At Jackson Healing Arts, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the many services we offer in our Jackson, Missouri office.  For more information:  573-243-5495

Spinal Health

Spinal & Postural Screenings

services_posturePosture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

Weight Loss


I am thrilled you are reading this and in search of ways to improve your health!

We have helped many people achieve a more enjoyable life by helping them get back to a healthier weight.
It’s a wonderful feeling when you see someone start to lose weight but also see them understand how they are becoming healthier because of the foods they are (and aren’t) eating.  There is an observable moment in this process where a person reclaims a bit  more confidence in themselves and you can see it in their smile,  attitude, and eagerness to help others too.  Being healthy is addictive and so is the desire to  want to share it with others.  Please don’t hesitate to call (573-243-5095) with questions.  What makes this diet successful is not only the designed foods and plan but the support you will receive from myself and my staff.

Yours In Health,

Dr. Philip Pappas


Corrective Exercises

Corrective Exercises

services_exerciseWe teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

Lifestyle Advice

Lifestyle Advice

services_lifestyleWe often find it helpful to “coach” our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

services_nutritionWe provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? We can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.



services_physioTo complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Dr. Philip Pappas,  specific Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Jackson Healing Arts also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:

  • Ultrasound
  • Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
  • Microamperage neural stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Cryotherapy
  • Diathermy
  • Moist heat therapy
  • Paraffin bath
  • Work hardening rehabilitation program

Sports Physicals

Jackson Healing Arts provides sports physicals for $30.00

No appointment is needed.

We also perform “fundraising sport physicals” at school for large groups.

a portion of each physical will be donated back for the schools athletic needs.

Hormone Testing

Hormone Balancing

We offer simple, at home, saliva test kits that determine an accurate level of important hormones throughout the day. We are a start to finish, one-stop-shop, all natural approach to balancing hormones effectively. Our plant derived hormone creams allow a patient’s hormone levels to be exactly where they should be without the use of medications and side effects

Our physicians will guide you step by step on your journey to healthy living. Improvements you can expect after a full hormone work-up include…

  • Improved hair growth
  • Increased Libido
  • Decreased Hot Flash and Night Sweats
  • Increased Fertility
  • Less Periods and Decreased Flow
  • Improved Mood
  • and much more!!

Don’t let your imbalanced hormones hold you back from enjoying your life! 

Call us today to schedule an appointment for freedom and relief! 243-5095

Sports Injury

Achilles Tendinitis

What It Is: Tenderness in your lower calf near your heel that usually strikes when you push off you toes.

You’re at Risk: Men with a BMI of 25 or higher (a man who is 5’10” and weighs 175lbs, for example) who runs a nine-minute-per-mile pace or faster.

Why: The Achilles absorbs several times your ody weight with each stride. A faster pace and additional body weight put even more stress on this tendon.

Prevent It: Strengthen your calf muscles (with your toes on a step, lower and raise your heels). Stretch your calves (keep your heel on the ground, lift your toes back toward your shin).

Others at Risk: People who regularly run hills (the Achilles has to stretch more on inclines) and who have increased their mileage more than 10% per week (sudden increases in mileage strain the tendon).


Runner training knee painPatellar Tendinitis

What It Is: Pain in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.

You’re At Risk: Men with a BMI of 25 or higher or who have a history of playing basketball and have suddenly increased their weekly mileage.

Why: The patellar tendon helps your leg extend during running or jumping, but that repeated motion can create small tears in the tendon. After years of activity and then a sudden increase in mileage, your body may struggle to repair those tears. Extra body weight doesn’t help.

Prevent It: Keep you weight in check. Do squats to strengthen the patellar tendon and stretch you quads and hamstrings. Avoid increasing mileage by more than 10% percent per week.

Others At Risk: Runners with a history of tendon injuries; overpronators.


Plantar Fascitis

What It Is: Inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot that’s usually worst first thing in the morning.

You’re At Risk: Men over 40 who have a family history of the injury.

Why: The make-up of the tissue in the plantar fascia is stiffer in men and gets less flexible with age. Experts think it could be a genetic condition.

Prevent It: The fascia tightens overnight, so stretch your calves before getting out of bed (straighten your legs; flex your toes). Strengthen your calves with toe raises or eccentric heel drops.

Others At Risk: People who wear shoes that lack good arch support (flip-flops, ballet flats); pregnant women.


Iliotibial-Band Syndrome

What It Is: Inflammation in the band of fibers that runs along the outside of the knee to the top of the shin.

You’re At Risk: Women with a BMI higher than 21 (weighing 135lbs at 5’7″, for example) or higher who do a weekly long run of two hours or more and run hills often.

Why: Extra body weight puts a heavier load on the hips and more pressure on the IT band. Long runs fatigue the muscles that help stabilize women’s hips. The hips sag more than normal on each step, straining the band. During a hill workout, the knee stays bent longer, which also increases tension in the IT band.

Prevent It: Strengthen the muscle around the IT band with leg walking (loop a resistance band around both ankles and walk sideways in one direction, then the other). Use a foam roller to loosen the band (see

Others At Risk: People who run on slanted surfaces; runners with leg-length discrepancies.

Stop Smoking

We provide Auricular Therapy to assist with smoking cessation.

We use a needless approach to stimulate the points in the ear that are shown to dramatically improve your ability to kick the habit. 

