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Muscle Work

Art of the 3-N-1 approach at Be Well Chiropractic is prepping the area for an adjustment. Depending on what is necessary that day, for that patient,   they may utilize myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, ART, muscle shortening techniques, ligament holds, PNF stretching, or passive stretching.

Below are some definitions from  Wikipedia and expanded explanations from Dr. Janelle Hutti, DC:

Myofascial release:  treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in the muscles. (The fascial part involves the thin ligament that covers all muscles and is what ‘makes’ scar tissue.) Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. The theory is that the soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and diminished blood flow. (Soft tissue mobilization and manipulation utilize this technique. Likewise, foam rolling at home breaks up this fascia to muscle junction.)

Neuromuscular therapy is a form of deep tissue massage.  The neuromuscular junction is the area where the ends of the nerve fibers meet the muscle. This is where the chemical reaction happens that makes the muscle work. The nerve must tell the muscle to move through these reactions. Think about it. A new york strip is a cow’s muscle flexor for their leg…sitting on your plate. In the cow, connected to the nervous system, it works. Not connected, dead, dumb, and delicious!

The way the body overrides pain through movement can be described in this way.  If you have a whole pie (cross section of a nerve), a quarter of it would be pain receptors. The other 2/3 are soft touch, deep touch, hot/cold, and movement! When these areas are activated they override the pain. In fact, the good fibers are big A fibers and the pain is little C fibers. Movement is a neurologically correct way to decrease pain. This is why chiropractic adjustments are so effective. They retrain the body to self-regulate.

Trigger points: are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia. They feel like palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. The theory is unexplained pain radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas. They have been mapped for referral pain patterns, which means if you work in one area, the pain dissolves in another.

Active release technique: began 30 years ago with Dr. Michael Leahy. He was working on elite athletes as a way to treat soft tissue disorders so they could get back to peak performance as quickly as possible. He actually studied engineering before becoming a chiropractor and combined the theories. Dr. Janelle feels this is actually brilliant. The body is a biomechanical structure and works a certain way. It is not an opinion. It is literally on a lever system and has a cause and effect system. Knowing the body allows a chiropractor to adjust and mobilize it correctly so that it works well by itself!  In my opinion, ART works best in the last  10% of the muscle’s healing needs. Meaning, it needs to me mostly healed and then getting that last optimal 10% for a full healing.

Muscle shortening techniques: An opposite theory, Dr. Janelle learned from Dr. Tim Brown (see Intelliskin).  When you bring the fibers together, they actually relax, contract, and you can break them up in this position. This keeps an injury from being strained while also being worked on. It is a less painful technique and is very helpful in acute injuries where inflammation and pain are at a high.

Ligaments hold (see basic technique). Ligaments hold bone to bone. They should be released and held, not stretched. An overstretched ligament is actually a sprain.

PNF stretching technique: is used to facilitate the relaxation of muscles to gain range of motion. This method uses an isometric contraction rather than an isotonic (static) one. The limb is placed in pain-free motion and the contraction is sustained. Passive stretching would be utilized for severe injuries when the patient is in too much pain to help the stretch.

The doctors feel a thorough approach to the body will help have a complete adjustment and the fastest healing. Drs. Greg and Janelle are the owners of BE Well Chiropractic Spring Hill, TN and BE Well Chiropractic Franklin, TN and live in town with their two daughters.

REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS

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Marcie English

quote icon I have been back and forth with Be Well Chiropractic for a few years now and have had NOTHING but great results. Their staff is polite, I NEVER wait for an appointment when I get there and my back is better for it each time. I am a fitness instructor and enthusiast and am hard on my body. Dr. Greg keeps me able to do what I love. Thanks 🙂
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2017-03-02T20:58:27+00:00
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I have been back and forth with Be Well Chiropractic for a few years now and have had NOTHING but great results. Their staff is polite, I NEVER wait for an appointment when I get there and my back is better for it each time. I am a fitness instructor and enthusiast and am hard on my body. Dr. Greg keeps me able to do what I love. Thanks 🙂
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Jenn Weithman

