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Shepherd Family Chiropractic: Dr. Shepherd has been providing excellent treatment for a number of patients with musculoskeletal complaints, including low back pain (second most cause of visits to the doctor) headache, car and work related pain.

Our approach is simple. We know our health is directly related to the function of the nervous system. The function of the nervous system can be affected by many different stresses, one of them being physical. Physical trauma, whether repetitive or a major one time event can cause severe dysfunction to the soft tissues of the spine, including joints, muscles, ligaments, tendon and nerves. If the body does not heal correctly from this trauma the nervous system will be effected which may lead to chronic pain, stiffness and loss of function.

During our examination we will look for the soft tissue structures that may be causing your problem. These soft tissue structures may be affecting your nervous your system, which may be causing your pain. We often find that when all others attempts to treat your condition have failed or when all your diagnostic tests come back normal, that many times the explanation can be soft tissue or nervous system related which may be helped with joint or soft tissue manipulation.

While we generally meet people after they’ve lost their health, our commitment is two-fold:

  • 1. Relief Care

    When many people seek care in our office they have one goal: RELIEF!! So that’s what we give them! During this initial stage of intensive care, we have several goals:

    • • Uncover the underlying cause of the health problem
    • • Suggest a care plan to produce the fastest results possible
    • • Offer ways patients can participate in their recovery
    • • Explain the value of post-symptomatic wellness care
  • 2. Wellness Care

    We offer our patients post intensive treatment to maximize and manage their condition and achieve the highest levels of health they can.

    Through educational opportunities (like this website), we hope to communicate the value of chiropractic care after post intensive treatment.

    Our desire is to see our patients abandon the prevailing sickness care model (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favor of an emerging wellness model.

You’re the boss!

Bottom line, we are here to help you with your condition. Every patient has different wants and needs, first is usually getting out of pain. Our goal is to help you do that. If through this process you discover the importance of how to manage and maximize your results, we can do that too.

Sound interesting? Please contact our Placerville office to make an appointment today.