Dr. O'Guin - St. Louis Chiropractor
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About Us

A Chiropractor You Can Trust

We understand the frustration of chronic pain and the confusion of trying to find a solution. When you schedule an appointment with us, you'll receive a thorough exam and get the answers you're looking for. O'Guin Wellness is here to help improve your overall health.

Our passion is helping others discover the potential of the human body. Modern medicine is helping people live longer. We're here to help you live better.

St. Louis Chiropractic Adjustment

Our office is conveniently located in Saint Louis, MO, offering a variety of chiropractic solutions for chronic pain relief, healing, and improving performance. In addition to chiropractic treatment, our chiropractors perform myofascial release, stretching, and acupuncture. We customize personalized treatment plans with an emphasis on long-term success for patients.

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Chiropractic Adjustment

Releases joint restrictions allowing for improved movements of the spine with less pain.

What does a chiropractor do?

Spinal manipulation, aka chiropractic adjustment, is a therapy used to remove restrictions and release tension from the spine's joints. Because joints are beneath muscles, this therapy has the potential to address deeper levels than stretch or massage therapy. Additionally, by optimizing spine movement, adjustments enhance the synchronicity of the entire body.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustment and spinal manipulation are different words that describe the same therapy. Although chiropractic adjustment is commonly said, spinal adjustment is the more medically accepted term used in research.Chiropractic manipulation is a form of therapy in which a chiropractor precisely positions spine joints and then adds a small impulse to remove restrictions and increase mobility.In the earlier years of chiropractic, it was thought that adjustments would help to realign the spine. The idea was that bones of the spine (vertebrae) developed subtle misalignments (subluxations). For many years, chiropractors believed they were putting bones back in place.However, recent advances in research have given a more in-depth understanding of how adjustments relieve pain and enhance movement.

How do chiropractic adjustments really work?

The most up-to-date understanding of how chiropractic adjustments work is that they relieve pain, relax muscles, and enhance coordinated movement through nervous system reflexes and joint mobilizations.

Nervous system reflexes (Reboot for the central nervous system)
Our joints, muscles, and tendons all have tiny nerve receptors that work like position sensors, letting us know where our body is in space. For example, if you close your eyes, you can still touch your nose with a finger. All along the spine are dense amounts of these position sensor nerve receptors. Spinal manipulative therapy stimulates these receptors, causing a beneficial reflex in the spinal cord. These reflexes relax surrounding muscles, release pain-relieving chemicals, and improve muscle coordination. Many researchers have likened these reflexes to a reset or reboot for the central nervous system.

Spinal alignment
There are more than 50 joints in the spine column (backbone). When all of those joints move in unison, the body as a whole can move optimally. However, it's more common to have specific areas of the spine that become tense. When tension and restrictions occur in one area of the spine, it disrupts the coordinated movement of the entire spine. Spinal manipulations remove those restrictions, allowing for better movement in the spine and body.

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Begin Your Healing Experience Today

Whether you're a new patient looking for answers and solutions to a complicated condition, or just need a chiropractic adjustment, our office can help. Our chiropractors can help no matter if you are recovering from an injury or are experiencing chronic back pain or neck pain, so call O'Guin Wellness today!

We specialize in leading, non-invasive therapies that restore alignment, enhance movement, and promote healing.

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We also offer a variety of personal training options designed specifically to keep you out of pain, more fit, and performing optimally.

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Sports chiropractor St. Louis

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to work with athletes of all abilities. We use movement screen assessments to address the kinematic chain specific to each athlete's sport. Movement screens help us determine the essential areas to focus on for the best results. Our programming focuses on stability, strength & conditioning, balance & coordination, and power development.