quote icon I first visited Be Well Chiropractic in June 2016. I had pulled my back on a Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning knew I had a problem. Be Well was open on a SATURDAY and close. I had no idea how lucky this would be for me! Dr. Hutti has helped me immensely and I have continued with regular adjustments for maintenance. I've never had a difficulty scheduling appointments and Mason does a great job keeping the office running smoothly.
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2017-03-07T22:31:38+00:00
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I first visited Be Well Chiropractic in June 2016. I had pulled my back on a Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning knew I had a problem. Be Well was open on a SATURDAY and close. I had no idea how lucky this would be for me! Dr. Hutti has helped me immensely and I have continued with regular adjustments for maintenance. I've never had a difficulty scheduling appointments and Mason does a great job keeping the office running smoothly.
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Brittany Craft

quote icon After having a several week long migraine, I decided to try a chiropractor and called Be Well. A few weeks in my migraines have mostly gone away and my neck/back pain has been greatly reduced. Great experience and looking forward to continuing treatment here.
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2017-03-07T22:36:00+00:00
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After having a several week long migraine, I decided to try a chiropractor and called Be Well. A few weeks in my migraines have mostly gone away and my neck/back pain has been greatly reduced. Great experience and looking forward to continuing treatment here.
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Alysse Warburton

quote icon Be Well Chiropratic is family oriented. It is easy to get an appointment, even same day, with their two locations. Dr. Greg, Dr, Janelle, and Mason provide a relaxing yet organized environment. Highly recommended.
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2017-03-07T22:37:25+00:00
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Be Well Chiropratic is family oriented. It is easy to get an appointment, even same day, with their two locations. Dr. Greg, Dr, Janelle, and Mason provide a relaxing yet organized environment. Highly recommended.
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Chasity Hood

quote icon When I first met Dr. Janelle and Dr. Greg, I thought I had developed MS or muscular dystrophy. My arms and hands were numb, I couldn't grip or open things. My legs were so weak, I could barely walk up the steps in my house. I was afraid. I told Dr. Janelle my symptoms and she hugged me and said, "You are fine. You have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". A few adjustments later, I was so much better. She fixed me. And anytime I start having symptoms again, she fixes me again! They are both great doctors. I don't know how I would get by without them!
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2017-03-07T22:38:46+00:00
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When I first met Dr. Janelle and Dr. Greg, I thought I had developed MS or muscular dystrophy. My arms and hands were numb, I couldn't grip or open things. My legs were so weak, I could barely walk up the steps in my house. I was afraid. I told Dr. Janelle my symptoms and she hugged me and said, "You are fine. You have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". A few adjustments later, I was so much better. She fixed me. And anytime I start having symptoms again, she fixes me again! They are both great doctors. I don't know how I would get by without them!

Denise McLain

quote icon A wonderful staff, knowledgeable doctors, and a true help for the weary. Our whole family (infant-age13 -kids + 2 adults) has been blessed by this organization for several years through problematic instances, viruses, ear aches, head aches, and general maladies. They are most certainly our first go to when our family appears to be getting ill, children have an injury, or difficult growth spurts. We are most grateful for their services.
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2017-03-07T22:43:00+00:00
A wonderful staff, knowledgeable doctors, and a true help for the weary. Our whole family (infant-age13 -kids + 2 adults) has been blessed by this organization for several years through problematic instances, viruses, ear aches, head aches, and general maladies. They are most certainly our first go to when our family appears to be getting ill, children have an injury, or difficult growth spurts. We are most grateful for their services.

Bonnie Hohler

quote icon Bonnie and her husband are long term patients who are in for increased quality of life. Bonnie came to Be Well Chiropractic with pain from arthritis and neck and back problems. With continuous care provided by Dr. Greg, including adjustments and exercises, Bonnie has been able to help manage her pain. “It is wonderful.”
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2017-03-27T20:34:34+00:00
Bonnie and her husband are long term patients who are in for increased quality of life. Bonnie came to Be Well Chiropractic with pain from arthritis and neck and back problems. With continuous care provided by Dr. Greg, including adjustments and exercises, Bonnie has been able to help manage her pain. “It is wonderful.”

