BACK PAIN sufferers find fast, effective, lasting relief without surgery or drugs
If you live in Sandy and are suffering with nagging chronic or acute pain or stiffness in the neck, upper, or lower back, you've come to the right place.
It may surprise you to learn that back pain affects some 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. So you're not alone. The causes range from genetic issues to injury, to disease and stress, but all back pain sufferers share one thing in common, they want relief and they want it NOW!
For many, that relief is only a phone call away. Rawlings Chiropractic focuses on the treatment of back pain regardless of its cause.
MOST back pain symptoms can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
Whether you're looking for relief from severe chronic pain, searching for ways to beat the aches and pains of day-to-day living, or seeking the "holy grail" of optimal health and peak performance, you've come to the right place.
I think you'll find we're a little different from other health care providers. It's not just our commitment to providing first-class health care through natural chiropractic treatments - though that's part of it. And it's not just our great rates that provide a fantastic value for our patients-though that's part of it, too. It's our whole philosophy.
You see, I'm passionate about wellness- your wellness-on a structural, nutritional, even emotional level! And so is my whole team. That's why, once you're out of pain-whether it's back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, or other problems- we'll teach you how to stay that way while maximizing your "Keeping You Healthy"... for good!
But that doesn't mean we'll keep you coming back every week for years on end, like some chiropractors do. We'll get to the cause of your problem and correct it naturally and thoroughly so you can get on with your life!
Please take a few minutes to browse our website and get acquainted. Then give us a call at (888) 569-8180 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Lance Scott Rawlings, D.C.
Dr. Lance Rawlings has been in private practice for over 30 years. He is a highly experienced chiropractor treating patients with chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, sciatic nerve and extremity pain, headaches and many other health-related issues.
Dr. Rawlings is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Dr. Rawlings later served on the Faculty of L.A.C.C. as a Clinical Instructor. Certified in numerous techniques, Dr. Rawlings is most excited about the successes he has had utilizing the Cranial Release Technique. (Please see 'Cranial Release' section of website)
Dr. Rawlings chose to be a Chiropractor from personal experience as a chiropractic patient. He made an instant connection with chiropractic as a perfect way to help people with health concerns in a completely natural way.
Dr. Rawlings has been married to wife, Debra, for 31 years and together they have a son, a daughter and two dogs. The family resides in Sandy.
1979 DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
1975 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
1974 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO
1972-74 CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - NORWALK, CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - (L.A.C.C. CLINICAL FACILITY - GLENDALE, CA)
GORDON GOODFELLOW CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - (L.A.C.C. CLINICAL FACILITY - EL MONTE, CA)
Motion Palpation Institute
Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Cranial Release Technique (CRT) - Only doctor in Utah certified to perform this technique
LICENSURE & BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (No. 11392)
Certification in Disability Evaluation by the CCA
Certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia by Texas College of Chiropractic
Utah State Chiropractic License (No. 952787791202)
Certification in Cranial Release Technique
Continuing education includes: More than 30 years of regular attendance to various chiropractic professional seminars, lectures, symposiums and clinical training sessions.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS (past & present):
Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association
Parker Chiropractic Research & Education
Cranial Release Society
American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries
Motion Palpation Institute
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Alumni Association
1983 Appointed to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Preceptor Faculty (Clinical Science Division)
Jackie and Toni have both been working at our office for several years. They work the front and back office, and greet patients with their lovely smiles and kind words. We are very fortunate to have them both to keep the office running smoothly.
Jackie is bilingual and helps us with the Spanish speaking community.
Because the muscles, ligaments, bones, discs and nerves that comprise your spinal column are so interconnected, it's often difficult to determine without a comprehensive exam and X-rays, exactly what the cause of your pain may be.
Also, an injury or stress in one area, can lead to additional problems in a kind of "domino effect." For instance, a simple muscle strain may cause you to compensate by carrying your weight differently which can lead to an overall imbalance in the spine or strain on different muscles creating additional problems.
