chiropractic services  Great Falls, MT
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

chiropractic services  Great Falls, MT

Chiropractic Care

We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.

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Nutritional Consultations  Great Falls, MT

Nutritional Consultations

Nutritional Counseling at Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness

Nutritional counseling is an important part of overall wellness for men, women, children, and seniors. At Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness, we use nutritional counseling to help patients with weight loss, obesity, arthritis, allergies, chronic illness, injuries, diabetes, and headaches. Our chiropractor will design a diet and exercise program suited to you and your specific needs. We work with primary care physicians and take referrals. We often combine nutritional counseling with other chiropractic therapies to provide a customized treatment program for each patient. We service Great Falls and surrounding area.

How Nutritional Counseling Can Help

Our chiropractor will take your medical history, perform a physical, and sometimes run blood and imaging tests to make a proper diagnosis. We will recommend a diet, exercise, and supplement program based on your nutritional needs. We have healthy diets for chronic illness, weight loss, allergies, sports training, and other conditions. We will eliminate too much sugar, salt, and bad fat from your diet. Our diets will recommend fresh fruits and vegetables, lean grass fed and hormone free meats, fish, whole grains, beans, healthy oils, and dairy products. We will help you learn to plan healthy meals and snacks for the week.

Our program will include recommending supplements that meet your nutritional needs. Supplementation is needed because most of us do not receive the proper vitamins needed throughout the day. Each nutritional supplement provides the extra boost of nutrition needed. We will design an exercise program to meet your physical needs too. For chronic illness, our chiropractor will provide exercises that can be done at home to improve mobility and manage pain. We may also recommend other types of exercises like walking, running, swimming, dancing, yoga, gardening, and yard work. Our chiropractor will customize the exercise program to your specific needs.

Nutritional counseling helps patients heal from injuries and illness faster, improves concentration and sleeping, and supports overall wellness. It is a safe healthy way to lose weight. It can be combined with other therapies to treat pain and chronic illness. For children, it can help them develop good eating and exercise habits. Nutritional counseling can help you understand that what you eat affects your overall health. Eating the right foods when losing weight helps control blood sugar.

Contact Us About Nutritional Counseling

Contact us at Life Chiropractic and Wellness for an appointment about nutritional counseling to help with weight loss, sports training, sleeping, chronic illness, pain, and overall wellness. Fill out our online form or call our office at 406-770-3800 today. Come find out how we can help you live a better life.

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Lifestyle Advice  Great Falls, MT

Lifestyle Advice

Our team here at Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Activator Method

The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.

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Chronic Stress-Related Pain

An Overview of Chronic Stress-Related Pain from Activated Life Chiro Wellness

Everyone has some sort of stress throughout their life, with some people having more stress than others. It is important to think carefully about how to respond to this stress, as this can have a serious impact on overall quality of life. The team from Activated Life Chiro Wellness is here to make sure that everyone in the Great Falls, MT area has access to a trained chiropractor who can help them manage their stress. There are a few areas that a chiropractor can target to help someone process and deal with this stress.

Comprehensive Wellness Management from Activated Life Chiro Wellness

Stress can develop from a variety of issues in someone's life ranging from employment issues to school and class problems and even from personal and relationship issues. Almost everyone ends up falling somewhere in this spectrum of issues, therefore stress seems inevitable. As a result, a chiropractor is going to take a comprehensive approach to make sure that any misalignments in your spine or joints doesn’t add to your stress. Also including aspects like sleep habits, diet, exercise, and even mental health issues within the comprehensive approach. The team from Activated Life Chiro Wellness believes that in order to make sure your life is balanced and your stress is reduced as much as possible, it is important to keep your body healthy, happy, and functioning at its best.

How a Chiropractor Can Manage Physical Problems Related to Stress

Stress is not just a mental problem, stress can manifest itself physically in your body. When someone suffers from chronic stress, this can lead to pain throughout the body. This often takes place in the neck, back shoulder, legs, and pelvis. A chiropractor knows how to look for the spots where someone carries their stress by taking a look at someone's posture, muscle structure, and spinal alignment. Then they can employ a variety of techniques to help manage that stress. This might include techniques such as spinal manipulation, adjustment procedures, and neuro-emotional techniques.. Taking a well-rounded approach when dealing with stress is very important, if not managed properly, stress and pain tend to revert back. With proper management your quality of life can be greatly improved.

Trust the Team from Activated Life Chiro Wellness in Great Falls, MT

It is important for everyone to work with a healthcare provider who has been trained in stress management. Though we don't take insurance, we are happy to help. The team from Activated Life Chiro Wellness is led by Justin Stilson and will do exactly that. We work hard to get to know all of our patients on an individual level. We believe that this allows us to provide the best care for our patients, including chronic stress-related pain. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be a debilitating health issue that brings your life to a screeching halt. Even moderate low back pain can be a nuisance and keep you from enjoying the activities that you love. Unfortunately, finding appropriate pain management tools for low back pain can be just as challenging. At Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness, in Great Falls, MT, we make it our goal to help our patients find drug-free and non-invasive treatment options for low back pain.

What Causes Low Back Pain?

