Louisiana Chiropractic and Wellness Centers
Lake Charles, Louisiana


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The purpose of our clinic is to get you feeling better right away. The combinations of caring doctors and friendly staff with have you feeling comfortable and welcomed on your first visit.

Chiropractic Care:
Our chiropractors practice the latest techniques and use the most state of the art equipment. The adjustment techniques we use on the spine are gentle and provide the quickest results. After serving thousands of patients over the past 20 years these techniques are tried and true.

Spinal Check Up:
We are currently offering a Spinal Check Up for $40! This is a $250 Value that includes a consultation, exam and x-rays if necessary. Call today to find out more about this service!

Physical Rehabilitation:
Our state of the art physical rehabilitation programs are designed to improve the functionality and mobility of your joints, muscles, and ligaments. Many of our chiropractic patients seeking recovery and optimal functionality are candidates for this rehab to achieve optimal results in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments. We also teach healthy habits and methods to incorporate into your everyday life to keep you functioning at the highest level.

Massage Therapy:
Massage Therapy goes hand in hand with Chiropractic. Our Licensed Massage Therapists are trained to perform a Medical Massage to work on and correct the soft tissue damage that can be damaged by trauma or inflamed with stress. Here in our Lake Charles office our massage therapist is trained at the Masters level as a Medical Massage Practitioner and is repeatedly seeking further education to continue to offer the latest techniques in massage therapy.

In addition to the physical therapies that our clinic offers, we also consult on nutrition as part of our holistic approach to wellness. Along with the wealth of knowledge and information that our Doctors have received in their chiropractic education and with the nutritional guidance of Dr. John Moreno, PhD, DCh, AAETS, we can assist you with your nutritional needs. Whether there are deficiencies in you diet or there are certain irratants in your diet causing health problems, our Doctors will help you to get on the right track.

Personal Injury:
If you have been in an automobile accident, it is important to get checked by a chiropractor. Chiropractors are the only physicians trained to diagnose and treat whiplash injuries. DO NOT MINIMIZE YOUR OWN INJURIES BECAUSE YOUR CAR HAS SUSTAINED LITTLE OR NO DAMMAGE. AN IMMEDIATE CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINATION IS ESSENTIAL. The ER has the ability to find injuries such as bone fractures, but many times patients are sent home without the understanding and liklihood that they have sustained a whiplash injury that can change the way their nervous system functions forever. Pain pills will not heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers will not heal torn muscles. A cervical collar will not restore a graceful forward spinal curve. Injuries in the cervical region are highly likely after even a minor accident, and if untreated can come back later to haunt you. Symptoms may not appear until months and even years later.

If you have been in an automobile accident, do not wait to get checked by our qualified doctors. A comprehensive exam will determine if you have been injured and the severity of that trauma. Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, along with physical rehabilitation can help assure proper healing because they help to restore proper motion and position of individual vertebrae. Our Chiropractic Physicians can help you get well and stay well after the trauma of a whiplash injury.

Also our caring staff will handle any questions you may have about your car insurance. We will work closely with the responsible party to ensure you get the care you need.

Specialized Treatment for Women and Children:
Our chiropractor, Dr. Gary V. Mertz has been caring for pregnant mothers, those trying to become pregnant, infants, and children for over 20 years. Along with his wealth of experience and education in the area of family wellness care, Dr. Gary received additional training from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for specific adjusting techniques for infants with birth trauma, common disorders in pregnancy, and the biomechanics of the female pelvis. He recently received these certifications for the evidenced based practice and care for pregnancy, birth, and infancy from the ICPA. Dr. Gary also became certified in the Webster Technique; a technique specifically designed for pregnant women to improve the biomechanical function in the pelvis.

Spinal misalignment can occur from strain of months of pregnancy plus the birthing process itself for the child. As children learn to walk, falls are common. Throughout the early development years a young body is subjected to many jolting experiences that are just a part of growing up. These experiences can cause some physical problems when they reach adulthood. It's easy to see why even young children and moms can benefit from a family chiropractor visit.