Here are a few of the most common causes of back pain:
Injury or overuse: If you've been injured in an auto, work, or recreational accident, get help at once . Since injury can affect muscles, ligaments, bones or discs around the spine, it's important that you get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan (if required) before the dominos begin to fall.
Repetitive motion and overuse of muscles and joints due to excessive bending, lifting, or other unusual exercise can also cause damage, injury or pain. These symptoms may disappear in time, but if structural damage has occurred, they or other seemingly unrelated symptoms could flare up later. A spinal exam or assessment is recommended
Nerve Pressure or Damage: Pressure on nerve roots in the spinal canal can be caused in a variety of ways; from injury or overuse as mentioned above or from disease or degeneration as follows:
Emotional and Physical Stress: Stress in life can cause muscle tension and set off a vicious cycle of pain. As muscles contract, fatigue can cause muscle aches or pain. Pain and discomfort can lead to sleeplessness with its associated problems such as irritability, depression, and reduced immune function. And so the problems perpetuate.
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Common treatments of upper and lower back pain include everything from bed rest to surgery. REMEMBER: Pain is NOT the natural state of the body, nor is it a "normal" side effect of aging. Pain is the body's way of telling you something is wrong! The best solution is to identify the cause of your pain and correct it-not simply mask the symptoms.
Any of the following treatments can be effective, but most have associated risks of which you should be aware. For this reason it is best to consult with a trusted healthcare practitioner, especially if pain is severe or prolonged.
However sensible getting off your back may seem, studies show that bed rest is NOT superior to remaining (conservatively) active to treat a low back injury. In fact, prolonged bed rest can actually lead to increased stiffness and pain and a reduced ability to function. Periodic short rests can be helpful and your healthcare provider may advise a reduction of normal activity.
Immediately after an injury, ice your back for about 15 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a day to reduce or prevent inflammation and swelling. After 2 to 3 days, if symptoms persist, use a heating pad for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 or 3 hours. Then, if pain continues, see a healthcare professional.
Non-prescription pain relievers such as acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen) may be helpful for temporary relief, but are NOT advisable for chronic pain or long term use. Tylenol has recently been linked to liver disease and ibuprofen to bleeding ulcers. Doctors often prescribe stronger drugs for pain, but of course, these have other risky side effects including mental or physical impairment, behavioral effects, and addiction. Extreme caution should be used when undergoing any chemical therapy for pain.
Most back pain problems can be treated effectively without costly and risky surgeries. In fact, one recent study shows that up to 40% of back surgery patients report a DIS-satisfactory result within 4 years of treatment. For this reason, other more natural, less invasive treatments should be explored or exhausted before choosing surgical intervention.
Chiropractic is a natural form of treatment that operates on the premise that the body is designed to heal itself. Chiropractors actually have more training than a traditional general or family care physician. Chiropractors use gentle spinal adjustments to correct spinal misalignment and relieve pressure on sensitive nerves. They often combine this form of treatment with other non-invasive modalities such as muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and physical therapy to relieve symptoms and rebuild core strength and maintain permanent correction. The chiropractor's goal is always to correct the problem, not simply hide the symptoms.
*"Lance Rawlings is such a gen·u·ine person and has help me heal more than just an physical sense. He is such a caring and giving person. I recommend him to everyone I meet. Because I believe in him. He is also so funny and sometimes it's not always about the treatment but how someone makes you feel and that affects how we feel and helps you change within with our hearts. Thank you Rawlings!"
*"Dr. Rawlings and the CRT (Cranial Release Technique) are a miracle. Every time I visit him I leave his office with my head and body tingling with relaxation.
Care for the whole body by working on spinal corrections and blood flow.
Great Chiropractic full body care and long term freedom from pain.
Dr Rawlings knows his craft and what he can do for your body to fix the deep issues not just a bandaid covering."
*"Awesome experience. Everyone is super helpful. Dr. Rawlings has an exciting new approach to chiropractic work. My son thinks he is a "magician"."
*"Simply AWESOME. He is the only Dr doing cranial release therapy in Utah and I have never slept or felt better."
*"My 5 year old son has suffered from chronic headaches for 2 years that were so severe we have had to start some pretty strong medications to manage them. He has been seeing Dr Rawlings for about a month and has been able to lower his medications and has had minimal headaches since. Dr Rawlings is amazing and so patient and fun loving with children. I would recommend him to everyone! My son even jokes and refers to him as "Dr Magic""
*"I was referred to Dr.Rawlings by my father. The office is very inviting,Dr.Rawlings in an artist and has his worked displayed throughout office(cool to see). He is very informative and thorough and makes sure to get all questions answered. He is amazing,and my body feels 10x better. HIGHLY RECOMMEND:)"
*"I really love this office and would recommend it to anyone! Both doctors are awesome...the ladies are so sweet and they let me work out an EASY payment plan until my insurance kicks in next month! Big thanks to Ann for all her help in explaining how the payments would work, and she even made sure it was within my budget. She's even wonderful enough to call and work out my benefits with my insurance once I have my card so I don't have to do it. Thank you Dr. Rawlings for the AMAZING CRT, and adjustment. I slept better than I have in months!"
*"What a great experience I had at Dr. Rawlings Clinic. His approach was a little different than what I experienced at other offices and I feel my results were better here. He does some of the standard techniques but also a different adjustment called cranial release therapy and it seems to work well. I would recommend this office to everyone in need of a good chiropractor."
*"Great guy, great Chiropractor, great place. Experienced and legit."
*"Dr. Rawlings is great. I have been seeing him to help with my headaches and general tightness in my shoulders and neck. I like that he uses Cranial Release Technique and feel like it has been helping me. He also gave me some techniques to do at home, and explained each technique he was using, and how it affected the body. I appreciate all the help he has given me, and his staff is great too. Thanks!"
*"I had a great experience resolving some discomfort I had. Knowledgeable and helpful I was good as new in no time."
*"I so recommend this Dr, you see immediate results on chronic pain after one treatment. I for sure bringing my family to see him!"
*"I absolutely love this clinic. The staff and physicians are wonderful to work with. The CRT treatment is perfect for so many issues and I can feel my body several hours later adjusting itself even after a manipulation. The physicians are easy to talk to and are really interested in helping me become healthy and feel better without the use of drugs. If you have chronic headaches or back pain, this is the office to go to . They work with all insurance companies and help set you up with an affordable payment schedule if needed. I will be returning to this clinic as often as possible for treatment and recommend this clinic to anyone with health issues."
*"It made me moving around with about 60-80% difference in my pain. I was able to move much better"
*"I love this place! Dr. Rawlings is Awesome and always makes my back feel so much better! I highly recommend this Chiropractor!"
*"Dr. Rawlings is super professional and has a great, fun personality. He's been practicing for a very long time and knows his stuff. He'll get you feeling better in no time. I've had headaches for years and once I started regular visits to Dr. Rawlings' office my headaches all but disappeared. Make an appointment today. You won't be sorry."
*"Dr. Rawlings is a caring and competent Dr. and always addresses my needs. He listens to my complaints and sets out to remedy the problem. I drive all the way from Sugarhouse to see him. He is tops in my book. I have been seeing Chiropractors since 1968. I have had good ones and bad ones, Dr. Rawlings is one of the good ones. "
*"The staff are really friendly and do a great job!"
*"I loved the CRT that gives more me relief than an adjustment. Dr. Rawlings is a joy to be around and so is his staff. The environment is relaxing and inviting."
*"I've recommended so many people to Dr Rawlings- SOOO many. I've never heard one complaint. They love him. CRT (Cranial Release Technique) is something I have never experienced before. It has helped with my with pain relief, stress relief and I definitely sleep better. You must go in and experience CRT."