Shaun R. Gifford
Shaun R. Gifford is a 1998 graduate of Northwestern Health Science University. He graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. His undergraduate work was done at Brigham Young University-Idaho, with an Associate of Science degree in pre-medicine in 1994. He has been a chiropractor doctor for over 15 years & is experienced in traditional chiropractor back pain adjustments including using computerized assessment & adjustments of the spine, massage therapy, rehabilitation exercises & nutritional assessments. He is a contributing author for Optimal Wellness, Whiplash Trauma & Treatment, & Pro Adjuster Lifestyle. Dr. Gifford is married with 2 beautiful girls & 1 active little boy. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America & earned his Eagle Scout award in 1983. He spent two years in Florida on an intensive mission trip. He enjoys being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, paintballing & camping. Dr. Gifford was born in Idaho, graduated from high school in Lake Havasu City, Arizona & has spent the last 18 years in Minnesota.
A chiropractor doctor can help alleviate a number of chronic pain patterns including:
When you first arrive you will complete a brief health history form. The treatment will then be performed after the Chiropractor review this information with you to ensure that your visit is as comfortable and effective as possible.
A Brief Visit involves manipulation of the spine and or extremities to help relieve minor pain and discomfort. This typically takes no more than 2-3 minutes. The Extended Visit is recommended for a significant problem or pain pattern. In addition to the joints, the Extended Visit will address the muscles and soft tissue and takes approximately 15 minutes.
Usually there is no soreness. On occasion, you may have some mild discomfort for a day or two following the treatment. This is very similar to going to the gym for the first time and feeling sore afterward.
For brief visits you can come in as often as you like. Once a week or once per month are common. For specific conditions and pain patterns, it may take 3-6 visits to fully resolve the problem.
Some exercises can be helpful while others can actually do more harm than good. If you would like some specific training, it is recommended to schedule an Extended Visit.