We find that too many people struggle to get a grasp on how to improve themselves when it comes to pain and function. They either do too much too soon or they handicap themselves by not doing anything at all. Whether you are a high school athlete, a cross fit soccer mom, or somebody that dreams of just getting healthy, we believe that there is an athlete in all of us. So why not treat our body as such?
"If we do too much, we risk injury. If we do too little, we risk adaptability." - Gray Cook
Chris is what you need in a chiropractor. He first evaluates your pain & symptoms. Next he works with you try and find the root cause of the issue. Then he has you try out various exercises, demonstrating them himself, to see if they help alleviate the pain and/or symptoms you are experiencing. The high majority of these can be performed at home, in my experience. Once, together, the solution is found he does not tell you to come back each week indefinitely. Chris wants the best for his clients and tells them he does not want them to come back indefinitely like most chiropractors do. I cannot express with words how thankful I am for being recommended to see Chris! He’s helped me fix knee pain that other doctors could not solve, wrist pain from working at a desk, and upper back pain. You will not be disappointed if you work with Chris on whatever you are experiencing!
Many people deal with chronic pain in Chesterfield and St. Louis. The age old solution of opioids and steroid based treatments have been the norm for way too long. Patients are made to feel helpless about their pain and are reliant on a multitude of factors. Even worse, their pain prevents them from doing the things that they love! This is despite ongoing "treatment". Do any of the examples below resonate with you?
How Can I Exercise Without Pain?
I really shouldn't run with arthritis.
Can't run due to knee pain? Were you told to stop by your doctor? Do you settle for other forms of cardio that just don't have the same impact?
My back is worse than my game.
Does your lower back kill you after a round of golf or prevent you from playing the game you love in the first place?
I shouldn't use weights as I get older.
Does hitting the weights cause your elbow or shoulder to hurt? Do you avoid weight training altogether for how it will affect your daily tasks?
Why can't I move like they do?
Do you dread your group yoga sessions or Body Pump classes because you just can't seem to keep up with your peers? Is your flexibility limited?
Forget Exercising. How Can I Just Do Everyday Tasks Without Pain?
Is cleaning literally a pain in the neck? Are you expecting to hurt for a while after vacuuming your home or doing several loads of laundry?
Does working at your computer come with the usual issues of neck pain and tightness? Do you struggle with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Do you wake up with headaches or clench your jaw? Do you have issues getting a full night's sleep without getting woken up due to pain?
Eventually he will walk...
Are you afraid your back pain will trigger if you pick up your children? Are you concerned about how you will age as they get older?
"It's not the load that breaks you down it's the load you aren't prepared for."
~ Tim Gabbett
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Dr. Chris Collier is born and raised in Ballwin, MO where he attended Marquette High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou) and then returned to St. Louis to pursue his chiropractic education. He is a graduate of Logan University and ultimately opened up the practice he always envisioned just minutes from where he grew up.