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Dr. Jeffery Patrick Jones, D.C,

Chiropractor

Dr. Jeffery Jones is a Chiropractor practicing in Madison, MS for over 35 years. Dr. Jones specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Jones seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine. Dr. Jones also employs several other chiropractors that have additional training in neurology, active release technique, myofascial release, functional medicine, chiropractic pediatrics, treatment of pre and post-natal women laser therapy, spinal decompression and neuropathy.
37 years Experience
Dr. Jeffery Patrick Jones, D.C,
  • Madison, MS
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Can a chiropractor put your shoulder back in place?

Most of the time they can. It depends on the level of muscle and ligament contraction. I have adjusted many dislocated shoulders with good success, but I have also had some that READ MORE
Most of the time they can. It depends on the level of muscle and ligament contraction. I have adjusted many dislocated shoulders with good success, but I have also had some that were so severe that the patient had to be sedated and treated by an orthopedic.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Can a chiropractor fix costochondritis?

As you probably know, costochondritis is an inflammation mainly of the articulations of the ribs to the sternum. It can also be felt in the back where the ribs connect to the spine. READ MORE
As you probably know, costochondritis is an inflammation mainly of the articulations of the ribs to the sternum. It can also be felt in the back where the ribs connect to the spine. From a chiropractic standpoint, it is caused by contracture of the muscles and ligaments at these connections. This can trigger dislocation of the rib heads, lending to lack of normal motion. A chiropractor can adjust these misalignments therefore increasing mobility. They will also instruct you in specific stretching exercises to further improve mobility.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Can chiropractors adjust wrists?

Yes. Chiropractors are trained to adjust every joint articulation in the body. Adjusting the wrist helps to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome which aids in avoiding READ MORE
Yes. Chiropractors are trained to adjust every joint articulation in the body. Adjusting the wrist helps to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome which aids in avoiding the probability of surgery.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How do you realign your back?

Simple. Have a chiropractic evaluation and follow his/her recommendations.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How do you pop your hips?

When you refer to your hips, I take it that you are talking about the sacroiliac articulation (joint). You can't "pop" it, but you can stretch the muscles surrounding it by lying READ MORE
When you refer to your hips, I take it that you are talking about the sacroiliac articulation (joint). You can't "pop" it, but you can stretch the muscles surrounding it by lying flat on your back. Take one leg and bring it across your body, bend the leg, and grab the knee pulling it toward your chest. Same for the other side. As far as adjusting and aligning the pelvis, you should see a chiropractor.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Is it bad if your back cracks a lot?

It depends. If you are intentionally doing this on your own, like someone twisting their own neck with their hands, then the answer is yes. Forcibly "cracking" your back will cause READ MORE
It depends. If you are intentionally doing this on your own, like someone twisting their own neck with their hands, then the answer is yes. Forcibly "cracking" your back will cause vertebra to move out of normal position, eventually creating problems. Now, if your back "cracks" just from normal movement then that is hypermobility of the joints and is not harmful. In that situation, you need to perform core strengthening exercises on a regular basis to tone the muscles and ligaments surrounding the joints. Visit therabandacademy.com and there you will find the exercises you need.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Do I need a massage or chiropractor for a stiff neck?

It depends. Was it due to an injury or did you just wakeup with it? If it is the latter, massage should be fine, but if it doesn't help or causes the pain and stiffness to worsen, READ MORE
It depends. Was it due to an injury or did you just wakeup with it? If it is the latter, massage should be fine, but if it doesn't help or causes the pain and stiffness to worsen, I would see a chiropractor. If due to injury, definitely chiro.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Can chiropractic care worsen a herniated disk?