The cost is $150.00 and includes two additional “booster” sessions, if necessary, for 3 months from your first treatment.

Auto Accident

Neck Pain, Back Pain, Headaches, Whiplash? We can help.

If You Have You Been Involved In An Auto Accident You Are not Alone.

If your auto accident seemed minor because of slow speeds or little damage to your vehicle, that doesn’t mean injury did not occur.  It can be a time of great concern.  At just 10mph, the body can be subjected to a force of 5 to 10 G’s.  The force of 10 G’s is greater than a fighter pilot would experience during aerial combat. 
Independent studies show that your body can violently move back and forth 6 to 10 times the speed your auto was going at time of impact.  In other words, a 5-10 mph crash, your neck can move at 50 to 100 miles per hour!  This is how G force can cause serious injuries at even low speeds. At Jackson Healing Arts our doctors are experts at detecting and correcting injuries resulting from auto accidents.

Whiplash is a term used to describe what happens to your head and neck in an automobile accident.  It can occur at any angle; head on collisions, rear-end impacts, from any corner, or from being T-Boned, which is impact from the side.   
The ill effects of a whiplash injury can occur instantly or it could be weeks, months or even years before symptoms occur.  Injuries to the neck caused by a sudden movement (head forward, back, or sideways) is commonly referred to as “whiplash” or “acceleration/deceleration injuries”.  Literally thousands of pounds of force is exerted upon the neck and spine of the whiplash victim.  These forces result in tearing of muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and in turn, can result in a displacement of the vertebrae of the spine (subluxation) which is a dysfunctional joint causing nerve irritation (pinched spinal nerves).  The results of such injuries can cause neck pain, shoulder and arm pain or numbness, elbow and hand pain or numbness, mid back pain, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision.  The injured areas lose the ability to function and loss of range of motion (stiffness) occurs. This is where whiplash pain comes from.  It’s most prevalent in the neck – but can happen to any area of the spine or body.

Symptoms of Whiplash 
Whiplash symptoms can include neck pain and stiffness, shoulder pain, headaches, back pain, arm pain, numbness or tingling in your fingers, dizziness or light headedness, mid back pain, low back pain, numbness or tingling down your legs.  Whiplash may also produce facial pain, ringing in the ears or hearing loss, vertigo, blurred vision, or even hoarseness.  Whiplash is real and painful.   You may experience one or many of the above symptoms.  Each person is unique in their injuries. 

The Problem With Whiplash 
The problem with whiplash is that very few doctors truly understand it.  Well meaning emergency room physicians, general medical doctors and physical therapists do not appreciate the extent of the pain and injuries of whiplash accident victims.  The end result is these people are often provided inadequate treatment to care for their injuries.  Don’t let this happen to you. Dr. Philip Pappas truly understands the pain you are going through.

Whiplash Injuries Can Remain Hidden For Weeks Or Months
Because of the body’s ability to adapt to injury, some whiplash injuries can remain hidden for weeks or months before pain or other symptoms surface.  By the time symptoms surface, many people have already signed their right s to treatment away.   Insurance companies know the facts and spend millions of dollars a year to hide them.   It is no secret that insurance companies may not have your best interest in mind and attempt to get you to prematurely settle your claim in order that they can avoid additional liability.  Their concern is not your health.  Their concern is to get you to settle for as little as possible.  If you do, what happens when hidden challenges begin surfacing?  Don’t let this happen to you.  Preserve your rights to receive the treatment you need. Do not sign anything until you have been thoroughly checked by a doctor that specializes in Auto injury trauma, like Dr. Philip Pappas.


Chiropractic is the most appropriate approach to these types of injuries.  Chiropractic care utilizes specific bone manipulations (Adjustments) to help normalize spinal function.  This is crucial in the beginning phases of healing to bring back proper motion, but return of functional joint motion usually requires 2-3 months of chiropractic care.    Active care allows the soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) to heal most effectively with minimal scar tissue and physical therapy can take from a few months up to a year to complete the healing process. 

Effects of Improper Treatment 
Improper treatment of whiplash injuries and all soft tissue injuries is a factor in a large percentage of the patient’s that finally present themselves to our clinic.  Most MD’s and DO’s prescribe muscle relaxors, pain medications, and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS). These drugs do nothing to correct the problem and only cover up the symptoms. 

The Good News! 
The good news is that Jackson Healing Arts has proven to be very effective in helping most whiplash victims identify and treat their whiplash injuries – without drugs or surgery.  
A study by Woodward, Cook, Gargan and Bannister found 93% of patients under chiropractic care for whiplash injuries had improved.  They further stated”…..”No conventional medical treatment has proven to be as effective as chiropractic.”

No Payment upfront!  We work with your attorney and insurance adjuster.  Payments are made to us when you have been released and the claim has been finalized.

Myofascial Release/ART

ART is a movement based massage system, which is extremely effective for accurately locating the cause of soft tissue discomforts and effectively resolving (or greatly improving) overuse and strain/sprain conditions. This technique is performed by the Doctors at Jackson Healing Arts, who have completed ART training courses and passed rigorous written and practical examinations.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

services_chiroWe provide advanced spinal correction utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Our Doctors have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

DOT Physicals

At Jackson Healing Arts, we offer DOT physicals.  Call for an appointment today:  573-243-5095