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What can a Sarasota, Florida chiropractor can help you with? This is a very popular question. Everyone thinks of a chiropractic when they have back or neck pain, but not many people think of them when they are suffering from allergies, disc problems, headaches or fibromyalgia.

At Rist Chiropractic and Wellness we will meet all of your chiropractic needs. Dr. Rist has been thoroughly trained in performing chiropractic adjustments and many different techniques, such as Gonstead, Diversified, Drop Table, Activator, SOT and Pettibon. Dr Rist is fully committed to finding the right technique to provide a comfortable adjustment for your needs.


At Rist Chiropractic we offer full a chiropractic treatment.  Dr. Rist understands that people come here in pain and always does his best to provide you with as pain free of an adjustment that he can.   If you are particular to a certain technique, Dr. Rist is trained in many different techniques to meet each patient’s needs.  Whether you prefer an adjustment by instrument such as activator or a by hand gentle adjustment or a more firm adjustment, Dr. Rist is fully capable to meet your needs.

To better serve you and to make your adjustments last longer, we often pair chiropractic adjustments in combination with massage or physical therapy modalities.  We do our best to get you out of pain quickly and teach our patients home exercises to help the problem heal faster and improve your health


Automobile Accidents

Have you been involved in an automobile accident that has left you with whiplash? Whiplash is any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause neck strain. The sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck. If you are having neck pain and looking for ways to alleviate the pain, we can help. Chiropractic care is proven to help both soft tissue and structural injuries caused by whiplash.  There are specific, low force manual adjustments that we perform at Rist Chiropractic and Wellness in Sarasota FL for those that suffer from whiplash and other injuries due to a car accident.  It’s very important to make sure that pressure is removed off the nerves and motion is restored.  Call us today to begin your healing and put this accident behind you.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common condition especially for people that use computers a significant amount. This occurs due to the repetitive movements combined with poor posture. Most of the nerves in the body run through the spine, including the nerves that run into your fingertips. Chiropractic adjustments and proper posture can help relieve the stress and pressure on your nerves and joints.


One of the most common conditions suffered by middle age to elderly citizens in Sarasota FL is known as sciatica. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve that runs through the sacrum (tailbone) and down the back of the legs is irritated or pinched from a misaligned vertebra. Sciatica can be caused by a misalignment or due to a muscular problem. If a person has a disc issue or experiences muscles spasms in the low back, their pain may be worse due to the increased pressure. Those suffering from sciatica experience shooting, sharp, burning pains down the back of their leg. It is not very common to experience this pain in both legs simultaneously.  At Rist Chiropractic and Wellness, we will properly treat this problem without surgery or medication. Contact us today and find out how.


What is Osteoarthritis? It is described as a degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints. Chiropractic care for Osteoarthritis is often forgotten as a valid type of treatment. We work with the body and joints that have been affected and yet unaffected to restore proper movement. This is important because at Rist Chiropractic and Wellness we are concerned with treating your entire body. Call Rist Chiropractic and Wellness today to be properly diagnosed. At Rist Chiropractic and Wellness we will perform a thorough exam and specific adjustments to restore movement and give you relief.

Pinched Nerves

What is a Pinched Nerve? A "pinched nerve" is the name given to the uncomfortable sensation, pain, or numbness caused when increased pressure leads to irritation or damage to a peripheral nerve (A peripheral nerve is one that is outside the brain and spinal cord.). A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. A pinched nerve can occur at a number of sites in your body.


Fibromyalgia is defined as chronic, widespread pain and affects almost 6 million Americans. Today there is not a lot of knowledge as to what causes it but the symptoms include pain throughout the body, especially the joints. People suffering from fibromyalgia describe the pain as mild or severe burning, aching, sharp, shooting and radiating. Because of this widespread, chronic pain it is common for the condition to bring on headaches, depression and/or anxiety. Today there is not a known cure but research is showing that chiropractic adjustments have provided relief for those suffering from fibromyalgia. At Rist Chiropractic and Wellness we perform a thorough exam and provide care the strengthens the entire body by relieving stress on the nervous system.

Neck & Back Pain

It is common to experience neck or back discomfort at some point in the day. Poor posture, a life of micro traumas, toxins and much more will create subluxations within the spine. These subluxations will lead to pain because of the compressed nerves and discs. If these aches and pains are left untreated, muscle spasms and increasing pain may occur. If left untreated for a long enough period of time, nerves can eventually die which may lead to more serious consequences. At Rist Chiropractic and Wellness, we are here to rid your body of these subluxations and relieve you pain.



Headaches, some people live with them daily. What people don’t know is that more than three headaches a year is not normal. There are many factors that can lead to headaches, such as loud noises, stress or hunger, but it may not be the underlying cause. The most common cause behind headaches is muscular tension in the neck and shoulders.  These tight muscles can cause stress on the surrounding vertebrae which can lead to pain and headaches.. A combination of massage and chiropractic adjustments can relieve the muscular tightness and restore structure to the neck. Regular chiropractic care can relieve and prevent headaches. Come to Rist Chiropractic and Wellness and just ask our patients!