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Dr. Ryan V. Williams is an award winning chiropractor in private practice since 2010. Dr. Williams became a collegiate All-American scholar while earning his two undergraduate bachelor degrees, Mathematics from Lander University and Civil Engineering from Clemson University. His undergraduate studies helped develop extraordinary problem solving skills and vision to understand complex systems in both design and function. These skills provided the perfect framework for his chiropractic education at Sherman College where he graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, and Co-Valedictorian of his class. Dr. Williams has also completed post-doctorate certifications by the International Upper Cervical Institute and the Upper Cervical Academy.
Dr. Williams has a special interest in reverse engineering the body in order to better understand the spine in order to develop a mathematical cause of dis-ease, ie. Iatromathematics.
"Evidenced based scientific research can help determine the probability something will occur, but always with some level of uncertainty and unknown risks. You only find proof in Mathematics."
Upon graduating from Sherman College, Dr. Williams was invited by leading medical officials in Italy to operate within Italian hospitals. However, Dr. Williams declined the opportunity, and opened his own practice to serve the community in which he was raised.
Perspective is everything! Conventional understanding of the spine as your structural foundation ignores its most vital function as a vessel of creative energy. This energy, similar to an artery carrying blood, exerts pressure on the spine from the inside out creating its unique shape.
The muscles surrounding the spine are reactive, which means they contract whenever the creative energy becomes unbalanced causing the spine to shift. This prolonged imbalance creates tension and pressure leading to inflammation, or Arthritis, and to degenerative changes such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, and the dreaded Pinched Nerve. What is refereed to as muscle memory is actually the changes occurring in the muscle due to prolonged tension similar to the spinal changes.
The chiropractic solution is making the correct adjustments along the spine to balance the energy. However, making adjustments in a manner which increases the energy imbalance causes symptoms to remain or even worsen. Understanding how this creative energy expresses itself is absolutely vital to the chiropractic adjustment.
Your road to recovery requires, first and foremost, balancing the energy within the spine which restores the spine to a state of ease. Then it must be maintained while the body repairs the damage the energy imbalance created. Thus, typically the pain is the first thing to go away, even instantly in a lot of cases, but you must still remain diligent until the healing process is completed.
The time required to heal depends on the extent of the damage, and how fast your body can repair itself. If you were to cut your skin shaving, for example, you would heal up in a few days. Break your bone, and you’re looking at months of healing. Damage a ligament, and it could take 6-9 months to heal. Its important to remember the inter-vertebral disc is a ligament, but the amount of damage varies drastically from a small stretch with micro tearing up to a complete rupture. So healing time can be expected to vary greatly from person to person.
The Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Look well to the spine for the cause of all disease.” Anytime you are struggling with chronic symptoms, whether you have the stereotypical pain such as headaches, neck or back pain or you have some chronic condition being managed with medication, you will always want to look to the spine for the cause. When the symptoms are no longer present there is nothing left to manage. You wouldn’t be the first person we have helped reduce or even eliminate the need for medication, and you won’t be the last.
X-rays and other spinal imaging is fantastic when evaluating the extent of damage related to the spine, but the damage you see on imaging is not the cause of the problem. My focus is removing the cause, of which imaging really doesn't add any value worth the extra risks associated with radiation.
If I suspect an issue which requires imaging, I can always refer out to an imaging center for further evaluation. But, that is the rare exception, and not the rule.
Decompression therapy, or inversion tables, are typically used to treat bulging discs in the spine, and can be very expensive. But, in my professional opinion it seems counter productive, at best.
Decompression therapy works on the axial plane, meaning it pulls your head and feet in opposite directions for example. But, your spine is comprised of three arch type shapes facing the front and back of your body.
The traditional arch you see in construction is held together via forces that push down on the top of the arch, such as gravity or additional weight of the structure. The tops of traditional arches are in the upright position. Imagine what would happen if you pulled the bottom stones of an arch apart. You probably imagined the arch collapsing in on itself because that’s exactly what it would do.
The way I see it pulling your spine apart with axial decompression is essentially the same thing which is counterproductive, at best. A much more cost effective and expeditious solution is simply getting the right chiropractic adjustment.
Yes. If you have medicare or a medicare replacement policy you will only be responsible for deductibles and co-pays and any uncovered services at the time of service. Uncovered services include the New Patient Exam (100) and any optional wellness visits (50) once your treatment plan is complete. Payment plans are available upon request.
Payment for services rendered are due at the time of service. Insurance claims are filed electronically on your behalf. You will then be reimbursed directly from your insurance provider based on the coverage of your specific insurance plan.
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