Most people naturally think of back or neck pain when thinking about a chiropractor. Although there can be a wide variety of causes for back or neck pain, one of the most common causes is a disruption in the normal alignment or movement of the various vertebra in your spine.  

Other causes of back pain include trauma such as sprain/strains, herniated or bulging intervertebral discs, osteoarthritis, auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupous, and infections to name a few.  

Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to diagnose and in many cases treat many of the causes of your back or neck pain conditions.  


Injuries to the intervertebral discs of the spine are quite common and and are often debilitating. The less severe form is a disc bulge which will normally create localized back pain and sometimes a dull aching pain into your extremities. When the disc ruptures or herniates, the material inside the disc is no longer contained and leaks out into the spinal canal often causing debilitating back and leg/arm pain, weakness, and numbness into your extremities. 

Chiropractic can be a very effective treament for mild to moderate disc injuries. Severe disc herniations will often require surgical intervention.


Arthritis will affect virtually everyone at some point in their lives. The pain from arthritis is related to the inflammation and loss of motion in a joint caused by the breakdown of cartilage and soft tissue around the joint. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This is the type of arthritis that we typically refer to as a "wear and tear" disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered an auto-immune disorder and its cause is largely unknown. Because the pain and stiffness is partly related to a loss of motion, chiropractic care is effective in relieving arthritic pain by restoring motion. Chiropractic treatment along with exercise offers a long-term solution for arthritic pain without the side effects that unfortunately accompany the most common treatment for arthritis which are steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.


Though there is no such thing as a "safe" sport, highly competitive sports, such as football, weightlifting, gymnastics, and wrestling, pose particularly higher risks of injuries, especially among children. We see and treat a wide variety of sports injuries related to the spine as well as the extremities.


Chronic headaches and migraines afflict many Americans. The severity of pain can go from mild and intermittent to episodes of debilitating throbbing, unrelenting agony, as well as nausea. Migraine and tension headaches often have a root cause in the cervical spine. When the tiny bones or joints in the neck do not align or move properly, tension will increase in the area creating nerve pressure and changes in circulation which will cause a headache.


Contrary to popular belief, chiropractors do work on joints other than the back or neck. Any joint in the body can lose its proper alignment or motion. The shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, ankles, TMJ, and even the small joints in the hands and feet can be treated with chiropractic manipulation. Stretching and strengthening exercises along with treatment modalities like electric stimulation and ultrasound are also used to treat the various extremity injuries that we often encounter in our office.


Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine, or neck, and occurs when the muscles and other soft tissues are hyperextended or hyperflexed beyond their normal limits. This is most often seen in motor-vehicle accidents but can occur by other means such as a slip and fall. Chiropractic care is not only effective in relieving pain from whiplash, it is an important part in getting the soft tissue around the spine to heal properly thus decreasing the odds that a chronic condition will occur as a result of the trauma.



The "chiropractic adjustment" is the hallmark of the chiropractic practice. There are many techniques that make up the scope of chiropractic, but the goal of each technique remains the same: to restore normal position or motion of two continuous spinal segments of the spine. Chiropractic philosophy teaches that a musculoskeletal system that is working optimally will ultimately lead to a better functioning nervous system.

We offer the following techniques in our office: Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, Flexion/Distraction, and an Impulse IQ Adjusting Instrument.


We carry a variety of high quality supplements in our office from some of the most reputable nutritional companies around.  

Whether you are looking for maintenance products for overall health and well being or specific nutritional support for a particular condition or disease, we can help you in your quest to improve your health.  


Stretching and strengthening exercises are an important aspect of recovering from various musculoskeletal complaints as well as an important part of any wellness program.

Most patients are given simple stretches and exercises in our office that they can do at home to help  improve their conditions.  


We offer both cervical and lumbar decompression therapy in our office for the treatment of back and neck pain, including herniated or bulging discs.  

We specifically use what is called a KDT or Kennedy Decompression Unit in our office.  

Decompression therapy can often be one of the most effective treatments for disc disorders of the spine and allows many people the opportuntiy to avoid the more invasive procedures such as epidural steroid injections or back or neck surgery for their pain.  


Ultrasound therapy creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.

Ultrasound is effective for many complaints such as back pain, neck pain, sprain/strains, and plantar fasciitis to name a few.  


Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling, improve circulation, reduce muscle spasm, and speed up the healing process.


Chiropractors utilize plain film x-ray images to identify pathology such fractures, dislocations, and arthritis as well as looking at the biomechanical aspects of the spine such as curvatures and spinal alignment.  

We have a contemporary digital x-ray system on site for our patients convenience and needs.  

We are where you need us to be



472 W Main St, Gallatin TN 37066

(615) 451 - 4306

Schroeder Chiropractic

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