Our Services

Chiropractic care is about improving spinal function which reduces pain and symptoms without medicine and surgery. It improves the overall function of the body by removing neurological irritation that is caused by misaligned vertebra. We want to reduce the problem that causes inflammation and pain instead of just responding to symptoms; therefore, the more symmetry that we create, the more efficient the body becomes. The majority of patients ask when they can come back when they see their improvements and better quality of life. At Thigpen Chiropractic we are dedicated to providing the best chiropractic care to our community.

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Atlas Orthogonal Technique/ Upper Cervical Adjustment

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic, an upper cervical chiropractic technique, is a type of adjustment that can help restore the body’s balance and promote an ideal state of well-being. The atlas is the first cervical vertebra in the spine (C1). Our doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors, an upper cervical chiropractic technique. Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is a very gentle chiropractic technique; there is no "cracking" associated with the procedure. Think about the Atlas as the bone "holding up your head" (similar to the Greek God Atlas holding up the world!).

Upper cervical chiropractic techniques work with the unique relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and its influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function. This specific relationship affects every aspect of human function from the sensations in your fingers to regulating hormones, controlling movement, and providing the ability to hear, see, think, and breathe.

Atlas Orthogonal is safe and effective for people of all ages.

Full Spine Adjustments (Manual and Activator)

At Thigpen Chiropractic we personally tailor a care plan that is specific to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques. Our doctors are proficient in all of the chiropractic techniques listed.

Thompson Technique (Manual) - Thompson Terminal Point technique is a way of adjusting the entire spine. Our doctors use this protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turns their head to help determine whether the vertebral misalignment is in the upper, middle, or lower back.

Gonstead Technique (Manual) - After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up spinal joints. The energy delivered through the thrust might produce a slight "popping" sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. Virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.

Activator Technique - The adjustment with an activator is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. Because it is many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body.

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Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins

With our food options today, it is very difficult to eat well enough to maintain optimal health.

At Thigpen Chiropractic we offer a wide range of nutritional supplements and vitamins from Standard Process that enhance our patients’ health and well-being. Our doctors are able to provide structured advice that meet your individual nutritional needs


Myofascial Disruption Technique – A safe and very effective hands-on technique that applies gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This technique is invaluable to our athletes suffering from acute sprains and strains.

Trigger Points – By applying direct pressure or stretching of the affected muscle, we can reduce muscle spasms and flush out pooled blood and accumulated toxins.

Aqua Therapy/Intersegmental Traction – Combines the healing therapies of water, heat and massage into one, which provides the patient with increased spinal range of motion often used to compliment chiropractic care.

Therapeutic Exercises – We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem.


Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to educate our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge and promote optimal results.

Examples include:

  • Workplace ergonomics
  • Sleeping positions
  • Lifting techniques
  • Daily exercise and stretching routines

Pediatric and Young Adult Care

We are proud to offer chiropractic adjustments to children of all ages and stages of life, from infants to those finishing high school. Our gentle and specific techniques are beneficial in developing and promoting healthy young spines.

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