At Healthy Edge Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our North Andover chiropractic office, but please call us at 978-794-8100 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Tria Sykes has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Poor posture means your spinal bones are not properly aligned and therefore your muscles, joints and ligaments cannot work optimally. Unhealthy posture is often caused by an accumulation of traumas to the spine throughout life. These traumas can be obvious, like car accidents, sports or work injuries and slips or falls. On the other hand, many postural changes occur more gradually with poor work ergonomics, sleep positions, excessive sitting and repetitive postures or habits. Inevitably, poor posture often leads to pain in the back and neck, along with headaches and sometimes numbness, tingling or pain in the limbs. Poor posture can even cause “slipped discs”, pinched nerves and spinal arthritis.
Dr. Sykes specializes in posture rehabilitation using the most researched and scientific chiropractic technique to date. Chiropractic Biophysics Technique (CBP) offers the most studied methods for diagnosing spinal abnormalities and providing true, lasting corrective treatment. Therefore, CBP is the best way to restore healthy posture and fend off gravity for less pain and better health. This postural technique paired with the specialized foundation postural exercises that she teaches her patients is the best way to fix posture problems, relieve pain and strengthen the spine and core.
At Healthy Edge Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches taught by Dr. Sykes will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
A child’s spine is the most neglected part of their health care profile. Children have frequent falls and injuries and many spinal problems can only be corrected at a young age. While many children don’t have symptoms of spinal misalignments until later in life, some kids suffer with growing pains, sports injuries, belly aches, ear infections, frequent colds or allergies, asthma and scoliosis. These are just some of the pediatric symptoms that can be the result of improper posture and that our office has helped with.
The goal of pediatric chiropractic care is to monitor growth and development of a child’s spine through the inevitable bumps and bruises of life and correct small problems before they become big ones later in life. We hope that kids never end up like their parents – where they need corrective care. Just as we have been taught how to take care of our teeth as kids so that we have healthy teeth as adults, we teach parents that if we take care of their children’s spines now, their children will have healthy spines throughout life.
A woman’s body goes through so much postural change during pregnancy due to the body’s preparation for birth. Pelvic misalignment is very common due to ligaments stretching and body weight shifting. This can lead to low back and sciatic or leg pain. Neck, upper and mid back pain is also common as body weight increases and shifts.
Dr. Sykes regularly treats pregnant women using the Webster Technique – a chiropractic technique specifically designed to treat pregnant women. This procedure helps to realign pelvic bones for the baby to get into the best position for birth as well as to relieve pain for the pregnant woman. Women under regular chiropractic care during their pregnancies have been shown to experience less pain during their pregnancies as well as during labor and delivery with shorter delivery times too!
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our NORTH ANDOVER chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Tria Sykes can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the North Andover community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 978-794-8100 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.