Dr. James Tassell graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1985. He did his undergraduate study in Biology at Cedarville University. After practicing in Fort Worth, TX and Cincinnati, OH for 10 years, he opened Family Chiropractic Center in Bellefontaine in 1995.
Dr. Tassell is dedicated to improving his patients' quality of life through chiropractic. His chiropractic techniques include traditional manual manipulation as well as various types of low force instrument adjusting. Dr. Tassell’s approach to health care is to address the underlying cause of a patient’s condition rather than treating the symptoms alone. The science of physics and mechanics applies to the human body. Even a slight alteration in the body’s precision can result in disorders that overcome natural defenses.
Over the years Dr. Tassell has had the opportunity to help people in many circumstances and professions. As a member of the Christian Chiropractic Association, he has traveled to villages in Eastern Europe to provide chiropractic care. He has served as the chiropractor for Cats and The Phantom of the Opera productions in Cincinnati, various athletes, and hardworking folks dealing with everyday stresses and strains.
Dr. Tassell lives in Logan County with his wife Sandra. They have three grown children: Abigail, Caitlin, and Andrew. During his spare time, Dr. Tassell enjoys working out, biking, skiing, and spending time with family. He is a member of the Christian Chiropractic Association, Ohio State Chiropractic Association.
What Is Chiropractic
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. We seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of our patients as well as to educate them on how they can improve their own health with exercise, ergonomics and other lifestyle changes
Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs nor do they perform surgery. Spinal manipulation, or adjustments, and other treatments focus on restoring and maintaining whole body health.
Manipulation treats subluxations, a subluxation occurs when a spinal vertebra becomes misaligned and may compress spinal nerves and cause pain. Manipulation involves applying pressure to a specific area to release the vertebra so it can freely align itself. Sometimes several adjustments are necessary until soft tissues connected to the vertebra remember their correct positions. The patient may be seated or lying down during an adjustment.
We use many different types of adjustment techniques such as manual manipulation, soft tissue trigger point release work, drop table adjustments and instrument adjustments. Sometimes, when vertebra are adjusted, a popping noise is heard. This noise is created as tiny pockets of gas are released from the joints.
Other Treatments Used
- Lumbar Decompression Therapy - for treatment of disc herniation/compression
- Carpal Tunnel decompression - for non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Electric muscle stimulation
- Stretching and exercises