Achy backs, necks, and heads often drive ailing adults to the chiropractor, but according to Dr. Pam Stucky-LaGuardia, spinal adjustment should be a family affair. In fact, her family has used chiropractic care as their first line of defense against illness and ailment since the 1930s, when her grandfather took Dr. Pam’s young aunt Gyla, who suffered from chronic ear infections, to get adjusted. From the first treatment, her infections were eased, potentially saving her from hearing loss.
This inspired all four of Gyla’s brothers, including Dr. Pam’s father, Dr. Joe Stucky, to pursue careers in chiropractic care. He opened Stucky Chiropractic in 1959. Dr. Pam is the 11th chiropractor in the family, and her daughter and son-in-law are numbers 19 and 20.
Dr. Pam has been working at the clinic for 40 years, having started in childhood cleaning the offices. Eventually, she joined the practice as a provider along with her husband, caring for many of the patients her father treated before his retirement.
“When you’ve been taking care of people for so long, they become friends,
and family. And I’m all about family.”-Dr. Pam Stucky-laguardia Stucky Chiropractic
“I love people,” Dr. Pam said. “I love being able to be part of their health journey, and many times when you’ve been taking care of people for so long they become friends, and family. And I’m all about family.”
Children might not come in with the same complaints of aches and pains as grown-ups, but they have as much, if not more, to gain from chiropractic care, Dr. Pam said. She even provides adjustments for newborn infants on their way home, ensuring their nervous system isn’t inhibited and setting them up for success.
“As the tree grows, so do the branches,” she said.
In her experience, releasing the nervous system through chiropractic adjustment allows the immune system to fight off ear infections and other forms of discomfort that encourage temper-tantrums in youngsters. It helps repair malalignment caused by the many falls of learning to walk, ease the stress of carrying overloaded backpacks or sitting in hard, uncomfortable desks at school, and release tension from the hormonal challenges of adolescence.
When combined with a healthy diet, exercise, and nutrition, chiropractic adjustments help people of all ages lead healthy lives, Dr. Pam said.
Stucky Chiropractic offers a number of services, including massage therapy, decompression therapy, weight-loss programs, low-level laser therapy, and more. They are also preparing to launch a nutrition program to promote holistic wellness. For more information, visit www.stuckychiropractic.com.