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$99 Initial Consultation Exam & Spinal Decompression Treatment

$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment

*Cannot be combined with insurance

Welcome to Strand Spine Institute Serving Myrtle beach and Pawleys Island

Natural Healing & Chiropractic Wellness for Families since 1999.

Why Spinal Care is Key to Achieving Wellness

Throughout our everyday lives we experience pain that in some way be traced to our spine.  Our spine is the central core of our nervous system and these nerve fibers control the functions within our body – every organ, tissue and cell.  It is important to ensure that our spine is functioning properly to maximize our health daily and avoid many problems later in life.
Spinal health depends on removing nerve interference and maintaining movement.  Keeping active maintains and increases your body's ability to work properly and efficiently.  You may become physically injured by lack of being active, but in addition, your mental focus in life decreases.  You will become less productive and fall into a downward state of losing energy.  Eventually this may cause major problems with your body that become difficult to overcome.

We can get you started on your road to wellness and help you reach all of your health goals. Every person is unique; therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan.  The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.

Dr. Neil Fico
Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach Chiropractor | Strand Spine Institute | (843) 970-1939

12465 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Meet the Team

  • Dr.
    Neil Fico
    Managing Physician

    “We try to be proactive in health care – not reactive to crisis situations. Health is something you have to gain and maintain. We love to educate people about wellness as a way of life. Our goal at Strand Spine Institute is to help you restore your well-being. Our unique approach to care is what sets us apart. It is truly amazing to see each one of our patients live a pain-free lifestyle again.”

  • Kristy Whitehead

    “As a Lifestyle Therapist I partner with practitioners to give their clients the best care possible helping them gain the tools that they need to achieve their health goals through nutritional plans, proper nutrients, stress and weight management while assisting them with adopting healthy lifestyles to promote optimal health.”

  • Lisa S

    'As a patient care specialist, I work closely with our chiropractors in assisting and educating our patients to a better way of life. At Strand Spine Institute we are passionate about maximizing our clients' health and wellness and improving every quality of life.'


  • "Dr. Fico has been nothing short of a godsend to me…."
  • "I walked in with neck pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale. Dr. Fico worked me up with scans, x-rays and an examination and developed a treatment plan. I walked out two months later with a pain level of 2-3. Very happy me. I continue to go see Dr. Fico for regular treatments to stay well. Kristy, their nutritionist took me under her belt and provided me with natural remedies for my pain, anxiety, depression and stomach issues. I did a 10 day cleanse with guidance - Worth it! The staff is so very kind, compassionate and caring. I felt like I was going to see friends that cared about my entire wellbeing and health, not just my neck. Forever grateful!"
    - Sondra
  • "Meet with the expert practitioners at Strand Spine! You’ll enjoy the care, wisdom, guidance and accountability they provide. Working with Dr. Parada and Kristy Whitehead has helped me significantly in my progress towards a healthier, more productive life. My regular adjustments, prescribed exercises and nutrition plan have increased my energy levels, changed my eating habits and prepared me well for my marathon this past January. I’ve lost weight, increased my flexibility and feel great."
    - Brandon Schaefer
  • "Dr. Fico was referred to me by Dr. Waters an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have also been evaluated by Neuro Surgeons with no hope short of surgery. I was in constant lower back pain, unable to stand or walk without the help of a cane. Dr. Fico and his very professional staff treated my wife and I like family.

    Using the Spinal Decompression machine and spinal manipulation my compromised spine with two bulging discs, birth defects, began to heal. In only eighteen treatments I can now enjoy shopping for hours, travel in a car, vacation, and do normal house hold responsibilities without pain or limitations. I recommend the Strand Spine Institute to anyone that wishes to regain and maintain a healthy , happy life."
    - Roger
  • "I was worse off than I thought and we talked about a long term plan rather than the quick fix I was used to. After recommending the DRX9000 for treating my neck and back problems, I was on board. But I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest hopes. My skepticism disappeared when we saw the x-rays of my spine after I had finished my treatments. The space that was missing between my lower discs from the initial X-ray was now back significantly. Having a multitude of tools at his disposal like K-Laser treatment definitely helped in my recovery."
    - Billy Zorn
  • "Twice in the past month I have been disabled by a bad lower back condition when facing an upcoming important golf event. I could not even swing a golf club! Both time I sought the help of Dr. Fico and his team and the results were dramatic. In both cases I had an adjustment first, followed by electronic stimulation, and then and K-Laser treatment. Each time, I was able to play golf the next day and try to do so pain free! I can't say enough about the competence and effectiveness of the treatments at the Strand Spine Institute. It Works!"
    - Chris B

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Strand Spine Institute


8:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm






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