Services & Techniques

At Cantrell Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Saint Louis chiropractic office, but please call us at 314-353-1477 if you have any questions!

Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Lauren Cantrell has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.



 Receptor Tonus Technique or Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are hyperirritable spots located in soft tissue, mostly in taut bands of muscle. They are formed after physical trauma, minor or severe, which then leads to inflammation, stagnation of blood and lymph, nerve irritation, the accumulation of metabolic irritants, and tight muscles. These then lead to a continuation of the pain cycle. In addition to trigger points, myofascial pain syndrome frequently involves the development of scar tissue or adhesions. Because of inflammation or stress, the fascia can start to adhere to the muscles, nerves or organs and restrict the normal flow of fluids and normal movement of these structures. The end result is pain, tightness, lack of normal movement in the muscles and joints and overall decreased function of the systems of the body. Because of the connectedness of the fascial network, tightness in one area of the body can cause pain in another, seemingly unrelated area. Dr. Lauren has extensively trained in this technique and assists in teaching ischemic compression on a post-graduate level through Logan University College of Chiropractic. 


Corrective Exercises

At Cantrell Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.


 Therapeutic Modalities

We offer the following modalities:

  • Spinal decompression
  • Intersegmental traction
  • Cold laser
  • Ultrasound
  • Diathermy
  • Ice therapy
  • Heat therapy

We also offer affordable xray, blood, saliva and urine testing. 


 Endo-nasal Technique (ENT):

This specialty procedure is available for acute and chronic “sinus sufferers” as well as for those patients who suffer with frequent colds. These patients receive ENT or non-surgical sinuplasty and pharyngeal sweeps along with specific dietary guidelines. 


Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.


Nutritional Counseling

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Saint Louis chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.

Standard Process - For over 80 years, Standard Process has provided healthcare professionals with high-quality, nutritional whole-food supplements. Their extensive collection of products supports the healthy functioning of the endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, hepatic, respiratory, skeletal, renal and other physiological systems. Standard Process continually formulates new, synergistic whole food nutritional products to further address patients’ needs. Standard Process has partnered with MediHerb to provide healthcare professionals with superior herbal products.


Care for Kids

Dr. Lauren believes holistic healthcare is crucially important for children beginning with mom during pregnancy, shortly after birth, and as they continue to grow and develop. Chiropractic wellness care can compliment traditional medicine and often be a wonderful alternative in the care of ear infections, allergies and nutritional concerns. 

Why would a child have a spine and nervous system problem? Traumatic births. Learning to walk. Slips. Falls. The list is endless. Yet, because children have such an adaptive capacity, these problems are often brushed off as “growing pains” or just a “phase they’re going through.”

Many patients report that chiropractic care has been helpful for colic, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, bedwetting, scoliosis, “growing pains” and many other common childhood health complaints.

The concern that many parents have is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful. They mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustments gentle.

Knowing exactly where to adjust, newborns and infants are adjusted with no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Many parents have commented that they see almost instant improvements in the well-being of their child. 

Dr. Lauren is a member of the international chiropractic pediatric association. 

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Primary Location

Monday:

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-10:30 am

Wednesday:

10:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-10:30 am

Saturday:

8:30 am-11:30 am

Sunday:

Closed