Low back pain can be caused by several different reasons. Simple low back pain can often be attributed to tight muscles and tissues. When these muscles are overworked they can tense up or experience muscle spasms. More severe forms of low back pain can be caused by disorders of the spine such as herniated discs or bulging discs. Regardless of the cause of your back pain, our chiropractor, Dr. Justin Stilson, will provide chiropractic treatments that will reduce and eliminate your low back pain.

How Our Chiropractor Can Help

Dr. Justin Stilson will use a series of treatment options that are designed to manipulate or adjust the spine, joints, and soft tissues of your body. These treatments are intended to help improve functional ability. Our chiropractor will use myofascial release to provide effective pain relief and encourage the healing process.

What to Expect When You Visit Our Chiropractor

During your first visit, you will receive a thorough examination as well as a review of your medical history. You may undergo diagnostic testing to pinpoint the exact cause of your low back pain. Our chiropractor will then develop a customized treatment plan that is designed to meet your health goals.

In the same way that pain is not cured after taking one dose of pain medication, it may take several visits to get your low back pain under control. If you are experiencing a chronic pain condition or pain resulting from an injury, chiropractic care can help you reduce or eliminate your pain.

Low Back Pain Treatment in Great Falls, MT

If you live in or around Great Falls and low back pain is affecting your quality of life, call Dr. Justin Stilson today at (406)-770-3800 to schedule an appointment. At Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness, we will provide drug-free pain relief and answer any questions you may have about chiropractic care.

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Migrane Relief

Find Migraine Relief in Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment for migraines is slowly gaining acceptance. Research has shown that some people with migraines can benefit from chiropractic techniques, and you could be one of them. Migraines can be debilitating, and even when they're mild they can make it harder to function. Chiropractic adjustments offer a noninvasive treatment to lessen the pain and provide migraine relief. Chiropractor Justin Stilson at Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness in Great Falls will work with you to decide which treatments will be best for you.

What's Going on With Migraines

A "migraine" is sort of a catch-all term for several types of severe headaches. Some of these are known by other names, such as cluster headaches, with a migraine typically referring to the intense headache that occurs along with sensitivity to light and other stimuli. The cause of a migraine isn't always known. Sometimes it's related to brain chemical changes or other neurological issues, and there does seem to be a genetic component.

However, migraine triggers can be another matter. Even if you don't know the cause of your migraine, you likely have a good idea of what can trigger one. Hormonal changes, foods, stress, many lifestyle factors such as sleep deprivation, and other issues can bring on a migraine in one form or another.

When you know the trigger and can avoid it, the migraine becomes a non-issue. But if you can't avoid triggers, or if you haven't been able to figure out all of your triggers, then you need help. A chiropractor can provide migraine relief with treatment to help control the pain or even the onset of the migraine itself.

If you've never tried this type of treatment for your migraines, you might want to take a chance. If nothing else, the adjustments can help you relax and release tension, which often reduces the stress that can be a trigger for some people. This tension can also lead to its own type of headache that, when added to the pain of a migraine, could adversely affect you for hours or days. By relaxing and avoiding that tension, you may feel a lot better just from doing that.

Our Chiropractic Treatment

If you are in the Great Falls area and need migraine relief, then contact us at Contact Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness to schedule an appointment. Our chiropractic care may provide a solution to your migraines.

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Neck Pain

Dr. Justin Stilson Can Minimize Your Neck Pain

Neck pain can arise for many reasons. If you are suffering from pain in this area of the body, you probably want effective neck pain treatment that not only minimizes the pain but also helps you to do your daily task without difficulty again. Here at Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness in Great Falls, MT, we can help you with this. Read on to learn why neck pain happens, how to alleviate neck pain, and what our chiropractor, Dr. Justin Stilson, can do to help.

How Neck Pain Occurs

Many factors can lead to neck pain. For example, if you look at a cell phone, laptop, or tablet for numerous hours a day, you can strain the muscles and joints in the neck. The consequence is often neck pain. People involved in car accidents can suffer from a neck injury called whiplash. Whiplash happens when the soft tissues of the neck are stretch beyond their normal range of motion due to an abrupt jerking movement of the head. Neck pain can also occur if you have poor posture, use improper ergonomic practices at work, have nerve compression in the neck, or sustained a sports injury.

Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Limited mobility of the head
  • Muscle spasms or tightness
  • The pain gets worse after driving or using a computer for too long
  • Neck stiffness
  • General soreness in the neck

How Our Chiropractor in Great Falls, MT, Provides Neck Pain Treatment

Our chiropractor will first review your health history and ask you questions about your pain. Dr. Justin Stilson will then perform various tests to determine the cause of your neck pain. Afterward, a treatment plan is developed. This plan is to help minimize the pain and get you back to feeling better.

Dr. Justin Stilson may use an instrument called the Activator to adjust the neck to release stress or tension placed on the neck. Our chiropractor may also include other treatments like corrective exercises, myofascial release, or neuro-emotional technique to promote healing and increase range of motion.

Easing Neck Pain with Chiropractic Care

If you are currently experiencing neck pain, finding the source of it and treating it is a must. Give Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness in Great Falls, MT, a call today to find out how we can help you reduce your neck pain or to schedule an appointment. The number to call is 406-770-3800.

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