Columbia Basin Herald – Columbia Basin Herald

8July 2020

MOSES LAKE– It ends up it was the ideal patch of land for Gregg Jones' brand-new clinic.

“Buying land in a village is difficult today,” said Jones, a chiropractic specialist whose brand-new center is increasing on Fifth Avenue across from the Moses Lake Library. “Literally, this was the one plot of land that fit all of our requirements.”

By criteria, Jones indicates parking, access to a main roadway and a central place in the city's downtown area.

“We needed area for rather some time. We've been bursting at the seams in our old structure for probably 10 years now,” Jones said of his soon-to-be previous center, which is near the intersection of West Third Avenue and Dogwood Street. “There's no parking; we deal with individuals who have trouble walking; it's not a good set up.”

But he's barely down on Moses Lake. He likes small-town life and came here particularly since he appreciates the rate and the neighborliness of Moses Lake.

“It's far more simple to be neighborly here,” he said.

Jones has actually been in Moses Lake adjusting spinal columns and assisting individuals recuperate from accidents and injuries for 25 years now. For 14 of those, Jones has practiced chiropractic under the banner of HealthSource, one of the country's biggest companies of chiropractic care.

The time has actually pertained to expand. He and his new service partner, Jeff Martin, have actually been dealing with their new clinic and must have it all set to receive patients on July 27 if all goes according to strategy.

For both Jones and Martin, the objective of chiropractic care is to help someone recuperate as rapidly and as easily as possible, and without surgery, whether they've been hurt, struggled with trauma, or are simply “out of change.”

To that, chiropractic practitioners apply “hands-on” pressure to the body, normally the spine, to alleviate discomfort. Jones said he can effectively deal with 80 percent of herniated back disc– an agonizing condition in which several of the discs between the spine bones have slipped out of location– compared to just 20 percent with surgery.

“The focus was on rehab, re-training the neurology that manages everything,” Jones stated. “We deal with disc herniations, back, and migraines are a huge thing. We have a huge success with that. Ninety percent of all migraines have a muscular-skeletal trigger.”

There are various types of chiropractic care, Martin stated. His clinic specializes in varied adjusting, “your timeless hands-on. We have the ability to branch out and meet our clients' needs.” Diversified is a combination of different sort of chiropractic methods and offers a professional optimum versatility in dealing with patients, Jones stated.

The new center is still a spacious hall, with a bare skeletal wooden outline of a receptionist's desk. But it will have sufficient space for 12 individuals to do rehabilitation work at the very same time, Jones stated, even with social distancing requirements.

“We will be social distancing for the foreseeable future,” Jones said.

HealthSource, which is a large, nationwide chain of franchise chiropractic care clinics, handles much of the marketing and all of the billing, accounting and adhering to state and federal regulations, making it easier for practitioners to do the job of looking after clients, Jones stated.

“They keep us in compliance,” Jones said. “Health care is a heavily managed occupation.”

A native of Sunnyside, Martin has only been a practicing chiropractic doctor for 6 months approximately. He and his other half, Emily, a specialist in health care interaction who is likewise helping run the new center, will ideally acquire the center when Jones, 51, decides to retire.

“Martin will ultimately kick me out,” Jones said.

Emily said she and her spouse are glad to have actually put down roots in Moses Lake and anticipate being able to help heal what ails individuals of this neighborhood.

“We fell in love with the neighborhood and the people and actually having the ability to supply these services to the backbone of America,” she stated. “Getting people out of discomfort, back to what they enjoy, that's substantial.”

Charles H. Featherstone can be reached at

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