Dr. Scheltens earned his doctorate degree from Palmer college of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA and his B.A. degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.
Dr. Scheltens is well versed in many chiropractic techniques, and is also licensed in physiotherapy. He has extensive post graduate training in numerous therapies and most recently in the treatment of vertebral spine disc pain relief and rehabilitation. Dr. Scheltens' many years in practice give him a depth of experience in providing quality family chiropractic healthcare.
Dr. Scheltens' approach to disc problems is to help restore the integrity of the disc by gently tractioning the vertebrae one at a time. This takes pressure off the nerves. Drawing the disc back to its proper position adds volume and increases the disc space between the vertebrae. His program also implements the use of supplements and specific instructions for the patient to use at home to aid in the healing and restoration of the disc and surrounding soft tissue. Watch this You Tube video to see how it works:
Dr. Scheltens is originally from Minnesota and is actively involved in his church choir and the internationally acclaimed Sons of Orpheus Men's Choir here in Tucson. He is also an avid lover of golf, hiking and rollerblading.
"My focus in practice is helping people live happier lives without the limitations caused by the pain and disability of disc problems and to achieve that without drugs and surgery."
What To Expect
You will meet the doctor after filling out some brief paperwork describing you, your health history and your health goals. The chiropractic examination follows. The exam includes physical, orthopedic and chiropractic tests to help us locate areas of your spine that could be the cause of your problem. Our examinations are comprehensive, thorough and will put you at ease. It is important to make a proper diagnosis before treating a patient.
We will show you what we found and the conclusions we've reached. If we find that you would benefit from consulting a different practitioner, we will make the proper referral. Otherwise, we will recommend a treatment plan specific to your condition.
With a plan in place to fulfill your health goals, future visits will take just minutes. The purpose of these subsequent visits will be to locate and reduce your vertebral subluxations and monitor the healing process.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
The nervous system controls and coordinates all of the functions of your body. your body sends information over the nerves to your brain. You brain interprets the information and sends messages back through the nerves to the body. When theses messages are disrupted, the body can become weak, lose optimal function and become vulnerable to disease.
Chiropractors speak of a condition called the vertebral subluxation complex, which is a misalignment of the spine causing interference in the nerve signals and impulses that regulate your body's function and overall health.
The chiropractic adjustment helps to restore your body's balance and function to correct the underlying cause of your symptoms and treatments that are as painless as possible to get you back to feeling yourself again as quickly as possible.
As such, the chiropractic adjustment may help with many conditions outside of neck and back pain. Many patients report a decrease in asthma symptoms, digestive problems, earaches, carpal tunnel and many other common ailments. In recent studies in fact, chiropractic has been proven to help with high blood pressure and adult ADD.
Chiropractic is simple. It's natural. It honors the wisdom of your body, and it has helped millions enjoy relief and better health for more than a century!
The Disc Pump
Relief for serious back pain WITHOUT drugs or surgery!
What is the disc pump?
FDA registered, hand-held traction tool that is effective in the treatmetn of back and neck pain.
The disc pump tractions 1 disc at a time and is a non invasive method for those seeking relief from chronic back pain.
Upon completion of treatment many cases report feeling relief of symptoms, allowing individuals to go through their daily routine with fewer restrictions or increases in symptoms.
Current Fees, Paid At Time Of Service:
New patient $35.00 Returning $25.00
Package Programs: (Package must be paid in full at first visit. Discounts may not be combined with our programs)
Corrective: unlimited visits in 4 consecutive weeks $200.00
Transition Plan: 2 times per week for 4 consecutive weeks $150.00
Maintenance: 1 visit per week for consecutive weeks $80.00
Pain Buster: Chiropractic exam + adjustment if needed and a 45 minute massage $68.00 New patients $64.00 returning chiropractic patients