Services & Techniques

At Advanced Spinal Correction, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Hayesville office.

Chiropractic Care

We provide ADVANCED SPINAL CORRECTION utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Robert Peck has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.  Drs. Rob and Marissa Peck have extensive post-graduate studies in spinal biomechanics, physiological therapeutics and neuromechanics and utilize a variety of techniques, including CBP and Impulse iQ Instrument Adjusting. Read Below for Additional Information:

Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a system of chiropractic spinal analysis and care developed by Donald D. Harrison, M.S., D.C., M.S.E., Ph.D., and Glenn Harrison, B. S., D.C. The approach to improved patient well-being, as designed by these doctors, is a mechanistic one.

To some extent, these mechanistic concepts are justified in that the spine and nervous system have many machine-like qualities. The spine is composed of bones, muscles, blood vessels and neural networks which resemble beams, motors, hydraulics and computers, respectively. Ball and Carlson have stated, "The use of engineering modeling in biological systems is now commonly accepted."

Protocol of Care

The CBP protocol of care begins with the initial patient encounter and a case history, followed by a traditional orthopedic and neurological examination. The patient is then analyzed for abnormal posture in every possible degree of freedom of the skull, thoracic cage and pelvis. Next, an exacting series of radio-graphs is performed which will be analyzed using geometry to obtain information for formulating care plans and later to serve as an objective standard against which to evaluate the efficacy of carefully complex mechanisms.

Mirror Image Adjusting

In chiropractic biophysics, abnormal human posture is analyzed and corrected by means of what is termed "mirror-image" adjustments. Basically this is done by first analyzing the standing posture in three dimensions and then stressing the patient's abnormal posture into its exact opposite, or "mirror" image. Once the patient has been pre-stressed into the mirror image, a light adjustment is applied.

Rehabilitative Exercise

Since adaptation of muscular structures is a process that takes place over an extended period of time, repetition of positive forces into the affected tissues is necessary to effectively achieve and maintain postural correction. These simple techniques alone can often be quite effective, as demonstrated in a 1986 study by Klein and Sobel of neck pain patients, in which 59 percent received significant long-term relief from performing postural exercises for their conditions.

Extension Traction

One of the most common postures, which presents in the chiropractic office is that of cervical hypolordosis/kyphosis with the patient's head in an anterior weight-bearing position. In chronic cases, ligaments will have creeped shorter and adapted to the abnormal postures. Due to their specific mechanical properties, ligamentous tissues do not often respond well to the rapid loading forces which constitute the chiropractic adjustment. (3,4) Anyone familiar with the sigmoid-shaped load-deformation curves obtained from testing spinal ligaments realizes that rapid loading forces affect only the elastic range of the ligaments. Loads must be applied over 20 to 30 minutes to affect the viscous and plastic regions of the load-deformation curves.5'6


The CBP technique is unique for several reasons. It provides a specific therapeutic goal (the Harrison model of ideal upright posture). It correlates the patient's three-dimensional posture with precise radiographic analysis to help eliminate much of the false data, which are inherent in analysis based on X-rays alone. It effectively addresses the overall posture of the patient by means of mirror image adjustive procedures, and it seeks to rectify long-term soft tissue changes by means of extension tractioning and rehabilitative exercise programs which are tailored individually for each patient. Through the application of knowledge borrowed from the fields of physics and mathematics and university biophysics, we are bringing clinical results into line with our philosophical tenets.


Just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering chiropractic adjustments.

Your chiropractor uses the latest chiropractic technology in caring for you using the Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument. This patented and FDA registered device was developed to provide gentle and precise computer-aided chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain and restore function.

Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument is controlled by micro-computer circuitry housed within a device that produces a controlled force that chiropractors can use to treat different areas of the body. Computer-assisted chiropractic care with Impulse iQ gives the doctor feedback about how your problem area is responding to the chiropractic care in real-time for just the right chiropractic adjustment.

Spinal joints that are out of alignment or not moving properly can affect your health by irritating delicate spinal nerves. When irritated, these nerves alert your brain that something is wrong. Symptoms, including pain, are usually the result. Nerve signals are also sent to your muscles to stabilize and protect the area. You may feel stiff, sore, and tired. As opposed to taking pain masking drugs, which can be dangerous to your health, Chiropractic care seeks to locate the source of your symptoms and address the underlying cause, so the problem doesn't keep recurring.

Chiropractic adjusting with the Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument aims to restore your body's balance and function to correct the underlying cause of your symptoms with treatments that are as painless as possible. Getting you back to feeling yourself again quickly and effectively are our primary goals.

