Leading Edge Chiropractic Services
Chiropractic Adjustment Therapy
Chiropractic adjustment therapy involves a highly controlled and swift directional thrust into a specific joint in order to realign it into its proper position.
Dr. Gregson uses a number of chiropractic manipulation techniques to quickly—but gently—coax your spine and pelvis into proper alignment and balance.
A balanced spine means a healthier, stronger, and more comfortable body when nerve impulses flow freely.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy offers real hope and healing for chronic pain suffers like YOU! This non-invasive, non-drug approach to treating back and neck pain requires the use of our technologically advanced professional equipment, which is unmatched in this region.
Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy is the only treatment that can create the true negative pressure required to heal injured, degenerated discs or herniated discs. Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy is an advanced chiropractic treatment method and should never be confused with Spinal Traction, which can actually be harmful to your body.
Because traction weakens the muscles which support the spine, traction can cause a patient’s spinal problems to worsen. This potential weakening caused by traction can lessen effectiveness of other spinal treatments. This is less likely to occur using decompression therapy.
Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy leaves your muscles intact while at the same time reduces pain that can limit your mobility. With Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy, your muscles remain strong, while Spinal Disc Decompession Therapy creates the conditions necessary for your discs to heal.
Canadians — no longer do you need to wait for months to be seen for pain relief services. Americans — no longer do you need to drive long distances, stay at hotels, and get the same drug treatments you may have experienced in the past — only to leave no better off than when you started. Thousands of people have found relief from their chronic back and neck pain, and now it is conveniently available to YOU!
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is low-intensity laser therapy which stimulates and promotes healing by use of low levels of focused light.
This technique is called “cold laser” therapy because the levels of light are sufficiently low so as not to heat your body’s soft tissues.
Hydro-Massage is a fully customizable, user-friendly massage system that provides users with a powerful, heated massage in as little as ten to fifteen minutes.
Hydro-Massage is Affordable
Hydro-Massage is highly reasonable at $20 per treatment or less! Now you can extend the benefits of your other hands-on treatments like therapist massages, spinal adjustments, or spinal decompression between visits without having to worry about affordability of your care.
Hydro-Massage is Comfortable
You can enjoy your massage fully clothed and comfortable.
Hydro-Massage is Convenient
You can enjoy a Hydro-Massage in just 10-15 minutes. Enjoy a Hydro-Massage before or after work–or during your lunch break… anytime!
Hydro-Massage is Entertaining
With the user-friendly Hydro-Massage touchscreen, you can watch movies or listen to music during your massage.
Dr. Tom Gregson, Chiropractor
Dr. Gregson is a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic with distinguished honors for research in Circadian Rhythms and Affective Disorders. He earned his bachelors degree in Biological Sciences at Rowan University with an emphasis in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Dr. Gregson has continued his post graduate education in Clinical Neurology, Therapeutic Laser, Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression, Maternal Health, and Infant/Pediatric Health. Dr. Gregson is also trained in Vestibular Assessment and the treatment of Concussions. In addition, he holds diplomate level training in Clinical Nutrition for Internal Disorders and has lectured on a university level in these advanced areas. That stated, he much prefers to educate in smaller community settings on topics of vitalism and healthy living. He is married to Staci, and together they raise three sons, Joseph, Matthew, and Benjamin.
Staci is currently the assistant at Maine Spine and Massage—handling such duties as patient therapy, billing, and scheduling. She has a kind, caring heart, and a great set of hands. Staci has embarked upon an intensive program in therapeutic massage and soon hopes to share what she learns by offering hands-on holistic therapies to her own clients and in support of chiropractic care for Dr. Gregson’s patients. Staci also helps her clients with nutrition and herbal rememdies. She has interests in cooking, gardening, and both summer and winter outdoor activities, which she enjoys with her husband, Tom, and three stepsons, Joey, Matt, and Ben.
A Lifetime of Back Pain Gone …
”I was faced with possible back surgery and suffered from chronic low back pain. I heard about spinal decompression and gave it a try. After my first treatment I was amazed how much better my lower back started to feel. On my second visit, I noticed the tension in my back started to loosen up and my entire spine, neck and lower back, was feeling even better! It was painless, comfortable and affordable! It was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Gregson is leaps and bounds above the rest on spinal care and state of the art therapies. Not only does he care for adults but also for children and the elderly. By far the fist person I go to now when I need medical attention. There is so much to gain for you and your family from regular care! My lower back is pain free and I feel like I can move again.”
