Mt. Pleasant chiropractor committed to paying relief forward
The Wilson Chiropractic Health Center has two locations — 633 W. Main St. in Mt. Pleasant and 3937 State Route 31 in Jones Mills.
At the lobby helm of the Mt. Pleasant office, staff members Brenda Struble and Debi Prinkey work diligently behind neat stacks of alphabetized patient folders.
Struble, a Wilson employee for more than nine years, is responsible for scheduling patients and assisting in the various physiotherapy procedures, including decompression therapy and electrical muscle stimulation.
Prinkey, an eight-year Wilson employee, has more than 25 years of experience in chiropractic billing and insurance.
In the Jones Mills location, Susy Spargur, an employee for more than four years, is responsible for scheduling patients and assisting in the various physiotherapy procedures, including decompression therapy and electrical muscle stimulation.
Down the long corridor of treatment and consultation rooms is the office of the practicing chiropractor, Dr. Gregory D. Wilson. The office is conservatively furnished and dimly lit, with just diplomas, licenses and a family picture on the wall.
Wilson, a 36-year-old Acme native and Mt. Pleasant resident, founded the practice in 2002. He holds degrees from Westmoreland County Community College, Excelsior College in New York and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa.
His motivation to become a chiropractor stemmed from his childhood, he said. When he was 6 or 7, he experienced painful migraines. Yet a trip to the chiropractor's office changed that.
“I owe my childhood to my chiropractor,” he chuckled. “I grew up in chiropractics.”
Being both a chiropractic patient and health professional, Wilson feels his practice stands out because he can relate to his patients because of his experiences with pain. Since the office opened in 2002, he has about 2,000 patients on file and more than half of them are active, he said.
His primary goal, he said, is to help people who are going through the pain and discomfort that he has and still does.
As an advocate for natural and holistic medical treatments, Wilson said, “God has given us the innate ability to be able to take care of our body. It's not that I'm against medicine, but you should be open to natural treatments first.”
According to the practice mission statement on the website (drgregorywilson.com): “We are here to help people understand the philosophical foundation of Chiropractic, ‘The Power that Made the Body Heals the Body.'”
Wilson explained that if you cut your arm or get a virus, your body will know exactly what to do.
“So the power that created the body will heal the body,” he said.
“As a chiropractor, I do not do any healing,” he said, “I just facilitate your body's natural healing process.”
According to Wilson, health is not just being symptom- and pain-free; it's having a proper mixture of physical and emotional well-being.
As a result, many of the treatments offered include stress and anxiety alleviation, massage therapy, “the healing power of touch” and the benefits of weight loss.
Wilson Chiropractic offers special plans and discounts to accommodate patients without insurance or with limited insurance coverage.
Wilson also plays a role in giving back to Mt. Pleasant.
“Every year for the past four years, I have a toy drive for the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department,” Wilson said. “I have a day where patients can get a free adjustment if they bring me a $10 toy.”
Wilson is enthusiastic about the innovative spinal decompression therapy system. This therapy, according to his website, “slowly and precisely stretches your spine then releases, increasing circulation, hydration and nutrition to the disk.”
Not only is he an advocate of the therapy, he was a patient when he severed a disc in his back.
Wilson spends three days in the Mt. Pleasant office and two days at the Jones Mills location.
Andrew Hesner is a freelance writer.
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