Patient Education:
Here at Louisiana Chiropractic we feel that patient education is of utmost importance. After all, you are responsible for your health and well being, and it is important that you understand your choices and can make an educated decision. All too often are people led like sheep to the next form of treatment without understanding why they "need" said treatment, or even knowing that there are options. We want you to ask questions. We want you to understand fully what your options are when it comes to your health and well being.

This is why we hold ½ Hour of Health Classes bimonthly where we teach on topics ranging from ADHD to nutrition to ear infections. Our purpose is to help the Lake Charles Community, especially our "Dr. Mom's"
understand how to take control of you and your family's life: what you eat, what chemicals you expose yourself to, and especially how to life a long, energized life through NATURAL forms of health and wellness. We hold these classes every other Thursday at 5pm and they are open to the public. WE ENCOURAGE OUR COMMUNITY TO ATTEND

If you or someone you know has been round and round the current medical model with little or no results, if you are a new mom that wants to give your child the greatest chance of living a full symptom free, healthy life, or maybe you are healthy and want stay that way to live a long, vibrant, disease free life.... Call our office today to reserve a seat and our next ½ Hour to Health Class.
Services Offered
Chiropractic Spinal and Nervous System Corrective Care
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Treatment, Severe Personal
Injury Recovery
Physical Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Massage
Natural Pain Management, Connective Tissue, and Spinal Disc Healing Support
Specialized Treatment for Women, Pregnancy, Children,
& Infants
Human Biomechanics of Posture alignment & Neuro-Muscular Reeducation
Elite Athlete Sports Performance & Superior Condition
Hardening Programs
Family Health Restoration & Wellness
Work Station Ergonomic Evaluations
$40 Spinal Check-up a ($250 Value, Does Not Apply To PI or WC)
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(337) 477-0600
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My chiropractic story is one that I am willing to share with anyone who will listen. I have been faithfully attending Louisiana Chiropractic and Wellness Center for 8 months. I am dedicated to improving my health through chiropractic. They do an excellent job of making me feel comfortable. My body has been put through a series of adjustments, stretches, and exercises. I cannot say enough how great my body feels. When I go to bed at night, my rest is so peaceful. Before I started getting these treatments, I was restless and had a lot of pain in my body at night. Lastly, I would definitely recommend this center and its wonderful staff to anyone who may inquire about body wellness. I know thus far I have had a life changing experience and I am happy with the results. I am so looking forward to my next visit! I am on my way to not only a healthy tomorrow, but a healthy future!
Paula M., Lake Charles
Since coming to Louisiana Chiropractic and Wellness I have experienced a reduction in the constant numbness that I had in my leg and pain in my lower back. The pain and numbness I experienced was a result of an epidural accident that happened while delivering my first child 13 years ago. I just learned to live with the pain and discomfort. I was given the opportunity to come in last May, and I came with no expectations. I was extremely surprised to find that after a few short weeks I was feeling so much better with less numbness and pain! I feel more relaxed and sleep better and I look forward to coming to my appointments each week!
Ann B., Lake Charles
I started coming to Louisiana Chiropractic & Wellness Centers in May of 2011. I had been suffering with a pinched nerve and pulled muscles in my neck. I am a teacher, and all school year I was suffering with pain radiating down my right leg, and headaches almost daily. How could I be an effective teacher and mother with all this pain? After about a month and a half of receiving adjustments and therapy to my spine and hips Ihave no pain in my neck, back, leg, or head. I feel like I have more energy, a better posture, and more mobility in my neck. I decided that if I don’t take care of myself, how can I enjoy my family and be an effective teacher.
Michelle Y., Sulphur
Louisiana Chiropractic and Wellness Centers  -  2301 E. Prien Lake Rd.  -  Lake Charles , LA 70601  -  337-477-0600
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