In 2013 Dr. Niccole decided that she would be committed to the idea that health and wellness are extremely important and started developing a plan to provide exceptional care here in Williamsville, NY. Her passion for healing and drive to motivate her patients to reach for good health through Chiropractic allowed her practice to grow. She has always held a high standard for professionalism and provides an amazing work environment for the rest of us. We all, as employees feel like we are a part of something great. We get to come to work and help people. It’s rewarding, motivating, and inspiring. Being around the positive energy of Dr. Niccole is infectious and fuels us to keep pushing and helping more and more people. Thank you Dr. Niccole Jefferlone for giving us a wonderful place to work and for showing us what true leadership looks like.
In our seventh year here at Complete Care Chiropractic, we have learned that our patient’s care matters. We have been able to serve our community through consistent treatment and making long lasting relationships with our patients. We are always motivated by seeing our patients reach their health and wellness goals. Over the years that has had an incredible effect on WNY and the friends and family of the people we help. Being open 7 days a week, we are available to give the care that is needed when it is needed. It is truly fulfilling and has a long lasting effect on us as we see people heal and show gratitude for our work.
If you are thinking about Chiropractic care, please reach out to us and take the first step in getting the care that you need.
In 2013 Dr. Niccole decided that she would be committed to the idea that health and wellness is extremely important and started developing a plan to provide exceptional care here in Williamsville, NY. Her passion for healing and drive to motivate her patients to reach for good health through Chiropractic allowed her practice to grow. She has always held a high standard for professionalism and provides an amazing work environment for the rest of us. We all, as employees feel like we are a part of something great. We get to come to work and help people. It’s rewarding, motivating, and inspiring. Being around the positive energy of Dr. Niccole is infectious and fuels us to keep pushing and helping more and more people. Thank you Dr. Niccole Jefferlone for giving us a wonderful place to work and for showing us what true leadership looks like.
If you are reading this article
right now, think about the position that your body is in. Is your head forward, shoulders rounded, and your
back hunched over? If the answer is yes,
then you are in the posture that leads to what is known as text neck. Text neck, (also known as iHunch, iPosture
and anterior head syndrome), is a repeated stress injury that causes pain and
dysfunction in the neck from staring at a cell phone or a hand held electronic
device for hours a day in a prolonged slumped posture. The average head weighs 10-12lbs, however for
every inch forward the head moves from the midline, the weight your neck has to
carry increases. If we bend our necks forward to 60 degrees, as we do to look
at our phones and handheld devices, the stress on our neck increases to 60
pounds of pressure. Over prolonged periods of time this compresses and tightens
the muscle, tendons and ligaments structures in the front of the neck, while
lengthening the muscles tendon, ligament structures in the back of the
neck. As the tissue is out of a neutral
position and stressed for a long period of time it is going to get fatigued,
sore, and inflammation will set in. This
can lead to upper back and neck pain along with tension type headaches. Over time it can start to reverse the natural
cervical curve in your neck. It can also
cause alignment problems, early wear and tear on the spine, degeneration,
numbness and tingling in the arms and eventual irreversible damage.
As more and more people are using
technology, this is becoming a common problem in the US. Even among the nation’s youth. The majority of Americans now own a cell
phone or some sort of hand held device. A
report by Yoram Wurmser, called The US, Time Spent with Mobile 2019, shows that
the average US adult spends 3 hours, 43 minutes on mobile devices in 2019, per
day. It is even higher for youth. A Washington Post article reports that
according to Common Sense Media’s study, teens spend an average of 9 hours a
day online and kids ages 8-12 an average of 6 hours a day. Since smart phones
haven’t been around long enough to have
too much long term research to go with them there is a general low level
of awareness about how being in the slumped posture staring at a phone or
tablet affects you over time especially in the young adult population.
Does the thought of getting rid of
your devices seem like an unrealistic option?
