Dr. Jerry Schaeffer owner of Hilltown Family Chiropractic, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. His passion for helping and healing people began in high school while running in cross county. He started suffered from frequent migraines. His parents took him to their chiropractor. After his very very first adjustment, he walked out feeling pain-free for the first time in a long while and said to Mom and Dad, "I'm going to be a chiropractor!" Graduating from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic in 1983. With over 36 years of experience, Dr. Jerry Schaeffer has been treating residents of Pennsylvania's Bucks & Montgomery county's with a variety of chiropractic needs. He opened his first practice in Willow Grove PA. A year after that he opened another facility in Colmar, PA.
Education and Training
PENN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC D.C. 1983
Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic Medicine, Levittown, Pa dc 1983
Dr. Gerald J Schaeffer D.C.'s Expert Contributions
Your sinuses are eight hollows in the bones of your forehead, cheeks, and temples that help you breathe. If you’ve ever had a sinus cold, you know they can become blocked, inflamed, and filled with mucus.The mucus' role is to trap dust and microbes, but when your sinuses become inflamed they may...
Spinal Decompression in Chalfont Hilltown Family Chiropractic: Jerry Schaeffer, DC...
Poor Posture Can Be Improved By Chalfont Chiropractors...
Visiting a chiropractor isn’t nearly as “alternative” as it used to be, and for good reason. Chiropractic treatment has been proven time and again to be an effective, non-surgical solution to scores of health issues. Chiropractors are spinal experts and since your spine is the nerve center of...
Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and attributed to any intense lower back pain. Any pain in the lower back that limits your movement or stops you from enjoying life requires attention, but not all lower back pain is sciatic pain. This type of pain is unique and while it can be...
It’s easy to imagine someone hobbling into a chiropractor’s office, barely able to walk because they “threw their back out”. While this is accurate, it is hardly the only reason to receive chiropractic treatment. In fact, everyone should make the time to see a Chalfont chiropractor.Removes...
In recent years there has been a growing trend and awareness toward health. It seems that this resurgence has brought a multiplicity of ideas concerning health, and also a great deal of confusion. One of the concepts prevalent among young people is that as long as they exercise regularly and eat a...
The Keyboard of Health: The Human Spine in Chalfont...
Chiropractors are capable of treating all types of injuries and more importantly, they recognize and respect the unique situation that each case presents. Chiropractors recognize that car accident injuries may result in symptoms suffered weeks (or even months) after your accident, and that work...
Answer me this, which athletes never get hamstring pulls? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I have heard the arm wrestlers answer! Okay then let me rephrase, what running sport rarely gets hamstring pulls?First, can you picture an Olympic sprinter's thigh muscles? Looks like something out of an Anatomy textbook...
“How did this problem happen?” It’s a common question. Maybe the most common question asked after a doctor’s report. From where did this seemingly out-of-the-blue problem arise? Like a Big Cat, pain springs from out of nowhere. Pain strikes hard and fast, dizzying and blinding its victim....