What does it feel like?

Chiropractic adjustments with the Impulse iQ Adjusting feel like a light tapping sensation on the area that is being treated. In most cases the treatment is painless and after the adjustment many patients feel relief of pain and improved mobility. Others report a sense of well-being or a soothing calm feeling. Of course, results can vary from case to case and chronic conditions, inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects.

How Impulse iQ Works:

Embedded with the Impulse iQ is a motion sensor and micro-computerAs the adjustment thrust is delivered, the amount of spinal motion and the frequency of motion are measured in real time.As the spine rebounds, date is fed back into the micro-computerAuto-sense technology sets the frequency of subsequent thrust and adjusting ceases automatically when motion is maximized.

DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

ADVANCED SPINAL CORRECTION offers the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of serious chronic lower back pain and sciatica. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the FDA cleared DRX9000 True Non Surgical Spinal Decompression System.

The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ provides a primary treatment modality for the management of pain and disability for patients suffering with incapacitating low back pain and sciatica. The DRX9000 is designed to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine. Through the application of spinal decompressive forces to these injuries, the DRX9000™ has given patients relief from back pain and has allowed them to resume the activities they love.

Since its inception, Axiom Worldwide's DRX9000™ has shown promising anecdotal results in treating back pain caused by herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and facet syndrome.

Clinical Research:

Management of Low-back Pain with a Non-surgical Decompression System (DRX9000™) - Case Report
European Musculoskeletal Review, Vol 3, Issue 1, 2008

Management of Discogenic Low-back Pain with a Non-surgical Decompression System (DRX9000) - Case Report
US Musculoskeletal Review 2008, Vol 3, Issue 1, 14-15, 2008

Treatment of 94 Outpatients with Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain with the DRX9000: A Retrospective Chart Review
Pain Practice, Vol 8, Issue 1, 2008 11-17

PILOT: Effectiveness & Safety of Non-surgical Spinal Decompression
The Journal of Medicine, December 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 1

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings after Treatment with a Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System (DRX9000): Case Report
US Musculoskeletal Review 2007; 2; 50-52

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain Special Report
Anesthesiology News - PainMedicine News, 2007

Treatment of an L5/S1 Extruded Disc Herniation Using a DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Unit: A Case Report
Chiropractic Economics, Vol. 53: Issue 2, 2007

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment of Low Back Pain by Spinal Decompression and Spinal Exercises
Malti Hiranandani, Chief Physiotherapist, The Back and Neck Clinic, Hyderabad, India, 2007

Effects of Spinal Decompression (DRX9000) for Lumbar Disc Herniation
The Journal of Saitama Kenou Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, November 1, 2006

Erchonia PL5000 Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a form of electrotherapy. Specifically, it is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft-tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Cold laser therapy uses cold or sub thermal laser light energy to direct biostimulative light energy to the body's cells without injuring them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate. It offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.

When low-level light waves penetrate the skin, they stimulate mitochondria to increase their absorption of oxygen. This stimulates the mitochondria to produce more cellular energy known as A.T.P. This increase in cellular energy normalizes cellular function and speeds healing by approximately 75%. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunosupportive effects.

The first cold laser was developed in 1962. Since then, two types of medical lasers have been developed: high power and low power. High-power lasers are used to cut through tissue. Cold lasers are used to stimulate tissue repair through a process of bio stimulation. The energy range of cold laser light lies between 1 and 500 milliwatts, while the energy range for surgical lasers is between 3,000 and 10,000 milliwatts. This type of laser has been used in the United States for more than 20 years with remarkable and well-documented medical results. There are no side effects with Cold Laser Therapy and its benefits have been reported worldwide.

Cold laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive alternative to prescription or over-the-counter medications, which often have significant toxicity and adverse side effects. It can alleviate conditions that have previously been unresponsive to other treatment or for which surgery was considered the only option.

Cold laser therapy can provide the following benefits to patients: relieves acute and chronic pain, reduces inflammation, stimulates nerve function, helps generate new healthy cells and tissues, promotes faster wound healing and clot formation, stimulates the immune system

The length of treatment with cold laser therapy depends on the severity and history of the injury or condition. Treatment is given in small quantities over time. Improvements are usually noted in a short period. Also, cold laser therapy does not require constant, on-going treatments as is often with traditional chiropractic or physiotherapeutic remedies.

After an initial consultation, cold laser treatments are performed in the office on a therapy table. The laser is applied to targeted areas. Cold laser treatment requires light-to-skin contact (in most cases).  Although some patients often experience a light sensation, no pain is involved.  A typical treatment will last two to three minutes per area.

