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To bring health and happiness through modern chiropractic care, massage therapy, phisiotherapies, and rehabilitation. We have served the community since 1957-We were the first on Dixie Highway, and we are still the best!

CALL US TODAY! 502-448-5241

Does this describe you?

Auto accident ... Work or Sports Injury ... Neck & Back Pain
Shoulder or Hip Pain ... Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ... Arm & Leg Pain or Numbness
Hand & Foot Pain ... Disk Problems ... Stiffness ... Headaches.

We can help. Call Cardinal Chiropractic and Massage today. Our experienced doctors, licensed massage therapists and trained staff have been helping patients feel better for years.

Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Each year more than 15 million Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels and much more.

Make an appointment today and let our highly qualified doctors, licensed massage therapists and expertly trained staff help you take the first steps to feeling better.

Feel free to Ask the Doctor any questions you might have right here on our site. Learn more about massage therapy or read about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle including chiropractic care in our monthly newsletters.

Fibromyalgia did not exist 40 years ago. Conditions like it were known as Epstein-Barr or chronic fatigue syndrome. In 2018, on Dixie Highway in particular, or anywhere in the 40216 area code, there is just too much stress for the human body to endure. If you imagine the human body and the amount of stress it can take, when that point is reached the body is overloaded with physical, chemical, and emotional stress that must go somewhere. This stress over flows into the surrounding muscle tissue. There are approximately 18 stress points on the human body that are common to doctors and patients alike. Some are above and around the shoulder blades, some are on the inside (median) knee, and this is just a general guide, as these trigger points can form in other area. Fibromyalgia can cause unbearable pain as well as fatigue and depression, and are a debilitating problem that has reached epidemic levels in our fast-paced society.

Just a quick look at the 6 lane traffic on Dixie Highway can make anyone a believer in the power of the mind and body to affirm that the environment we live in can contribute to stress, and thus, fibromyalgia. Those who live in the 40216 zip code in Shively know firsthand how much stress we have to endure just leading our daily lives. Don’t believe me? Come down to Cardinal Chiropractic and sit in our parking lot and just watch the faces of the motorists as they try to cross two lanes of busy traffic to get in the “suicide”, or middle lane just to get home from work or do an errand. Alternatively, if you had the time you could spend a day on Dixie Highway, and before long you would either come upon, or witness, a traffic accident. Car wrecks, truck wrecks, work-related car wrecks, they are all a part of a typical day in 2018 on Dixie Highway.

Cardinal Chiropractic has been treating car wrecks in the 2016 zip code and surrounding areas since the 1950’s. We also have had great success treating fybromyalgia without drugs or surgery. We love our patients and do not want anyone suffering from this terrible condition needlessly. Call us today at 502-448-5241, we can help!

Migraines and Chiropractic

Published September 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Migrane headaches can be really debilitating. The headaches appear to affect women more then men. Women should give chiropractic a try, as the medicines to combat migraine headaches can be laden with side effects as well as costly. Chiropractic has been shown to be very effective with migraines. Cardinal Chiropractic can help. Call us at 502-448-5241 or schedule online.

What to do after a car accident part 1

Published September 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

What to do after a car accident Part 1

Auto accidents can really ruin your day. Not only are car accidents frightening, they can be enormously stressful. Immediately after the accident you must make sure you and your passenger(s) are all ok. If you or your passenger have any clear fluid coming from the nose or ears, this is a sign of a possible brain injury and emergency care is essential. Have some one call 911 or an ambulance.

One of the first things you must do is notify your insurance company. If you have no insurance, you may still be able to get treatment for your injuries if the accident was not your fault. Make sure you get the police officers full name, badge number and phone number if possible. You may need to talk to the officer at a later date.

The physics involved in an auto accident must be considered when evaluating the impact of the accident on the human body. The force of a moving motor vehicle is extreme. Being struck by a vehicle moving at just 10 miles an hour can be equivalent to catching a 40 pound bag of cement from a second story window! The spine is protected by muscle ,tendons and ligaments, which can be damaged with even minor collisions. Whiplash is a common result of such impacts. The neck has five muscle layers, and these muscle fibers generally run from the back of the skull to the top of the shoulders. These muscle fibers can be easily stretched or torn when the force of an impact goes into the body. Imagine strands of spaghetti being pulled at either end. The spaghetti would tear at some point. The same happens with muscle fibers in the cervical area. After these muscles are stretched and torn, if left untreated scar tissue formation may occur, which restricts the patients range of motion. It is easy to find someone who has had such a problem. Symptoms ranging from headaches to hand pain can be traced back to an accident as a teenager.

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Car accidents happen frequently on Dixie Highway and surrounding areas. Usually an ambulance will show up on the scene. Beware of unauthorized people showing up on the scene that are ambulance chasers! This happened to me after I got in a wreck a few months ago. I couldn’t believe it, I told the guy to @#@$ off!

If you get in a car wreck, you should ice the areas where it hurts. We can help, call us at 502-448-5241 or you can schedule right from the top left part of our home page!

PRP Chiropractors, Shively Chiropractors, Dixie Highway Chiropractors may be consulted. We have been in business the longest and we strongly believe we are the best! Call us today at 502-448-5241

Cardinal Chiropractic and Whiplash

Published November 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Cardinal Chiropractic has been treating whiplash injuries for over 50 years.We changed our name to Cardinal Chiropractic, but we have been offering great care to patients since the late 1950’s.mike-baker-rick-pitino

If you are looking for a louisville chiropractor we are here for you! Of all the Shively Chiropractors we have been around for over 50 years! Our founding doctor began in the 1950’s. Dr. Granis, our founder, was the first Louisville Chiropractor in the south end, beginning across the street from our Dixie Hwy office. Of all the chiropractors in Louisville, we are among the oldest in the city. Call us at 502-448-5241, or email us at cardinalchiropractic1@gmail.com.

