Services Offered

One of our main goals is to serve you. You will find that here at Crossroads Chiropractic there are many options to touch each need in your life. Listed below are several services we offer to help you.

Adjustments & Manipulation

Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.

When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.

Massage Therapy

Jade Russell, an award-winning honor student and graduate of St. Clair County High School and Gadsden State Massage Therapy Program, has joind Dr. Stubbs at Crossroads Chiropractic.  Having family members in the medical and mental health fields, Jade has long been aware of the practical application of massage therapy in rejuvenating not only the body, but mind and spirit as well.  Jade deteremined early on this would be her chosen field and is dedicated to making a positive difference to those seeking the healthful benefts of massage therapy.

Prices:

30 Minutes $40.00

60 Minutes $60.00

90 Minutes $90.00

To book a massage or purchase a gift certificate call Crossroads Chiropractic (205) 640-6500

Laser Light Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is an excellent treatment that is often utilized to treat a wide array of conditions and pain. This therapy allows the body to naturally heal itself by utilizing a combination of electric stimulation and cold laser technology. This low level laser therapy consists of a light-emitting device that can be utilized on many different parts of the body.

In addition to simple back and neck pain, cold laser therapy has been utilized for a number of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and sprains. The number of conditions that have been notably increased in the usage of this therapy include carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries, muscle and joint pain, as well as a long list of others.

Ask Us Today About Utilizing Cold Laser Therapy Treatment in your road to health!

Acupuncture

is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. Current scientific research supports acupuncture's efficacy in the relief of certain types of pain and post-operative nausea. Other reasons for acunpuncture would include: headaches/migraines, weight loss, insomnia, dizziness, and even help to quit smoking. There is general agreement that acupuncture is safe when administered by well-trained practitioners using sterile needles and carries a very low risk of serious adverse effects. One would assume that inserting a needle into the skin would be painful, but because of the slenderness of the needle, most people compare it to less than a mosquito bite.

Orthotics

Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.

Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress of the body.

Orthotics can often be prescribed by your chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being via a biomechanical standpoint.

Ask Us About Getting Yourself Started With Orthotics Today!

X-Rays

X-rays are often taken on most patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From this x-ray, the doctor can tell your current spine angles as well as any potential further issues including the potential for additional information such as an MRI.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a therapy that is utilized in the office to handle injuries related to joints, muscle spasms, as well as most soft tissues. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.

Certain ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or tightness in the body. This heat combined with the overall features of the ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level speeding up your road to recovery.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. This therapy is well known to help numb painful areas as well as provide a cooling relief to affected soft tissues. The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area.

If you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury, cryotherapy is an excellent way to help reduce swelling and further injury in the early stages of your healing process. This therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.

Interferential Electro-Therapy
Inferential Electro-Therapy is an excellent method of helping the body deal with spasms, sprains, and issues related to soft tissues. This therapy accomplishes this with a very low simulated frequency that is put on the soft tissue. The feeling of this therapy is very light and most patients feel very comfortable during the treatment.

In addition to this therapy simulating the body's natural healing method by helping it to produce natural pain killing endorphins, it also helps with the release of these strains, spasms and soft tissue issues.

Ask Us About This Therapy Today!

Car Accident

Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.

While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from them could be significant.

Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination.

Sports

Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Everyday athletes follow suit by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, and taking their diets to a new level. Despite the meticulous care and training that athletes take, they experience musculoskeletal injuries.

Chiropractors are to athletes, just as Cardiologists are to those who suffer with cardiovascular disease. Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes. Chiropractors can treat an injured athlete more effectively than a medical doctor, who is not well versed in sports injuries. In addition to treating athletic injuries, the chiropractor is skilled in aiding the athlete in injury prevention.

Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game with ice packs and taking pain medication. Medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treats each injury individually.

It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state.

Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent injuries. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself. Make an appointment with a chiropractor today.

