Dr. Sam is a second-generation chiropractor and Columbia, MO native, providing Columbia Chiropractic Care. Dr. Sam Henley has helped many people throughout the years with his dedicated and professional chiropractic care services. Active Life Chiropractic believes life shouldn’t be painful, and they strive to provide a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare – something your body might have been missing.
Dr. Sam assesses patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is or isn’t appropriate. When chiropractic care is not suitable or the patient’s condition warrants co-management in their treatment, our chiropractors will refer patients to the appropriate healthcare solution. Please call Active Life Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment or fill out our “Request An Appointment” form.
Chiropractic Care Treatments in Columbia, MO
Dr. Sam Henley provides chiropractic care for a variety of injuries and ailments. Dr. Sam uses a variety of non-surgical chiropractic treatments to treat patients with certain types of:
- Back Pain
- Car Accident Injury
- Sports Injury
- Carpal Tunnel
- Sleep Apnea
- Knee Pain
- Foot Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Neck Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- TMJ Disorder
- Plantar Fasciitis & More
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic Care is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders have on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness while allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or ache following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.