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At Creekside Chiropractic, we believe that chiropractic care isn’t just about your spine. It’s about improving your overall quality of life through specialized pain treatment. This is why our team of licensed chiropractors set the tone for drug-free pain management and total body health care. It’s who we are and what we do. Here are four reasons why you should choose Creekside Chiropractic in Sheridan, Indiana, as your home for chiropractic care. 

1. Who We Are

Our Creekside Chiropractic team is led by Dr. Erin L. Merrill, a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner who provides patient examination, diagnosis, and specified chiropractic treatment. We are licensed chiropractors, dedicated to helping you manage and reduce your pain. 

We specialize in a variety of pain management and reduction services. Through our expert care services, we aim to treat your pain while helping to improve your overall wellbeing.

2. What We Do

Creekside Chiropractic offers a wide range of excellent services, spanning from chiropractic care and massage therapy to K-laser tissue healing and infrared sauna treatments. 

Our chiropractic care is a hands-on, drug-free approach for reducing or eliminating joint pain. We provide the following chiropractic therapeutic procedures; spinal manipulation, extremity adjustment, intersegmental traction, kinesiology taping, the Active Release Technique, the Graston technique, and K-Laser therapy. 

Interested in massage therapy? We offer a Swedish massage, pregnancy massage, and deep tissue massage with optional hot stone therapy. These therapeutic massages alleviate back pain, improve range of motion, and lessen depression and anxiety, among many other benefits. 

Don’t feel like you have to choose just one service when you visit! Our various treatments can all be combined to create a customized day of services. 

3. How We Serve

At Creekside Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on our quality of care. Several of our patients have described their experience as follows:

“Dr. Erin and her staff are professional, friendly, and fun! They are a huge part of the Sheridan community. Adjustments are efficient and effective.” -Jamie M.

“Dr Erin and her staff are amazing and always accommodating!” -Melissa W. 

“Excellent friendly service, great professional chiro-practin’!” -Josh D.

Our team is effective, friendly, and professional in our care. We are driven by the goal to help our patients achieve a pain-free life. 

4. Where We Operate

You don’t need to drive an hour to have a relaxing experience. Located in northwest Hamilton County in the town of Sheridan, Creekside Chiropractic is close to home. We are less than 20 minutes away from Carmel and Westfield, and less than 30 minutes away from Lebanon, Noblesville, Tipton, and Whitestown. 

Live pain-free and get back to the things you love. Schedule an appointment with Creekside Chiropractic today! Contact us online or give us a call at 317-758-4880.

How chiropractic care can treat ear infections

Curious How Chiropractic Care Can Treat Ear Infections?

A tale as old as time, your baby or child is inconsolable, tugging at their ear, and the symptoms are so distinct that you know exactly what is wrong before you even step foot in the pediatrician’s office. The dreaded ear infection.

Gentle and Effective Way to Treat Ear Infections

Ear infections are a very common ailment throughout childhood, with 80% of children experiencing this condition at one point or another.  Some children are even susceptible to chronic ear infections, which, as you can imagine, can be hard on both parents and kids alike.  What if we told you that chiropractic care is a gentle and effective way to treat ear infections and can even keep them from recurring? Read more

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Chiropractic Care for Athletes: Keeping Student Athletes One Step Ahead of the Game

As another season of sports is gearing up and while securing the right equipment and fan merch is important, your main concern is the health and risk of injury for your young athlete. It is estimated more than 3.5 million children under 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries every year. Some injuries cannot be avoided, however there are steps you can take to lower your young athlete’s chance for injury. Ensuring good nutrition, wearing proper equipment and having a well-check visit before playing is good advice, however visiting your chiropractor can be of benefit too. It is estimated that 90% of world class athletes, including all NFL teams, incorporate chiropractic visits as part of their training regimen.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes 

If your spine is working smoothly, the body’s overall performance increases. Improper spinal alignment forces muscles to compensate for the misalignment and can increase nerve pressure. Read more

Chiropractic car and sciatica pain

Did you know if you have sciatica pain a chiropractor can help?

Sciatica pain happens when the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg (sometimes even to the toes), is inflamed or injured, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve and causing pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks and leg. Patients often describe a shooting pain that radiates from the back and rear to the leg and can be worse when sitting. Typically it affects only one side of the body. Sometimes there is tingling, weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg. The pain can be severe in some individuals and lead to insomnia, as well.

