Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments are designed to restore proper functional alignment to the joints of the spine and the rest of the body: ankles, elbows, knees, shoulders, etc.

Normal bio-mechanics in the joints affect the firing of the central and peripheral nerves, the lymphatic and cerebro-spinal fluid circulation, and the ability of the muscle and other soft tissue to move easily.  That’s why, by restoring proper alignment to the joints, we can affect the overall function of the body.

As a chiropractic patient I like gentle, low-force adjustments, so that is the way I practice.  Here are some of the techniques I use.

Atlas Orthogonal

Very precise, upper cervical specific care that affects the entire body.  Based on three-dimensional digital imaging of the head and neck, it can have phenomenal results in cases of whiplash, migraine, MS, trigeminal neuralgia and head, neck and low back pain.  In my opinion, the best way to adjust anyone who has had cervical fusion surgery.  Learn More


Gentle, specific instrument adjusting for the entire spine and joints of the arms and legs


Useful for addressing severe pelvic imbalances and compressed inter-vertebral disks

Manual Release

Gentle techniques for influencing the alignment of a joint, usually in the thoracic and upper lumbar spine

Directional Non-Force

Addresses the soft tissue around a joint as well as the bones, also affects reflexes.

I came to Great River Chiropractic because of recurring, severe pain in my left hip. I could not sleep, walk or sit for very long. I found Dr. Winters to be totally receptive to my concerns as she listed carefully and attentively. I could feel she was committed to returning me to my active lifestyle.

Dr. Winters' Atlas approach is simple, efficient and effective. After one visit, my pain had diminished 75% and was 95% less after two visits. After three visits, I was virtually pain free and have remained that way.

This is the best chiropractic service I have received in 20 years.
- Mary G.