Meet Dr. Dale Enix of Atlanta-based Cumberland Chiropractic with nearly 20 years of experience. Dr. Enix is dedicated to bringing you better health and way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.
LYC: How long, and where, have you been in practice?
I’ve been in practice for 18 years. Atlanta has been my home city for my entire career.
LYC: What inspired you to become a Chiropractor?
Many years ago, I experienced significant back pain due to two herniated discs. Finding a pain solution proved to be a difficult process. I visited a doctor who recommended surgery, but that felt aggressive and something I wanted to avoid. Eventually, I visited a Chiropractor and after two weeks of consistent treatment, my pain was resolved and I felt great. At that moment, I knew I wanted to become a Chiropractor and help others with anti-drug, non-invasive treatments.
LYC: What’s one tip you often give patients?
Patients often treat back or neck sprains with heat. Avoid heat and use ice. Here’s my recommended method:
- Use ice for 20 minutes, every hour, three times in a row within a three hour period
- The first round treats the surface of the skin
- During the second round, the ice penetrates the muscle
- During the third round, the ice penetrates the irritated or inflamed joint
LYC: What are common reasons for patients to visit your office?
We see patients for a variety of issues. Most common are stress related injuries impacting the neck and back. Generally speaking, women carry stress in their upper back while men carry stress in the lower back. I frequently treat pregnant women as I’m trained in Logan Basic which is a low force, gentle technique which greatly benefits pregnant women and children as well.
LYC: Winter is upon us. Are there any seasonal issues that cause people to seek chiropractic care?
Some patients experience strains associated with aggressive yard work like raking leaves or shoveling snow (although snowfall isn’t terribly common in Atlanta). Treatment for strains could include consistent sessions of stimulation and adjustment that will alleviate pain and discomfort in a few days.
LYC: You have an exam room that features magnets from cities and countries around the world. How did your collection get started?
What started as gifts from patients turned into a growing collection over the course 10 years – I literally have hundreds of magnets! It’s a great conversation starter with new patients. They really enjoy checking them out.
LYC: What’s your ideal day at the office?
Quite simply, I enjoy staying busy and interfacing with new and existing patients. It’s a great feeling to treat patients and guide them along their road to recovery.