In my 37 years of practice, I am proud to say that I have not had one case where chiropractic treatment worsened a herniated disc. The treatment will either help or do nothing READ MORE
In my 37 years of practice, I am proud to say that I have not had one case where chiropractic treatment worsened a herniated disc. The treatment will either help or do nothing at all, but I believe it is definitely worth a try before giving in to surgery. It really depends on the severity and longevity of the herniated disc. I have had cases that were so severe that I wasn't sure if it would help or not, but I would allow the patient two weeks to show improvement. Most of these severe cases had excellent outcomes but others were so advanced that surgery was the only solution. If you choose to try chiropractic, find one that uses spinal decompression and/or lumbar traction, decompression works best. Also, if they offer non-invasive laser therapy, that would be a plus.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How long does it take for a herniated disc to reabsorb?

It depends on the severity of the herniation and your physical shape. Also, the type of daily activity performed. Sometimes it only takes a few weeks for retraction of the nucleus READ MORE
It depends on the severity of the herniation and your physical shape. Also, the type of daily activity performed. Sometimes it only takes a few weeks for retraction of the nucleus and then it could take months. Good nutrition and light exercise combined with regular chiropractic treatment can speed up recovery.

Understand, a disc is made of two parts, the annulus, which is cartilage, contains the nucleus, which is the cushion or soft part. Once this retracts, the tear in the annulus must have time to scar over to once again contain the nucleus.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How can I realign my posture?

Bad postural hygiene has two main components. One is the alteration of the normal spinal curves and the presence of vertebral subluxations. The second is weak core muscles. With READ MORE
Bad postural hygiene has two main components. One is the alteration of the normal spinal curves and the presence of vertebral subluxations. The second is weak core muscles. With this combination when a person tries to stand or sit correctly it causes discomfort and fatigue. I would suggest seeing a chiropractor who can detect, diagnose, and correct the spinal component. He/she can also advise you on specific core strengthening exercises. Good personal trainers are also an excellent consideration for core strengthening. Therabandacademy.com is a website where you can join for free to obtain specific exercise instructions along with inexpensive equipment.

Yours in health,
Doc J

How do you know if you need a chiropractic adjustment?

When you have back pain that lasts for more than 72 hours that is not relieved by hot/cold packs or pain medication, it's time to go. A muscle strain generally will improve if READ MORE
When you have back pain that lasts for more than 72 hours that is not relieved by hot/cold packs or pain medication, it's time to go. A muscle strain generally will improve if not aggravated within 48 hours. Yours sounds like a more serious underlying cause and will only worsen if not treated soon.

Yours in health,

Doc J

What will a chiropractor do for back pain?

The first thing a chiropractor will do is take a complete history followed by an orthopedic and neurological examination and possible X-rays to determine the cause of your pain. READ MORE
The first thing a chiropractor will do is take a complete history followed by an orthopedic and neurological examination and possible X-rays to determine the cause of your pain. Once he/she reviews their findings, they will then determine if you are a chiropractic case. If so, the doctor will devise a treatment plan for your particular case which will include spinal manipulation in conjunction with one or more of the following therapies: electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, traction and supervised range of motion, core strengthening and stretching exercises.

Yours in health,

Doc J

What age should a child see a chiropractor?

I have treated patients as young as three weeks old mostly for colic, constipation and projectile vomiting. All with good results. It is safe for children of all ages. For your READ MORE
I have treated patients as young as three weeks old mostly for colic, constipation and projectile vomiting. All with good results. It is safe for children of all ages. For your specific question, a child should have regular check-ups once they start walking. This is when gravitational forces will have a direct effect on structural integrity, function, and development of the musculoskeletal system.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How long does a chiropractic adjustment take to work for scoliosis?

It all depends on the type of scoliosis and the calculated degree of the curvature. The types are functional (non-structural) which is caused by one leg being shorter than the READ MORE
It all depends on the type of scoliosis and the calculated degree of the curvature. The types are functional (non-structural) which is caused by one leg being shorter than the other or pelvic imbalance. The other is structural which there are several causes. Also, functional is usually one sided, affecting only one area of the spine, whereas structural can affect multiple areas. In most cases, if there is no underlying vertebral deformity and treated early, they can be corrected, reduced or the progression halted. As for how much time it will take depends on the type. I have corrected or substantially reduced a scoliosis in four to six months, but sometimes has taken a year or more. Comparative X-rays are needed every 4-6 months to monitor progress.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Is chiropractic care necessary for children?

