As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Spencer uses a combination of chiropractic adjustments and muscular therapy. He has found that the body, when it is injured or overused, will transition into its protective mode, producing trigger points and muscle spasms. These muscle spasms can develop into their own self-perpetuating entities, causing themselves to remain in spasm. If these spasms are not specifically treated, they can pull on the vertebrae (spine) or the bones of the extremities (arms or legs), creating added strain, added stress, irritation, and even inflammation in those joints. This in turn requires added treatments, extending the healing process.
If the muscles are treated, but the joints are ignored, then the joint irritation recreates the muscle spasms. Therefore, both joints and muscles need to be treated. Dr. Spencer has found that by treating the muscles along with the joints, muscular strain on the joints is relieved, and fewer visits are needed in the long run. This also results in faster and more-thorough healing as well as fewer visits.
Dr. Spencer’s Bio
After graduating with honors from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1993, Dr. Spencer founded Hooksett Family Chiropractic in 1994. While in practice there he also taught Trigger Point Therapy courses at New England Institute of Whole Health (a massage therapy school in Manchester).
In 2003 he purchased a practice in Utah in order to be closer to extended family. Missing the New Hampshire area, Dr. Spencer and his family returned in November of 2008, resuming his practice in Manchester in May, 2009.