Good news, you don’t have to say goodbye to technology but there are
healthy habits you can practice to avoid prolonged text neck posture and the
discomfort and damage that comes with it. First of all work on changing how you hold
your phone. Hold it as close to eye
level as possible to avoid sitting in a hunched over position for hours a day. If you find that you are bending your neck
down to look at your phone, try to take frequent breaks to lift your head up
and pull your shoulders back into a neutral position. Even short breaks that consist of a few seconds
can help our tissues recover if you do them frequently. Exercises such as the “chin
tuck” are beneficial and can be done anywhere to help increase postural
awareness as well as neck muscle strength. To do the chin tuck start by sitting
up straight with your shoulders back and your chin parallel to the floor. Slowly bring your head back as if you were
making a “double chin”. Push your
shoulders down and elongate your neck.
Hold this position while you take 3 deep breaths, then release. Repeat 3 more sets. If you are still experiencing discomfort in
the upper back and neck or numbness and tingling in the arms, chiropractic can
help. A chiropractic adjustment can
help address structural and alignment issues that text neck may have created
over time to decrease pain and discomfort.
A 2007 review showed chiropractic care as one of the non-pharmacological
therapies effective for acute and chronic neck and back pain. A chiropractor
can help you with exercises and daily living modifications to incorporate so
you can continue to enjoy your smart phone in a way that doesn’t give you pains
for doing so.
Nair S. et al. Do slumped and upright postures affect stress
responses? A randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2015
Tsukayama, H. Teens
spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media Nov. 3, 2015. The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
At some point in your life you have
probably heard someone say “stand up straight,” or “you shouldn’t slouch,“ but have
you ever really thought about all of the reasons why good posture is so
important? Posture is the position in
which you hold your body in. Our body
alignment in relation to gravity. Why does
it matter, one may ask. Your neutral body position is created so that the head
and each of the vertebrae are stacked on top of one another to eliminate
abnormal wearing of joint surfaces, so the muscles are balanced and being used
most efficiently. When you have proper
alignment, the weight is distributed evenly and is transferred down to the
pelvis where it is centered and distributed evenly to both legs. Your center of gravity is important for
Poor posture can have a negative
effect on your health. It adds tension
to structures that were not meant to bear weight. Over time this can wear down bones, joints
and ligaments unevenly often creating chronic pain and ultimately lead to
irreversible damage. Some common
examples of poor alignment such as forward head carriage, a “slouched” position
of the upper back and shoulders, and overarching the low back can all lead to
dysfunction and discomfort. There are many influences other than just bad
habits that can contribute to bad posture as well. Weak or tight postural muscles, a lack of
flexibility and proper joint motion, stress, obesity, pregnancy can also play a
When our bodies move out of neutral
position for long periods of time pain is a common result. Prolonged positions
where your head is forward such as looking down at your phone can result in
neck pain and tension headaches. It can
also cause the temporal mandibular joint, (TMJ) to become misaligned causing an
improper bite pattern. A slouched
position can restrict your breathing due to a decreased ability for the rib
cage to expand and contract. An overarched
lumbar spine due to weak abdominal muscles can cause low back pain, misaligned
hips, and uneven wear and tear on knees and ankles. These abnormal repetitive body positions turn
into bad habits that disrupt overall wellness.
The good news is that once you recognize what can be corrected, your
posture can improve.
Working on core strength and
flexibility can noticeably improve your posture in just a few weeks. Awareness of what good posture looks like and
correcting bad habits are also important. A few questions that are helpful to
periodically ask yourself are
-Is my chin parallel to the floor?
-Are my ears aligned with my
-Are my shoulders down and back?
-Do I have a neutral spine?
-Am I standing with even hips?
-Is my body weight distributed
evenly on both feet?
-Are my knees pointing forward?
With a conscious awareness of good
posture, you will not only look better, you will feel better and move better. Proper alignment looks healthy and
confident. You will have more energy
since the muscles do not have to work as hard in a neutral position. Your breathing quality will improve and
deliver more oxygen to the cells. Practicing
better posture is a key to better overall health. A chiropractor can help correct postural
imbalances and alleviate postural related pain.
They can diagnose your postural issues and work with you to develop a
treatment plan to help you improve including exercises, stretching and
recommendations for work place ergonomics.
