By Advanced Physical Health, P.C.
April 24, 2018
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: Lower Back Pain  

What your chiropractors in Columbia want you to knowlower back pain

If you’ve experienced aching, stabbing pain in your lower back, you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain can keep you from enjoying your life. You become fearful of doing anything that can aggravate back pain. All of the fear and pain can be gone thanks to chiropractic therapies, but first, you have to know what is causing your lower back pain. Your chiropractors at Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Monique White and Dr. Sylvie Carpentier want to help you feel better.

You may experience lower back pain from:

  • A sports injury
  • A car accident
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Bending over for long periods
  • Standing in place for long periods

There are also certain conditions that can cause lower back pain including spinal stenosis, joint, and disc problems, and other spinal conditions. As you age or if you are overweight, you are also at greater risk of experiencing lower back pain.

You can do a lot to prevent lower back pain. Remember to:

  • Sit up straight and maintain good posture
  • Be active and be sure to warm up before sports activities
  • Wear supportive footwear for what you are doing
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Sleep on a medium to firm mattress
  • Avoid high-impact activities

You can try some simple remedies at home to relieve your lower back pain including:

  • Gentle stretching exercises
  • Alternating hot and cold packs on your lower back
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medications

If you have stubborn, intense back pain that doesn’t get better, it’s time to call your chiropractors at Advanced Physical Health for help. They will recommend effective treatments like these:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Therapeutic and deep tissue massage
  • Thermal therapies

For more detailed information about lower back pain causes, symptoms, and treatments please visit the Lower Back Pain page on the website at

Lower back pain can keep you from enjoying your life, so don’t suffer. Instead, call your chiropractors at Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO to help you feel better. Get some relief from your lower back pain by calling today!

By Advanced Physical Health, P.C.
February 21, 2018
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: Chiropractic Care  

Enjoy the physical and therapeutic benefits that chiropractic care has to offer.chiropractic care

Whether you are having difficulty managing chronic pain or you suffer from an anxiety disorder, there are so many people who can benefit from what our Columbia, MO, chiropractors Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Sylvie Carpentier and Dr. Monique White can offer. Learn more about chiropractic care and how it could improve your physical and mental health.

When people think about chiropractic treatment most people think about back pain; however, back pain isn’t the only symptom that can be properly managed with this alternative therapy. In fact, there are a wide range of neuromuscular problems that can be addressed through manipulative therapies and techniques that our Columbia, MO, chiropractic doctors provide.

Any problems or misalignments within the spine can manifest itself in the peripheral nervous system, affecting how certain areas of the body function. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to improve the alignment of the spine and remove unnecessary pressure on the tissue and nerves surrounding the area to improve the body as a whole. There are a variety of conditions that can be improved through chiropractic treatment including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Strained, tired or overworked muscles
  • Sports injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Accidents
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pregnancy
  • Joint pain and swelling

A lot of people can experience relief from their symptoms without the need for medication or surgery. Chiropractic care also promotes blood flow to certain areas, which facilitates faster and more efficient healing. Through a variety of manipulative methods we can also:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Speed up the body’s natural healing process
  • Improve mobility and range-of-motion
  • Boost the immune system
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

Of course, you don’t have to be dealing with health problems to benefit from chiropractic care. In fact, these therapeutic techniques can also be a great way to prevent problems from happening in the first place. Many people, including athletes, have discovered that regular chiropractic care is actually a great way to keep their bodies feeling their best.

Are you ready to turn to chiropractic care? If so, then call Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO, to schedule a consultation with us. Get your health back on track with this simple, alternative and effective treatment.

By Advanced Physical Health, P.C.
December 07, 2017
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: Pregnancy  

The importance of seeing an obstetrician during pregnancy is obvious, but did you know that a chiropractor can help with your pregnancy pregnancytoo? As a baby grows and develops during pregnancy, pressure is placed on the mother’s spine and pelvis. Chiropractors gently adjust the spine to realign vertebrae and alleviate pregnancy-related pain and discomfort in the upper and lower back, pelvis, and ribcage areas. At Advanced Physical Health, Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Sylvie Carpentier, and Dr. Monique White are your pregnancy chiropractors in Columbia, MO.

How Chiropractic Care Helps

During pregnancy, as the baby grows and the mother’s body changes, the mother’s spine and pelvis can become misaligned. Pain and discomfort can be felt in both the upper and lower back, as well as the pelvis area and even around the ribcage. Chiropractic care involves making gentle adjustments to the spine to bring it back into alignment. Aligning the spine can alleviate some pregnancy-related discomfort. Further, chiropractic care is a natural way to ease some pregnancy symptoms without the use of drugs or medications.

