About Dr. Khalsa
Dr. Ryan Khalsa is from Newington, New Hampshire, and is now serving at the facilities of Whole Life Health Care at 100 Shattuck way Newington, NH 03801. Dr. Khalsa graduated from Life Chiropractic College West with the highest academic honors, Summa Cum Laude, with a Doctorate in Chiropractic (DC) in 2011. He has been providing chiropractic services in an outpatient setting since 2010, and in 2013 was also awarded the title DACNB, Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He is the only diplomate of chiropractic neurology in New Hampshire. He continues to take over 100 hours of continuing education a year, well over the required amount for state licensure, to provide the highest level of service to his patients.
What we do
Novel neurological interventions
Therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation
Video Gait Analysis
If you or a loved one are looking for care for any number of common neurological or spinal conditions including:
headaches and migraines
Disc bulges & herniation
Frozen shoulder & shoulder pain
Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, arms and legs
Pregnancy related pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tennis and Golf elboW
Or you have other issues that you have questions about, don’t hesitate, Dr. Khalsa is happy to speak with you and answer any questions you might have. We are currently accepting new patients and accept a wide variety of insurances and forms of payment, as well as a very affordable cash plan.
If you have any questions at any time, please don't hesitate to contact our Portsmouth chiropractic office here.
Read more about Dr. Khalsa's treatment HERE
The Neurology of Chiropractic
The spine is very important to the function of the brain. Movement in the spine provides feedback to the brain to tell you where you are in space. By assessing spinal segmental motion, pelvic and hip alignment, posture, and spinal curvature among other things, we gain a functional picture of your spine. We then connect that to a neurological assessment looking at balance and stability, accuracy of movement, head/eye reflexes, and more, followed by treatments to address any deficiencies we see. These may include the chiropractic adjustment, exercises, or other active or passive modalities.
One under-appreciated reason a trained chiropractor will give a chiropractic adjustment, is to provide feedback to the brain from the spine. Because the human brain is ‘sensory driven’, we can only function and respond properly if we have proper input from our receptors. Joints can become "hypomobile" with age, arthritis, and trauma, and consequently we expect to see decreased neural feedback from these joints. The adjustment provides a barrage of proprioceptive feedback to the brain by firing joint mechanoreceptors and muscle spindles, and creating movement through joints. This results in not only better joint feedback and "awareness", but also decreased pain, increased range of motion, and improved function.
Phase 1: Relief Care- Symptom Driven
If you are in pain when you come into our Portsmouth chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity and duration of the pain or underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need treatments 2-3 times per week to start.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care- Dysfunction Driven
Once pain has resolved, we will continue to work on any dysfunctions which do not always resolve as quickly as the pain. If the underlying dysfunction remains, the symptoms will return. During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are trained to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments weekly to monthly in this phase, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer having pain OR dysfunction, it is important to come in for periodic visits to make sure this continues. This is especially true if you have had the problem for a long period of time, or if your job, lifestyle, etc. continue to contribute to the problem. We recommend a regular visit or ‘tune up’ once every 4-6 weeks, based on your lifestyle and goals.