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Alpha Spine and Wellness

Alpha Spine and Wellness

Alpha Spine and Wellness

Dr. Joshua LeBlanc of Slidell’s Alpha Spine and Wellness practices a hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Dr. LeBlanc has broad diagnostic skills and is trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling. “Treating the cause of your pain is far more important than simply treating the pain.”

There are so many misconceptions about chiropractic care. Most people think of chiropractors treating neck and low back pain, but Dr. LeBlanc gets great results with many other injuries beyond the spine. By working on many overuse and sports injuries, Dr. LeBlanc is able to improve shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and even carpal tunnel. By creating individualized custom treatment plans, most muscular, bone, ligament or disc injury can be improved. Dr. LeBlanc treats patients from newborns to patients in their mid 90’s right now, so age is never a deterrent from treatment.

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All too often patients come to Dr. LeBlanc as a last resort after trying many other interventions. Dr. Le-Blanc works hand in hand with many medical doctors and surgeons in the area. His goal is to start with minimally invasive care to see if the injury can be cured without surgical or pharmaceutical interventions. Dr. LeBlanc can assess the damage with his exam, order x-rays or an MRI, treat the cause of the symptoms and then release the patient with maximal medical improvement. All of this is covered by most insurance policies and referrals are not needed for treatment. Dr. LeBlanc also understands limitations with his treatment protocols, and if there is no improvement in the first week or two, he refers out for additional imaging or assessment by the correct medical doctor for the given condition. Remember that surgery should always be the last resort, not the first!

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Dr. LeBlanc has been offering chiropractic and rehab care on the Northshore for over five years, but it wasn’t until about a year ago that he made the move to Slidell. The brand new office is located on Pontchartrain Blvd. It’s such a beautiful space decorated with soothing colors and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The name of the clinic…Alpha Spine and Wellness…is a tribute to God’s influence in moving Dr. LeBlanc to the east side of the parish. “I kept saying no to opening this office, but God kept saying yes!”

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In addition to relief from pain and rehabilitation from injuries, Alpha Spine and Wellness offers nutrition and dietary services. Carey Addison is the office manager and is very passionate about helping people achieve weight loss goals. As a certified trainer and a fitness coach, he has a program that is working wonders by helping people lose weight and keep it off. ProtiDiet is a pro-gram that takes away the pressure of meal preparation by including four meal replacements per day. That’s 28 meals per week and includes a weekly session to weigh, measure, and consult. And the best part about this program is the low price. It’s only $60 a week, and if you mention this article, they’ll waive the startup fee until the end of the year. When you’re tired of dieting with the same old rebound effect, come talk to Carey about this amazing program that works.

Dr. Joshua LeBlanc smiles when he tells me he wants to be the first person people think about when they are in pain! But in all seriousness, that’s exactly what the science of chiropractic medicine is all about: the first line of defense. If you’re a person who thinks you can benefit from this personal, hands-on experience, then check out Alpha Spine and Wellness on Facebook or at the website AlphaSlidell.com. If you’re a business or an organization that is sponsoring a wellness day or an Employee Appreciation Day, give Dr. LeBlanc a call at 985-707-7747, or drop by the beautiful new offices at 3648 Pontchartrain Blvd. in Slidell.

Testimonial # 1

Rhea

“I’ve been running ultra marathons since 2012. Dr. LeBlanc has been able to keep me running, literally. With consistent treatment from him, I have been able to finish three 100 mile trail races, multiple 50 mile races, and many marathons.”

Finishing Lake Martin 100 mile race March 21, 2015 (2nd place female; 9th overall)

Testimonial #2

Carolyn Jacobs (64)

At 64 years old, I was making a comeback into the power lifting completions.  3 weeks prior to the meet, I had a low back injury.  If it had not been for Dr. LeBlanc’s focused care leading up to the meet, I would not have been able to compete.  I felt great at the time of the meet and even ended up breaking 4 state records!

Carolyn Jacobs

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