Gentle Chiropractor - Mark Machala, DC
For a gentle chiropractor, visit Dr. Mark Machala. His gentle touch will have you relaxed and pain free before you know it. Dr. Mark Machala follows a newer chiropractic philosophy that sees mobility as the primary assessment factor rather than alignment.
Traditional chiropractic philosophy describes a bone as “out of alignment” and pinching on a nerve. By putting the bone back in alignment, the tradition says, the pain will be relieved. Modern chiropractic knowledge says that more often joints are motion restricted, or stuck, but in alignment. Only about one of every ten patients is out of alignment. By including massage, Dr. Mark gets the muscles to relax and assesses the movement of the spine. He then offers gentle chiropractic adjustments to a patient’s tolerance and desire.
A gentle chiropractor can be effective whether you hear a popping noise or not. In fact, chiropractic adjustments are graded from number one to four. Only a grade four adjustment will produce a pop. A grade three adjustment includes movement of the joint to the end range. Dr. Mark will offer a popping adjustment if desired. He can also mobilize the joints with gentle movements. Sometimes the necessary adjustments are achieved through the massage.
Come see Ashland’s gentle chiropractor, Dr. Mark Machala and know that your comfort is of top priority in the healing process.
Mark Machala, DC
My expertise in chiropractic and massage therapies will relieve your pain and discomfort.
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