Chiropractic Specialist

Well Care Integrative Medicine

Chiropractic & Medical Clinics located in West Palm Beach, FL

Chiropractic care uses diverse therapies to relieve back, neck, and joint pain, restore optimal movement, and promote ongoing wellness. Dr. Carline Clerge-Leger at Well Care Integrative Medicine has extensive experience performing the full range of chiropractic techniques, from gentle manipulation and spinal decompression, to massage and trigger point therapy. If you have questions about chiropractic treatments or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call the office in West Palm Beach, Florida, or use online booking.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic?

As a chiropractor, Dr. Clerge-Leger believes in taking a holistic perspective and treating the underlying cause of your problem rather than simply fixing symptoms. She cares for the whole person, from assessing nutrition and lifestyle, to dealing with stressful factors affecting your health.

Doctors specializing in chiropractic care are often called spine specialists — and they are — but they have a broad focus on your nerves and entire musculoskeletal system (joints, bone, muscles, and supporting soft tissues).

All nerves and blood vessels travel through your spine. They leave the spine to carry messages from the brain to your body, then re-enter the spine to carry sensory information back to your brain. These nerves affect every organ and system in your body.

When your spine is misaligned, you suffer pain in your back or neck, as well as in other areas in your body that rely on the affected nerves or blood vessels. Chiropractors promote wellness by maintaining a balanced and aligned spine.

What conditions are commonly treated with chiropractic care?

Dr. Clerge-Leger improves your ability to move and helps relieve pain arising from many problems, such as injuries, repetitive use, illness, and aging. These are just a few examples of problems commonly treated with chiropractic therapy:

  • Whiplash  
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Compression fracture
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sprains, strains, and overuse injuries

What treatments are used during chiropractic care?

After a comprehensive exam and diagnosis of the cause of your pain, Dr. Clerge-Leger develops a customized treatment plan. The doctor has extensive experience performing many chiropractic techniques, including gentle methods that work well for neck pain in both children and adults.

Pregnant women can safely receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy, including adjustments that reduce stress, relieve back pain, and maintain pelvic balance and alignment.

Dr. Clerge-Leger often uses the Webster technique to turn babies from a breech (foot-first or buttocks-first) position to a normal head-down delivery position. About 82% of women find that the Webster technique helps their baby naturally turn into the proper birthing position.

These are just a few examples of chiropractic techniques that may be included in your treatment:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Cervical mobilization
  • Manual and mechanical traction
  • Thompson technique for gentle adjustment
  • Graston technique for soft tissue mobilization
  • Posture correction
  • Ergonomic and repetitive motion correction

If you have any questions about chiropractic or how it can help you, call Well Care Integrative Medicine or click to book your appointment online.