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Your health is my primary concern – My goal is to provide you quality healthcare using an integrative approach with a caring touch while empowering you to manage your health day-to-day through education and prevention.
We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country – I feel privileged to play a role in helping my patients reach their true health potential so that they can actively enjoy this beautiful area we’re blessed to call home. Whether its playing golf, walking on the beach, biking, surfing, or many of the other countless ways you might savor the Grand Strand, I am passionate about keeping you active, well and pain free. Our ultimate satisfaction comes from truly caring about our patients, and improving the quality of their lives.
My wife Becky and I have been blessed with two sons, Neil and Tyler, and twin daughters, Kate and Clare. As a fitness and sports enthusiast, when I’m not in the office helping patients I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, fishing, hunting, boating and traveling. I’m also a big fan of Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers football.
The chiropractic wellness model is at the center of our family’s lifestyle. My wife and I are raising our children to be proactive about their health rather than reactive. We hope to teach our children that health is about the choices you make every day from how you move and think to sleep and eat. Regular exercise, mental attitude, sleeping habits, proper nutrition along with regular chiropractic adjustments to eliminate physical, emotional, physiological, and environmental stresses from our body are all key to becoming healthy and staying healthy!
We all have our spines checked weekly to correct subluxations and to make sure our bodies are properly adapting to the physical, chemical and emotional stresses that are an inevitable part of daily life - despite our best efforts to minimize them. As a result of our lifestyle and regular chiropractic adjustments we are rarely sick but when we do get sick we find it is typically short-lived!
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, I attended Pennsylvania State University where I played baseball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. I received my Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, GA graduating with Cum Laude distinction.
We are actively involved in the community and major supporters of many local charitable causes. I am a Board member of Friendship Place and the Knights of Columbus as well as an active member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce.
Don’t wait until you experience a health crisis to make your health a priority. A lack of symptoms does not equate to good health Contact our Pawleys Island office for a thorough health evaluation – we look forward to being a part of your journey to health!
$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*
$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*
*Cannot be combined with insurance
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!.
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.
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!!