Chiropractor Pawleys Island SC

Strand Spine Institute

Welcome to Strand Spine Institute located in Pawleys Island SC. If you are in search of a chiropractor in Pawleys Island SC, it makes sense to choose an experienced doctor you can trust. Our comprehensive approach at Strand Spine Institute ensures that we give you the best opportunity to achieve health.

Rest assured, you will be in good hands with the chiropractic team at Strand Spine Institute. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team in Pawleys Island SC. We are here to help you achieve your health goals.


When visiting our office, we help you overcome all obstacles. Start living pain-free today!


After taking your health history into account, your chiropractor will perform a physical examination. Your chiropractor may feel your spine, joints, and examine your range of motion.


A chiropractic exam will be thorough and may include X-rays, orthopedic tests, and neurological tests.

Spinal Exam

To determine what parts of your spine would require chiropractic treatment, your chiropractor will likely use a palpation technique to find what areas of your spine's mobility are restricted.


Many healthcare providers employ the use of x-rays for diagnostic purposes, including chiropractors. They are useful in helping identify the source of a problem, its potential severity, and potentially guiding the course of treatment.

Experience & Patient Care is what sets us apart

Our mission at Strand Spine Institute has always been to offer the most advanced and effective treatment tailored to each patient’s unique condition and needs.

My name is Dr. Neil Fico and I have been a chiropractic physician for 20+ years on the Grand Strand. I feel very blessed to call Pawleys Island SC both the place where I serve my community and call home. I promise that when you visit Strand Spine Institute; we will do our very best to offer the most compassionate care as you experience our state-of-the-art facility.

Whatever your needs may be: corrective chiropractic adjustments, Summus Laser treatment, or spinal disc decompression therapy our integrative approach is meant to both relieve pain and correct the underlying condition.

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How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Chiropractic works by making carefully placed adjustments to realign your spine. These adjustments allow the muscle tissues to properly support the spine and vital neurological processes that occur within it. When the spine is able to function without interference, the body is better able to facilitate healing, thereby relieving pain and restoring health in a variety of ways.


What causes acute neck or back pain?
Acute pain by definition is a symptom of less than three months in duration. It can be intense pain which can be caused by trauma to the neck or back, wear and tear of the spine, or varying stresses that can cause injury of the tissues surrounding it.

How does Strand Spine Institute treat acute neck and back pain?
Managing physician Dr. Neil Fico is highly skilled and educated and has over 20 years of experience treating different types of acute spinal injuries. He will begin by assessing your acute pain and taking a complete history and thorough spinal examination. Spinal x-rays will be taken and a sit down report of your examination and x-ray findings will be performed. If further diagnostic evaluation is necessary, to determine the cause of your pain a referral will be given.

Dr. Fico will then determine the best course of care for your specific neck or back condition.

At Strand Spine Institute we offer a number of treatment types which enables Dr. Fico to select the best care of your back or neck injuries. From Summus Laser therapy which treats acute pain and swelling due to acute ligament, tendon, or disc injuries. We also offer DRX 9000 non-surgical spinal disc decompression which treats pain and injury of the spinal discs and nerve caused by back or neck disc bulge or herniation. Dr. Fico will explain your condition and recommend the best course of care to treat your acute back or neck pain.

If you are suffering from neck or back pain and want to fix the problem click here and start the road to living pain-free!


What is a bulging or herniated disc?
Different terms may be used to describe a spinal disk injury. A bulging disc (protrusion) occurs when the annulus or outside layers of the disc remains intact, but forms an outpouching that can press on the spinal nerves causing pain. A herniated disc (also called a ruptured disc) occurs when the disc annulus, cracks, or ruptures, allowing the gel-filled nucleus (disc center) to squeeze out.

What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of a disc protrusion (bulge) or herniation vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, and the location of the disc in the spine. You may feel pain like an electric shock in your back, neck, arms, or legs. It can increase when standing, walking, sitting, or bending. Sometimes the pain is accompanied by tingling or numbness of the arms, hands, legs, and feet. If the disc injury is pressing on nerves in areas that affect certain organs it can alter normal body function which requires immediate medical attention.

Please click here to learn more about how we treat spinal disc injuries at Strand Spine Institute.

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