What makes chiropractic care different from other treatment methods?

Chiropractic care focuses on the dysfunction, not the symptoms, so you get lasting relief.

You want to be pain-free, and injections, muscle relaxants, and pain medicine may superficially end your injury symptoms. But this effect is short-term. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of your pain, getting you the long-term relief you want and reducing the risk of re-injury and latent discomfort. 

Chiropractors are specially trained in spinal manipulative therapy, several soft tissue therapies, physiotherapy modalities, and exercise and rehab. With this arsenal of treatments, movement dysfunction is successfully catered to, but so is strengthening, stretching, and re-establishing the support structures of the frame.

When you work with our St. Peters chiropractic clinic, you receive a thorough assessment and comprehensive solutions that nurture the body’s innate healing process. We utilize many safe, effective methods to complement our chiropractic care plans; ask us about your free 30-minute massage after your first visit!

Our chiropractic care doesn’t mask your pain; it finds the cause and treats the injury. You deserve that. Most insurances are accepted, and we will gladly look up your benefits prior to your visit to ensure yours is accepted. 

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What is Chiropractic Care?

Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today.

Chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations involve gentle and precise pressure delivered manually to affected joints to restore correct movement patterns and function. Applying this pressure to targeted areas, we naturally rehabilitate joints, soft tissues, and the spine, promote the healthy circulation of oxygen, blood, and nutrients, and provide overall balance as the body heals. 

This kind of solution differs from traditional methods because they don’t rely on surgery, medication, or aggressive and pain-masking treatments.

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Is chiropractic care safe?

If you’re new to chiropractic care, you may be wondering if it’s truly safe. The short answer: yes. Chiropractic methods are conservative and, although highly effective, they’re gentle on the body. 

Chiropractic techniques are safer, more comfortable, and more effective than ever. Our clinic utilizes the most advanced chiropractic modalities, and we’ve seen firsthand how chiropractic care enriches and empowers the body. 

The care we offer is safe and typically provides immediate relief at some level. 


Other benefits of chiropractic care include:

  • Improved spine function and health 
  • Improved function and health of the musculoskeletal system (the joints and soft tissues throughout the body)
  • Restored comfort and fast pain relief
  • Muscle and soft tissue strengthening
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Faster recovery process with little to no downtime
  • Increased energy, focus, and physical performance
  • Reduced mental stress
  • Improved sleep quality 
  • And more


 You deserve to live pain-free and get all the benefits of chiropractic care. You have nothing to lose; book your free consultation today.

Chiropractic Care Methods

A chiropractor can provide relief for injuries, accidents, sprains, spasms, aches, pains, and much more. 

At our St. Peters chiropractic clinic, we provide non-drug treatment options for dysfunctions and imbalances within the spine and musculoskeletal system.

Using a variety of chiropractic adjustment methods, we can reduce discomfort and increase range of motion by gently realigning joints.

Some of the adjusting techniques we use to relieve pain and ensure your personalized care include:

  • Diversified adjusting: Traditional hands-on manipulation
  • Flexion distraction / Cox: Table-assisted axial traction and decompression
  • Thompson: Drop-table manipulation
  • Activator: Low-force, instrument-assisted manipulation


In addition to spinal manipulation, we also offer the following services to help relieve pain:

  • Soft-tissue therapy: To reduce muscle spasms and tension in the connective tissue surrounding each muscle (fascia)
  • Exercises and stretches: To restore and maintain joint stability and mobility and encourage strength and flexibility
  • Joint bracing and Kinesio taping: To support sprained joints or muscles as they heal
  • Referrals to integrative medicine specialists: To get diet and nutrition guidance on reducing inflammation and garnering healthy eating for weight management


Dr. Nick Liford has five years of training and expertise in helping patients get relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine and extremities. 

Under a trained professional, chiropractic care can even prevent injuries and help you access total health and wellness.

Working with other healthcare providers? We’re happy to collaborate with your medical doctors and specialists to co-manage your fast, safe, and efficient recovery. 

Chiropractic care for back pain

Most people associate chiropractors with low back pain (LBP), and rightly so.

LBP plagues our society as one of the most common causes of disability and healthcare expenditures. Joint dysfunction in the lower back is a primary risk factor for developing and progressing low back degeneration.

Fortunately, chiropractors provide evidence-based treatment of these joints through spinal manipulation, exercise, and patient education. Many chiropractic patients will experience a reduction in pain after their first visit.

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Why Choose a Chiropractor to End Your Pain

Chiropractic care is comprehensive and natural, with an understanding of how the body functions and the relationships within it. When one area is compromised, it can affect others, so a full-body assessment is integral to getting the optimal treatment plan. 

We focus on disorders in the joints, soft tissues, and spine and safely reduce pain by restoring function to affected areas as we nurture strength, flexibility, and activity. The care received is non-invasive, designed conservatively and responsibly, with an emphasis on avoiding surgery or prescriptions.

Chiropractic care can treat patients with various symptoms and injuries, including:

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Chiropractic care can aid you in avoiding long-term opioid dependence

Opioid prescriptions typically have one common cause: acute pain.

Most acute pain is due to musculoskeletal damage, sometimes referred to as mechanical neck and back pain. This type of pain is often related to events like a dental procedure, surgery, car accident, or sporting accident, and many medical providers prescribe opioids as pain solutions during aftercare.

However, mechanical pain does not typically respond well to a chemical solution like opioids. And, because patients can quickly build up a tolerance to opioids, they often turn to more frequent use without seeing the results they hope to. 

This habit can lead to opioid disorders such as dependence, tolerance, and addiction.


Chiropractors are helping with the opioid epidemic in many ways:

  1. Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders; their primary responsibility to the patient is to analyze and diagnose them fully, not just treat their pain. 
  2. Chiropractors' unique training allows them to find what is causing the pain and work towards finding a safe solution for the injury, not mask discomfort with unsafe, unreliable, and harmful medications. 
  3. Chiropractors select the proper treatment for the right patient at the right time to resolve problems quickly and effectively. 

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What Our Patients Are Saying

"I have been to several chiropractors, and I am very satisfied with the excellent care I've received at Kare Chiropractic. Dr. Linford is incredibly knowledgeable and professional.

He listens carefully to his patients and provides advice, actionable techniques, exercises, and additional therapies designed to help the patients' unique needs.

He doesn't push for multiple visits each week, and he and his staff work hard to ensure the treatments are affordable. I highly recommend Kare Chiropractic!"

- Susan S.