If you are concerned about your
posture, you can give Complete Care Chiropractic in Williamsville, NY, a call
to schedule an appointment with one of the doctors to get you on the road to
better posture, health and wellness.
people at some point in their lives experience back pain. As a chiropractor, I find myself in a common
scenario where someone I know asks for advice for themselves or for a loved one
that is experiencing some kind of pain in their back or neck. They will describe to me what is going on,
when it started, how it feels, and what seems to make it worse or better. The next thing that happens is, I smile,
because I know I can help. They ask me
if this is something chiropractic can help and my answer is almost always,
“YES!” Chiropractic focuses on disorders
of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Neuromuscular conditions
related but not limited to the low back, mid, and upper back along with the
neck. This can include pain or numbness
and tingling that radiates to the arms and legs. It also includes headaches, muscle stiffness
or weakness. Chiropractors work with
other parts of the body too, knees, shoulders and TMJ to name a few.
People often want to try the most conservative
approaches first such as ibuprofen, waiting it out, heat and ice but when
things don’t resolve with that they start exploring more options but sometimes
don’t quite know where to start or what to expect. Chiropractic is also conservative care so it
is the perfect next step. It is
non-invasive, natural, safe and effective.
It is also relatively simple to make an appointment. No referral is needed, you just pick up the
phone and call. From there the staff
will find an appointment time that best fits your schedule. At Complete Care Chiropractic, we are open 7
days a week and have 4 doctors on staff so making an appointment is easy.
At the first visit, there will be some
paperwork to fill out before the appointment and then you will see the
Chiropractor. The initial visit takes
about 30 minutes and a history and physical exam will be done. The chiropractor will evaluate range of
motion, alignment, reflexes, muscle function, neurologic, sensory function and
conduct some orthopedic testing. If more
information is needed you may be referred for imaging or additional
testing. This information will be used
to determine a diagnosis and structure a treatment plan for your
condition. The chiropractor will explain
your condition, recommend a treatment plan and review the benefits and risks of
all the procedures.
Most often you will be treated the
first visit. A treatment may consist of
many different techniques depending on your condition. A chiropractic adjustment is almost always
performed, and can be paired with muscle work, stretching or additional
modalities such as cold laser or instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
such as the Graston® Technique. The
purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore joint mobility by applying a
high velocity, low amplitude force into joints that have become hypomobile as a
result of tissue injury. The injury can
be caused from numerous causes varying from accidents, repetitive stress, poor
posture, improper lifting among many. A chiropractic adjustment restores
mobility therefore reducing inflammation, muscle tightness and pain to promote
healing. At the end of the visit you will be given recommendations for home
care for example some stretching exercises or perhaps icing instructions. Often a patient leaves the office feeling
better than when they came in.
Through the eyes of a doctor, I can
honestly say there are few more rewarding experiences than helping a patient
get better so they can do all the things that are meaningful to them in their
life again. I am so thankful when a
friend or family member trusts me and asks for advice so I can open the door to
wellness for them. At Complete Care
Chiropractic we are dedicated to helping you reach your wellness goals. Complete Care Chiropractic is open 7 days a
week and is always accepting new patients.
We welcome you to call and schedule an appointment with us today at
(716)580-3577 to take the next step towards improving your overall health.
With a warm and welcoming feel, Complete Care Chiropractic continues to serve Williamsville, Clarence, Lancaster, Cheektowaga, Depew, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Tonawanda, Amherst, North Tonawanda, and all over Western New York. We specialize in a traditional Chiropractic manipulation along with Graston Technique and other soft tissue techniques to treat the entire musculoskeletal system. We are open 7 days a week and have 4 incredible Doctors that strive to keep our patients healthy and reaching their wellness and recovery goals.
Complete Care Chiropractic deals with No Fault and Workers Comp cases all the time. We treat all sorts of injuries that occur on the job or in your car. Whiplash, strains/sprains, slip and falls, and many other types of injuries can prevent you from regaining the quality of life that you once had. Our Doctors are committed to addressing these issues, properly diagnosing them, and creating an individualized treatment plan that can help you recover. When dealing with Workers Comp and No Fault insurance, it really helps to have experienced people who have navigated these systems for years. Our front desk associates are well versed at the ins and outs of these systems and can help steer our patients in the right direction. Accidents occur everyday and everyday we treat those injuries.
