Pain medication is typically the first step. If pain medications do not work, many times it is recommended to increase the dosage or change to a different medication.

If that doesn’t help, physical therapy may be recommended to strengthen weak muscles, decrease muscle spasm, and increase joint mobility. The next step, is typically injections to decrease local inflammation. If all of these treatments don’t work, more invasive options, such as surgery, will be recommended.

All of these treatment options have shown effectiveness in the appropriate time and place and are geared towards different goals. It is the goal at Align Chiropractic to restore the structural integrity of the spine. By doing this, secondary conditions are often resolved.

If at anytime, Dr. Rodewald finds that care is not right for you, he will refer you to the best practitioner who can adequately address your specific condition.


At Align Chiropractic, our focus will be on a thorough structural restoration of your spine. This is accomplished without any forceful manipulation, or aggressive twisting.

By correcting the structure of the spine, it will relieve pressure on the disc and nerves that are causing your specific secondary condition.

We realize that some people are only looking for temporary relief, or a short term answer for their secondary conditions, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We find that those looking for a long term solution to their problem fit well in accomplishing those goals in addition to those seeking temporary relief.


Most of our patients are referred to us by other patients, their medical doctor, or their current chiropractor. The reason that our practice is built on referrals is because of simplicity and transparency.

Here’s the process:

Step 1: Schedule a complimentary consultation.

Step 2: If you feel like you’re a fit for care at Align, schedule an examination.

Step 3: After your exam, we will schedule a follow up visit where we will review what we found and how we can help you.

It is as simple as that.