Columbia Basin Herald – Columbia Basin Herald

8July 2020

MOSES LAKE– It ends up it was the ideal spot of land for Gregg Jones' new clinic.

“Buying land in a small town is difficult today,” stated Jones, a chiropractic specialist whose new center is increasing on Fifth Avenue across from the Moses Lake Library. “Literally, this was the one plot of land that fit all of our criteria.”

By criteria, Jones suggests parking, access to a main roadway and a central location in the city's downtown area.

“We needed area for quite a long time. We've been rupturing at the joints in our old structure for probably 10 years now,” Jones said of his future previous clinic, which is near the intersection of West Third Avenue and Dogwood Street. “There's no parking; we deal with people who have trouble strolling; it's not a great established.”

But he's barely down on Moses Lake. He loves small-town life and came here specifically because he values the pace and the neighborliness of Moses Lake.

“It's a lot more simple to be neighborly here,” he stated.

Jones has actually remained in Moses Lake changing spines and assisting individuals recuperate from accidents and injuries for 25 years now. For 14 of those, Jones has actually practiced chiropractic under the banner of HealthSource, among the country's biggest providers of chiropractic care.

The time has come to broaden. He and his new business partner, Jeff Martin, have actually been working on their new center and should have it prepared to get patients on July 27 if all goes according to strategy.

For both Jones and Martin, the goal of chiropractic care is to help somebody recuperate as rapidly and as quickly as possible, and without surgical treatment, whether they've been injured, suffered from injury, or are simply “out of modification.”

To that, chiropractic specialists apply “hands-on” pressure to the body, usually the spinal column, to alleviate discomfort. Jones said he can effectively deal with 80 percent of herniated back disc– an agonizing condition in which several of the discs in between the spine bones have actually slipped out of location– compared to just 20 percent with surgery.

“The focus was on rehab, re-training the neurology that controls everything,” Jones said. “We treat disc herniations, back, and migraines are a big thing. We have a big success with that. Ninety percent of all migraines have a muscular-skeletal trigger.”

There are different kinds of chiropractic care, Martin stated. His clinic concentrates on varied adjusting, “your classic hands-on. We are able to branch out and meet our patients' needs.” Diversified is a mix of different type of chiropractic techniques and gives a specialist maximum versatility in dealing with clients, Jones said.

The brand-new center is still a cavernous hall, with a bare skeletal wooden summary of a receptionist's desk. But it will have adequate space for 12 people to do rehabilitation work at the exact same time, Jones said, even with social distancing requirements.

“We will be social distancing for the foreseeable future,” Jones said.

HealthSource, which is a large, nationwide chain of franchise chiropractic care centers, deals with much of the marketing and all of the billing, accounting and complying with state and federal policies, making it simpler for specialists to do the task of taking care of clients, Jones said.

“They keep us in compliance,” Jones said. “Health care is a heavily regulated profession.”

A local of Sunnyside, Martin has actually only been a practicing chiropractic doctor for six months or two. He and his spouse, Emily, a specialist in health care interaction who is likewise assisting run the new center, will ideally acquire the center when Jones, 51, chooses to retire.

“Martin will eventually kick me out,” Jones stated.

Emily said she and her other half are grateful to have actually put down roots in Moses Lake and look forward to having the ability to assist heal what ails the people of this community.

“We fell for the neighborhood and the people and really having the ability to offer these services to the foundation of America,” she stated. “Getting individuals out of pain, back to what they enjoy, that's big.”

Charles H. Featherstone can be reached at

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