Welcome to the Center for Health!
"Relieving your pain and revitalizing your life"
The Center for Health, located in the heart of South County, Rhode Island has been serving the Wakefield, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Westerly, North Kingstown, Jamestown and Newport areas since 1982. Dr. Gary Post, Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Susanna Post, Nutrition Consultant, take the time necessary to listen to your concerns and help you decide upon the best treatment options for you. We offer safe, effective, natural treatment, therapies, and guidance to help you to reclaim and maintain your health. Massage therapy services are also available with Brooke Unkuri, licensed massage therapist, for your needs and convenience.
Our mission is to help people reach their optimum health through CHIROPRACTIC and NUTRITION so that they in turn can reach their fullest potential in life.
TESTIMONIALS (Read more at the Testimonial link above)
I had lower back pain for years... after treatment I am 100% better... and out now running...#27
I was told I needed surgery for a rotator cuff injury by an orthopedic surgeon. Now surgery not needed! #5
I lost 23 pounds, my cholesterol dropped 80 points and my triglycerides dropped 380 points! #4
I used to get regular migraine menstrual headaches... with treatment now I haven't had one in years... # 13
First time I was able to dance at a wedding in years with treatment for my back and ankle pain... #29
I've had chronic hives for 24 years. With treatment with Dr. Post they are now resolved... #12
4 month old with colic and reflux and on two prescriptions... resolved...#8
I've had chronic neck pain for years.... resolved #26
I was wearing a brace on my right hand and braces on my feet for 4 years... resolved...
I have allergies that required me to wear a mask outside every spring.... this is my first year I can go out without needing a mask!
CHIROPRACTIC & NUTRITIONAL CONDITIONS WE COMMONLY TREAT
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Auto Accidents - Whiplash, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Headaches, Tingling and Numbness Down Arms and Legs, Disc Herniations, Dizziness...
If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Back Pain - Upper and Lower - Sprains, Strains, Disc Herniations, Sciatica, Arthritis, Leg Radiating Pain, Pain from Pregnancy, Rib injuries, ...
Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all people experience frequent bouts of low back pain.
Neck Pain - Sprains, Strains, Disc Herniations, Numbness and Tingling into the arms and hands
Most people do not realize how much they move their neck during the day until they are unable to do so. The degree of flexibility of the neck, coupled with the fact that it has the least amount of muscular stabilization and it has to support and move your 14 - 16 pound head, means that the neck is very susceptible to injury. You can picture your neck and head much like a bowling ball being held on top of a stick by small, thin, elastic bands. It doesn't take much force to disrupt that delicate balance.
Carpal Tunnel - Pain, tingling, or numbness into the hands or fingers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has become one of the most widespread occupational health problems we face today. It affects millions of people a year, and with our growing reliance on computers there seems to be no end in sight.
Fibromyalgia - Pain and achiness in multiple areas of the body
The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Fibromyalgia syndrome is chronic disorder which includes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that affects 3-6 million people in the United States. Also see our Nutritional section below.
Headaches & Migraines - Migraines, Cluster, Tension, Suboccipital Neuralgia, Stress...
Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways.
Pediatric Problems - Neck and back pain, 'cracking' neck, headaches, whiplash, auto accidents
Pinched Nerve - Tingling, numbness, or pain down the arms or legs, neck or back pain, pain radiating around the ribs...
The term "pinched nerve" is somewhat of a catch-all phrase that is commonly used to describe the pain associated with a variety of conditions from subluxations, to tunnel syndromes to the referred pain from trigger points.
Plantar Fasciitis - Pain in the feet and heels, heel spurs. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common explanations of heel pain. It is caused by inflammation to the thick band that connects the toes to the heel bone, called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot.
Pregnancy - During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back.
Sciatica - Pain, tingling or numbness into the leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg.
Scoliosis - Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine that causes stiffness and pain.
Herniated or Slipped Disc - You may have heard the term "slipped disc" used to describe a low back injury. Discs do not actually "slip". Rather, they may herniate or bulge out from between the bones.
Tennis Elbow - Tennis elbow is actually a misnomer in that it occurs in roughly only five percent of people who play tennis.
Whiplash - The term "whiplash" was first used in 1928 to define an injury mechanism of sudden hyperextension followed by an immediate hyperflexion of the neck that results in damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons - especially those that support the head.
Wellness - Regular chiropractic care, eating a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress management are all part of an overall wellness lifestyle that, if followed, results in a longer, healthier and pain-free life. Here are a list of basic tips to help you maintain a healthier, more vibrant body.
DR. GARY POST is board certified in clinical nutrition and vice president of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, the national certifying body of the chiropractic profession. Utilizing clinical examination, laboratory testing and Functional Medicine, we are often able to successfully identify safe, effective, natural solutions to control many health care conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, fatigue, female hormonal problems, auto immune disorders, and digestive disturbances to mention a few. We do not take patients off medications. Our goal it to get patients healthy enough so they no longer require medication.
SUSANNA POST, NC is a certified nutrition consultant. She develops practical and effective dietary strategies to assist her clients and patients in effectively controlling many chronic health conditions. She specializes in weight loss and getting her clients to not only successfully lose weight, but to get them off the yo-yo up/down cycle of immediately regaining the weight lost after 'the program' is over.
She also teaches her very popular "Eating 4 Health" nutrition course. This is very successful and the positive feedback she gets from attendees is amazing! Contact our office for more info on upcoming dates and times for this class.
COMMONLY TREATED NUTRITIONAL CONDITIONS
Please visit our Nutritional Page for more information.
Diabetes - Natural ways to control blood sugar effectively. Studies show that many of these medications may lead to a shorted lifespan.
High Cholesterol - Successful natural programs to lower cholesterol safely and effectively without statins. Side effects of statins are many including liver problems and muscle pain to mention a few.
Digestive Disturbances - Including constipation, reflux, irritable bowel, Colitis, GERD, indigestion...
PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome, mood swings, irritability, headaches, abdominal bloating back pain, depression, food cravings...
Menopausal Hormonal Imbalances - hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, dryness...
Chronic Fatigue - Extreme long-standing tiredness or exhaustion, irritability, muscle soreness...
Fibromyalgia - Pain and achiness in multiple areas of the body. Some cases are related to food, chemical or environmental hypersensitivity or depressed immune, adrenal or thyroid function
ADD/ADHD - Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder - Evaluation can often identify the cause and effective treatments can be very helpful. Some causes may be Food, Chemical, or Food Additive Hypersensitivities. Hypogylcemia (Low Blood Sugar). Diet and nutritional supplementation are often very helpful.
Allergies - Food, Seasonal, Environmental, Chemical. Allergies can affect anyone and can be present from early childhood or even can develop as an adult. Testing can often identify the causative factors. Many natural treatments are available to help with allergies.
Colic - Colic is a condition in young infants characterized by an unusual amount of crying.
Ear Infections - Almost half of all children will suffer from at least one middle ear infection (otitis media) before they're a year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one episode by age three.
Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease involving loss of bone tissue (density) and the disorganization of bone structure. Nutritional supplementation and diet can improve bone density.
Stress - Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration. Worrying about your job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, arguing with your spouse - all these create stress.
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Gary J. Post, DC, DCBCN, FACCN
Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist