DIY Spine Exam

I know spinal  hygiene can be confusing and that chiropractic care is also often a pool of misinformation in the public eye.  It is for this reason I created this brief video to show you a hands on way to assess spinal motion and get a sense if you would need a chiropractor.

If you notice restriction or discomfort, I urge you not to wait.  However, the absence of pain or the lack of awareness or decreased motion doesn’t necessarily mean your spine is fine.  It takes a doctor of chiropractic to properly assess the functional state of your spine.

How it done in our practice:

First, we review your health history.  Then we have a consultation, followed by a comprehensive examination if warranted.  The examination consists of the following:

  • Posture
  • Range of motion
  • Specific orthopedic and neurological tests if needed
  • Static and motion palpation of your spine
  • A chiropractic neuro-spinal assessment assessing for vertebral subluxation
  • State of the art computerized technological spinal assessment using the Insight Millenniu

I hope you gained some value from watching the video above.

Visceral Organ Complaints


MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW – that the Visceral nerves that come out of the spine control and coordinate the function of the organs of the body!

Misaligned of the spinal vertebrae can interfere with how the nerves send and receive information from the brain.

Regular chiropractic care can be an excellent tool to help your body stay healthy. We need clear lines of communication in order for our body to function optimally!

Famous Baseball Player


Babe Ruth is one of many athletes over the years who utilized Chiropractic Care.  Read this article and see how chiropractic care improved the health, and therefore the performance of one of the best baseball players.

Big Idea

Understand the Big Idea of Chiropractic and you will understand the magnitude of how restoring health through natural Chiropractic Care can positively influence this world beyond measure. The video below is in the words and the voice Dr. BJ Palmer, the developer of the Chiropractic profession from the early 1900s. The video footage shows Dr Palmer specifically adjusting and restoring neuro spinal function by the reduction of subluxation in these patients.

Listen to the message and understand that I too hold this vision in that adjusting one person and restoring function and health to that one person multiplied over and over again can have a significantly positive impact on our communities and the world.

What can chiropractic care do for you? The only way you’ll know is by getting your spine checked and adjusted by a chiropractor  to restore 100% communication between brain and body.

Neuro Immune Connection

David Felton, MD, Ph.D is Professor of neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He and his wife, Suzanne Felton, Ph.D, have discovered nerve fibers that physically link the nervous system and the immune system. Dr. Felton was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation prize Fellowship in 1983 and is associated of the journal brain, behavior and immunity.

What you see below is taken from the book Healing and the Mind.




Dr. Felton States that by finding nerve fibers running through the spleen it suggest that the nerves might influence the immune system. This is something that we see in practice every day at Snyder Family Chiropractic when reducing stress on the neuro spinal systems people receiving care get sick less frequently.

Spinal Adjusting and the Brain

Manipulation of Dysfunctional Spinal Joints Affects Sensorimotor Integration in the Prefrontal Cortex: A Brain Source Localization Study. – PubMed – NCBI

Study Conclusion. “A single session of spinal manipulation of dysfunctional segments in subclinical pain patients alters somatosensory processing at the cortical level, particularly within the prefrontal cortex.”

Basically means adjusting positively impacts brain to body signaling.

Chiropractic spinal Corrections not only effect pain patterns positively but influences brain wave integration positively as well.

This could be one reason why children with ADHD and other behavioral problems benefit greatly from a conservative Safe Care.

Adults, as well who suffer from anxiety and depression benefit from natural methods of healing through Chiropractic Care.

We’ve seen these consistent results through the years of practice.

Be glad if you’re getting adjusted!

Seniors Musculoskeletal Recovery

Risk of traumatic injury associated with chiropractic spinal manipulation in Medicare Part B beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years. – PubMed – NCBI


Seniors that received chiropractic care had a 76% lower rate of injury within seven days of treatment when compared to the subjects that met with their primary physician as a result of a neuromusculoskeletal complaint.

Chiropractic Opportunity Week (C.O.W.) April 4-9

Register for our C.O.W. – Chiropractic Opportunity Week – April 4-9th

This is your chance! Put your health on GREENER PASTURES. Let us help you to MOOOOVE your health into a better place. We are practically giving the HIDE off our back to make it easier for you to take the first step.

Schedule for one of our premier times for new patients during this week only and you will get the following for a donation (some have donated as little as $10 for prior events) to Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS):

Initial Consultation with the Doctor

Talk to the doctor on the phone BEFORE you take the time out of your busy life to drive in and find out IF your reason for coming in is something we treat.

Preliminary Spinal Stress Evaluation

The doctor will assess a few key components of your neuro-spinal health before proceeding to a full exam. Should your’s not be a chiropractic case, he will be able to tell you so as to not waste your time.  In which case, recommendations will be made for a specialist referral.

Initial Nauro-Spinal Stress Examination

In addition to orthopedic and neurological testing, we perform an extensive chiropractic spinal stress exam using specialized testing equipment.

Report of Exam Findings with the Doctor

So we just did a complete examination and probably you don’t know much of what we did. No worries! The doctor will review everything with you once he has had the opportunity to develop a plan to help you, including recommendations for home care.


There are limited times and dates and are expected to fill fast!

Refreshments will be served through the week.

Medicare qualifying patients excluded for this event.


Headaches and Your Neck

Is Your Headache a Real Headache to You?

Learn how your spine may hold the answer!

(or perhaps you LIKE taking medication?)

Pain in the head is no different than pain anywhere else.  It is your body telling you there is a problem.  The problem is not the pain.  The headache is the MESSENGER.  Rather than shoot the messenger, listen and take action.  By assessing and correcting misaligned spinal bones where nerve pressure exists, the body can turn off the alarm (pain) and allow health to return.

If you haven’t clicked the above video, do so for more understanding.  If you are questioning if your “head pain” can be helped without drugs or medical procedures, consider a one time spinal examination by a licensed doctor of chiropractic.  A proper neurological, orthopedic, and neuro-spinal assessment will give CLARITY to your condition and give you answers and possible solutions.

I’m here to help you restore your health.

Dr. Jeff Snyder