THE ST. LOUIS BONE AND JOINT CENTER
FAMILY AND SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC
Quality Care You Can Trust
Dr. Werner strives to heal the body through chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue management, and other manual therapy techniques.
Reducing Pain. Restoring Function.
Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments often causes poor health and function, even in areas far removed from the spine itself. Misalignments happen every day, from car accidents to sports and exercise, to every day functions like sitting and sleeping. As these misalignments accumulate, they reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may prevent a portion of your body from responding optimally.
Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic care doesn’t use drugs or surgery to relieve pain and restore function; rather, an adjustment corrects the misalignment, freeing up your body to recuperate on its own.
While the two most common reasons people seek out a chiropractor are back pain and neck pain, chiropractic techniques accomplish much more. Proper care can help with headaches, neck pain, and sciatica, pain and loss of function that may result from car accidents, sports injuries, heredity and other situations.
Soft Tissue Management
At The St. Louis Bone and Joint Center - Family and Sports Chiropractic, Dr. Eric Werner utilizes Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.). A.R.T. is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. These soft tissue structures can become adhered to one another creating dense, tough scar tissue inside the body, often resulting in musculoskeletal pain. When adhesions form they interfere and alter the proper motion of the muscles and joints.
A.R.T. is often the main soft tissue treatment for collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes, but can help any patient regardless of their athletic prowess.
A.R.T. can help reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain associated with, but not limited to: headaches, back pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, knee pain, tennis elbow, shin splints, little leaguers elbow, and nerve entrapments.
Wellness Visits/General Health Checkups
Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy! At The St. Louis Bone and Joint Center - Family and Sports Chiropractic, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed. Schedule an evaluation today for the whole family and see how we can get you or your loved ones feeling great!
At the St. Louis Bone and Joint Center, we offer massage therapy that heals and reinvigorates. Many of our patients see us on a recurring basis simply to recharge and rejuvenate. Our therapist offers full body massage, incorporated with light stretching. She also offers (when needed), cupping therapy!
We think once you feel the benefits of massage therapy, you'll make massages a part of your healthy lifestyle
Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Werner today to see how he can help you!
Hours of operation
Monday and Wednesday
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
*Hours are also available by appointment
DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
Everything you'll need to bring with you on your first visit!
If you have any questions or concerns about these documents, or you cannot print them at home, don't worry!
We can answer all of your questions in the office, and if it's more comfortable, you can fill them out there!
The St. Louis Bone and Joint Center is conveniently located in South County with proximity to St. Louis City and several major interstates.
(314) 351-2500 (office)
(314) 351-2877 (fax)
INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED
AARP MEDICARE COMPLETE
AMERICAN SPECIALTY HEALTH
ANTHEM AND ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD
GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE
MEDICARE and MISSOURI MEDICAID (Referral Required)
WellFirst Health (SSM EPO)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN INCLUSIVE LIST! (THESE ARE JUST THE MOST COMMON INSURANCES WE SEE)
If our institution isn’t on your health plan, or you don't see your insurance company listed, contact us and we’ll be happy call your health plan on your behalf for more info.
WE WILL find a way to take care of you.
We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover
MEET THE DOCTOR
Dealing with health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. Dr. Eric Werner is highly skilled, experienced, and always has his patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart.
Dr. Eric W. Werner
Chiropractic Physician and Owner
Meet Dr. Eric Werner, your St. Louis Chiropractor!
Dr. Werner is a St. Louis native and was introduced to Chiropractic as an athlete
due to chronic back pain and sports injuries. He was amazed by the tremendous
amount of pain relief experienced from chiropractic treatments and the natural,
hands-on healing without the use of drugs. So impressed, he reconsidered his
career path and decided to help as many people as possible through the use of
natural, effective, patient-centered care through chiropractic.
Dr. Werner earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences at DePaul University in
Chicago, his Masters Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
from Saint Louis University, and then attended the prestigious Logan College of
Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, where he earned another B.S. in Life Science and
his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic. In addition, Dr. Werner completed his
chiropractic internship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Werner has completed many post-graduate studies in soft tissue therapy,
chiropractic pain management, therapeutic/corrective exercise and rehabilitation,
auto accident injury/whiplash injury, posture and functional movement analysis,
whole food based nutrition, and natural detox/weight-loss programs. He holds a
full body certification in Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), the gold standard in
soft tissue manipulation.
Dr. Werner is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, The Missouri
Chiropractic Association, and The American Public Health Association. He is the
Past-President of the Affton Chamber of Commerce and also sits on the St. Louis
Zoo Young Professionals Board, as well as the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Dr. Werner believes strongly in the mission of the Karma Thalo Foundation and
each year travels with other providers to remote villages in the country of Nepal
to deliver healthcare services to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access. He
has also served on the medical team for the PanAmerican Games in
Guadalajara, Mexico where he, along with other practitioners, provided
therapeutic and healthcare services to participating athletes.
Dr. Werner is educated, experienced, community involved and globally aware.
He is dedicated to helping you alleviate acute or chronic pain, increase sports
performance and achieve your maximum health benefits through chiropractic.
Don’t live with pain any longer! Call today for an evaluation!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT!
Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill our patient forms (unless you've already downloaded and filled them out at home). The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for your doctor to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will meet your goals.
After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
After a discussion regarding your history and your treatment goals, examination of your spine and review of any x-rays or tests, your doctor will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If your doctor believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physiotherapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment with which you will be most comfortable.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
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What our patients are saying about us!
I was lucky enough to have Dr. Eric on my sideline when I sprained my ankle in a football game. I received an immediate on site evaluation and treatment. Dr. Eric was very professional and informative in regard to my injury and was a huge part of my recovery. He is very educated and experienced and knows how to talk to an athlete about their injury, treatment, and rehabilitation. Dr. Eric listened carefully to what caused me pain and discomfort and was very pro-active in getting me pain free as soon as possible. More important than getting me pain free, Dr. Eric was focused on getting me as close to 100% as possible. I would recommend Dr. Eric to anyone with an injury or experiencing discomfort, especially if they want to become more knowledgeable about their specific injury and what steps are required to heal properly.
I would like to thank Dr.Werner for his advice and the treatment I received for back pain. I am currently in my 5th month of pregnancy and am doing pretty well. I had sciatica of my right leg and suffered unbearable pain with numbness restricting my daily activities. I must say although I had pain while I was undergoing the treatment, the relief I received afterward was worth it all. I did not have to taken any pain medications and with 3 treatments, I was doing incredibly well. I have never received any prior chiropractic treatment and hence was quite apprehensive at first but am very glad that I came to the right place and thankfully am now pain free!!!
“Gracie began chiropractic after such a great experience for her brother. Every winter, Gracie’s colds would always settle in her ears, resulting in several ear infections. Once the initial scans were done, we noticed Gracie had an unsettled nervous system. With chiropractic care, Gracie has had mild colds and a mild case of the flu, but NO ear infections! I attribute the mild cases to her system being strong and healthy now. Her scans are clear, and she is sleeping soundly after three years of nightly waking! She is outgrowing a need for a daily nap, but the sound sleep at night is allowing her to wake up rested each day!”