Dr. Whittington has been a practicing chiropractor in Asheville NC for over two decades. He graduated with honors from Life University School of Chiropractic in Atlanta GA 1994.
Dr. Whittington is a popular health and wellness speaker. Has been featured as an op ed health writer for the Asheville Citizen Times. He has presented on Regional Public Radio and been a guest speaker at the Center for Advancement for Teaching in Western North Carolina. Topics include health and wellness and back care classes.
Dr. Whittington is a native of North Carolina. He enjoys hiking, biking and occasionally duffing a ball around the golf course.
Dr. Whittington Focuses on the Individual
Dr. Whittington offers each patient a unique approach to their particular problem or concern. Techniques ranging from traditional chiropractic adjustments (diversified) to more gentle approaches like Activator, SOT or “Network” are all available at Whittington Chiropractic. We have found over the years that there is no one “size” that fits all. We do our best to tailor your care to an approach that will best help your body to connect and get well.
Some health concerns we have had success with include:
- Back pain and injuries
- Spinal disk problems
- Neck Pain
- Auto accidents
- Headaches including migraine
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- TMJ syndrome
- Painful joints: knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and ankles
- Family Wellness
- Postural coaching
- Second opinion prior to spinal surgery
- Neuropathy Treatment
At Whittington Chiropractic, your good health is our goal. Consultations on exercise, stretching, nutrition and lifestyle and Applied Kinesiology muscle testing may also be a part of your care.
Dr. Whittington’s Story
Through the years, I have heard many stories about my patient’s encounters in chiropractic offices. Even though the stories are as numerous and varied as the people who tell them, I have discovered a common thread: Virtually everyone’s experience and results can be different, even with the same chiropractor! I hope that you are reading this because you are curious about, or interested in, how I can help you. I trust that the following information will be useful, will answer some of your questions as you learn more about my chiropractic office in Asheville, and will help you to make the right decision about a type of chiropractic care that can profoundly affect your entire life.
At Whittington Chiropractic, we care for people with many different needs, goals, and concerns. Yet, like you, at the beginning, most people simply want to know, “Can you help me?”
When we meet on your first visit, we will discuss your concerns, your goals, and your hopes for care. This one-on-one, first-visit encounter may be the single most important visit you have. Let me explain why:
Most everyone knows that chiropractic can help many health challenges, including low back pain, neck pain, back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, specific injuries, and more. However, many people don’t realize simple, yet dramatic benefits.
You don’t have to have anything “wrong” with you; it can simply help you to feel even better, healthier, and happier! Research has shown that people under regular chiropractic care have healthier immune systems, get fewer colds and flu, feel less stressed, feel less tense and experience a greater overall sense of well being! In fact, it has been shown that chiropractic care can actually help REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF THE AGING PROCESS.
What Makes Care in Our Chiropractic Office Unique?
The answer to this question lies in my many years of experience and training, as well as the methods I use. Often people are surprised that when they visit my office they may or may not get their “back cracked.” The reason is simple: The methods I use are very gentle and deeply interactive with your body and nerve system. What do I mean by that? Our body’s natural state is one of health, and the amount of input I use matches the amount of input the body responds to best. It is the amount of force that supports the body in doing what it is so beautifully designed to do: heal itself! This adjustment allows a space for the body to experience relaxation, realignment, relief, and healing in a gentler way, naturally.
Adjustments may involve gentle, specific pressure along the neck or low back. This may involve me positioning your body while having you take deep breaths; it may involve a wedge being placed in just the right place under the hips to realign and relieve the pelvic area or low-back disc pain. Sometimes, an adjusting instrument that makes a clicking sound may be used as I make contact with a specific vertebra. And, from time to time, the more traditional chiropractic adjustment is also used. All adjustments are designed to help take the pressure off your spine and nerve system, clear spinal subluxations, which can then help restore you to greater ease and better health. The adjustments are not only painless, most people find their visit relaxing and invigorating.
We have a very flexible schedule that allows us to virtually eliminate waiting time. Our goal is for your wait for an adjustment to be no more than five minutes. Ever!
While I had to be briefer than I would like to be—I have so much I can share with you!
I hope this information is helpful to you as you discover more about how chiropractic care in my office can become a vital part of a healthier lifestyle. If you still have any questions, we want you to call our Asheville chiropractic office or send us an e-mail.
Please look through our website for even more information, and testimonials. Call the office and ask for the date of the next orientation and health class. We welcome your call and look forward to serving you and your family and friends with exceptional chiropractic care. We are constantly helping you take successful steps toward a healthier, more vibrant life.
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With best regards for your health,
Dr. Tom Whittington