708 Broadway
Suite #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: 253-383-0577

708 Broadway
Suite #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: 253-383-0577

Thank you for considering Brilliant Life Chiropractic for you and your family’s care.

On this page, you will find information about Chiropractic, what it is, how it can improve your family’s health, and the philosophy and approach of Brilliant Life Chiropractic to see if we will be a good fit for you.

If you already know this is the right fit for you, please call or text the office (253-383-0577) to schedule your first appointment with us.

If you have specific questions, visit our FAQ or give us a call.

Why do I need Chiropractic?

Life is full of experiences, and some of those experiences are very stressful. A stress is simply something that our body has to adapt to, and can be physical, chemical, or emotional in nature. Most of the time, we do adapt to that stress, very successfully, and those experiences become a part of who we are. We learn from each experience. But what happens when that isn’t the case? The body still tries to adapt to the stress, with more or less success. Sometimes that patch job is enough for the body to keep going, to keep on doing all the activities that it has been doing, with only a slight modification of structure and function. Those can pile up, like chronic postural issues, or work stress. These will compound, eventually causing a problem that you can’t get away from. Sometimes the stress is bigger than that, like in a car accident, and it causes more of a problem, and an immediate symptom.

How does Chiropractic work?

That adaptation that isn’t primary healing is the subluxation. It’s the patch job to help us get through. The main goal of the body is survival. Think about a circuit breaker. If there is too much load on an outlet, then the breaker trips and makes it so the wire will not get overloaded and the house doesn’t catch fire. Chiropractic works to flip that circuit back on, and it upgrades the wiring through the nerve system. It is possible to have subluxation be present before symptoms develop that are enough to drive someone to seek care. Think about a glass of water, where it slowly fills with water, drip by drip. When it overflows, it only take a drip, but all of that water filled the glass. So what does it mean to be healthy?

What is Health?

First, we have to define health. Health is not merely the absence of disease, but the optimal function of the body, mind, and spirit, not just internally, but socially as well. Symptom free does not mean function is optimal. Sometimes we get so used to a symptom, or adapt in such a way that we don’t feel it anymore. When your ankle or hip hurts, you will automatically change the way you walk to compensate. But is that a good thing? It puts stress on other parts of the body. Also, if someone has a heart attack, does that mean they were perfectly healthy right before? No, they were not. And sometimes a symptom is exactly what you need to heal.

It’s not about reducing pain, but about Optimal Function

So while Chiropractic care can help the body to work through certain symptoms, it does not treat those symptoms. Chiropractic is about helping the body become more functional, or to function more optimally. That is why we can take care of anyone, with pain or not. Also, Chiropractic is safe for the elderly, children, or pregnant women. The Webster technique is designed to help pregnant women optimize their pelvis structure and function to improve their experience with pregnancy.

It’s about you.

The mission of Brilliant Life Chiropractic is to empower and educate our community on their incredible potential for optimal health. Both Dr. Paul and Dr. Laelle have had extensive training to educate their practice members to help their brilliant lives shine. We have specific training in both pediatric chiropractic as well as that related to prenatal care to help take care of the pregnant mommas in our community. We utilize the BGI framework to allow us to effectively determine just how the body is being impaired and then gently deliver the most optimal adjustment to correct that pattern.

Other Offerings

We also offer incredible massage therapy from the very talented LMT, Erin Chamberlin.

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Schedule

Mon: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Tue: 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-11:30am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Thu: 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-1:00pm (every other Sat.)

708 Broadway
Suite #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: 253-383-0577

© Brilliant Life Chiropractic, Tacoma Chiropractor Dr. Paul Martin, D.C.