Whitefish Chiropractic has been serving our community for nearly two decades and has witnessed the safe, holistic benefits of chiropractic care for body, mind, and spirit. Our team works with patients in three locations, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, and Whitefish, who range in age and athletic ability, and whose aches and pains run the gamut. 

Because we use our muscles consistently, no matter how active or stationary, it’s important that the body remains in balance in order to function properly and at its peak. The body best serves us in this most natural state. 

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When the body’s balance is thrown off and misaligned, pressure is often put on ligaments, joints, and muscles that aren’t meant to manage that additional stress. This can show up as mild discomfort, chronic shooting pain, loss of range of motion, and more. This is why it’s essential to have body pains checked out as soon as possible. If the pain or discomfort isn’t adequately cared for, more pain or discomfort affecting other areas of the body is most likely what you’re in store for. 

Our team can help determine the cause of your body’s pain and will work to remedy that cause, not mask it. We believe the body holds the healing power it needs; we’re here to play the middleman and allow the body to manage itself in the safest, most organic way.

Our Whitefish, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls chiropractors are educated and experienced in getting your body where you want it. We’ll always discuss your ultimate goals for health and wellness and work with you to find a program you feel safe with and confident in. We’re here to support you on your journey of naturally ridding your body of pain, quickly and effectively, without the need for prescription medications and surgery. 

Our team will help you get the quality of life you deserve with our holistic approach to pain management.

Chiropractic care for shoulder pain

Losing range of motion in your shoulder can go from aggravating to unsafe to very painful. If not taken care of quickly and correctly, discomfort in the shoulder can lead to discomfort in the neck and back. If you’re experiencing radiating, chronic, or sharp pain from your shoulder, you may have muscle, ligament, or joint problems that can be remedied through our safe, reliable solutions. Determining the cause of your symptoms will help you get your pain-free movement back.

Like with most of our programs, we will teach you how to stretch and exercise these muscles at home so you have proactive treatments that will benefit your body’s balance and safety.

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Chiropractic care for headaches

Those who suffer from headaches know how many challenges they bring with them. Sometimes the mere stress of a dull headache turning into a debilitating headache is enough to ruin your day. We work with several patients who have the misfortune of chronic, stress, tension, or migraine headaches. 

Headaches can stem from the harmed cervical spine or stress on specific muscle groups, but we can help manage and control them through our non-invasive chiropractic care. It’s time for you to work, exercise, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy your life once again.

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Chiropractic care for back pain and low back pain

Almost half of our patients come to us due to back pain. The back is made up of the spine, which consists of vertebrae serving to protect it. When the spine finds itself out of alignment, movement, flexibility, and range of motion are in jeopardy. The spine supports just about every move we make, so efficiently finding the cause of your symptoms is necessary. 

Muscle strain, herniated discs, and sciatica can all lead to significant pain. Chiropractic care can not only safely alleviate that pain but can keep it from coming back. We have treatments that will get your back in balance so it can reclaim its vital role in your body.

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Chiropractic care for neck pain

Chiropractic care for neck pain

With so many handheld devices combined with improper posture when working at a computer, technology wreaks havoc on the neck. Knowing how to sit properly will help, but in many cases, it will take a bit more than your proactive approach because damage has already been done. The neck is little but powerful, so nurture it through some of our techniques that lead to strength, balance, and alignment. 

With our neck solutions come stretches, exercises, and successful posture education so you can keep your neck healthy and learn to avoid the unsafe overuse of vulnerable muscles in the neck.

Chiropractic care for those working from home

Working from home is new to many of us, and while you may find it more convenient and more accessible, your body may not be on board with these changes. 

We’ve seen a variety of patients who are now using their bed as an office, and yes, it sounds cozy, but your body is paying a large price. If you’re newly working from home, we’d like to discuss your workspace setup and how to improve it. Ergonomic chair. Lumbar support. Stretches. Posture. Let’s go over it, so your body isn’t at risk during this new working culture.

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Chiropractic care for TMJ

Chiropractic care for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be very painful and even cause jaw dislocation. This condition is often due to physical tension and strain in relation to emotional stress. It can appear as a popping sound, a clicking sound, muscle soreness, joint soreness, inability to open your jaw, and jaw pain. 

We see this often in our office and are well-versed in providing safe treatments for this sensitive area. Through realignment, joint manipulation, and muscle release, you will see a noticeable difference in your jaw movement and capability. 

Chiropractic care for knee pain

Our knees carry a lot of weight, so when they aren’t functioning as they’re meant to, we take notice. In order to move correctly, knee function is vital. When the knee is in pain, we will enlist the muscles and ligaments of other areas to support us. Overcompensation by these other areas can lead to more pain in other parts of the body. Whitefish Chiropractic has the non-invasive means to remedy your problem at the source, so more significant issues don’t arise.

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Chiropractic care for hip pain

Our hips are taken for granted and barely noticed until one or both start to experience pain. The simple act of walking can be excruciating when the hip is compromised. Our Whitefish chiropractors work with various people who have hip discomfort, pain, or issues with range of motion. 

We live in a very active state and are lucky to have the ability to be skiers, hikers, bikers, and runners; however, with those activities come excessive wear and tear on our hips. Our team is capable and knowledgeable, being active ourselves, to naturally support your hip health so you can continue participating in the physical activities you love.

Chiropractic care for sciatica

Your sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, so as you can imagine, if it’s hurt or compromised, a big portion of your body may feel it. 