Becca Stoll

quote icon “I started going to Be Well over 5 years ago when noticing a lot of lower back pain. As time has gone on, being a photographer has given me a lot of shoulder and back pain that is always relieved when going to the chiropractor.”
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”

“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
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2017-03-27T20:43:21+00:00
“I started going to Be Well over 5 years ago when noticing a lot of lower back pain. As time has gone on, being a photographer has given me a lot of shoulder and back pain that is always relieved when going to the chiropractor.” “(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.” “My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”

Candace Gilg

quote icon Candice started coming to Be Well when she suffered from lower back pain due to an injury at work. She received care to correct the issue and is now able to visit the office monthly for preventative care.
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”

“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
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2017-03-27T20:44:38+00:00
Candice started coming to Be Well when she suffered from lower back pain due to an injury at work. She received care to correct the issue and is now able to visit the office monthly for preventative care. “I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.” “I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”

Fred Johnson

quote icon Fred started seeing Dr. Greg when he was experiencing neck and lower back pain that had been giving him problems since the early 90’s.
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”

“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
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2017-03-27T20:46:47+00:00
Fred started seeing Dr. Greg when he was experiencing neck and lower back pain that had been giving him problems since the early 90’s. “I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.” “I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”

Michelle Smith

quote icon Michelle came to our office with chronic lower neck pain giving her trouble every couple of weeks. She was fearful of chiropractic care but, her first impression of Be Well was that our “office and doctor are completely knowledgeable” and she “felt safe”. She now “always feels better after leaving the office” and she now brings in all of her children for preventative care.
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
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2017-03-27T20:48:01+00:00
Michelle came to our office with chronic lower neck pain giving her trouble every couple of weeks. She was fearful of chiropractic care but, her first impression of Be Well was that our “office and doctor are completely knowledgeable” and she “felt safe”. She now “always feels better after leaving the office” and she now brings in all of her children for preventative care. “Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”

Wendy Cripe

quote icon Wendy came to Be Well when four vertebrae came out of alignment, causing a pinched sciatic nerve. After a week of severe pain and numbness (off and on for several months), Wendy decided to give chiropractic care a try.
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”

“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”

“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
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2017-03-27T20:49:44+00:00
Wendy came to Be Well when four vertebrae came out of alignment, causing a pinched sciatic nerve. After a week of severe pain and numbness (off and on for several months), Wendy decided to give chiropractic care a try. “I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.” “(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.” “I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”

Anna Clark

quote icon We have seen Anna since she was a child.
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”

“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”

Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
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2017-03-27T20:50:56+00:00
We have seen Anna since she was a child. Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.” “Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.” Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”

Heather Dupes

quote icon Heather had a slipped disk and was experiencing lower back pain. She says her experience at Be Well has been “great” and she “feels so much better and (she) has her life back.”
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2017-03-27T20:51:52+00:00
Heather had a slipped disk and was experiencing lower back pain. She says her experience at Be Well has been “great” and she “feels so much better and (she) has her life back.”

Deion Sims

quote icon Deion starting coming to Be Well with foot and lower back pain. His experience at our office has been “amazing” and he says he’s “learned so much about (his) body and how to maintain wellness.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
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2017-03-27T20:53:52+00:00
Deion starting coming to Be Well with foot and lower back pain. His experience at our office has been “amazing” and he says he’s “learned so much about (his) body and how to maintain wellness.” “I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”

Donna Hartman

quote icon Donna started seeing Dr.Greg when she was “having a lot of headaches and tried everything else, with little to no relief”.
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
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2017-03-27T20:57:00+00:00
Donna started seeing Dr.Greg when she was “having a lot of headaches and tried everything else, with little to no relief”. “I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”

Lauren Forsythe

quote icon Lauren starting seeing Dr. Janelle after an accident that left her with “numbness in her left leg, rib pain/cramping, and neck pain/swelling.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”

Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.

“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”

“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
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2017-03-27T21:01:48+00:00
Lauren starting seeing Dr. Janelle after an accident that left her with “numbness in her left leg, rib pain/cramping, and neck pain/swelling.” Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.” Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches. “I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.” “I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”

Amye Miller

quote icon “Dr. J is amazing! I could not have made it through my pregnancy without her excellent care. I’ve felt so much better and have had so much more energy! By far the best thing I’ve done for myself and my baby.”
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2017-03-27T21:04:27+00:00
“Dr. J is amazing! I could not have made it through my pregnancy without her excellent care. I’ve felt so much better and have had so much more energy! By far the best thing I’ve done for myself and my baby.”

Lauren Bagley

quote icon This is what Lauren has to say after two weeks of care. Lauren has been seeing Dr. Janelle for her back and shoulder pain. She was having difficulty breathing at times due to the pain. Her experience at Be Well Chiropractic has been “so helpful and informative”.

“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”
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2017-03-27T21:06:44+00:00
This is what Lauren has to say after two weeks of care. Lauren has been seeing Dr. Janelle for her back and shoulder pain. She was having difficulty breathing at times due to the pain. Her experience at Be Well Chiropractic has been “so helpful and informative”. “(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”
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