Hey Vets, did you know that the VA now covers your Chiropractic and massage therapy? Simply ask your VA office to fax us approvals for your visits to us. Sometimes the VA will first fax us a authorization for an exam, and after we let the VA office know about our exam findings we will then get 24 visits approved by the VA for you!

Cardinal Chiropractic has a deep appreciation for all VETS that have served our great country. We are proud to serve you!
Schedule an appointment with your VA office and demand your chiropractic! VA Chiropractors in Shively, VA in the 40215 40216 area code. Have the VA fax us at 502-448-1555 your authorized visits today? For any additional questions or concerns, call us at 502-448-5241 or email us at cardinalchiropractic1@gmail.com.

Kynect Doctors in Louisville

Published April 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized


We are proud to announce that Cardinal Chiropractic was chosen by the Kynect or medicaid providers, meaning, we are now in the kynect network!

Did you know that Louisville Chiropractors are very happy to refer you to pain management, orthopedic doctors, or kynect doctors in 40216, kynect doctors in Shively?!

We have a great relationship with Kynectors, Kynect, medicaid, and if you are look for chirocare from kynect Doc, Kynect Doctors, Kynect Doctors in Shively, Kynect Doctors in 40214 or Kynect Doctors in 40216, or kynect doctors in 40215, we are there for you to help! CALL us at 448-5241 or email us at cardinalchiropractic1@gmail.com Call us at 448-5241 or email us at cardinalchiropractic1@gmail.com

We accept ALL of the new healthcare reform act providers in Kentucky. Wellcare, Coventry Care, Passport, Passport Advantage, Caresource, and Kentucky Medicaid! We want to make sure that if you live in the 40216 area code, live near Dixie Hwy, or anywhere near U of L, O’Charleys, Texas Roadhouse, you have easy access to our office! We are 5 minutes from the fairgrounds, 10 minutes from The University of Lousiville, and are very convenient to the Watterson Expressway. If you have been involved in an auto accident or workman’s compensation injury, we are in all networks. We also urge all VA patients to get a referral from your Primary Health Care Provider. No referral is needed for Kentucky Medicaid or Medicare patients.  Call us at 502-448-5241 today to get you or one of your loved ones scheduled.

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Kentucky Medicaid Chiropractors 40216, we are in network! Come see us today!







Whether your pain is from arthritis,  fibromyalgia, or a car accident, you need to find a way to get your pain under control. What’s the best approach to do that?

The first step in pain management is scheduling an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain and learn which pain management approach is often the most effective for it. There are many different pain management options available: You can find the right treatment combination to get the relief you need.

Before you try to treat your pain, it’s important to understand pain itself.

“The International Association for the Study of Pain came up with a consensus statement,” says Judith Scheman, PhD, program director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. I think that’s extraordinarily important. When we focus only on the sensory aspect, we fail to appreciate the suffering component of the pain, which is important to recognize because pain is not what occurs at the periphery.”

Why Do People Experience Pain Differently?

Pain is real and it’s physical — there’s no mistaking that. But pain is measured and specific to one person based on that person’s perception of the pain, and that’s why everyone’s pain is different.

“What the brain perceives is indisputably modifiable by emotions,” notes Scheman. That means that people who are fearful of pain, depressed, or anxious may experience pain differently, and perhaps more severely, than someone who has pain but isn’t experiencing those other emotions.

Pain Management: Treating Mind and Body

Scheman stresses the importance of approaching pain both physically and emotionally and addressing “people as entire human beings.” So while chronic pain medication can be effective and important for pain management for many people, it isn’t the only tool available when it comes to pain treatment, and it shouldn’t be the only tool that’s used.

Medications. “There are a lot of medications that are prescribed for pain,” says Scheman, although she notes that opioids (narcotics) and benzodiazepines may not be the best options. Those treatments “have their own problems, and there are no good studies on using opioids for long periods of time for the treatment of chronic pain.”

Types of chronic pain medication used include:

  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), including ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Antidepressants, which can improve sleep and alleviate pain
  • Anti-seizure medications, which can be effective in treating pain related to nerve damage or injury
  • Steroids, like dexamethasone and prednisone, to alleviate inflammation and pain

Therapy. Therapy can be aimed at both the mind and the body. Says Scheman, “I try to look at any of these therapies as not being purely physical or purely psychological — we are always a mixture of both of those things.”

  • Chiropractic  is a very important part of any pain management program. Pain can be worsened by exercise that isn’t done correctly (or interpreted incorrectly as pain rather than overuse), and a physical therapist can tailor the right exercise regimen for you. Proper exercise slowly builds your tolerance and reduces your pain — you won’t end up overdoing it and giving up because it hurts.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy allows people to “learn and have a better understanding of what the pain is from, and what they can do about it,” says Scheman. This therapy is really about understanding the role of pain in your life and what it actually means for you, add Scheman.

Other pain management options. A variety of approaches and modalities can help you deal with both the physical and emotional parts of pain:

  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visual imagery, as simple as picturing a peaceful scene, for example
  • Biofeedback, which teaches control over muscle tension, temperature, heart rate and more
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Massage Therapy

Call 448-5241 for a solution to your pain.