Our Goal Is To Improve And Enhance Your Health
If you want to take charge of your own health, we at Thomas Chiropractic Center are here to help.
We assist patients of all ages in maintaining optimal health and wellness through the practice of chiropractics, good nutrition, exercise and education.
Because each person is different, we work together with each individual to create a specifically tailored plan and system which brings about optimal health and wellness for that.. patient. We incorporate the use of massage therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation to help relieve and heal those suffering from back injury, joint pain and chronic pain.
What makes us most happy is knowing that we are able to help patients suffering from pain feel much, much better leaving our office than when they first arrived.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care and its application are grounded in the knowledge that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism.
Chiropractic care and its application are grounded in the knowledge that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. The nervous system is essential, as it is the driving force behind all of life’s activities. It is made up of the brain, spinal cord and a network of nerves. The spinal cord is encased and protected within 24 movable bones called the vertebrae. The spaces between each adjacent vertebra allow electrical impulses to send a network of nerves to branch out from the spinal cord and communicate with all muscles, blood vessels, organs and other tissues of the body.
When two adjacent vertebrae become misaligned, fewer electrical impulses flow through the nerve. The result is disruption in the body’s normal ability to fend off diseases, digest foods or engage in any other activity. Misalignment of the vertebrae often occurs very early in the disease process, well before the onset of pain or other symptoms.
Chiropractic care allows the flow of the electrical impulses to return to normal. This is achieved by using spinal adjustments, exercises, stretches and muscle therapy to re-align the vertebrae. Chiropractic care, therefore, directly addresses the problem at the point of origin rather than just treating the symptoms. This form of treatment assists the body to heal from conditions that are physical in origin, such as back pain, muscle spasms, headaches and poor posture.
Through regular spinal evaluation and adjustments, chiropractic care prevents diseases and maximizes health.
Dr. Richard Dean Thomas, a native of Harrells, N.C., completed his undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There, he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Thomas enrolled at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2004 and received numerous academic awards.
Having been in private practice for more than six years, Dr. Thomas is currently a member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association and is a Gastonia Regional Chamber of Commerce member.
In his free time he enjoys golfing, hiking, training for triathlons and spending as much time as possible with his family. A truly humble, conservative, and family-oriented man, Dr. Thomas considers Gastonia, N.C. his hometown.
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