Chiropractic Specialist

Heath Hancock, DC -  - Chiropractor

Smoky Hill Chiropractic

Heath Hancock, DC

Chiropractor located in Salina, KS

Heath Hancock, DC, offers traditional and low-force chiropractic techniques to accommodate a wide range of patients with various conditions, including headaches and neck pain. Dr. Hancock treats adults and children of all ages at Smoky Hill Chiropractic in Salina, Kansas. To discover the benefits of chiropractic care, call the office or book an appointment online today.


What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a branch of health care that focuses on improving your body’s natural ability to heal itself without drugs or invasive procedures. Dr. Hancock provides every patient with personalized care that may include a variety of chiropractic methods. 

One of the most well-known chiropractic techniques is spinal manipulation, or a chiropractic adjustment. This hands-on approach involves applying controlled force to certain joints in order to restore proper alignment. When your body is aligned, your muscles and nerves can function at their optimal potential.

What conditions does chiropractic treat?

Dr. Hancock evaluates, diagnoses, and treats a broad spectrum of conditions at Smoky Hill Chiropractic, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerves (radiculopathy)
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Car accident injuries, such as whiplash
  • Work-related injuries, such as muscle strain
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care involves a holistic approach, treating the whole patient instead of masking the symptoms. 

What are different chiropractic techniques?

At Smoky Hill Chiropractic, Dr. Hancock practices a variety of traditional and low-force methods, including:

The Thompson Drop-Table Technique

This low-force chiropractic technique involves a special treatment table that allows Dr. Hancock to adjust the pressure in specific places. This helps reduce the amount of force necessary for an effective adjustment.

The Activator Method®

This method is another low-force technique that uses an instrument called The Activator to apply a controlled force to certain locations on your body.

Diversified technique

This common chiropractic technique is a hands-on approach that uses short, quick thrusts on tight joints one at a time. 

The Gonstead technique

This technique focuses on correcting misalignments in the spine (subluxations) to relieve pressure on surrounding nerves and muscles.  

What should I expect from a chiropractic treatment?

Your chiropractic treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your overall health and review of your medical history. Dr. Hancock may also take tests, such as an X-ray motion study, to diagnose your condition.

Then, Dr. Hancock develops an individualized treatment plan that may include a chiropractic adjustment. He also provides nutritional counseling and teaches you therapeutic exercises to perform at home. Depending on your needs, Dr. Hancock may use other treatments, such as spinal decompression.

For effective, conservative, and lasting pain relief, call Dr. Hancock at Smoky Hill Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.