Specialties: Chiropractor and Acupuncture, Acupuncture
Our Vision for Your Health
The purpose of Elledge Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic is to provide the highest standard of excellence in chiropractic care, while pursuing continuous quality improvement and public education to help our patients achieve their maximum health potential. Dr. Elledge brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to each and every patient visit. Our philosophy is that it is our job to determine what your body needs in order to get and stay healthy, and make sure that our care is safe for you and your entire family.
In the twenty-first century chiropractic health care is extremely safe and conservative, highly effectual and extremely cost-effective.
We want to support a transformation in the health of humanity by serving as many sick and suffering people as possible with chiropractic care, proper nutrition, and acupuncture. Furthermore, Our vision is to educate our patients and the entire community in which we serve, as to who we are and what we represent, The Premiere Choice for Quality Chiropractic Care in South Oklahoma City.
Chiropractic, although many times misunderstood, is about helping people live healthier, fuller lives. While typically thought of as "bone doctors", chiropractors actually focus on the nervous system and painlessly, manually adjust the vertebral column in order to effect the nervous system.
What Is Chiropractic? The intention of the chiropractic adjustment is to remove any disruptions or distortions of this energy flow that may be caused by slight vertebral misalignments that we call subluxations. Chiropractors are trained to locate these subluxations and then to remove them, thereby restoring the normal flow of nerve energy in terms of both quality and quantity. The idea is that if the master system, which is the nervous system, is healthy and functioning well, then the other systems under its control will also function in a more optimal fashion.
Chiropractic Treatment has also proved to be a very effectice alternative to one of the most common arthroscopic surgeries performed in the United States — arthroscopy for arthritis of the knee. Click here for more on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.
What To Expect from Acupuncture Visits
During your first office visit, the practitioner may ask you at length about your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. The practitioner will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. Inform the acupuncturist about all treatments or medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have.
Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people feel energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or a defect in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment. This is why it is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner.
Treatment may take place over a period of several weeks or more.
Auriculotherapy is similar to ear acupuncture but it uses no needles. A electro-microcurrent stimulator is placed on reflex and meridian points outside the ear. This input then sends a message to the brain based on the location of the reflex point being treated.
Additionally, auriculotherapy is based on the human nervous system, whereas acupuncture is based on "energy meridians." Auriculotherapy is an FDA approved treatment for over 200 diseases, and has been shown to help with a variety of musculoskeletal diseases, chronic pain, insomnia, allergies, asthma, and much more, including such diverse problems as depression, anxiety treatment, and stress relief.