Experience one of the most Highly Rated Chiropractors in Asheville
A different kind of Chiropractor
Here's the thing: Asheville has dozens of chiropractors. Dr. Walicki stands apart as the area's one and only chiropractor, who is also board-qualified in functional neurology.
For over 20 years, patients in Asheville have stated that Dr. Gary Walicki is “so much more than a chiropractor”! With an emphasis in functional neurology, functional exercise and functional medicine, combined with the latest chiropractic training, Dr. Walicki has found his comprehensive approach results in quicker and more effective treatments. This is because chiropractic care can greatly affect the brain as well as the body!
The Difference at Advanced Chiropractic Center
Most patients are impressed by the completeness of the evaluations that they receive. These are done in order to allow Dr. Walicki to safely perform a chiropractic adjustment without the concern of inadvertently worsening a compromised area of the brain and perhaps your symptoms. In fact, Dr. Walicki’s treatments not only help your body, they help your brain as well! The thoroughness of his care combined with his ability to make patients feel comfortable through his and his staff’s caring attitude truly makes Advanced Chiropractic Center in Asheville a worthwhile difference.
If You Want Quality, See Dr. Walicki!
At Advanced Chiropractic Center, Dr. Walicki and his staff are dedicated to providing quality chiropractic healthcare to Asheville, NC and the surrounding Western North Carolina region. We pride ourselves on a warm, friendly atmosphere and the personal touch that we provide our patients. In addition to clinical excellence, we offer an on-site digital x-ray facility and a lending library. We know your time is valuable to you and we keep this in mind when scheduling appointments. In our office, patients are people, not numbers.
For your convenience, we offer a variety of payment options. We accept cash, check, debit card, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). If we are not part of your insurance network, let us work with you to provide a care plan. In many cases, we can offer you an affordable plan which comes close to matching, if not beating, in-network co-pays. We also accept CareCredit, which is a healthcare credit card designed to help you finance your health care needs. With CareCredit, you can pay for treatments and procedures for you and your family right away and then make convenient monthly payments.
Dr. Walicki is a proud member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association.
Presently, we are accepting new patients. We try to minimize the waiting time to schedule an appointment and new patients will be offered the first available opening. Call us at 828-667-8000.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Rigors from our daily activities place more stress on the critical regions of our spine and extremities than ever before. Long hours at a desk, and then spending our relaxation periods staring down at our phone, can lead to stress, inflammation and discomfort throughout the neck and back. Playing sports, taking care of kids, or working around the house can affect our extremities (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knee and ankles). After prolonged periods, this can bring a severe loss in the quality of one’s life. There are many treatment options involving invasive procedures and prescriptions as well as over-the-counter medications to remedy such neuromusculoskeletal disorders, but Chiropractic Neurologists always recommend non-invasive alternatives to alleviate chronic conditions and deter them from arising in the first place.
Professionals like Dr. Gary Walicki specialize in the diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, along with their treatment. He does this through a close understanding of the relationship between the body's nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. When a joint is misaligned or not moving correctly, tensions steadily increase which can have neurological consequences. In the worst-case scenarios, these tensions can affect the biomechanics of the joint be it in the spine or extremities as well as cause imbalance in the nervous system.
Dr. Walicki and the professionals at Advanced Chiropractic Center in Asheville, North Carolina alleviate these tensions on the tissues by returning the joints back to their normal movement and alignment through advanced treatment methods. Their trained professionals specialize in non-surgical treatments to remedy pain, discomfort, and loss in the range of motion in the necks, backs and extremities of their patients, and can alleviate chronic headaches and constant muscular strains.
Your first chiropractic exam helps diagnose structural irregularities in the spine and joints, along with any underlying pathologies associated with the condition in the patient. With these insights, a Chiropractic Neurologist like Dr. Walicki can better understand the different parts that come together to manifest the condition. Methods to monitor these commonly include testing the range of motion of the affected joint, muscle strength, reflexes, sensation and the integrity of the affected area. Further radiographs or x-rays might be required, but not in all occurrences.
What is Functional Medicine?
