Dr. Ashley Waggoner-Jones, Chiropractic Physician
I was born in the birthplace of Chiropractic, Palmer Chiropractic; Davenport, Iowa. As a child I focused on sports, gymnastics and competition dance. Early in my childhood I hit my head on the balance beam during training and was diagnosed with a concussion. For years following my injury I went through bouts of debilitating migraine headaches. As time went on the migraines lessened until they became rare. While in college studying education and pre law I was hit almost head on by a young driver. I had a personal injury but was diagnosed with no serious injuries, however over the next couple weeks my headaches became severe again. This made working as an insurance agent, going to school full time, and raising my 1 year old daughter very difficult. I endured a year of medical treatment which included multiple medications, neurological testing, and pain shots. At the end of the first year, I was worse than ever with a never ending pain prescription. Depression began to hit hard and I was becoming more desperate for a solution or even relief from my daily pain and numbness. A co-worker recommended that I see a female chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic and I took the opportunity seriously. At my first appointment the staff doctor told me that I was going to be a chiropractor. Knowing nothing about chiropractic, I was glad to be there, simply out of hope. Within one month of aggressive care I was able to go off all medications including weekly pain shots. When I woke up I was no longer in so much pain that I was nauseas or numb throughout the day due to the pain medications. These effects were also causing my hope to increase and my depression to fade. My energy drastically increased and my focus & concentration followed. My very first staff doctor was present at my graduation from Palmer Chiropractic in February 2007.
Upon graduation I had 2 young children. My daughter was born before I attended chiropractic school and my son was born half way through the program. Because of my ignorance of natural healthcare and lack of apregnancy chiropractor, my daughters pregnancy and her labor were both very difficult. She had a very traumatic birth at term following a full surgery when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant. She was in the NICU for a week and experienced baby colic for the first 6 months of her life. The pregnancy and labor of my son were very different. Through my pregnancy I had consistent prenatal chiropractic care with my pregnancy chiropractor utilizing websters technique which changes the babies position when the baby is breech and I never suffered from sciatica, which I had terribly with my daughters pregnancy. I also had little to no heart burn, headaches, or breathing problems. The labor of my son was much faster, easier, and less painful because of my pregnancy chiropractor. My midwife helped me to deliver him on my hands and knees, which was much more comfortable and natural for me than lying on my back and working against gravity. My beautiful son was optimally healthy despite a slight neck misalignment due to the umbilical cord being tight around his neck during delivery. Immediately after he was born I adjusted him using gentle pediatric chiropractic techniques and he relaxed completely. He never had baby colic, an ear infection, sleeping problems, infant acid reflux, fussiness, etc. I discovered that one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is the gift of health!
After graduating from Palmer Chiropractic in February 2007, I became an associate doctor at Tucker Chiropractic, an all activator practice in Tucker Georgia. there I had the opportunity to treat a large amount of patients with chronic issues such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, etc. I opened my first practice in my home town, Moline, Illinois in 2008. An amazing opportunity for the growth of our practice was made available here in Arizona in 2009 and we jumped on board. Ashley Chiropractic has grown rapidly in the birthing community. Our focus on pregnancy, women, and children and our successes have been innumberable. The responses of our patients have caused many midwives, OB/GYN's, and other birth professionals to refer pregnant women, babies, and children to us for specific care including websters technique when the baby is breech or in a less than optimal position for birth and activator methods along with many others.
As female pregnancy chiropractors and mothers ourselves , we know how important this prenatal time is and we're very sensitive to the issues that arise. Mainstream medicine considers discomfort in pregnancy and baby colic to be "normal". However, they are not normal and can be largely alleviated by your pregnancy chiropractor and soft tissue techniques. With pregnant moms we mix gentle prenatal chiropractic, websters technique when the baby is breech, muscle and energy work. With infants we use soft tissue techniques with gentle pediatric adjustments. The birthing process itself is often traumatic for their little bodies and all newborn babies benefit from at least one pediatric chiropractic treatment. Many Midwives and OB/GYN's refer prenatal chiropractic patients to the office when the baby is breech to have the websters technique peformed before birth.
Again, as female chiropractors we put special emphasis on getting a full picture of your health as a woman, realizing that neck and/or back pain can be symptoms of deeper more chronic patterns. Pelvic imbalances, intestinal health, emotional stress, past traumas, anxiety, hormonal changes, and/or daily routines can greatly influence health. We design a TAILOR MADE Chiropractic program just for YOU that addresses any and all of these areas and works toward YOUR overall goals. We are considered a back doctor by many because we work on the spine, but the results of working on the nervous system effect much more than just back pain.
Being a kid can be rough on the body. Growing up is hard work and joint injuries are common. Often kids have health issues that we would not know without taking them to the pediatric chiropractor. These issues can affect them seriously later in life. Falls and bonks, growth spurts, repetitive stress injuries (soccer, dance, football, etc), chronic ear infection, baby colic, infant acid reflux, learning difficulties, sleeping difficulties, stress from life, ADD, headaches, orthodontic/dental work, digestive problems, sensory integration problems, and failure to thrive are commonly seen in the pediatric chiropractic office. Amazingly, the back doctor can do all of the above.
Being active as a child or adult is beneficial for your body. It allows your joints to stay in motion, your muscles to be conditioned and strengthened, your metabolism to remain high, and your overall systems to function more efficiently. Repetitive injuries whether small or great cause misalignments of your joints, muscle and ligament tears, as well as other injuries. It is beneficial for all athletes to have regular athletic palmer chiropractic care in order to minimize injuries as well as create an optimally functioning mind and body for a competitive advantage. We see patients in all athletic fields including football, soccer, swimming, golf, wrestling, body-building, dance, gymnastics, cheer-leading, tennis, etc..
Our general palmer chirorpactic work includes spinal and extremity adjustments, muscle work, physical rehabilitation, stretching exercises, massage, nutritional response testing and counseling, hormonal testing and counseling. The Palmer Chiropractic Techniques that we most commonly use are Thompson Drop Technique, Ativator Methods, Websters Technique for when baby is breech, and Palmer Method. Common conditions include; sciatica, whiplash, TMJ, neck and back pain, personal injury accidents, slips and falls, shoulder/arm/hand pain, hip/knee/ankle pain, balance problems, dizziness, headaches, and the list goes on!
As a christian
woman, mother, and doctor, spirituality does play a large role in our practice. The gifts of healing, nurturing, and educating have been given to us for a purpose and it is our responsibility to fulfill our purpose in the best way that we can. We do pray in the morning for healing in all of our patients in the way that they need and not only in the way that we see fit. Due to this we have seen growth, changes, healing, and more in the physical body as well as the mental, emotional and spiritual realms. Patients who have tried everything and have felt hopeless have found a place of healing, relaxing, and renewing in ways that they didn't think were possible. If you ask us to pray with you, we will be happy to do just that and if you would rather not know what my beliefs are then you would never know. we will always pray for you and for you to have the most fulfilling and abundant life, health, and well-being.
I am excited to be bringing an energy increasing, healing method to YOU and your family with palmer chiropractic! I am excited about meeting you and adding you to our chiropractic family! How does it get any better than this?
East Mesa Chiropractor serving Queen Creek/San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Gilbert, Higley and the entire East Valley
Most insurance accepted including but not limited to United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna along with cash, check, credit, and payment plans available
10153 E Hampton Ave #104 Mesa, AZ 85209
at Keystone Natural Family Medicine
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