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Nutrition and Wellness from our Chiropractor serving Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island

Not everyone seeking out a chiropractor serving Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island expects to be given wellness and nutritional counseling as part of their service. But at Strand Spine Institute, we nutrition and wellness as important components for anyone who seeks out chiropractic treatment. That is because in many ways achieving wellness through chiropractic care is a collaborative effort.  It is collaborative between your nervous system and musculoskeletal system, and also between you, the patient, and your chiropractor.

nutrition advice from our chiropractor in myrtle beach and pawleys island

Taking Control of Nutrition and Wellness

When many people hear that their chiropractor is going to help them improve their nutrition and provide lifestyle advice, they might believe that the suggestions in just more of what they have heard before. In truth, some of the advice is similar. If you are overweight, we'll suggest that you try to lose weight, If you are not exercising regularly, we'll suggest that you start. But we aim to be different too.

We acknowledge that some of the reason why you might have various ailments is related to your family history and the environment where you live and work. You may even have a disability or chronic pain condition that restricts what you can and can't do. With every new patient, however, we provide a health assessment in order to properly instruct you when to hold back and when to move forward with your prescribed regimen,

Why Nutritional Counseling in Pawleys Island is Important

Most people live busy lives, and many don't always find the time to analyze what they eat and make the choices that are going to give them the nutrition they need without also adding various toxins into their diet that impedes proper digestion, and blocks the nervous system from delivering those nutrients throughout the body. When good nutrition falls to the wayside, so do a lot of other things, including

  • Energy levels
  • Healthy weights
  • Memory
  • Hormonal balance
  • Proper Digestion
  • Nervous System Function
  • Better Circulation
  • Reduced Inflammation

Pairing Movement With Nutrition for Optimal Wellness

In addition to finding the right nutrient balance, it is important to integrate regular movement (exercise) into your lifestyle, and at Strand Spine Institute in Pawleys Island, we aim to help guide you in this area as well. By assessing your overall health with look for which supplements may be missing from your diet, and work towards jump starting your system to work at its best in order to help heal your ailments, and foster your strength both inside and out.

Various chiropractic adjustments can also help increase blood flow and see that those extra nutrients are able to reach the places they need to go through proper circulation. Adjustments also release stress on the body which helps give you the ability to keep up your end of the bargain and exercise and eat more  nutritionally sound foods.

Call Strand Spine Institute Today!

Whether you feel pain often, or just want to work with a chiropractor serving Myrtle Beach and Pawley's Island that can help you get the nutrients you are missing, and see that your exercises are benefiting you as much as possible, we at Strand Spine Institute is ready to work with you to find the right balance of nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, and chiropractic care to get you feeling your best. To schedule an assessment contact us at 843-979-2273.

$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*

$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*

*Cannot be combined with insurance

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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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