Hair Mineral Analysis

Hair Mineral Analysis is an excellent screening test to identify specific nutrient mineral imbalances, disease trends, and your load of toxic heavy metals.

Re-tests are strongly recommended every 3-4 months. As the body chemistry changes on the program and the body’s detoxification pathways are enhanced, you are urged to continue the program based upon the results of your follow-up hair test. Once stabilized this test can be performed annually to insure we are achieving your health goals. We use Analytical Research Laboratories in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is an excellent way to view:

Advantages of Hair over Other Biopsies

Toxic Metal Readings

Hair Mineral Analysis is an excellent way to identify the following toxic metals found in the body:

Lead

Cadmium

Mercury

Arsenic

Aluminum

It is now understood that toxic metal poisoning is a major contributing factor to many degenerative illnesses. The list includes:

Alzheimer’s Disease

Fatigue

Anemia

Hyperactivity

Arthritis

Multiple Sclerosis

Autism

Neuromuscular Disorders

ADHD

Osteoporosis

Cancer

Parkinson’s Disease

Dementia

Liver/Kidney diseases

It is important to mention that no toxic metal level is considered safe. Environmental toxicity is a major culprit of toxic metal exposure in your body. This may come from sources such as:

Silver & Mercury Dental Amalgams

Non-filtered Fluoridated Tap Water

Contaminated Food Sources

Large Fish such as Tuna & Swordfish

Contaminated Air Found in Big Cities

Aluminum Cookware & Cans

Anti-perspirants

Grecian Hair Dyes

Table Salt

Baking Powers

Bleached Flour

Processed Cheese

Antacids

Drying Agents

One of the primary goals of your program is to reduce and eliminate the level of toxic metal exposure. Not all of the body's toxic metal readings will appear on the first test because heavy metals are often sequestered deep within the body. In fact it is common that toxic metals are revealed on subsequent tests after metals are mobilized from their storage sites. Metals may mobilize from fatty tissue, spleen,

liver, kidneys, bones, nervous system and brain.

Element deposits are stored in the hair for many months, whereas blood serum is always changing

Often mineral levels are lower in the blood, making detection more difficult

Hair analysis is one of few ways to detect toxic metals

Toxic metals are not found in high concentrations in the blood, except after acute exposure

The Body’s stress patterns

Mineral imbalances

Organ/glandular weakness

Oxidative rate

Nervous System dominance

Ideal nutritional supplements for you

Presence of toxic metals and materials in the body

Saliva Testing

Your body has an in-built system designed to keep you healthy and vital well into your early 100s. If you learn how this in-built system comprehensibly works then you can live well, symptom-free, for most of your years. If you are symptomatic, you need to know that the body is still on automatic pilot to self-repair. If you are unhealthy, you will find healing by focusing on effectively turning on your body's regenerative process.

Using your saliva as a diagnostic tool, you can implement individually appropriate changes to your life to reach optimal health. In general, saliva testing of the adrenal glands offers a powerful tool to evaluate gastrointestinal problems, stress-related and hormone-related diseases, and the overall wellness of the human body.

Saliva testing is an extremely effective diagnostic tool to improve one's health; it offers a view into the body's emotional, hormonal, immunological, nutritional and metabolic health. The extensive range of communications and relationships among these factors opens a uniquely accurate healing protocol. Optimal health is dependent on the balance of hormones and not just a single hormone at one certain time of day. Saliva is used to pick up the nuances that may not show in blood work- how many times have you heard “blood work normal” yet you have every sign and symptom that clearly shows you are not functioning normally.

Saliva testing is convenient, non-invasive and inexpensive, which allows for needed multiple tests over an extended period of time to design individual healing programs. Saliva tests the free hormones, which are the correct reflection of the bioactivity of the hormones available for use to the bodily tissues.

Test is performed in the comfort of your own home and results are in hand approximately 1 week after you send them in. We use Diagnos-Techs labs out of Washington. This lab has been awarded accreditation by the Joint Commission for standards.