The nerve starts in your lower back, runs through your buttocks, and down each leg. Meaning, if impaired, your entire lower half may pay the price. Pain comes in many forms with sciatica: dull ache when the body is at rest, shooting pain when the body moves, radiating pain from hip to foot, to name a few. 

Stop sacrificing your mobility. We can provide chiropractic care for your sciatica so you can fully function with a balanced body that supports you as it should.

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Chiropractic care for sports injuries

Sports injuries are commonly seen in our local chiropractic offices. If you suffer from pains associated with the overuse of muscles, joints, and ligaments due to your sport, please make an appointment with us. 

We know all about supporting your injuries through effective, natural chiropractic care solutions. Our team is aware that you want your body to be high-functioning, working at its best, so you can meet your athletic goals. 

We will care for and advise you throughout your journey:

  • Before an athletic event: proactive body balance techniques
  • During your athletic event: breathing, stretching, exercising for your success
  • After your athletic event: care for the overused, strained muscles

You may snowboard on the weekends, travel to participate in triathlons, flyfish on the weekends, go for a run after work, bike, hike, climb, ski, whatever physical sport you enjoy, don’t let pain take it from you.

Chiropractic care for tennis elbow

Tennis elbow occurs due to the repetitive use of the wrist and arm. It shows up as pain in the outside of the elbow and can radiate into the arm or wrist. While the pain may be significant, a chiropractor can often care for the tissues affected through tissue treatment, dry needling, and rehabilitation.  

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Chiropractic care for herniated discs 

Disc herniation is caused when the soft center of a disc in your spine pushes through its protecting barrier and hits the nerves surrounding it. This can cause a lot of pain, and if not taken care of quickly, may lead to surgery. We have techniques to organically and safely get your spine back to its natural state.

Other conditions we treat include:

  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Soft-tissue adhesions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Arthritis
  • Arm pain
  • Hand pain
  • Foot pain
  • Joint pain
  • Disc injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Mobility problems
  • Balance problems
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Overuse injuries
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Muscle spasms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-surgical back pain
  • Disc bulge
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Regional pain syndrome
  • Lateral / medial epicondylitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Temporomandibular disorder
  • And more

Our patients 

Our chiropractors are here to support natural, safe, non-invasive care that will dramatically minimize pain at its source. If your wellness and health goals are aligned with our holistic approach, we would love to meet with you.

Achieving a balanced body without the necessity of surgery or medication is our goal. We believe in educating our patients for the successful future of their body, mind, and spirit. 

No matter your amount of physical activity, age, job, or capabilities, we will create a program that will benefit your goals and fit into your lifestyle. 

Some of our patients include: 

  • Pregnancy patients 
  • Pediatric patients
  • Athletic patients (weekend warriors to retired professional sportspeople) 
  • Geriatric patients
  • Overuse patients (from those who work on a computer all day to those who are avid fly fisherman)
  • Sedentary patients (inactive) 
  • Rehabilitation patients 
  • Newly working-from-home patients
  • And more

Your pain is not necessary, and comfort is just ahead. See our Whitefish chiropractors and learn how you can have the high-functioning body you want. We will safely manage your pain at its core and implement at-home treatments, so you get the most out of your recovery. 

Chiropractic services in Whitefish, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls

Our chiropractors offer advanced, proven, safe chiropractic techniques. We are educated, certified, and experienced, and we will work tirelessly to provide you with a wellness plan that you feel comfortable with. Your body can naturally heal itself with our guidance, and we will devise a program that gives you proactive measures to take, ensuring your body’s balance and overall health throughout life. 

Our common chiropractic services 

  • Diversified Technique: a high velocity, low amplitude manual adjustment that offers a quick and controlled thrust of pressure to the patient’s specific spinal joint
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique: using different chiropractic handheld tools, we will break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons to alleviate pain and gain flexibility and range of motion 
  • Active Release Technique: a service that breaks down scar tissue around injured areas, decreasing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints    
  • Dry needling: this treatment uses thin needles to penetrate the skin in order to treat the muscles that are impaired, decreasing pain and increasing mobility 
  • Manual therapy: special chiropractic techniques done manually that serve to manage pain, increase range of motion, flexibility, and movement, reduce soft tissue swelling, and more
  • RockTape: used on an injured area, this tape will support specific body parts, giving the injured area healing time and relaxation, leading to a faster recovery 

Your wellness goals met, naturally 

Our team is ready to meet with you and discuss how we can get you a pain-free, well-working body that you can rely on. We will work to find the cause of your pain, allowing your body to heal, restore, and support you as it should. Designing safe, non-invasive programs for your specific needs, goals, and capabilities comes second nature to us. 

Our Whitefish, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls chiropractors hope to endorse a positive, reliable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body for a lifetime of body balance and high function.

Testimonials 

We encourage you to read some of our patient testimonials to understand better who we are and how we work. 

“After having bad Chiropractor experience, I finally found a doctor that knows what he’s doing and is caring & compassionate! Dr. Wigness was wonderful at finding my problems and went right to work on those areas. He gave me info so that I can continue to work on these areas at home. I’m looking forward to my next appointment & THANKFUL I’ve FOUND a Chiropractor I can trust!” – Thalia D. // Kalispell, MT 

“I will be 70 this month and because of you I still hunt,fish, spit wood and all my activities. Many thanks!” – Sheila G. // Kalispell MT

“Dr. Wigness is great. Has a way with kids. My children are very comfortable with him and his adjustments.” – Jackson D. // Whitefish, MT 

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