St. Louis Chiropractor Provides Natural Relief From
Back Pain and Neck Pain
Welcome to the wellness center for Dr. Ed Hengel, a St. Louis chiropractor helping athletes and injury victims safely manage pain and heal. Whether you are suffering from sciatica, back pain, neck pain, headaches or muscle stiffness, Dr. Hengel is here to help. Chiropractic adjustments correct the underlying cause for your pain, ensuring you heal faster and can live an active life without dependency on prescription painkillers. We provide care to the greater St. Louis community, including Affton, Lemay, Mehlville and Oakville.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Healing Therapies for
Sports Injuries and Plantar Fasciitis
Chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and spinal decompression treatments have been used for years to help professional athletes heal, and our chiropractor is excited to offer these important services to the St. Louis community. Dr. Hengel works closely with triathletes to manage plantar fasciitis and other sports injuries. From long-distance runners to weekend athletes, our wellness team can get you back in the game following a sports injury.
St. Louis chiropractic patients choose our wellness center because of our unique approach to injury management. Unlike traditional medical care, we focus on the underlying cause for your pain - not just the symptoms. When the body is out of alignment, a spinal disc may compress nearby nerves, leading to pain, injury and fatigue. While medication can provide temporary relief, as long as the nerve continues to be compressed, individuals will continue to suffer pain. Dr. Hengel identifies the underlying misalignment in the spine, known as a subluxation, and uses chiropractic adjustments to correct and restore alignment.
Correcting the underlying cause for back pain, neck pain and headaches is essential to long-term relief. In fact, just one slipped or herniated disc can lead to pain throughout the body. For example, if a herniated disc in the lower back compresses the sciatic nerve, patients may experience a shooting or radiating pain in their legs, buttocks and lower back. This condition, known as sciatica, can only be corrected through chiropractic adjustments, like spinal decompression therapy. Decompression treatments create space between the compressed discs, allowing the herniated disc to return to its proper position in the spine.
Regular chiropractic adjustments are an important part of overall health. Our goal with every patient is not only to relieve neck and back pain symptoms, but also to promote long-term relief and enhanced wellness. As part of our approach to whole body wellness, we also offer nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, corrective exercises, massage therapy and spinal & postural screenings. We also offer acupuncture treatments, which are a natural way to stimulate the body's immune system and promote internal healing. Based on the Ancient Chinese healing art, our treatment uses long, thin needles to precisely stimulate pressure points in the body, which enhance the flow of oxygen-rich blood and lymph into the muscles and joints. This helps to relieve headaches, tenderness, soreness, and pain, while stimulating the body to repair damaged tissues.
Our wellness center is conveniently located to serve patients in Affton, Lemay, Mehlville and Oakville. Ready for long-term relief from headaches, back and neck pain? Contact our St. Louis chiropractor today at 314-631-5550 and start healing!