Ahwatukee Spinal Aid and Chiropractic | Back Pain Relief
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Boardman Family Chiro - Services

Spinal Correction

CHIROPRACTIC: At the heart of chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. Vertebra (spinal bones) out of alignment cause pressure on the nerves, which can result in symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of range of motion, and others. This condition is called a subluxation. The adjustment corrects improper positioning of the vertebra which relieves nerve pressure/interference. A person may have a subluxation and have no symptoms whatsoever. However, if it remains out of alignment, eventually symptoms are likely to occur.

FDA cleared spinal aid decompression services

Spinal Decompression: Spinal decompression is non-surgical, FDA cleared procedure specifically designed to treat severe spinal conditions such as herniated/bulging discs, disc degeneration, sciatica, stenosis, facet arthritis and numbness and tingling into the upper or lower extremities. Many patients who have been told they will need surgery, have enjoyed a very high success rate under our care with this procedure. The treatment gently pulls/stretches the spine which reverses the high pressure in the disc, and draws the bulging disc material and nutrients back into the disc itself.

Colder laser therapy

COLD LASER THERAPY: The Cold Laser is an outpatient, non-surgical procedure, often used in physical therapy and sports medicine to accelerate the healing process. It offers non-invasive treatment to promote healing for those who suffer from pain in muscles, nerves, and joints, like that associated with chronic knee pain. It works by penetrating the skin and muscle tissue and speeding up the metabolic rate of the cells it comes in contact with, thus allowing the area to heal faster. This treatment is used by many professional sports teams.

Sports Rehabilitation for your back pain!

SPORTS INJURY REHAB: Unique to our clinic, we treat many athletes from high school, recreational, to professional. Dr. Boardman’s training, collegiate athletic background, and degree in exercise physiology position him to treat many sports injuries in areas outside the spine. Some of the more common injuries include: rotator cuff, sprained ankles, strained muscles, and tennis elbow. Adjustments combined with muscle release and massage therapy techniques yield outstanding results.

Manage pain after an auto accident with rehabilitation techniques from Ahwatukee Chiropractic

PHYSIOTHERAPY: Physiotherapy treatments are an adjunct therapy provided to assist with and improve the outcome of the adjustment. These treatments include therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation, intersegmental traction, neuromuscular rehab, and CORE strengthening. They can be applied to the spine or extremity injuries such as rotator cuff injuries. Pain relief is only part of the healing process, but the muscles of the affected areas must be strengthened in order to help the person return to the activities they enjoy most.

Stretching and Stengthening exercises to speed up time of recovery

PREGNANCY CARE: In peer-reviewed studies, chiropractic has demonstrated to be one of the most effective means of pain management during the course of pregnancy. Most physicians recommend not taking pain medication as it can often affect the baby. During pregnancy there are many changes the body undergoes. As the baby develops, weight gain in the front increases the pull/curve of the low back and puts more stress on the lower vertebra and pelvis, and can lead to low back pain and sciatica. Hormones such as Relaxin are released which allows the ligaments and tissues to soften and stretch to accommodate for the stress on the spine and pelvis. But because of this, often times women are not able to hold their adjustments and will need light strengthening exercises to help stabilize. It is very important that the spine and the pelvis be in proper alignment during pregnancy and at the time of delivery.

Family friendly childrens chiropractic care

FAMILY/CHILDREN CARE: We strive to keep families and kids in proper alignment, allowing them to enjoy all the activities they desire to the fullest. Studies have demonstrated that by the time a child is 3 years old they will have fallen approximately 200 times! But often times we dismiss it because young kids are “more resilient” and can handle it. What would you feel like if you fell 200 times in a few years? You’d probably be in the hospital! Kids these days are often carrying backpacks that weigh more than the recommended 10-15% of their body weight. This leads to increase loading on the spine. From work, to sports, to sitting, to posture, they all will have an impact on the spine. What affect will it have on yours or your child’s? Don’t wait until you are in pain to take charge of your health. Dr. Boardman recommends that all family members have a spinal checkup to prevent issues and help maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Massage Therapy after chiropractic visits

MASSAGE THERAPY: Massage therapy has been one of the integral parts of Dr. Boardman’s approach to care for over 18 years. The combination of the adjustment with therapeutic massage and exercises, has provided some of the best results for our patients with acute or chronic pain. Massage therapy not only helps to work out the knots and increase blood supply, but assists the adjustment by making lasting changes to the muscles and soft tissues. Our Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is trained in a number of techniques, but primarily utilizes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Sports Injury Massage to treat our patients. So whether you are looking for just a relaxing 30 or 60-minute massage, or really want to focus on problem areas, Dr. Boardman and our LMT will design the sessions specifically for you.


“Dr. Boardman really cares for his patients and goes above and beyond to make sure they’re feeling good. In the heart of Phoenix and easy to get to!”

Scott Gaspar - Patient

"Dr. Boardman is very personal and a joy to be around as is his staff. They are very accommodating and value their patients"

B.Kaiser - Patient

"Pain is gone and I am much more relaxed."

S.Deacon - Patient

"Absolutely fantastic! After about 4 treatments the relief was unbelievable! I was faithful about doing my exercises and reaped the benefits."

E.Coggin - Patient

"I feel so much better after the chiropractic adjustment and massage. Especially during my pregnancies, the chiropractic care relieved the pain in a great degree."

X.Lin - Patient

"In addition to great chiropractic care, Dr. Boardman always takes time to listen to issues related to patient care and provide information to understand what needs to be done to make it better."

S.Kaiser - Patient

"I am very impressed with all of my visits with you, that you have always been precise with my adjustments: you always welcome a question and answer it thoroughly. You are very passionate about your work. Thank you for your excellent service...staff too."

G.Boehler - Patient

"I knew I was on the road to recovery; my daily activities had increased significantly...I felt like I was back to living a normal life."

Dan J. - Patient

"Dr. Boardman “educated” me on my condition. I did not have take drugs or have surgery. I now have zero pain and I feel like a new person."

Shelly Martinez - Patient

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30-6:30pm
Tues: 8:30-12:30pm
Wed: 8:30-6:30pm
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 8:30-6:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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About Dr. Boardman

I was first introduced to chiropractic care at the age of 10. Throughout high school I was very active in sports, particularly soccer and baseball. As I became more involved in athletics I noticed that when I got adjusted, not only did I perform better in games and competitions, but I also recovered much faster from the muscle soreness.

While playing college baseball, I met the shortstops’ father, who was a Chiropractor. He taught me specifically how the nervous system controls and affects every function of the body, and if the spine or other bones are out of alignment (subluxated), this can have a profound effect on the body. Eventually the shortstop and I went on to Life Chiropractic College West together.

Since graduating from Life Chiropractic College West in 1998, I have had the pleasure of practicing in Arizona. Prior to Chiropractic college, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico. I continue to further my education and stay current with treatment changes and recommendations, via ongoing post-graduate coursework.

I am one of a few practitioners specifically trained in the medical procedure known as Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, and we are the only clinic in the valley to utilize the FDA Cleared Z-Grav Tables to perform this treatment. In doing so, I am particularly dedicated to treating those suffering from chronic or severe neck/low back pain due to cervical/lumbar disc herniations, bulges, degeneration, sciatica, stenosis, and facet arthrosis.

My wife and I have six wonderful children and are very busy as you may expect. Outside the clinic I enjoy coaching soccer, playing with the kids, fishing and hunting. My son and I can also often be found refereeing US soccer (club) events around the valley and state.

I look forward to meeting you and your family!

~Dr. Boardman