& Advanced-Practice Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This hands-on approach generates improved blood flow and nerve function through manipulations and adjustments, putting the body into its’ correct form. Due to its finding success with patients, chiropractic has become the third largest doctored health care profession in the U.S, Canada, and Australia.
Dr. Pendleton and Dr. Meints still believe in the power of chiropractic for the human body and brain. They have been in practice for a combined total of greater than 60 years. Patients are seen daily for simple and complex chiropractic cases. Some patients still actively come in that have been with Dr. Pendleton since he graduated from Chiropractic College in 1991. New patients and current patients are scheduled daily for everything from spinal pain, extremity problems, headaches, etc.
The doctors' approach is to start simple with their patients and if the patient’s complaints are not resolved, they will look much more into depth at the differential possibilities that are being missed. The goal is to fix our patients as soon as possible!
Dr. Pendleton also holds an Advanced Practice Certification from the State of New Mexico. He is able to prescribe a Limited Formulary and perform injections of homeopathic medicine and anesthetics. Therapeutic injections are only considered with a patient’s consent and if standard chiropractic medicine has been ruled out as the appropriate treatment or if it is needed in combination. The most commonly used injection therapy is for trigger points within the musculoskeletal system. The second most commonly used injection therapy is Prolotherapy. This technique is used for ligaments or tendons that are lax (loose) that won’t hold a joint in its proper position or alignment. Chiropractic manipulations/adjustments are delivered to joints that are fixated or stuck. When a joint becomes loose (lax or unstable), manipulations are contraindicated because they can cause more harm. Prolotherapy is a way to strengthen the ligaments and tendons of a joint so the joint can stay in its normal biomechanical position without causing pain and further wear down the affected joint.