We are open 7 days a week. We believe that offering our care everyday allows us to best serve our patients and our community. Dr. Will treats Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Dr. Niccole treats Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Dr. Pat treats Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Dr. Julia treats Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. If you are on the fence about calling us, please visit our website and see what we are all about. We are also very passionate about respecting our patient’s time. When you treat with us we honor your appointment times and will see you when you are scheduled.
We specialize in treating the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole. A lot of the time this will include Graston Technique. Graston Technique (GT) is a name-brand, evidence based, form of Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) which utilizes a set of six stainless steel instruments. Each instrument has a unique size, shape, and purpose that allows for conformity to different body surfaces resulting in effective treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. Their use can be applied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments for multiple reasons, including, but not limited to, edema pump (decreasing swelling and inflammation), breaking down existing scar tissue, re-instigating the body’s own tissue repair process, and encouraging the proper fiber orientation of tissue repair as it occurs.
We believe in and promote wellness and building good health. One easy way to do that is stretching. Stretching can be a simple way to avoid strains/sprains injuries from occurring. Too often we get caught up in the day to day grind and don’t take the time to take care of our muscles and joints. To help, Complete Care Chiropractic developed a comprehensive manual to help guide and educate our patients and give them step by step protocols to ensure that they have the correct form and proper approach to each stretch. We believe that this manual can help everyone and offer a PDF version on our website. There are a lot of things that are out of our control. Stretching is a simple way to reach for a level of wellness that can only help.
Complete Care Chiropractic has a real passion for treating athletes in our community. We focus on young athletes who might be injured, dealing with a chronic condition, or want to maintain a level of wellness that helps them stay fit and succeed on the field, court, or gym. There is such an emphasis on conditioning and training in today’s athletic programs and we are so proud to be a big part of that. Chiropractic care is an amazing approach at recovery from injuries and our Doctors have dedicated themselves to properly diagnosing the condition, creating an effective treatment plan that works for our patients, and measuring the results that they see in our athletes. We accommodate all walks of life and are open 7 days a week to give our patients the best chance of treating and healing on a consistent basis. Athletics can teach our youth essential skills that they can carry with them into their adulthood. We want to help them continue to do what they love and get them performing and playing at a higher level. Visit our website to see what we are all about.
We have been in business for 6 amazing years. In 2013 Dr. Niccole Jefferlone decided that Williamsville, NY would be the home of her new Chiropractic practice. Since then we have seen so many patient’s lives be changed by our brand of care. We are committed to our communities and treat each patient individually with healing and wellness at the forefront. We are excited to be in our seventh year and are so encouraged by all of the support that the community has shown to our efforts. We love being here in WNY and strive to continue helping people one patient at a time. If you want to learn more, please visit our website.
Our patients health is most important to us. Everything we do is to better understand how to help our patients receive the best care possible. In today’s climate it is easy to put off health and wellness. We want to make it very clear that we are proud to have our patients invest in their health and future with us. We believe that people should live without pain and move toward their physical and wellness goals with access to the amazing benefits that our brand of Chiropractic has. We are conveniently located on the borders of Clarence, Williamsville, Lancaster, and near Cheektowaga and treat people from all over Western New York. If you have any questions about how we can help you. Please call the office at 716-580-3577 or visit us on our website at http://comcarechiro.com/ Remember we are here to heal people and that is exactly what we intend to do.
