Phoenix and Scottsdale Chiropractor
Welcome to Hatlen Family Chiropractic, Clinical Nutrition and Cold Laser Therapy
Dr. Gary Hatlen serves Phoenix, North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria and Sun City, Arizona (AZ)
Corrective Chiropractic Care
Cold Laser Therapy Center
Family Chiropractic Health and Wellness
Neuropathy Pain Treatment Center
Headache and Migraine Clinic
Chronic Pain Clinic
Disc and Sciatica Center
If you are visiting this site because you are in pain then please read the following information. It may change your life!
What causes neck and back pain?
The majority of neck and back pain is caused by a neurospinal degenerative disease called Subluxation (Sub-lux-a-shun).
Subluxation is mechanical misalignment and malfunction that abnormally compresses nerves, joints and discs.
Overtime these compressive forces cause nerve, cartilage, ligament, muscle and disc damage.
When a critical level of tissue damage has been reached the body will initiate the first stage of the healing process called inflammation.
Inflammatory chemicals will then stimulate the pain sensory nerves.
When the pain nerve signals sent to the brain exceedes the indivduals pain threshold they will begin to experience symptoms.
Misalignment also compressives the motor nerves that control the muscles resulting in muscle guarding, tension, trigger points or spasm leading to the accumulation of lactic acid which generates an aching or burning sensation in the muscles.
Standard medical care consists of taking pain killers for the pain, muscle relaxers for the muscle tension and anti-inflammatories for the inflammation.
None of which address the underlying cause: the mechanical misalignment and malfunction called Subluxation.
YOU CANNOT FIX MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH CHEMICALS !
Common sense would dictate that you should detect and correct the underlying cause of the pain: the mechanical misalignment and malfunction, the Subluxation.
My chiropractic care is effective because instead of treating the effects, such as pain, inflammation and muscle spasm with drugs (chemicals), I address the underlying cause of the problem, the Subluxation.
Chiropractic is the ONLY profession whose primary goal is the prevention, early detection, correction or stabilization of Subluxation.
Physical therapists, medical doctors and spinal surgeons ONLY treat the effects of Subluxation and completely ignore the Subluxation.
In my office you can choose to receive standard hands-on Chiropractic care utilizing the Palmer method or gentle adjustments utilizing an electronic adjusting instrument without the audible sounds.
Both are very safe and effective!
You decide what you are more comfortable with.
Chiropractic, Cold Laser Therapy and the Pain Neutralization Technique: The Perfect Combination
While Chiropractic care works on correcting the underlying Subluxation, the Cold Laser accelerates the healing process and pain relief without any of the dangerous side effects of drugs. Top athletes utilize the benefits of cold laser therapy. For more info refer to the cold laser section.
The Pain Neutralization Technique utilizes gentle pressure on specific neurological reflexes to "turn off" painful myofascial trigger points. This technique works best with severe pain.
This powerful combination of techniques is why people travel from all over the valley to our office.
What causes joint pain and arthritis?
Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and foot pain is also caused by mechanical problems. These mechanical problems cause tissue damage resulting in pain and inflammation. If these mechanical problems are not corrected they will cause the joint to deteriorate or degenerate over time. A process we refer to as arthritis.
Chiropractic determines the nature of the mechanical joint problem and then works to correct it. This decreases tissue damage, inflammation, pain and stops or slows arthritis.
Dr. Hatlen, a 1989 graduate of Palmer College in Iowa, has designed a unique system that addresses the cause allowing all practice members the opportunity to experience maximum pain relief, optimal health and longevity.
Health and Wellness Services:
Corrective Spinal Care and Maintenance
Cold Laser Therapy for Tissue Healing and Pain Relief
Family Wellness Care
Pediatric Care, Prevention and Early Detection
Body Chemistry Analysis
Nutritional Assessment and Management
Neurotransmitter Analysis and Management
Exercise Prescription and Supervision
Low Back Rehabilitation
Migraines and Headache Program
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Rehabilitation
Forward Head Posture Program
Disc Decompression and Rehabilitation
Spinal/Disc Degeneration Program
Natural Support for Health Conditions:
Lowered immune resistance
Loss of bladder control
...and many other conditions.
Soft-tissue Injury Rehabilitation
Auto accident and whiplash
Work-related spinal and extremity injuries
Repetitive stress and strain injuries
Sports and recreation injuries
Acute and Chronic Pain Management
Migraines and headaches
Neck and back pain
Shoulder/rotator cuff syndromes
Arm pain/tingling and/or numbness
Wrist and hand pain
Ankle and foot pain