Kailey, Kennedy, April, Brian and Kori Kovara

Kailey, Kennedy, April, Brian and Kori Kovara

My name is Dr. Brian Kovara and I’ve been a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) since 2000. My wife April and our family moved to this area in 2014. If you’re looking for a chiropractor, I hope we can meet. Choosing a health care provider is a big decision.

At Living Well Chiropractic & Massage we believe that education is a big part of our patients’ success so have dedicated this entire website to helping you understand the full scope of what our team can do for you as you work to meet your wellness goals.

The vast majority of people equate chiropractic with back pain, but the circumstances under which the science of Chiropractic Care was discovered, at that time, had little to do with back pain.

The founder of chiropractic care, Daniel David (“D.D.”) Palmer, believed that many conditions could be addressed by removing pressure from the nerve that was involved with the affected area. He proceeded to make his life’s work about turning this belief into the science of chiropractic. Palmer called it “a science of healing without drugs.”

Chiropractic has come a long way since Palmer gave his first adjustment in 1895. Today, there are many methods used by chiropractors to correct spinal misalignments, joint dysfunctions and various complexes. 

What we offer our patients includes the following:

SpineMED Decompression Table

SpineMED Decompression Table

Decompression Table: Spinal decompression, also known as mechanical traction, has different forms. One way is to harness patients to a table on their stomachs or backs and apply static or intermittent pull to stretch the spine. Depending on the patient’s condition, the health care professional adjusts the amount of time, the degree of pull and the angle of the traction. It can also be applied with heat or ice.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage: This form of massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and can impart a sense of calm.

tour-10-272x182Chiropractic Mobile Table: This technique uses a drop table and a prone or sitting instrument that helps in supine or prone pelvic adjustments. Additionally, X-ray analysis can be used for making better clinical decisions regarding the spinal levels to adjust.

NASA Osteo-Vibe lets you “work out” - without working out...

NASA uses Osteo-Vibe in space to keep astronauts in shape

Osteo-Vibe: This “whole body vibration” (WBV) technique use machines that pair gravity and resistance with the transmission of low frequency vibrations to the human body, resulting in several positive effects including increases in: muscle power and strength, tone, circulation, bone density, balance and flexibility. Users also report lack of injury because of the machines ability to “warm up” the body, as well as an after sport recovery aid. Dr. Brian’s daughters Kailey and Kori give an example of how these machines work.

Rapid Release Technology

Rapid Release Technology

Rapid Release Treatment: This technique uses unique hand-held instrument which offers a specialized form of massage. It helps the chiropractor identify areas of restriction and break up the scar tissue. The instrument scans and detects the injured tissue where cross-fiction massage rubs against it. It increases the blood flow in the area and promotes the healing process. In some cases mild inflammation can occur.

Eating well leads to living well...

Eating well leads to living well…

Nutrition Advice: Good nutrition consultants can help you come up with a lifestyle plan that works for you. We at Living Well believe your lifestyle adjustments should be specific, measurable and do-able AND, most important, you should have a part in planning it. They should also guide you through the steps and help you realize things about your own eating habits that you may need to alter, i.e., how pre-prepared meal plans may come into play. Some chiropractors recommend nutritional supplements — vitamins and minerals.

My ultimate goal is to help you improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. Chiropractic care offers natural pain relief, allowing you to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask the symptoms.

A thorough examination helps locate areas of nervous system compromise. The moving bones of the spine are common culprits. Then, specific chiropractic adjustments help reduce nerve interference. The intent of our work together is to restore your body’s ability to regulate and heal itself.  Without drugs. Without surgery. Best of all, we have a very high success rate for getting you out of pain and into feeling vital again.

Life is not merely about living, but about living well!

As you move around this site, we hope you’ll find this information helpful. Please know that we would delight in having the chance to meet you soon. Call (206) 842-4929 or set up a time HERE so we may get to know you better.

Until then, be well!

Brian Kovara, DC