Welcome to MaxLiving Health Center Columbia
Welcome to MaxLiving Health Center Columbia
Chiropractors, Dr. Katie Parks and Dr. Courtney Law, are proud to serve their community with specialized and advanced spinal correction, prenatal care and chiropractic care. They love to see all of their patients reach their greatest potential physically through their expert care. Dr. Katie Parks, Dr. Courtney Law and their team look forward to seeing you soon. Click to schedule an appointment today!
Chiropractors do more than just “cracking” your neck. Treatments help realign the spine and its vertebra thus allowing for optimum communication through the bodies nerve channels. Knowing this, one can easily see that the spine is the highway to health. When the spine is out of alignment, it creates barriers of communication between the nervous system and the brain, causing physical discomfort. This discomfort can create a myriad of symptoms that can negatively impact one’s life on a daily basis; headaches, muscle spasms, chronic sinusitis, back issues, and quite honestly anything that prevents you from moving your body they way you should be able to.
Chiropractic adjustments not only help alleviate aches and areas of discomfort but it also boosts the immune system. When your immune system is compromised, it’s harder to fight off infection and keep your body well. These treatments, otherwise known as adjustments, help to free up and unlock the distressed nerves so that they can properly flow and thusly increase the immune system so that it can help your body stay strong and healthy. Chiropractic adjustments aid in alleviating discomfort and enhancing the body’s ability naturally heal on its own. These precise manipulations to the spine help sort out the switchboard that is responsible for communicating with the rest of the nerve channels and once treated and in alignment, the brain is once again able to properly communicate with the body.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors, Dr. Parks and Dr. Law, along with all of our staff, recognize and honor the power that is given to women in their ability to grow and give life to another. Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times for a woman to experience. Going through the various phases of growing a body inside your own can leave one with, let’s just say, uncomfortable, exhausting, and sometimes trying times physically which can be exacerbated by complications for some. No woman’s pregnancy is like any others, and even for one woman, each pregnancy will likely be different. The female body goes through many changes throughout her life, but during pregnancy, there are obviously many more, crammed into a 9-month period. Increase in hormones, water retention, diet changes, inability to sleep etc. can leave for some interesting sensations on the mother. Not to mention the weight of a growing baby body, resting on or up against the back, rib cage or pelvic region. It is not uncommon for this gift of life, to create discomfort as the baby grows inside the womb.
One of the best ways to alleviate pregnancy discomfort is through chiropractic care. This is a gentle, effective, drug free way to help mother and baby grow together in the healthiest way possible.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
A child’s spine is just as important as the adult spine, if not more so. In fact, for your little one, regular chiropractic care is a great foundation for their overall development. Babies are always moving or squirming, as they are stimulated by the world around them, so it is easy for their little malleable spines to get misaligned. It is imperative to protect their precious spines with more than just cradling them, but with chiropractic care to ensure their body’s development is growing nice and strong. Regular chiropractic treatments can help in detecting any issues early on as well.
Some may think that chiropractic care may be unnecessary for children, but quite the opposite is true. Chiropractic care provides an incredible foundation for their health. Toddler’s and children take more spills and tumbles than one could count. As an adult, surely you’ve watched kiddos take tumbles that would easily have you hauled up in bed for days. Children can quite literally bounce their bodies off walls and the ground and walk away "feeling fine". Their bodies are very resilient and bounce back, but that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been trauma or movement in the spine or its vertebra. Not to mention as children grow, especially in today’s world of iPads, tablets, phones, or gaming devices or even an avid reader for that matter, can result in head and neck issues from constantly bending/leaning forward. Our treatments are gentle and specific manipulations of the spine that are safe and non-invasive. From infancy through adolescence, chiropractic care is essential. Let's also remember that babies are falling before they walk, rough-housing with their siblings, carrying around backpacks, or actively taking part in sports. With these activities, it is easy to cause spinal misalignment which if left untreated just makes problems and conditions down the line. While chiropractic care does help alleviate discomfort, the longer you wait, the longer the healing may take.