The cost is $20 per area, depending on the condition. LLLT is not covered by insurance, however affordable payment plans are available.

There are more than 50 positive Double Blind Cold Laser Therapy Studies that show clear evidence that Cold Laser Therapy is highly effective for the following conditions:

Acute and Chronic Pain • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis • Fibromyalgia • Sports Injuries • Lymphedema • Sprains/Strains • Headaches • Painful Trigger Points • Postherpetic Neuralgia • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Scars and Keloids • Tennis/Golfers Elbow • Sinusitis and Tonsillitis • Acne and Eczema •TMJ Disorders • Hearing Loss • Wounds and Burns • Meniere's Disease • Non-healing Ulcers • Tinnitus • Vertigo 

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Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers

Foot Levelers orthotics are called something different because they are something different. Our Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are shoe inserts that support all three arches in your feet thereby creating a stable foundation upon which to build proper body posture. We have a saying that our Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are "Made for the feet, but designed for the body."

Custom-made Foot Levelers are individualized to stabilize your spine and pelvis by correcting imbalances in your feet- the foundation of your skeletal system. These imbalances may occur even if you're not experiencing foot pain. Though they may go unnoticed, these imbalances contribute to postural misalignments, pain in areas throughout your body and fatigue.

Unique Just like you

Foot Levelers' expert technicians analyze every individual digital foot scan that they receive. Using 16 precise measurements, they create a custom-made Stabilizer that restores balance to the three arches of your feet.

  • Sixteen measurements ensure that your Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are a custom fit.
  • A variety of styles are available for all activity levels. Full-length and Dress length stabilizers fit a wide variety of shoe styles.
  • Only Foot Levelers' stabilizers provide support to all three arches of the foot.
  • Foot Levelers' custom made stabilizers help promote a healthy, natural, skeletal alignment for total body health.
  • Your lifestyle, age, weight, activity level, and condition are all considered when we create your custom-made stabilizers.

HydroMassage is "The Best DAILY Massage" because:

HydroMassage Fitness Affordable
You can have unlimited massage for as little as $10 per 15 minute treatment. Compared to
hands-on-massage, HydroMassage is substantially more affordable.

HydroMassage Fitness Comfortable
You don't have to get undressed. You can enjoy your massage
fully clothed and comfortable.

HydroMassage Fitness Convenient
You can enjoy HydroMassage in just 15 minutes; so enjoy one
before or after work or during your lunch break...anytime!

HydroMassage Fitness Entertainment
With the HydroMassage Touchscreen, you can watch movies and
listen to music during your massage.

Therapeutic Benefits:

Massage therapy has been used for hundreds of years to provide relaxation and to promote the healing process. HydroMassage is an alternative form of massage therapy that temporarily helps to:

  • Provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains
  • Helps reduce levels of stress and anxiety
  • Relaxation provides a feeling of well-being
  • Temporarily increases circulation where massaged
  • Helps relieve muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension

 EB-305 Cellular Cleanse Therapy


We're taught as children the importance of hygiene, constantly washing our hands and bathing daily, all to keep our body clean and prevent illness from outside germs.  What about the inside of our body and the toxins that exterior cleaning can't reach?  People are constantly being exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution including dangerous toxins and heavy metals. Consider our regular contact with  air pollution, acid rain, fertilizers, contaminated water, rancid food from restaurants and stores, over chlorinated and fluoridated water, growth hormones present in many foods, antibiotics from direct and indirect sources, and unhealthy food additives.

The body's ability to cleanse itself internally simply becomes overloaded and toxic residues build-up.  As a result, the body's cells can't work at peak efficiency, setting off a domino effect for physical ailments and potential health problems than can include allergies, arthritis, immune deficiencies, migraines, fatigue, decreased muscle function, loss of flexibility, cancer, heart disease, circulatory problems, and memory impairments.

Now there are steps to help cleanse these harmful toxins from the inside of your body.  It's called the "EB" Cellular Cleanse Therapy.

  • Designed and developed to restore the body's balance and energy levels, while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process.
  • Proven in clinical trails to balance & restore the body's Ph and electromagnetic energy.
  • State-of-the-art research and development used to provide a form of energy that the body can readily use - "Bioenergetic/Life Energy".

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Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.  Advanced Spinal Correction will design a program specifically for your needs.

 Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

 Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Rob and Dr. Marissa can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.  We carry Nutri-West and Douglas Laboratories Supplements which are sold exclusively through licensed health care providers. 

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. Advanced Spinal Correction will provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment upon request. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.