At Dunnigan Chiropractic we will put your specific needs first. He is proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all our patients. Our goal is to improve your lifestyle by caring for your health.
With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Dunnigan efficiently analyzes your body and creating a custom pain relief and rehabilitation plan to benefit your health. He understands the importance of educating you on chiropractic care so that you can heal quickly.
Not only will Dr. Dunnigan treat your existing conditions, he will strive to prevent pain and discomfort from reoccurring. He will strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.
Dr. Dunnigan's goal is to create a healthier community one adjustment at a time.
Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and certified with 300 hours in acupuncture. His goal is delivering high quality holistic care. This is done through chiropractic, acupuncture, and other modalities. Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is a graduate of The National University of Health Sciences, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. This is also where he completed his post-doctoral studies in acupuncture. His primary focus lies in musculoskeletal conditions such as but not limited to chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, disk conditions, sports related injuries, and more.
Shortly after completing his doctor of chiropractic medicine program, Dr. Dunnigan started and ran his own practice for 15 years in his hometown of Cleveland, OH.
Prior to becoming a chiropractor Dr. Dunnigan received his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University, where he competed on their NCAA Cross Country and Track teams. After undergraduate school, he taught Chemistry and Biology for a brief period of time.
In his spare time Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is an avid cyclist and runner, he can be seen running and or cycling in the community.
The purpose of spinal adjustments is to return the spine to a natural state of health and to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free.
Conditions Treated but not limited to are:
Auto Accident Injuries
Low Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When a person is involved in a vehicular accident the forces that are placed on the spine can be tremendous. The impact from the collision can result in serious long term problems such as severe pain in the neck and lower back, constant throbbing headaches, numbness and tingling into the arms or legs; and also extremity complaints such as pain and stiffness in the shoulders, wrists or knees. Dr. Dunnigan understands that these types of complaints can be unbearable at times and can cause additional stress to your daily activities.
If this scenario is familiar to you at all, call us today to schedule a consultation. Chiropractic care is perfectly positioned to help alleviate any pain and discomfort that you may be experiencing. We are experienced and to making your road to recovery successful and timely.
Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Overtime, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks.
Chiropractic care is a health care profession based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles.
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.
Chiropractors are known for our expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. We also treat sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints. The benefits of chiropractic care go beyond this and extend into general health as our core body structure affects overall function and health.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort promote healing.
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the most safe drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractic physician.
The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Each patient’s care is unique and therefore customized to meet their specific condition and needs. Your chiropractor will modify adjustments based on your size, weight, age and health condition.
For many, back pain can become chronic if left untreated. Chiropractic care has been shown to ease and even eliminate back pain for many patients.
Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.
More than 80 percent of people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it is one of the most reported reasons people miss work and is the second most frequent reason patients visit the doctor.
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Spring Into Fitness
The common saying is, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb”. This context can be made not just to the weather but the month of March which is a month of transition. We are entering the third month of the year as we transition from winter to spring.
Let’s use this time to reinforce our exercise goals we set for the New Year. Re-evaluate your routine, see what is working best and what needs improving.
· If you decided to work out hard on the treadmill but now it is getting mundane, and you are losing interest. Solution now is time to take you running to the roads and greenways, especially with the weather improving and more daylight hours. Really want to challenge yourself, increase your milage by 10%.
· If you feel your routine is monotonous, alternate to a different activity on different days. Weight training, and or cycling.
· As the season is changing this is the season to also reevaluate your gear. As for your footwear, it is recommended to have a pair of shoes dedicated to working out. They should be replaced every 250 miles, or after three months of intense working out.
· Remember to find the time to include stretching before and after your activity. This is important for preventing injuries and it also enhances your performance.
Unfortunately, if you are feeling some aches and pains take the following into consideration.
· If on the bicycle (spinning) make sure your posture is correct. You should be upright not seated so your legs downstroke between 140-150 degrees at the bottom of the pedal stroke and above 68 degrees at the top of the pedal stroke.
· Shin splints from running, compression socks and/or compression sleeves for the lower leg. Make sure your shoes are less than 250 miles and run on a softer surface.
· Plantar fasciitis, stretch your calf muscles and make sure your shoes are less than 250 miles and use a compression foot sock.
If the aches and pains persist, I am here to keep you in the game. Feel free to reach out for an evaluation. As a chiropractor we help with more than just backs.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Dunnigan
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1520 South Boulevard STE 228 Charlotte, NC 28203
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