The American Pregnancy Association supports the use of chiropractic care during pregnancy. According to the association, "chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe with no known contraindications."

Further, chiropractic care can make pregnancy more comfortable by easing some of the pain and discomfort often associated with it. If the hips, pelvis, or spine shift out of place or become misaligned during any time of the pregnancy, a chiropractor can correct the alignment sometime before childbirth, allowing an easier labor.

After giving birth, chiropractic care can also ease the discomfort of joint problems, shoulder problems, rib discomfort, muscle tension, and headaches. In Columbia, a pregnancy chiropractor can help you develop a plan for continuing chiropractic care after giving birth.

Enjoy better spinal alignment and less discomfort while pregnant by letting a chiropractor help with your pregnancy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Sylvie Carpentier, and Dr. Monique White, your Columbia, MO pregnancy chiropractors, contact Advanced Physical Health by calling (573) 446-2242.

By Advanced Physical Health, P.C.
October 03, 2017
Category: Chiropractic

Find out how Spinal Decompression could improve how your low back feels and functions.spinal decompression

If you have suffered from long-term lower back pain then you know how much it can disrupt your daily life. From just trying to sit comfortably at your work desk to getting through your exercise regimen, lingering and intense back pain is enough to affect anyone’s quality of life.

Our chiropractors here in Columbia, MO are here to tell you whether spinal decompression might be the right treatment option to finally manage your back pain.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a form of nonsurgical spinal traction in which the spine is gently stretched in order to take pressure off discs. By being able to take pressure off the spinal discs, we can improve blood flow and healing to these areas while also reducing pressure and inflammation on the nerves that might be causing pain, numbness or other symptoms.

Spinal decompression is particularly a great alternative for those who may be considering surgery to improve their spinal health. This chiropractic therapy can, and does; actually prevent the need for surgery in numerous cases.

Who should consider this treatment?

If you are dealing with the following symptoms:

·        Back pain

·        Spinal stenosis

·        Sciatica

·        Degenerative disc disease

·        Bulging or herniated disc

·        “Worn” spinal joints

…and you aren’t able to find relief through other treatment options like physical therapy, injections and medications, then it’s time to talk to our Columbia chiropractic specialists.  We will be able to tell you whether spinal decompression might finally provide you with the relief you need while also improving the health and function of your spine.

Decompression therapy can take up to 45 minutes each visit and several sessions will be necessary over the course of multiple weeks in order to provide the most relief while healing the region. Other treatments such as heat therapy, ultrasound or electrical stimulation may also be recommended as complementary measures along with spinal decompression.

Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO, is dedicated to providing you with the chiropractic care you need to improve the health and function of your body. Whether you are dealing with back pain, sciatica or bulging discs, we will cater treatments specifically to your problems and needs.

September 22, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged


Long-Term Health Includes Correcting Your Posture

One of the biggest stressors in our lives is repetitive use injuries, and this includes how we hold ourselves throughout the day. As chiropractors, we help restore the optimal integrity to the disc, joints, muscles, and ligaments of the spine. Once we are able to promote healing the region, we also try to improve our patients' long-term postural health. This further enables the adjustments to hold in the spine and prevent further exacerbations. In spines that are still growing, this is imperative to help optimal function of their spines for years to come.

Our doctors provide specific exercises for our patients and Dr. Monique White also conducts workshops at the clinic devoted entirely to postural health. 

Some sources of things that damage posture with jobs includes...

  • Prolonged sitting
  • Prolonged standing 
  • Sustained positions
  • Lifting requirements

Some sources of poor posture manifested in kids, teens, and students are caused by...

  • Studying positioning
  • Backpack usage 
  • Forward head carriage
  • Forward rounded shoulders 

Our doctors provide specific, effective spinal exercises for our patients to do at home and  Dr. Monique White often hosts Posture Correction Workshops at the office. The workshops are free of charge and the exercises are modified for all ages and conditions. 

The workshops are held Tuesday nights at 6 pm at the office. Our patients and their loved ones are welcome to attend.

The rest of the scheduled workshops for this year are the following:

  • July 11th, 2017
  • September 19th, 2017
  • November 7th, 2017

The number of attendees is limited, so please reserve a seat beforehand. In order to RSVP, please email [email protected] with your interest.

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