As we move into the colder months here in WNY it is important to be mindful of the hazards that the cold weather brings. Shoveling in particular can be very strenuous on the body. Good body mechanics are very important along with good time management to make sure that you are not rushing. Slip and fall’s are also a big concern on icy pavement. Nature gives us a good guideline for walking on the ice and snow. Just look at the penguin and walk like they do. If you do get injured please call us. We deal with injuries everyday. The sooner you deal with them, the sooner you can heal and avoid a life with a nagging injury. Complete Care Chiropractic wants to help you heal and will give you superb and individualized care. Call the office at 716-580-3577 to learn more.
reported that more than 37 million Americans suffer from headaches on a
regular basis. Whether the root of the problem is hereditary,
environmental or due to lifestyle factors, people with headache pain are
looking for one thing—relief. Research suggests that even a short massage session of 30 minutes can improve headache pain.
are several different types of headaches and each one can cause pain in
a different region of the head. Several of them also come with symptoms
such as nausea, sensitivity to light and/or sound, and some even cause
you to see an “aura”. The important thing to consider, is if you are
experiencing headaches on a regular basis, see a Neurologist for testing
and a diagnosis. Massage Therapists can not and should not treat
without a proper diagnosis.
pain associated with tension-type, migraine and sinus headaches can all
be eased with massage. There are a few different techniques that a
massage therapist can use to help you get relief depending on what type
of headache you have and where you feel it. Through Gait Analysis, Deep
Tissue and Trigger Point massage techniques of the neck, face and head,
many headache sufferers have found relief without excess medication.
suffer from headaches myself, and through massage therapy and
chiropractic care, I have been able to stop taking all headache
medication. (You results may not be the same)
If you suffer from headaches, stop in or call us at (716) 580-3577 to schedule an appointment!
Headaches affect most people at some point in their
lives. They are often a reason why
people miss work, school or can’t participate in some of their daily
activities. There are many kinds of
headaches that present in different ways.
All of them cause varying degrees of discomfort in the head. Fortunately,
only a small percentage of headaches are warning signals as a result of a serious
pathologic underlying cause. Most
headaches are not caused by disease and the headache itself is the concern. There are three general categories of
headaches. These include migraines,
cluster and tension type.
can cause severe throbbing or pulsing pain, often but not always on one side of
the head. They can last for hours or
even days. They are often preceded by a
warning sign referred to as aura. They
are often accompanied by sensitivity to light, and sound, nausea and or
occur in cluster periods that last weeks to months followed by periods of
remission. Pain is severe on one side of
the head, usually accompanied tearing eyes and nasal discharge.
are a tight feeling around the head or behind the eye and are often associated
with muscle pain. They can be mild,
moderate or severe and can last days to weeks.
Tension headaches are the most common type. Tension headaches are caused by muscle
contractions in the head, neck and upper back areas of the body. Research has
shown that chiropractic is very effective in treating this type of
headache. There are many things that can trigger tension
headaches but some of the most common are-
-sitting in a position for a long period of time (ie. at work in front
of a computer)
-lack of sleep
-a cold or illness
-decreased intake of water
By identifying the underlying causes of the headache you can begin to
work on correcting the things that are triggering your headaches. For example, you can drink more water, get
adequate sleep, correct your posture and take breaks when you are in a
prolonged position. This can help
prevent the headaches from occurring.
Chiropractic care can help treat the source of the headache by correcting
the tension in the muscles with soft tissue muscle work combined with specific
chiropractic adjustments. It is a safe
and effective solution in the treatment and prevention of headaches. Tension headaches often respond to treatment
and the resolution of chronic tension headaches can affect your quality of
life. Chiropractic care can also help
decrease the intensity and frequency of migraine type headaches.
Doctors of chiropractic can assess, diagnose and manage headaches. A thorough history and evaluation will allow
the doctor to rule out any serious pathologies and determine whether
chiropractic care is an appropriate treatment for you. The chiropractor can refer a patient for
x-rays or MRI to further determine a diagnosis if clinically indicated. Using all of the information, a chiropractor
will recommend a treatment plan that is right for you. Along with treatment, the doctor will be able
to provide advice in care for the headaches at home such as icing or heat,
lifestyle modifications, stretching and exercise and nutrition advice to help
resolve you headaches now and in the future.
