and reversing aging. Through education, regular spinal checks, meal planning, exercise, supplements and personalized coaching, every client will maximize their health potential and improve their quality of life.

Why Spinal Care is Key to Achieving Wellness

Throughout our everyday lives we experience pain that in some way be traced to our spine.  Our spine is the central core of our nervous system and these nerve fibers control the functions within our body – every organ, tissue and cell.  It is important to ensure that our spine is functioning properly to maximize our health daily and avoid many problems later in life.
Spinal health depends on removing nerve interference and maintaining movement.  Keeping active maintains and increases your body's ability to work properly and efficiently.  You may become physically injured by lack of being active, but in addition, your mental focus in life decreases.  You will become less productive and fall into a downward state of losing energy.  Eventually this may cause major problems with your body that become difficult to overcome.

We can get you started on your road to wellness and help you reach all of your health goals. Every person is unique; therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan.  The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.

Dr. Neil Fico
Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach Chiropractor | Strand Spine Institute | (843) 979-2273

12465 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*

$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*

*Cannot be combined with insurance

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Conditions Treated At Strand Spine Institute in Pawleys Island our chiropractors and massage therapists treat a range of conditions.


Dr. Fico has been nothing short of a godsend to me….

I walked in with neck pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale. Dr. Fico worked me up with scans, x-rays and an examination and developed a treatment plan. I walked out two months later with a pain level of 2-3. Very happy me. I continue to go see Dr. Fico for regular treatments to stay well. Kristy, their nutritionist took me under her belt and provided me with natural remedies for my pain, anxiety, depression and stomach issues. I did a 10 day cleanse with guidance - Worth it! The staff is so very kind, compassionate and caring. I felt like I was going to see friends that cared about my entire wellbeing and health, not just my neck. Forever grateful!.

- Sondra

Meet with the expert practitioners at Strand Spine! You’ll enjoy the care, wisdom, guidance and accountability they provide. Working with Dr. Parada and Kristy Whitehead has helped me significantly in my progress towards a healthier, more productive life. My regular adjustments, prescribed exercises and nutrition plan have increased my energy levels, changed my eating habits and prepared me well for my marathon this past January. I’ve lost weight, increased my flexibility and feel great.

- Brandon Schaefer

Dr. Fico was referred to me by Dr. Waters an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have also been evaluated by Neuro Surgeons with no hope short of surgery. I was in constant lower back pain, unable to stand or walk without the help of a cane. Dr. Fico and his very professional staff treated my wife and I like family.

Using the Spinal Decompression machine and spinal manipulation my compromised spine with two bulging discs, birth defects, began to heal. In only eighteen treatments I can now enjoy shopping for hours, travel in a car, vacation, and do normal house hold responsibilities without pain or limitations. I recommend the Strand Spine Institute to anyone that wishes to regain and maintain a healthy , happy life.

- Roger

I was worse off than I thought and we talked about a long term plan rather than the quick fix I was used to. After recommending the DRX9000 for treating my neck and back problems, I was on board. But I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest hopes. My skepticism disappeared when we saw the x-rays of my spine after I had finished my treatments. The space that was missing between my lower discs from the initial X-ray was now back significantly. Having a multitude of tools at his disposal like K-Laser treatment definitely helped in my recovery.

- Billy Zorn

Three years ago I came to Strand Spine Institute because I could not sit for any period of time without pain in my sciatic nerve. I had never been to a chiropractor but did not want to take drugs so I gave the chiropractor option a try. After taking a set of x-rays and discussing my lifestyle, Dr. Fico came up with a treatment plan which included Spinal Decompression, chiropractic adjustments every couple of days and ice daily. After a few weeks of this treatment, my sciatica had greatly improved and sitting for a period of time was no longer an issue. I did not want this to happen again so we discussed on-going treatment as well as wellness. I have continued monthly with Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic Adjustments and an occasional K-Laser treatment.

I have added probiotics to my supplements and changed to the Metagenics Wellness Essentials. All of these plus workouts with my personal trainer at the gym have greatly improved my back as well as my knees. The staff at Strand Spine Institute has been such a blessing in my well-being and even though I am 67 I feel like I am younger than that and able to do so much. Wish it would improve my golf game!!

-Mary Jane

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Closed 1:00PM 9:00AM 1:00PM 9:00AM 9:00AM Closed
Closed 6:00PM 12:00PM 6:00PM 12:00PM 12:00PM Closed


  • 12465 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585
  • (843) 979-2273
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