Lay the Groundwork for Healthier Living
Great spine health is absolutely essential for living your life the way you want. But injuries, aging, and poor posture can lead to a range of health problems, some of which may manifest in areas other than your spine.
When you or your child visit Enos Chiropractic Center, you’re in the care of experienced doctors who are driven to help you achieve your optimal health goals. We look for the root cause of your symptoms, create solutions best suited to your needs, and find ways to keep you feeling healthy.
It all starts with an appointment—book yours today.
What to Expect at Enos Chiropractic Center
Chiropractic care is like building a house—certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to work correctly and last through the years. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, those walls would eventually collapse.
The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are 3 general phases of chiropractic care.
Phase 1: Pain Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come to Enos Chiropractic Center, our first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2–3 times per week for 4–12 weeks.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain, there’s nothing wrong with them. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
During the corrective care phase, your muscles and other tissues can heal more completely, helping prevent injury.
The length of this phase depends on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it. The corrective care phase may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. It’s typical to need corrective care 4–8 times per month for 6–24 months, depending on your specific needs.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it’s necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1–4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals. Keeping up with wellness care will help to prevent a recurrence of pain and symptoms.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a series of doctor-led spinal adjustments that help you find better spine mobility and body function.
Your spine is an incredible network of nerves, joints, and muscles that work together, but it’s also an area that affects the health of millions of Americans. In fact, almost 31 million Americans may experience lower back pain at any given time.
By manipulating, adjusting, and massaging different parts of your spine, we can help treat various painful and uncomfortable conditions that affect your day-to-day life.
Areas of the Spine
The first step to understanding and treating the issues you might be experiencing is identifying the different areas of your spine and what issues they could cause. The 5 main areas of your spine include the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid-back), lumbar spine (lower back), and the sacrum and coccyx region.
The Cervical Spine
The cervical spine is the uppermost area of your spine. This area is responsible for supporting your head, providing your brain with blood, and housing nerves that connect to your hands, arms, shoulder, and neck.
Issues that may stem from this area include:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Arm and hand numbness
- Muscle spasms
- Popping in your neck
The Thoracic Spine
The thoracic spine, located just under your cervical spine, is the centermost area of your back. This area helps anchor your ribs, support your neck, and houses nerves responsible for motor function and senses for your abdomen, upper back, and chest.
Issues you may experience here include:
- Upper back pain
- Myofascial pain
The Lumbar Spine
The lumbar spine is one of the lowest areas of your spine, also known as your lower back. This area supports your upper body and is crucial for controlling your leg movements.
Issues you may have in your lumbar spine include:
- Lower back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty standing, walking, and running
The Sacrum & Coccyx Spine
The sacrum and coccyx are the lowest areas of your spine. They are responsible for housing the end of your vertebrae canal, your tailbone, and the back of your pelvis and hips. Additionally, the sacrum and coccyx help facilitate leg movement and house nerves that control your lower body.
Issues here can include:
- Tailbone pain (coccydynia)
- Lower back pain
- Leg pain
- Bowel or bladder dysfunction
We’re committed to showing you how to prevent back and spine issues before they happen. Below are some tips for maintaining your spine health, but we always recommend booking an appointment to find the best strategies for your particular situation.
You may be able to prevent spine problems by:
- Exercising regularly and safely
- Sitting and standing up straight
- Eating healthily
- Managing your weight
Visit Us in Warwick
You can find the entrance to our practice on Toll Gate Road. Take the exit onto Calef Street, and you’ll find us behind Laugh & Learn Academy and Cafe Tempo.
- 12 Calef Street
- Warwick, RI 02886
- Phone: 401-921-6550
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
*We are closed between 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Our Google Reviews
“I no longer have constant pain and my legs feel great. I’m sleeping better. I haven’t taken pain medication since I began treating with Dr. Enos.”
Carol P. from Warwick, RI
“I thought I would just have to live with the pain I had. Driving, grocery shopping and certain household chores are much easier now. I love the way I feel!!”
Carolyn S. from Cranston, RI
“Dr. Enos takes the time to really ‘listen’ to my problems. A quality I feel is missing in most doctors!”