Healthy Living with
Chiropractic Care

Resources and Opportunities to help you live pain free!

Experience Optimal Wellness

Living healthy through Chiropractic care is not just about adjustments and exams. At Mclaughlin Chiropractic Center, we believe in offering our patients additional opportunities and benefits that will help build on their typical adjustments and allow them to achieve optimum wellness via exercise, special membership opportunities and other materials.

The Chiropractic Handbook

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Chiropractic Care
I am unaware of any other health care field that requires as much patient information as the field of chiropractic. Being involved with chiropractic health care since 1986, I found myself answering the same questions on a daily basis. As a result, this book was created with its main intent to accurately educate the public on the fundamental principles of chiropractic care. 


McLaughlin Chiropractic patients are eligible for $0 set-up or initiation fees
For the past 21 years we have been providing the surrounding communities with quality fitness and recreation activities. We have over 40,000 sq ft of exercise space. We have a low pressure, friendly and family oriented approach to our business. The Sports Center features an indoor and Olympic size outdoor pool, a sauna and hot tub, group fitness activities, an indoor track and basketball court, child care services, a racquetball court, spin room and professionally trained personal trainers. For more information visit the Sports Center at or call 252-726-7070 for a tour of the facility.

TruFit Gym

McLaughlin Chiropractic patients are eligible for 9 months paid in full at $199
Embodies where fitness first began. We are Classic Fitness. With equipment, staff, and services that understand that everybody needs a different approach. At TruFIT Gym, our people have experience working with members to help make fitness a habit. Whether you are just embarking on your fitness journey or continuing your healthy habits with us, TruFit Gym is here for here for you every step of the way! We are committed to helping you reach your fitness goals. TruFit Gym strives to stay current with the latest and greatest fitness trends, equipment, and knowledge to help you acheive your potential. Come see what we are all about and you be the judge! Please visit or call 252-622-4070 for more information and to inquire about a free trial visit!

Recommendations for Gym Ball & Video Exercises

Download Gym Ball Exercises

We have included a series of exercises that you can do using a gym ball. These exercises are designed to help rehabilitate your spine at home. The following are the Exercise Guidelines we recommend:

  1. Begin very slowly and work your way up.
  2. Do each exercise approximately 5 times & hold for about 10 seconds each.
  3. These exercises are best done in the morning & evening to compensate for the sleep cycle.
  4. If you experience any pain, let us know as soon as possible & stop that specific activity.
  5. The more you stretch & exercise, the better your adjustments will hold & the better you will feel.

If you are interested in joining a local gym, you may view the arrangements we have with them by visiting our Gym Memberships tab on this page. Please ask us if you have any questions. Gym Balls are available in our office for only $27.00. We have three different sizes in stock and as they are fitted according to your height.

Week 1-2

Gym Ball: Bounce on the ball only. Perform this exercise 5-10 minutes daily.

Video Exercises: Begin either back or neck beginner stretches depending upon area of complaint. Each exercise should be done with 4 sets once daily holding for 10-15 seconds. The patient should perform 3-4 different stretches per area of complaint.

Week 3-4

Gym Ball: Perform exercises 2.7, 3.2 & 2.1 doing 1 set of 12 reps daily.

Video Exercises: Progress to intermediate back and/or mid back beginner depending upon area of complaint. Each exercise should be done with 4 sets once daily holding for 10-15 seconds each. (Patient can move to advanced stretching at this point if comfortable).

Week 5-6 and Beyond

Gym Ball: Perform exercises 2.7, 3.2 & 2.1 as well as implementing other exercises from the Gym Ball section at your own pace. Increase to 3 sets of 12 reps three times per week per exercise.

Video Exercises: Progress to neck or back advanced stretches and progress until you can perform all of them safely. It is recommended that 3-4 different stretches be performed per area of complaint.