Treatments can include medication such as anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxants, but did you know that regular chiropractic care also can help the body heal itself through a non-invasive (non-surgical), drug-free approach? Read more

Chiropractic care can improve digestive system

Digestive problems such as chronic heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and constipation are common ailments among Americans. Most of us have spent a lot of money on over the counter medicines that help ease the symptoms but do nothing to treat the root of the problem. Recent studies have found that chiropractic care can offer a drug-free method for treating digestive issues.

How Does Digestion Work?

Digestion is our body’s way of breaking down the foods we eat into small enough pieces for the nutrients to go where they are needed to keep us healthy. Digestion begins as soon as we put food in our mouth, with chewing and saliva. From there the food travels through various organs, each serving a job in further breaking down the food.

The digestive process is controlled by our nervous system. Several different regions of our nervous system send signals to our body to promote digestion. With so many nerves in our spine, one small subluxation could cause a major digestive issue.

What is a Subluxation?

A subluxation is any misalignment in your spine that affects your nerves. Subluxations can be minor to severe. Improper alignment puts stress and strain on your nerves, leaving them unable to work properly. If your nerves are unable to send the necessary signals to the rest of your body, digestive problems can arise.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Chiropractors specialize in identifying subluxations and safely and effectively correcting it. By gently guiding your vertebrae back in place, your chiropractor can realign your spine, taking stress off the nerves and allowing them to once again function properly. After beginning a chiropractic treatment plan, many patients suffering from digestive ailments have seen their symptoms disappear.

If you have digestive problems and would like to know more about how chiropractic care may help you, call Creekside Chiropractic today at 317-758-4880.

Do you have spring ready skin

Still got winter skin? Spring is just 21 days away. Think short sleeves, shorts, peep toe shoes, dresses, skirts and sandals. You so need spring ready skin! Before you bare those arms and legs, let us help you get your glow back. Clients all over Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Fishers, Geist and Sheridan trust the Creekside Chiropractic and The Mudroom at Creekside to get their glow back.  Read more

Lacey Mundy

We know many of our Creekside Chiropractic patients know this smiley face as our Front Office Technician, but did you also know she is Creekside Chiropractic’s Esthetician as well?! We thought you might like a few fun insights on our very own Lacey Mundy!

Lacey has over 10 years of skincare and medical spa experience and is a graduate of Redken’s Salon Professional Academy. She attends yearly educational seminars at the Face & Body Spa Conference and Expo and has obtained certifications for Hungarian Facial Massage, Bridal & Special Event Make-up Application, as well as Male & Female Brazilian Waxing. Read more

Dr. Kristen Bravo
Meet Dr. Kristen Bravo, Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Professional Acupuncturist. Dr. Kristen joined our Creekside Chiropractic team in the spring of 2017. She is a graduate of Purdue University and Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Additionally, she holds an acupuncture certification through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Webster Technique Certification from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. A Westfield, Indiana resident, Dr. Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband, her two children and her beloved Pomeranian, Blue.

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Creekside Chiropractic Holiday Open House

Join Creekside Chiropractic for our annual holiday open house on November 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Creekside Chiropractic and Studio on Main.

Holiday shoppers will find selections from local small businesses including: LuLaRoe, Matilda Jane Clothing, Young Living, Blackhawk Winery, Scentsy, Discovery Toys, Paparazzi Jewelry, Mary & Martha Home Accents, Monet, Norwex, Agnes & Dora, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Premier Designs & More!

Festive holiday snacks and hor devours also be on-hand, as well as tastings from Blackhawk Winery.

“I love being able to provide a fun space for our annual holiday shopping open house and support local female entrepreneurs in our community. Supporting each other and shopping local is so important in our local communities,” said Dr. Erin Merrill Macy

 

Creekside Chiropractic Carve Out Time

Self care is never a selfish act. It’s nourishing your body and soul to be able to let your light shine brightly and be able to accomplish all your life roles – employee, entrepreneur, mom/dad, spouse, son/daughter, friend, sister and even caregiver. An empty lantern provides no light – love yourself first and everything else falls into place.  Read more