When diagnosing a patient, it is crucial that the examiner looks at the cause of what ails the patient in its entirety. "Functional Medicine" is a simple term used to describe a complex idea of taking a systems-oriented approach to understanding the underlying conditions of a patient's disease. Functional medicine is a patient-first treatment strategy that looks at the whole person, not just the single issue that brought them in for treatment in the first place.
Those who practice Functional Medicine such as Dr. Walicki spend their time exploring at an in-depth level the patient's history and lifestyle before making a diagnosis. Aspects such as genetics, environmental conditions, and daily activities all play a part in ascertaining a patient's long-term health and their chronic diseases. Functional Medicine changes health-care and its evaluation into a sliding-scale gradient and not just a binary diagnosis.
The concept of Functional Medicine seeks to replace the antiquated concept of the acute-care model that has dominated the medical field throughout the 20th century. By recognizing the myriad moving pieces that come together to affect a patient's long-term health, Dr. Walicki can recommend auspicious and personalized treatment methods that puts the patient into the driver seat to control their own well being.
It can be easy to dismiss the need for clinical trials or studies, as function medicine appears to be able to justify anything in the name of personalized care. This concept could not be further from the truth! Functional Medicine strives to build and sustain a proper symmetry between a patient's mind and body. This symmetry makes Functional Medicine highly reliant on scientific studies and laboratory tests as practitioners attempt to understand exactly how the patient's biochemical identity is affecting their entire wellbeing.
What is Functional Neurology?
Functional Neurology is a forward-thinking discipline that has grown in prevalence in recent years. Its significant momentum is attributed to more and more disciplines have brought its methodologies into their daily practices. Medical professions ranging from chiropractic, optometry, occupational therapy, and more have come to see its benefits.
So what is it exactly? Better yet, how is it different from more conventional neurology? Conventional neurology places all of its attention on the structural diagnostics of the patient, using surgical intrusions and prescriptions to heal their ailments.
A functional neurologist such as Dr. Walicki differs by viewing the central nervous system as flexible; as a thing that can be modified through internal and external stimulations or inputs. The belief that the brain can change its functions in response to an outside trigger is referred to as "neuroplasticity," and is at the core of what every practicing functional neurologist believes and practices.
There is no single type of patient or one type of condition that benefits most from a functional neurologist. Dr. Walicki has a wide range of tools at his disposal to ensure his treatments are adaptive to every brain and every patient. Those experiencing loss of memory or a dip in cognitive performance due to aging can receive just as many benefits as an injured athlete or performing artist. By stimulating the nervous system through sight, sound, smell, and other inputs, the nervous system can adapt itself into something fresh, new, and life-changing for the patient. In the same way that a painter uses a wide array of colors and techniques to create a single composition, a functional neurologist such as Dr. Walicki relies on his vast knowledge of holistic and medical practices when creating an internal balance in his patients.
It is simple to understand how functional neurologist and the field of functional medicine that was discussed earlier relate to each other. Both practices emphasize the malleability of both the patient and their environments when determining the patient's overall health.
How does it all come together?
Chiropractic Neurologists are the absolute essence of what a functional neurologist believes and practices. By looking at every patient individually, they not only diagnose the causes of the diseases in their patients but also can offer comprehensive and lifestyle-driven solutions to treat the issues directly at their source. By keeping his attention centered immediately on this vital connective system, Dr. Gary Walicki can address many conditions holistically and non-intrusively.
These non-invasive, non-drug solutions are a natural way to be comfortable in your own body once more. Chiropractic Neurologists have had more and more success over the past years treating stroke patients, vertigo, head injuries, and so much more. When the effects of more invasive surgeries or pharmaceuticals remain unknown and adverse, Chiropractic Neurologists are the most exceptional solutions to the fragile human condition.
As humans continue to live longer, neurodegenerative disorders rates move to rise. Many of these diseases' only long-term management is through a functional medicine approach.
Dr. Walicki and the trained professionals at Advanced Chiropractic Center offer results quicker with more effective treatments. There are many options available to you when choosing your chiropractor, but the right option should be easy. Choose the health care professional who treats the entire mind, body, and spirit.
"I will work with you to help stop your pain, improve your brain and optimize your health so that you can better enjoy life."
- Dr. Gary Walicki, DC