— Joseph P.
It's The Best Thing I've Ever Done...
“I’m back. I’ve been doing about 5 weeks of spinal decompression treatments and I gotta tell you, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s tremendous. My back feels so good. I used to have back pain when I slept at night. I sleep on my sides and I used to have pain down there. It’s unbelievable how good my back feels with 5 weeks. I’ve been going twice a week & this is week number 5 I’m in now. It’s just unreal. I recommend this to anybody who has any lower back pain whatsoever. I definitely think it helps and I would recommend it to anybody.”
— John A.
My Neck, Upper Back, and Shoulder...
“Dr. Gregson isn’t just another doctor…He has techniques that are really different! Three different doctors told me that I had Torticollis, a shortening of the neck muscles. They treated me with three months of botox injections. I received 15 shots each visit and it gave me no relief so I stopped treating and learned to live with the pain. Then a few months ago, I received an intriguing brochure in the mail on Spinal Disc Decopression Therapy. I went for my free consult I began asking questions about my neck and back. Dr. Gregson said he could help me, so I began treatment. I saw him a few times a week in the beginning and now I see him once a week for treatment. I also use the other therapies in his office like cold laser. I have better posture now than I’ve had in a long time and my neck and back feel much better! I never knew that there was this kind of treatment for me. Thanks Dr. Gregson for your help and for relieving my pain.”
— Virginia T.
What Can I Expect On My First Visit?
When you step inside our office waiting room, you will be asked to fill out some simple paperwork which will provide us with some general information about yourself and your condition. Once your paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options.
Next, a physical assessment will be performed to determine which spinal regions and related joints are impacting to your specific problem(s). Palpation tests may also be done to detect which tissues are affected and to what extent. A specific condition may occasionally require a referral for x-rays or other imaging to further assess your problem and/or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan.
Upon completition of the examination and appropriate studies, Dr. Gregson will likely provide your first treatment during this visit. Treatment options may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Patients will also given instructions for self-care at home to facilitate their comfort and healing, which may include ice or heat application, avoidance of certain activities or positions, along with instructions for home exercises and/or stretches.
Will It Hurt?
First of all, all of our healing treatments are drug-free and non-invasive. Most patients experience no discomfort whatsoever during Spinal Decompression Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Hydro-Massage Therapy and Hands-On Massage. In fact, most patients look forward to our treatments and getting back to a more pain free lifestyle!
Most patients, even children, experience no discomfort at all either during or after a chiropractic adjustment, and if they do, they describe it as being similar to the tenderness one might expect from the start of a new exercise program and dissipates within a couple of days especially as they progress through their care plan. Patients who receive regular chiropractic adjustments rarely experience pain in their daily lives and they rarely report any discomfort during or after their chiropractic adjustments.
It is not uncommon for us to see new patients who are already in a considerable amount of pain when they walk into our clinic, and that is why they seek our help in the first place. For these patients, necessary pressure Dr. Gregson places on their spines to correct dysfunction causing the patients’ pain may temporarily cause a greater discomfort level. Thank goodness this is usually short-lived; in fact, it is a natural part of the healing process, and often subsides with a couple of additional treatments—especially when patients adhere to their prescribed home-care recommendations.
What About Insurance?
It is not unusual for patients to discover some issues with regard to their insurance coverages these days. It is rare to meet someone that has a completely comprehensive plan, meaning their plan covers everything 100% with no co-pays and no questions asked.
Our guarantees follow: first, the treatments that we recommend for you will always be necessary to address your individual needs in an expedient manner. Second, reasonable financial flexibility is always extended to those who embrace their care recommendations.
If our office accepts your insurance plan and it provides excellent coverage, great! If your plan is lacking necessary coverage or if for some reason we do not accept your heatlh care coverage plan, no problem. Our office would like you to know that we will be happy to work with you so that you can afford care and receive it from the people in whom you have placed your trust to help you get and stay well.
We proudly serve residents of Aroostook County, Maine, including residents from the cities of Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Easton, Madawaska, Mars Hill, Presque Isle, and Ashland, as well as the many who come to us from Quebec & New Brunswick, Canada.
Schedule Your Appointment:
376 Fort Fairfield Road Caribou, Maine 04736
Monday – Friday
Saturday – Sunday