Yes, in my opinion it is. Basic chiropractic care is beneficial to all ages but there are chiropractors that go a step further and obtain advanced training in chiropractic pediatrics. My READ MORE
Yes, in my opinion it is. Basic chiropractic care is beneficial to all ages but there are chiropractors that go a step further and obtain advanced training in chiropractic pediatrics.

My youngest patient was 3 weeks old and suffered from colic. Two adjustments to the little man's spine and he had no more troubles.

Regular chiropractic visits for children, every one to two months, helps to improve immune system response and detect any developmental abnormalities in the spine such as scoliosis which can be corrected if caught in the early stages. It also will help improve coordination and cognitive skills. Some may disagree with these statements but seeing is believing. Over 37 years of practice I have seen a lot of children benefit from chiropractic care. From ear aches, colic, projectile vomiting, correction of scoliosis, children with ADD and ADHD go from anti-social to social and C-D academic average to honor roll. Children with autism who couldn=E2=80=99t dress themselves now tie their own shoes and even make their own lunch.

Yes it works. Just keep an open mind.

Yours in Health,
Doc J

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Can a chiropractor help with bad posture?

Yes. Many times, bad posture habits are due to lack of normal joint motion of the spine causing shorting of muscles and ligaments. When a person tries to exercise good postural READ MORE
Yes. Many times, bad posture habits are due to lack of normal joint motion of the spine causing shorting of muscles and ligaments. When a person tries to exercise good postural hygiene it becomes uncomfortable due to this lack of normal joint motion therefore they slump. Also, a chiropractor can recommend a postural brace to assist in holding the shoulders back and the upper torso straight. They are simple, comfortable and can be worn under the clothes so no one even knows the child is wearing one.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Can a chiropractor align your jaw?

Yes, they can. Chiropractic is very effective with TMJ syndrome. There will also be a need for chiropractic adjustments to the upper cervical spine because that is where some of READ MORE
Yes, they can. Chiropractic is very effective with TMJ syndrome. There will also be a need for chiropractic adjustments to the upper cervical spine because that is where some of the nerve control for the facial muscles originates which affects the TMJ. We get a lot of referrals from dentist with patients that have TMJ.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How do I strengthen my back with scoliosis?

It would take too long to explain all the exercises and how to do them. I suggest www.therabandacademy.com. It's free to sign up and they have exercise instructions for almost READ MORE
It would take too long to explain all the exercises and how to do them. I suggest www.therabandacademy.com. It's free to sign up and they have exercise instructions for almost any condition. They can also suggest any special equipment needed.

Yours in health,

Doc J

Why does my neck always click?

That is called joint hypermobility. The clicking sound is caused by cavitation of the synovial fluid inside the joint space. It's not harmful.

Yours in health,

Doc J

How do I sleep with a herniated disc in my neck?

I'm sorry to hear that. This is one of those things that is not easily answered. Much depends on the level and direction of the herniation. This is one that you will just have READ MORE
I'm sorry to hear that. This is one of those things that is not easily answered. Much depends on the level and direction of the herniation. This is one that you will just have to experiment with different positions. Sometimes a large bath towel laid out longways, fold the sides to the middle leaving a 1 to 2-inch gap in the center then roll it up one end to the other. Lie on your back with pillows under your knees to relax the muscles of the spine and place the towel at the base of your neck so that the head extends over. If the herniation is lateral and anterior, (to the side and forward of the joint space), it should relieve some discomfort. If it does not then it is possible the disc is lateral and posterior, (to the side and backward), elevate the head in the flexed position. Also, if arm pain is involved putting the arm flexed and above the head may help also. I have always advised patients to use ice packs and no heating pad. A hot shower or bath is OK because it is not direct and concentrated like a heating pad helping to relax and not inflame.

Yours in health,
Doc J