A 13 year old female presented to
our office accompanied by her mother with a chief complaint of chronic left
knee pain and swelling on and off since the age of five. She denies any
particular mechanism of injury and reports the pain increases with prolonged walking,
running, dance, and lacrosse and improves with ice, wearing a soft knee brace,
and swimming. She describes the pain as severe, sore, ache, sharp at times, only
experienced with activity, and localized just below the knee cap. She mentions
that at times the pain can travel to the outside of the lower left leg and
ankle. Upon review, her past medical history was unremarkable; however, her mother
does mention that she had been dancing regularly since the age of three and
just recently began lacrosse. Her mother goes on to described that she had been
evaluated by an Orthopedist numerous times throughout her childhood, most
recently resulting in an x-ray followed-up eventually by an MRI which were both
negative for fracture or structural deformity, ultimately arriving at the
diagnosis of “Patellar Tendonitis” subsequent to “Osgood-Schlatter Disease”.
Upon examination, postural
observation revealed hyperextension of both knees, elevation of the left hip,
and inward (valgus) stress on the left knee. Lumbar and left knee ranges of
motion where within normal limits; however, flexion and extension of the left
knee revealed tightness as well as soreness through the left thigh (quadriceps)
and patellar tendon region. Orthopedic testing of the left knee was negative as
well for ligamentous and/or meniscus involvement in addition to lumbar
orthopedic tests. Palpation of the lumbar musculature revealed severe spasm,
extending into the gluteal region on both sides. Assessment of joint motion
revealed severe pelvic misalignment and restrictions through the right and left
sacroiliac joints. With the above findings the diagnosis of pelvic region
segmental dysfunction was made, in addition to patellar tendinitis.
The patient was placed on an
initial treatment plan of 3x/week for 4 weeks which consisted of Graston
Technique applied to the quadriceps and patellar tendon of the left knee in
order to increase blood flow in the area and stimulate efficient healing, Low
Level Cold Laser Therapy applied to the left patellar tendon to decrease
inflammation and accelerate the healing process, Manual Soft Tissue Therapy
applied to the lumbar paraspinal musculature and gluteal musculature, as well
as Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy applied to the sacroiliac joints of the
pelvis. In addition the patient was given home care recommendations which
included stretching and strengthening exercises of the thigh, gluteal
musculature and low back. Within the first week off treatment the patient began
to experience significant signs of improvement. By the end of the second week
she began to re-introduce certain physical activities. As progress sustained,
the patient’s treatment plan was tapered down (2x/week for 4 weeks, 1x/ week
for 4 weeks, etc.) until she reached a point of being completely pain free
despite activities. The patient continues to treat at our office one time a
month as part of her wellness routine in order to maintain the progress of her
condition. She is currently dancing and playing lacrosse multiple days, weekly,
without experience any pain or limitation and feeling stronger than ever.
In this case, the patients’ ongoing
knee pain was directly linked to the misalignment and dysfunctional motion of
her pelvis. It is important to remember that we are one closed kinetic change of
biomechanical movement. In that sense, when there is a change in one region of
the body, likely it will impact another in some way, shape, or form. Keep this
in mind if you ever begin to experience discomfort and reach out to Complete
Care Chiropractic for further investigation. The earlier the treatment process
begins, the better the chances for a full recovery.
Two years ago we welcomed Daisy to our family with the goal of making her an official therapy dog. We have put in the time with training, research, and caring for our girl. Having her in the office regularly has proven to be an amazing beginning to our patient’s visits. Her ability to greet our patients at the door helps our patients remain relaxed and comfortable while dealing with injuries, symptoms, conditions, or their wellness visits.
On Saturday, 8-24-19 Daisy took and passed her Official Therapy Dog test!!!! She will be registered and certified to visit at health centers, hospitals, airports, and hopefully schools. Of course she is always at the office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We are so proud of her and thank all of our patients for filling our office with love for her. If you come to Complete Care Chiropractic, make sure you give her some extra scratches and love.
In July of 2013 Dr. Niccole Jefferlone decided to start Complete Care Chiropractic in Williamsville, NY. Her vision was to treat the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole by addressing the muscles, the myofascial tissue surrounding the muscles, and the joints. We are proud to say that we have helped thousands of patients experiencing back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and many other symptoms. Our patients know that the future of their health is in the best of hands while treating with us. Our Doctors are passionate, knowledgeable, and committed to ensure that our patients get the best care and achieve the goals that they have for health and wellness. . For a list of conditions and symptoms that we treat please visit our website. comcarechiro.com