Your Chiropractor in Lake Charles
Dr. Gary V. Mertz
Dr. Gary V. Mertz has been a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic for over 25 years. He studied Biological Sciences, Human Biophysics, and Spinal Biomechanics at San Jose State University in San Jose, California and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Sunnyvale, California. Dr. Gary received advanced certifications in the field of Chiropractic including: Electro-Diagnostics and Advanced Studies, and Certified Instructor of Spinal Mechanics and Human Biophysics.
Dr. Mertz has participated in: The American Biomechanical and Bioengineering Association, The Chiropractic Association, The Vertebral Subluxation Research Institute, The World Chiropractic Association, and The American Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Mertz attributes his decision to become a Doctor of Chiropractic after his own crippling injury and recovery due to Chiropractic Spinal Care. When Dr. Gary was 16 years old, he was paralyzed by a football injury. Several bones in his back were broken. The injury caused pressure on his spinal cord due to misalignments known as vertebral subluxation. He was unable to walk or even sit straight up and had no control over his lower body. Doctors told his parents that back surgery was necessary to repair his spine, and that he would never play sports again.
His parents decided to get a second opinion from a Chiropractor. Within a few short weeks of gentle Chiropractic adjustments he was able to get up and walk again. Within 6 months of Chiropractic Rehabilitation he was able to play football and even participated in the California State Championship in springboard diving for his high school swim team. Since his amazing recovery, attributed to Chiropractic care, Dr. Gary and his family have sought to expand the public awareness of this natural approach to healthcare.
Dr. Gary Mertz has two brothers who also became Chiropractors due to sports injuries. Together the three of them have been very influential in the field of Chiropractic. Their inspiration for advancing the field developed into teaching to the profession of Chiropractic. The Mertz brothers have traveled the world teaching spinal adjusting techniques, postural correction, and Chiropractic technologies, philosophies, and sciences. They have taught these methods in Australia, Europe, Central America, and throughout the United States. As leaders in the profession, one of the brothers, Dr. CJ Mertz, is a past President of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA).
Dr. Gary Mertz is highly trained, with over 25 years of experience in the treatment of severe trauma, and accident injury victims such as spinal ‘Whiplash’ from auto, motorcycle, and 18-wheel truck crashes. Dr. Gary has also worked with professional and Olympic athletes, including rodeo teams. He has helped these athletes recover from injuries and increase their performance output levels.
How We Help Our Patients
Are you looking for a chiropractor in Lake Charles you can trust with your health and body? 100% Chiropractic at Lake Charles Chiropractic provides chiropractic care for people of all ages—from infants to seniors. We believe in wellness care to prevent the bigger aches, pains, and sicknesses. We also see time and time again how chiropractic care helps people improve their quality of life by reducing and even eliminating pain and improving range of motion, which is essentially important after an accident or sports injury prompts chiropractic care. Some of the conditions chiropractic helps with are:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Family Wellness
- Sports Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Prenatal Care
If you have been just coping with pain or have been meaning to find a chiropractor for wellness purposes, at 100% Chiropractic we are your people. We treat each patient as an individual, finding out how we can serve each one and get their bodies to 100%. Several of our focuses are:
- Wellness Care for the Family: We treat anyone, no matter what age. From a newborn infant to a senior citizen, each person can benefit from the stimulation of the nervous system and proper alignment that adjustments provide. Adjustments are tailored to each patient and their comfort level. Obviously, an adjustment on a newborn doesn’t look like an adjustment on someone training for a triathlon.
- Accident and Sports Injury Chiropractic: Have you been in a car accident, had a rough fall, or sustained a sports injury? There can be serious repercussions to the body if your body heals from an accident without being in the proper alignment first. After experiencing an accident or a sports injury chiropractor services are essential as you might deal with pain daily if you don’t reinforce proper alignment through adjustments while healing.
- Massage Therapy: Massage therapy and chiropractic care go hand-in-hand at this Lake Charles chiropractic clinic. If our chiropractors think your treatment could be enhanced by massage therapy, we will suggest you see one of our therapists to aid your healing.
Why 100% Chiropractic?
At 100% Chiropractic we want to make a change in our community. We strive to see our community members and patients feeling 100%. Whether that means they can get through the workday without getting a headache, running that race without getting an injury, or chasing your toddlers around all day, we are committed to seeing success from your treatments. From your chronic pain to your one-time sports injury our chiropractors in Lake Charles are your resource for complete health and well-being.
Our motto is “100% Integrity, 100% Commitment, 100% Chiropractic.” We suggest the care you need to heal and maintain a healthy lifestyle depending on the cause of your pain, your goals for activity, and from reviewing x-rays of your spine if necessary. Our chiropractors are dedicated to our patients and highly trained. Seeing people heal and maintain a healthy lifestyle is the biggest motivator here.
We know there are many chiropractors in Lake Charles, and we are honored each time someone new chooses to walk into this Lake Charles chiropractic office and trust their health to us. We want to support our community by helping them stay active, reduce and eliminate pain, and teach them about wellness care instead of only looking to the medical community when they are sick. Come see us at our Lake Charles 100% Chiropractic office, and we will get you moving and living at 100%.
Phillip Savoy began working with Dr Gary Mertz in 2010. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, he is a Licensed Physical Therapy Aide and has several certifications in Rehab including: trained in RockTape application and Certified as a Functional Movement Expert in the Functional Movement System and Cage Motion which utilizes corrective exercises for proper performance and function of the body.