Of course you can work out after your adjustment unless you have severe pain. Typically, it's preferred to have your spine corrected and aligned and then exercise. This will help to stabilize and strengthen the improvements that were done during your treatment. READ MORE
What can I do at home for sciatic pain? That can be a tough one. Unfortunately every single person is different and could response differently to the same treatment. The cause of your condition can also dictate the type of care. However following the lead of elite athletes. Common sense would be the first course of treatment. Rest do not overload overwork your back your legs your hips. Ice it's always a go to. Expansion is what causes a lot of pain in the human body. Whether it's passing a kidney stone or hitting your finger with a hammer expansion causes pain. So by reducing expansion you can have some affect on the pain levels. Iceing 20 minutes every hour would be typical for most people. And in the meantime shop around you may be able to find an office that would be would be able to accept you as a patient through a financial hardship agreement. READ MORE
IF YOU HAVE SCOLIOSIS: A number of people suffer from scoliosis. Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of scoliosis to be made, there must be a minimum 60 degree sideways curve of the spine. Once the spine has advanced to this stage there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for properly during its early stages, it can be prevented from advancing over time. This article discusses how chiropractic care can help. Many ideas regarding the cause of scoliosis have been researched and there has been little consensus regarding its origin. However, the studies have shown that scoliosis is more likely to occur in young adolescent females. Many times a small bend in the spine begins with the simple misalignment of a single vertebra. Over time, the body begins to compensate for this abnormality and “S” and “C” shaped curves of the spine develop. Often parents and children first notice the presence of scoliosis due to the un-leveling of the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other spinal conditions, scoliosis cannot be reversed by changes in posture. While many cases of scoliosis affect the younger population, it is important to realize that the condition can also develop in older adults. As people age, degenerative disorders such as osteoporosis cause the bones in the spine to lose their normal shape. As a result, the body begins to compensate by producing lateral curves in the spine to ensure that the head remains level. In such cases, if the cause of the bending is not addressed, severe consequences including heart and lung problems may develop. An X-ray examination performed by your treating physician is the most effective means of detecting scoliosis. However, various orthopedic examinations such as the Adams position test can assist in the diagnosis. Our chiropractors will also examine the hips and shoulders for un-leveling and also check the legs for variation in length, which can be a clue to the development of scoliosis. Finally, with years of experience, our doctors have become proficient at identifying the presence of scoliosis by evaluating the range of motion in the spine. SCOLIOSIS IN CHALFONT As with any condition, a person should always consider the most conservative approach to treatment first. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated in numerous research studies to stop the progression of scoliosis and in many instances reverse the condition once present. Our doctors have the resources and experience to provide you the most appropriate care and as a result, eliminate the need for more invasive and aggressive treatments. To accomplish this, our office will perform a full health history to identify any factors that could be contributing to the presence of scoliosis. Often occupational factors, lifestyle habits, previous traumas, and recreational activities are at the roots of the problem. After these factors have been considered, our chiropractors will perform specific spinal adjustments to reverse the body’s compensations and assist in the restoration process. READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Owner Hilltown Family Chiropractic 1983 - 2018
- owner HilltownFamily Chiropractic 1983 - 2019
- Owner HilltownFamily Chiropractic 1983 - 2017
- Motion Palpation Analysis
- Adjustments & Manipulations
- Spinal Adjustments & Manipulation
- Electric Muscle Stimulation
- Kinesio Taping Practitioner (cktp®)
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- What Is Inversion Therapy?
IntroductionInversion therapy is a kind of technique wherein an individual is suspended in an upside down position to stretch the spine and get relief from back pain. The theory of this therapy is that the body’s gravity is shifted in an inverted position and helps relieve pressure on the back...
- Headache in the Back of the Head
A headache experienced in the back of the head can have many different causes. Most of these causes can be identified by specific symptoms, such as the exact location of pain and the type or severity of pain experienced. In some cases, certain events can trigger these headaches. CausesDoctors can...
- Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
Chiropractors use practical spinal manipulation and other treatment alternatives, the presumption being that correct alignment of the musculoskeletal structure of your body, especially the spine, will allow your body to get well on its own without medication or surgery. Manipulation is applied to...
- What Causes an Upper Back Pain?
Any pain or discomfort in and around the shoulders and upper areas of your back is referred to as upper back pain. Pain may occur due to a strain or poor posture over a period of time, or as a result of sudden injury or trauma. In recent times, the use of computers has lead to an increase in upper...
- Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Chiropractic has been successful and effective in managing the symptoms of arthritis. With regular treatment, pain is decreased and the need for medications is reduced or won't be needed. Chiropractic care can also restore lost range of motion and flexibility, increase muscle strength and improve...
- What are the Causes of Upper and Middle Back Pain?
Upper, middle, or lower back pain is one of the most common conditions that people visit the doctor for. Upper and middle refers to the region from the base of the neck to the base of rib cage at the back. The bones in this region work in association with the rib cage and protect internal organs...
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