There is a new doctor in town, and for her, chiropractic is a
family tradition. Dr. Meghan Palmer, of Palmer Chiropractic recently opened her office at 200 E.
Main Street in Rogersville and is following in the footsteps of her father, a chiropractor in
Sneedville, and her brother who practices in Florida.
While many people
may associate chiropractors with back pain, Dr. Palmer says that there are many reasons to get
treatment, including allergies, different illnesses, or encouraging healthy
"Everything that happens in your body affects everything else
in your body and the other end of that is if you have a symptom in your body, it's not just that one
thing that went wrong," Palmer said. "There are always wider implications for what happens in your
body. So with chiropractic, in a nutshell, your brain needs to communicate with your
First time patients to Dr. Palmer's office will find that their
first appointment includes conversation about their medical history in order for her to best treat
"The first visit is about getting to know you, it's a
conversation," Palmer said. "What's been going on in their life until now or if they have an injury
that they are concerned about. I do an adjustment on the first visit where I will feel a patient's
back and look for certain things including sore spots or muscles that may be trying to pull bones
back into place."
The adjustment is administered by hand and chiropractors actually put a
small thrust into a patient's spine. "When you are watching it, or experiencing it for the first
time, it can be alarming, and you may think, 'what is this person doing to me, but it's extremely
Palmer states that every person's experience is unique to the
individual, with some people at first unable to notice a difference, while others have a sudden
burst of energy, or tiredness.
"We take into account that you are unique,
whole person," Palmer said. "There is no magic pill for you."
Chiropractic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Palmer accepts walk-in clients, but to make an appointment, call (423)
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