Community Chiropractic Group John E. Thomas, DC
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Learn About Spine Alignment in Visalia, CA

Get a drugless effective treatment for your spine and musculoskeletal conditions at

Community Chiropractic Group - John E. Thomas, DC in Visalia, California.

We take time to fully understand and treat each patient's concerns.

Dr. Thomas also treats MediCal Patients at Tipton Medical Clinic and Pixley Medical Clinic


Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our practice.

Q: What is Chiropractic Care?

A: Chiropractic care supports the concept that maintaining the proper function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems promotes better health. When the vertebrae and the spine are not functioning correctly, the condition is known as vertebral subluxation. The function of these joints can be hindered by trauma, disease, and many other stressors which cause vertebral subluxation. Chiropractors adjust the joints of the spine and throughout the body in order to improve function and to give the body the opportunity to heal itself.

Q: What is an Adjustment?

A: Chiropractic care is known for its use of "adjustment," sometimes called "manipulation". An adjustment is a precise, usually painless procedure, in which the trained doctor of chiropractic exerts directed quick pressure into specific joints of the spine and other areas of the body. When a thorough examination reveals joints that are not functioning properly, adjustment techniques are applied in order to correct the function or mobility of the joint. The improved joint function relieves associated, swelling, inflammation,  muscle tension, shoulder pain and nerve pain. It improves balance, and promotes general healing.

Adjustments are often performed manually by the doctor. However, they may also be performed with an instrument called an "activator." The activator provides adjustments that require no stretching and no joint sounds. At times adjustments are preformed by particular blocking and breathing procedures. Most adjustments are painless. In fact, many patients comment about immediate relief from an adjustment.

Q: What Should I Expect if I Become a Patient?

A: You will be asked to complete a comprehensive health history form, which will require you to provide information on your health problems, diet, exercise, occupation, and lifestyle. After wards, the doctor will perform a chiropractic examination which will include palpation (examination by touch). You will also undergo a range of motion, strength, neurological, orthopedic, and surface electrical conduction tests, as well as x-rays when indicated. After a complete analysis of your history and examination, you will be given a report of the findings as well as your care options so you may make an informed choice about chiropractic care.

Q: How Will My Progress be Monitored?

A: Your progress while under care will be carefully monitored. For example, your subjective improvement, as well as your objective findings, will be noted. Your care plan will be modified to meet your changing condition needs.

A 7 year study found that patients followed closely by a chiropractor had:

62% fewer outpatient surgeries

60% few hospital days

59% fewer days in the hospital

85% lower pharmaceutical costs

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