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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a drugless form of healthcare based on restoring and maintaining proper function of the spine. The spine provides structural support for the body, as well as, protection for the primary components of the nervous system.

Chiropractic philosophy is centered on promoting good health through relieving nervous system irritation. Nerve stress is removed through non-invasive, gentle manipulations called “adjustments.” Adjustments not only restore proper spinal and nervous system function, but they also promote the body’s natural healing process.

The First State Health & Wellness chiropractic approach concentrates on “maintaining health” versus “treating symptoms.” Chiropractic healing acts at the cause of disease while relieving symptoms at the same time.

Chiropractic is very effective in treating conditions such as:

Keeping Athletes in the Game

Whether you’re a marathon runner, weekend golfer or die-hard CrossFitter, you want to be at your athletic best. Natural chiropractic care offers one of the best ways to help you perform optimally and prevent injuries. The expression, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is particularly true when it comes to getting chiropractic care.

Athletes who come in every few weeks for preventative care can perform at their best functional ability and reduce their chance of getting injured. Here are some of the primary benefits of chiropractic care for athletes:

  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves mobility
  • Reduces injury recovery time
  • Offers drug-free pain relief
Don’t wait for an injury to happen. Remember that it’s much easier to fix a sports-related issue when it’s small versus waiting until it gets bigger and becomes more difficult to manage.
To learn more about how chiropractic can help keep you in the game read our blog post here!

Recognized for Our Excellence

Together, our team’s collective efforts have been repeatedly recognized among the best in Delaware by The News Journal’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as the Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

  • Everyone is very friendly and timely. No complaints.

    -Carol S.
  • Dr. Zach Tomko is awesome! Office staff are friendly and helpful!

    -Mariah W.
  • Getting relief in only 2 visits. Very pleased

    -Peter A.
  • Love the Doctors and Staff in this practice!

    -Kyle A.
  • The visit was wonderful from start to finish. I appreciate being able to get a same day appointment and that we were able to come up with a care plan to jump start healing from a work injury.

    -Michelle F.
  • Appreciated the amazing “customer” service, which is hard to find these days. Thank you!

    -Jean C.
  • Very relaxed, comfortable, and attentive environment. Well pleased.

    -Timothy H.
  • Wonderful office! Super clean, very modern & bright. Front staff very friendly & helpful. Doctor was very knowledgeable & helpful. Highly recommend this office and I will definitely return for further treatment!

    -Donna R.
  • Sharon at the front desk was most communicative about my doc referral and insurance acceptance. This made things stress free. The discussion I had prior to seeing the doctor was comfortable and the young lady was a terrific listener. I have known Trip for many years and her is thoughtful, pleasant and good at what he does. He too is a great listener and very communicative.

    I am quite pleased!!!!Also, The young lady in the back that hooks me up for the swim treatment is pleasant and genuinely kind.

    -Timothy B.
  • Pleasant environment and everyone is friendly.

    -Andrea B.
  • Dr Zach is awesome! He’s got me in line. Literally. I appreciate his professionalism and good friendly nature.

    -Geoffrey R.
  • After seeing improvements after the first visit, looking forward to my next appointment. Everyone was very professional!

    -Mark M.
  • Office staff was courteous and professional. Dr C seems very knowledgeable. I am hopeful that he can improve my discomfort.

    -Janyce W.
  • Dr Thomkin is very knowledgeable and explained my test results in an intelligent manner. His staff was very friendly and helpful and the high level of technology made the check in process move along quickly. I highly recommend Dr Thomkin and his staff.

    -David M.
  • The staff at this office are incredible as is the Dr (chiropractor) himself and the masseuse. They are friendly, professional, and extremely competent.

    -Jessica T.
  • This was my first time seeing a chiropractor. I was very nervous but everyone from the front desk to the nurse and doctor were extremely friendly and reassuring. It was a good visit!

    -Charla S.
  • The entire staff is very friendly and professional in the care of all patients.

    -Stephen P.
  • Dr. Bohl listened to my issues and has helped me be more mobile. She’s very good at her profession.

    -Fred Ki.
  • Dr. Bohl was great and helped relieve the pain in my lower back.

    -John S.
  • I highly recommend.

    -James L.
  • Dr. Sod listened to my history and made a plan for future treatments. The front desk staff and techs were very nice. Glad I chose this practice!

    -Kim C.
  • It was a great experience. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. The treatment and procedures were explained thoroughly.

    -Georgeanne M.
  • Molly and Pam sounds so happy and and helpful on the phone and in person. They are clearly well trained. The office is very clean, well designed and updated. Dr Briggs is the man and after one visit my lower back seems to be improving. There is also a mini fridge full of natural energy drinks and hydration drinks for the customers. Not to mention I was 10 mins late and they handled it like champs. Looking forward to my next appointment.

    -Brandon N.
  • The BEST! Top notch staff. Dr Briggs is A+!

    -Russell P.
  • The office staff seemed to be very friendly, explained the procedure to check in, etc. Dr. Farrell is a great listener! She took her time and explained her process and answered all my questions!!

    -Patricia Cl.
  • So glad I decided to try First State Health. After being in pain for over a year, finally I had no pain.

    -Gretchen C.
  • Friendly staff and very accommodating. I called as a new patient and was immediately seen. I was in a lot of pain and they listen to my needs. Great practice everyone works as a team.

    -Jennifer B.
  • I like the scheduling. It is convenient. The people are extremely courteous and professional.

    -Patrick M.

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