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Chiropractic Care

What is Chiropractic and How Does it Work?

  

Lets start with some basic information about the brain's communication with your body. The brain controls everything that your body does both conscious and unconscious. It communicates with all your body’s organs and tissues through the nervous system. This communication begins with the brain sending and receiving information through the spinal cord.  Your spinal cord is housed by 24 moveable vertebrae. These vertebrae function to protect the spinal cord while allowing for movement at the same time. At each vertebral level, nerves exit the spinal cord and branch out to every organ and tissue in your body.  Misalignments of the vertebrae and imbalances of the musculature attaching to and around the spine can cause interference in these nerves causing pain and decreased function of the tissues served by these nerves. These misalignments and imbalances can be caused by numerous factors like repetitive stress, injury from a trauma (i.e. sports injury, frequent falls, car accident), age related postural distortion or even the birthing process. 

The premise behind chiropractic care is to remove nerve interference therefore reducing pain and increasing the body's function. Your body has an innate ability to heal itself. For example, if you cut your finger, you do not have to tell your body to heal it, your body does it on its own. Chiropractic adjustments allow your body to heal naturally by removing the interference to the nervous system.

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 Chiropractic care is a natural, gentle  and safe way to take care of you and your family!  Chiropractic care is not just for adults , it is a great way to keep your kids healthy too!!!

Why is it important to get adjusted?

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  Many people see a chiropractor because they have a specific issue or chief complaint, usually pain.  Pain is like a check engine light in your car.  It tells you that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.  Many people are too good at putting off addressing these issues or just ignoring it.  But if ignored too long, you will experience decreased function and potentially long-term consequences. 


Many people have come in for chiropractic care because of back or neck pain.  In addition to pain relief, they noticed improvements in other areas like a decrease in headaches, less heart burn and a better functioning digestive tract.  The same nerves that affect muscles in the back and neck have branches that communicate to the organs and other tissues in the body.  Adjustments promote better overall health by improving the function of your nervous system. 

It is also important to get adjustments to maintain your health. You can prevent pain and other symptoms from returning or even manifesting in the first place by getting adjusted regularly. Just like maintaining your car, you need to maintain your body by doing things like exercising, stretching, eating healthy and getting adjusted!

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

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 Each adjustment is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. After a thorough examination Dr. Jacqi will determine which levels of the spine to treat and what treatment should be utilized. Age, previous injuries/surgery, osteoporosis and patient comfort, among other factors are also taken into consideration when determining technique and treatment for each patient. 

What are Some of the Conditions that Often Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

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Back Pain

Neck Pain

Headaches

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Upper and Lower Cross Syndrome

TMJ Dysfunction

Nerve Entrapment Issues

Pirformis Syndrome

Sciatica

Sports Injuries

Kids & Pregnancy & Sports, Oh My!

A small adjustment can make a big difference in the health of your child!

Infants and Children

  

The chiropractic adjustment is adapted for the infant’s/child’s spine and should not be confused with an adult adjustment. Many parents have their newborns checked post-delivery. Significant spinal trauma can occur during the birthing process. Children can experience the same spinal complaints as adults, such as neck pain, back pain, or headaches. There are also many other reasons that parents bring their children to a chiropractor:

  • help with colic
  • reduce the incidence of ear aches
  • help alleviate constipation, acid reflux and digestive issues
  • assist with sleep issues
  • help with asthma and sinus congestion
  • scoliosis
  • improve concentration and assist with behavioral disorders
  • help alleviate bed wetting
  • maximize musculoskeletal and nervous system development
  • enhance their child’s overall wellbeing

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Pregnancy

  

There are many benefits of prenatal chiropractic care. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments help:

  • maintain a healthier pregnancy
  • relieve back, neck or other joint pain without medication
  • alleviate nausea/ morning sickness
  • create space in the uterus for the baby to develop and position itself in the proper position for birth. This can often lead to decreased labor and delivery times and potentially prevent a C-section. 

Specific chiropractic adjustments and table modifications help make chiropractic care possible for pregnancies of all stages.

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Sports

  

In the case of a sports injury, an accurate diagnosis is the first step in creating a treatment plan. A thorough orthopedic and neurological exam will be performed as well as a chiropractic exam to determine the best treatment plan for your injury. Treatment usually begins with passive care: RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation), therapeutic modalities and adjustments. It then progresses into active care: adjustments, stretching, strengthening, improving flexibility and eventually sport specific activities. We then focus on injury prevention. This is done through maintenance, evaluation and treatment to detect any imbalances that may lead to re-injury.


Athletes of all levels seek chiropractic care to maintain their health,  prevent injury and achieve optimal function of there nervous system.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Jacqi Bowman-Garrett

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Dr. Jacquelyn (Jacqi) Bowman-Garrett grew up in Illinois.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.  After working for a few years in transportation management she decided to return to school and pursue her true calling in health care.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Logan College with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree where she completed additional course work in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.


Dr. Jacqi practiced in Charleston, SC for two years after graduating from chiropractic school.  She and her family relocated to Texas and she practiced in San Antonio for another two years before moving to Boerne.  Dr. Jacqi is now the proud owner of Chiropractic 4 U and is excited about serving the Boerne community!  


Dr. Jacqi has experience with and enjoys working with patients of all ages. She especially loves working with families; not just mom and dad but children as well.  She has treated children from just a few weeks old through high school. With her background in sports rehabilitation she focuses not only on supporting the adjustment with exercises but strengthening the body to prevent injury. She feels this is important not only for adults but children and young athletes as well.  Dr. Jacqi also has a passion for working with pregnant women!  She focuses on relieving their aches and pains naturally and helps them enjoy their pregnancy.  Dr. Jacqi is a firm believer in the body's innate power to heal itself!


In her spare time Dr. Jacqi loves spending time with her husband Tony and daughter Presley.

She also enjoys experimenting with new workouts, traveling and exploring all that Boerne has to offer.


"The natural force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well!" - Hippocrates

Experience and Knowledge

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Dr. Jacqi has years of experience working with infants, children, pregnant women and athletes.  She has been adjusting her daughter since she was a baby and has adjusted many children from infants to teenagers with great success.  Dr. Jacqi also works with young athletes, to help keep their bodies functioning and developing properly.


A Chiropractor Who Cares

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 At Chiropractic 4 U we understand how important it is to you to stay healthy, active and fit.  It is our mission to keep you doing what you love.  Not only will Dr. Jacqi treat your existing conditions, she will strive to prevent pain and illness from reoccurring.


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Chiropractic 4 U

117 W. Highland Dr., Ste 101, Boerne, TX 78006, US

(830) 431-4097

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